Kiruna Wagon and Boliden have signed a new agreement for the maintenance of Boliden's Side Dumper wagon, Taimn091. The agreement is a milestone in the long-term collaboration between the companies. Commenting on the agreement, Kiruna Wagon's Service and Maintenance Manager, Mattias Gustafsson, said: “We are proud of our partnership with Boliden and see the renewed agreement as proof that our long-term collaboration works well. We work with all of their logistics players to increase quality and reduce Boliden's total costs, all the way from loading to unloading. We really believe in continued progress in that area.” The side-dumping wagon Taimn091 [...]
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In the world of railway logistics, requirements are high regarding safety and quality. The price tag for transportation companies who want to meet the demands could therefore be expensive. But through preventive maintenance it is possible to decrease disruptions, while at the same time optimising the quality of rail wagons and reducing wear costs to a minimum. Those companies who succeed often work according to similar concepts. They have ongoing collaborations with partners and suppliers, as well as a plan for regular preventive maintenance. Another key to success is the meticulous documentation of measures taken to keep their wagon fleet [...]
Side Loader XL is an innovative freight wagon with fully opening sides for unrestricted and super-efficient loading and unloading by forklift or wheel loader. Operated safely by a remote control, the entire 20-metre-long side opens vertically into a revolutionary large loading door, without supporting columns or sliding doors. We are very proud of the wagon's superlight truss construction, which makes the long door light, flexible and yet sufficiently strong. The design enables swift and safe access to the 51-square-metre loading area. In predecessors to this wagon, columns or sliding doors were common solutions. Our mission was to remove any elements [...]
Simplified maintenance through modularisation and lower life-cycle costs are two cornerstones of Kiruna Wagon’s offering. Our proprietary TBU adapter is an example of products that reduce costs and increase the availability of railway wagons. TBU adapters offer an effective way to move from earlier bearings and bearing boxes to using modern, inexpensive and accessible TBUs that are mounted on the wheel axle and connect to the simple adapter. This is a good alternative for new construction, but it is also easy to calculate the return on investment by rebuilding your existing wagons for more efficient wheel axle changes. TBU stands [...]
Kiruna Wagon's new wagon, Side Loader XL, manufactured for market pulp producer Södra Cell Värö, lives up to its name. The entire 20-metre-long side opens vertically into a revolutionary large loading door that enables efficient loading of pallets or other cargo by wheel loader or forklift. High-strength steel and a lightweight truss construction enable the entire three-sectioned length of the wagon to be opened hydraulically. The durable, flexible material tarpaulin is used for the outer surface, keeping the weight low. “A large load opening such as this is revolutionary. Wagons of this type generally have sliding doors or support columns [...]
Kiruna Wagon is currently developing and manufacturing prototype doors for bottom-dumping grain wagons for an Egyptian company. The prototype doors will be in operation on a wagon in Egypt before the summer and form part of an agreement where a large number of doors will be delivered following a successful evaluation period. In the assignment, Kiruna Wagon’s experience in demanding bottom-dumping systems for ore and blasted rock is combined with the company’s expertise in creating solutions for a more gentle handling of goods. “From our work with ore wagons, we have gained extensive experience of heavy-duty bottom discharge. In addition, [...]
Kiruna Wagon to exhibit at conference on infrastructure and logistics in the Barents on February 17–18, 2020. The conference takes place in Kiruna, Sweden and brings together major players in rail logistics in the Barents area: LKAB, Norrbottniabanan (The North Bothnia Line) and Port of Narvik. Also participating in the conference are the non-profit organisation Georange, North Sweden, North Norway and North Finland – European Offices and Barents Euro-Arctic Council. The conference’s focus on long-term and sustainable development of infrastructure and logistics in the Barents area is an example of cross-border initiatives that strengthen and streamline the region and that [...]
Kiruna Wagon has been commissioned to streamline Södra Cell Värö's pulp transports by increasing wagon loading and unloading productivity. The order comprises twenty-two wagons for Södra Cell's pulp transports from the mill in Värö to the port in Varberg. Measuring twenty metres, the new wagon is almost twice as long as its predecessor and constitutes a productive solution, where the entire long side can be opened for maximum accessibility and safe loading and unloading with a clamp forklift. “We are pleased and proud to be able to renew a relatively traditional design with solutions that enable cost-effective logistics with high [...]
Together with our co-owner NMV Group, Kiruna Wagon has built a service wagon for operation on both roads and rail tracks. The service wagon was commissioned by LKAB and is used for salvage work and track clean-up after derailments above and underground, among other things. A flexible construction makes it possible to operate the wagon both on roads and on rail tracks. The rail wheels are lowered through a hydraulic function. Designed with the specific requirements of underground work in mind, the service wagon is equipped with both interior and exterior work lights. Roller doors in all directions allow easy [...]
LKAB’s fleet of 162 underground wagons is currently being refurbished and upgraded by Kiruna Wagon. The wagon fleet operates on the mine’s main haulage level, 1,365 metres below ground, in the Kiruna Iron Ore Mine, which is the world's largest and most modern underground iron ore mine. During the work, a new type of easy-to-use manual for inspection, service and service intervals will be developed by Kiruna Wagon in collaboration with LKAB. "The new manual is an important step to ensure correct assembly, inspection and maintenance of the couplers," said Bengt Bolsöy, Product & System Consultant at Kiruna Wagon. [...]