Knorr-Bremse’s ATLAS Test Rig

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One of the technical highlights of Knorr’s development center’s machine park is the ATLAS test rig. The Advanced Test Laboratory for Adhesion based Systems is 15 meters high, weighs in at 760 tons, and simulates track operation of running wheels, wheelsets or bogies at speeds up to 350 km/h. The rig can simulate all track gauges and a range of operating conditions such as rain or turbulence as well as different ambient temperatures.

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