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Yellow launch innovative wheel maintenance solution!


Yellow Group are delighted to bring the RaiLatheTM to the UK and European markets. A suite of products and services centred around an adaptable, high precision CNC wheel reprofiling system, set to become a must-have item for passenger and freight operators, wagon owners and maintainers.

Whether used as a primary wheel turning product, a back-up system to existing wheel turning operations or as a field based mobile service, the RaiLatheTM provides unrivalled versatility.

The RaiLatheTM portfolio will be of significant interest to people responsible for asset management, wheelset maintenance, fleet optimisation, depot management and maintenance. A cost-effective and highly adaptive solution, that better meets the reprofiling needs to support modern day demands on asset availability.

The RaiLatheTM portfolio incorporates the Wheel Lathe System (WLS); Mobile wheel re-profiling services (MWRS); Application Design; Metrology and reporting; Technical and Engineering Support; Installation Support; Training; Process management; Wheelset management and reporting.

Following a £2,500,000 investment, Yellow’s MWRS will be the UK’s 1st national, mobile service dedicated to the rail sector. Our UK based RaiLatheTM Demonstrator and Training facility will be operational from August and MWRS rollout commences in September 2018, as part of a national rollout plan.

Andy Kevins, Yellow Group Managing Director stated “We have listened carefully to our customers and what would improve their operations. As a result, we have made considerable investment in R&D over the past 18 months and the development and testing of the RaiLatheTM portfolio. Our innovation and commitment has been duly rewarded and we look forward to seeing others benefit”.

“The engineering expertise of Yellow Solutions has been fundamental in providing a robust, adaptable and flexible reprofiling solution to market” commented Zeph Grant, Engineering and Technical Director. “We welcome the opportunity to support our RaiLatheTM customers in delivering a truly adaptable wheel lathe solution, that meets the specific needs of their operations”.