Category: Industrial Services

Usage of Heavy machinery and tools in loco sheds and their functionalities

Transportation plays a constructive role in the development of the nation. Various transportation means are available today, and it can depend on the choice of the people and their comfortability to choose the means of their travel. For travelling the long distances, people prefer trains of planes. But unfortunately, the plane journey is much expensive for the ordinary citizens as they cannot afford it. So most of the people choose trains as their travelling sources.

People are aware that the trains can be very helpful in making their journeys comfortable, but they are not aware of their manufacturing.Very few loco sheds are available all around the world, and it can be a tough task to manufacture a train. It is a multiple phase project which includes various stages which can begin with:

• The contract to start the manufacturing process

• Designing the locomotive

• Collection of materials and parts

• Manufacturing process

• Assembling process

• Test and delivery process

The authorities have to import various parts essential for building from different companies and then have to assemble all of them. Senior and experienced technical staffs have to work continuously along with their associates to make it ready in time. The loco shed consists of rail construction equipment which is more expensive and rarely available. They can be very helpful in rail building as without them the trains cannot come on track. The rails are the two parallel iron bars on which the train can move smoothly. In case if there is any problem with the rail track, the checking team have to verify, identify and rectify the issue immediately.

The main functionalities of the loco sheds and the staff working in the sheds include manufacturing the body building parts and assembling them, supervising the final track functions so that they can deliver and test the train successfully. The staff working in these loco sheds should have technical skills along with the experience of working with heavy machinery. The architects and the system engineers need to work jointly in the designing phase and have to make it implement in manufacturing process. Many people involve in the manufacturing process of the train and it is very complex.

The railway department need to approve the design and the working process of manufacturing and then only the companies can start the further process as it can be very expensive. When all the parts of the train gets ready, the assembling work starts with the under frame and it can include the parts like runners, bolsters, transoms and sole bars etc. Series of jigs are used in moving the under frame on to the welding place. All these things are carried out by the railway maintenance team and can help the technical team to assemble the entire bogies along with the engine. It can take much time to complete all the process and make it ready to board on the track.