The bogie regauging work, performed at Hewitt plant, is destined to the bogie recovery of imported locomotives that have different gauges from the ones used in the Brazilian railroads.

The bogie regauging consists of decreasing and/or increasing the distance between the lateral centers in order to maintain the gauge within 1,00m and/or 1,60m. For this type of work devices and templates are needed to cut and adjust the truck, so they can be in the desired dimensions. After this operation, the bogie are placed in the wheelsets, where the welding process is finished to be taken to the oven for tensions relieve.

 

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