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Boguslaw Samek, export director at Poland-based Koltech, explains how the company’s wheel lathes indicate a new direction in development.


esigns of our machines incorporate the company’s key principles: simplicity of


design, in terms of the mechanics, electrical components and control systems, while drawing on of the latest technical developments and fi ndings.


This guarantees the user simplicity in both operating and servicing Koltech’s machines – an essential consideration in view of the ever- increasing diffi culty in recruiting and training personnel for servicing CNC machine tools.


The principle of simplicity is infused and incorporated into every element of machines supplied to customers – even the documentation explaining operational and maintenance procedures which, due to the use of CATIA v5 software during the design stage, offers personal information presented in a straightforward and easy-to-learn way.


The second element is that the TOUCH AND GO operator’s panel makes servicing both transparent and easy. The learning curve is short and it is straightforward for an operator to gain full knowledge of the device’s operation.


Simplicity is a key component in any given design solution. The hydraulic drive, utilised in all standard machine tool operations connected with the hydraulic system for lifting and centring wheelsets, boasts a simple mechanical system that does not require special servicing but only a medium technical level of knowledge in the principles of mechanics to operate.


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Above: Underfl oor wheel lathe (type TUP650H) in Daxing Depo, Beijing


The minimal need to carry out maintenance work – brought to the operator’s attention by the control system when required – makes Koltech’s machine tools easy to service and operator-friendly during their lifetime.


It is worth drawing attention to the ways in which Koltech distinguishes itself from the competition. Once a customer has decided to order from Koltech, he has the opportunity to take part in determining – with expert support from company specialists – such details as the parameters, servicing arrangements, the method of speedy dispatch etc., and can be involved in the creation or shaping of the fi nal product/machine as per the initial requirements and expectations he set out.


While, naturally, there are sometimes limitations in terms of the basic design of the machine, the customer can, however, rest assured that the fi nal product will meet with his expectations and utilise the selected repair technology and the machine tool will be unique, crafted to meet the customer’s particular needs and is far from standard products widely available on the market.


That is why such operations as Koltech can offer unique, niche products that meet both the customer’s needs and their desire to own a somewhat inimitable product. Koltech’s aims are twofold: to be able to meet and exceed our customer’s highly individual expectations while meeting with our own high service standards.


FOR MORE INFORMATION


T: +48 32 415 35 09 E: zm@koltech.com.pl W: www.koltech.com.pl


86 | rail technology magazine Aug/Sep 12


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