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NGC Received an Order of 1,040 Gear Box Sets for Australia’s High Capacity Metro Trains

Published: 2017-06-06


NGC Rail Transport Division has recently announced some excellent news; they have received an order for 1,040 gear box sets for use in High Capacity Metro Trains (HCMT) in Melbourne, Australia. The product in question is the PDM385 two-stage metro gear box, which is characterized by its compacted structure, low noise, and easy maintenance etc. Before this, the company also received an order for NWRL Sydney, Australian.

Melbourne is the capital city of the state of Victoria and the second-largest city in the Commonwealth of Australia, the cultural and industrial center of Australia, and even the most famous cultural city in the southern hemisphere. PDM385 gear boxes to be adopted for HCMT are already used extensively in Hong Kong South Island’s HCMT, and Lines 3, 4, 5, 11, and 17 in Shanghai.

The PDM385 gear box is the product of years researching domestic and international standards and customer specifications by NGC, combined with many years of experience in design and manufacture. With a 10-year, or 1.2 million km maintenance-free life span, the key components can actually endure for a period of 35 years.

Metro gear boxes are one of the key components in Metro bogie traction systems. In the complex variable load and high vibration working conditions, gear boxes require high precision, lightweight design, and high reliability. This gear box designed and manufactured by NGC adopts advanced gear modification technology to tolerate alternating loads, a casing which has undergone finite element analysis so as to withstand high impact vibrations, is able to operate on slopes of varying inclination, and can meet the lubrication and sealing effect demands for gears and bearing.

As a global expert in gear box and transmission technology solutions, NGC has been developing transmission technology for nearly 50 years, and their railway transmission products have been widely applied in metros, trams, inter-city rail, high-speed rail vehicles, and locomotives amongst other areas. By successfully establishing long-term cooperation relationships with several well-known domestic and international manufacturers, and by adhering to the “zero defect concept and process”, NGC is dedicated to customers across the globe to provide safe, reliable, quiet gearbox solutions, and provide a full range of rail transit gear solutions, and all products are certified by the IRIS (International Railway Standard).

With optimized gear box design technology, excellent sealing technology and effective production management, the NGC railway gear box is noted being more environmentally friendly than any other suppliers. There are currently nearly 25,000 sets of Metro gear boxes operating throughout China, North America, South America, Europe, Southeast Asia, South Africa, and many others, and NGC’s products are highly valued by all customers. (by Qian Hongru)

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