FROM A YEAR OF RAIL
TO THE FUTURE OF FREIGHT
The European Union Commission has declared 2021 the “Year of Rail”. As a part of the “Smart Mobility Strategy” the EU Green Deal calls for a substantial shift to rail, aiming at 50% rail freight increase by 2030 and 100% increase by 2050.
It makes perfect sense as the rail freight can achieve climate neutrality without the need for any additional infrastructure. At the same time, it produces 16 times less carbon pollution than road transport and is much more efficient in terms of space and productivity – with a single freight equivalent to the volume carried by 150 semi-trailer trucks.
At Lucchini RS we are proud to contribute to the freight railway industry and support safe and sustainable mobility.
LIFTING HEAVY LOADS OFF YOUR SHOULDERS
Punctuality in getting a freight from A to B
Increased Loading Capacity
Higher Safety Standards
Noise emission improvements
Unmatched Infrastructure & Maintenance
WHEELS THAT KEEP THE WORLD ON TRACK
Lucchini RS extensive portfolio of rolling stock solutions and services uniquely positions the Group as a reliable, long-term partner for the forward thinking OEMs and train operators, looking to embrace electrification, Condition Based Maintenance, higher safety standards and autonomous driving.
MILES AHEAD IN PERFORMANCE AND SAFETY
SURA® WHEELS FOR A SURELY SAFE RIDE
Thermostable (i.e. “low-stress”) wheels designed to limit deformations and internal stresses caused by thermal loads during tread braking.
ANTI BALLAST AXLE PROTECTION
A patented anti-impact high shell, called Lurshell® is mounted on wheelsets to protect the axle against corrosion, while a special coating system, called Lursak®, guarantees total protection of the axle against corrosion and damage from ballast impact.
INCREASED LIFETIME OF THE AXLES
Cold rolling is proven to extend lifetime of railway axles by increasing the fatigue limit by up to 25%, inhibiting the defects’ propagation and significantly slowing down the appearance of the corrosion.
SYOPE® QUIETER TRACKS
Lucchini RS offers the widest range of noise-reduction solutions for the train wheels. Syope® solutions are designed to significantly reduce wheel noise emissions, thereby limiting the impact of noise pollution on people and ecosystems..
SPECIFIC KNOW-HOW FOR AAR-BASED APPLICATIONS
Lucchini RS Design Department is qualified by AAR for wheel design according toS-660 and S-669 standards. Specific AAR-based metallurgical solutions are available to improve the service performance even in the most severe environmental conditions.
IRONCLAD SUPPLY RESILIENCE
The strength of Lucchini Rs Group lies in its integrated production process cycle: from steel melting to the assembly of finished components. It gives the company an upper hand in the full control on the high-quality level and moreover:
Full product traceability
Material and product customization
Shorter lead time
Advantage of having a single supply source
End-to-end quality control
Buffer stock to prevent shortages of unexpected consumption or planning
Steel mill and hot works
Commercial branch office
Wheelset maintenance center
Gearbox maintenance center
Bogie maintenance center
Our innovation centers and labs allow us to test all of our tech solutions and scientifically validate their superiority, durability and performance.
Being a global player, Lucchini RS has service centres all over the world, offering local support.
Our innovation centers and labs allow us to test our technical solutions and scientifically validate their superiority, durability, and performance.
The most effective metallurgical solutions for reprofiling optimization are chosen based on profile monitoring, historical data, and identification of dominant damage phenomena.
Integrated life cycle of the wheels and best service packages for its entire span help OEMs and train operators embrace the new logics of circular economy.
SMARTSET® CBM REINVENTED
SMARTSET® Condition Based Maintenance tools, powered by the Starcrack algorithms, help to optimize freight inspection intervals and grant savings for ECMs without compromising safety. Smartset® sensors detect the stress levels of the axle, offering a real-time picture of the wheelset safety and warning of the potential critical locations along the track.
Powered by Starcrack algorithm, the sensor monitors wheelset load spectra and estimates the optimal service NDT inspection intervals.
FOR A BETTER FUTURE
Our Factory is situated in the heart of Italy, surrounded by mountains and blue waters of the Lago d’Iseo. Every day we are reminded of the pristine beauty and fragility of nature and of our responsibility to protect it for the future generations.
Driven by the goal to reduce our carbon footprint, we’ve developed a GREEN ID. Green ID is the innovative solution to provide the real carbon footprint of our products “from cradle to cradle”. Through a science-based tool that meets international recognised standard, Lucchini RS is able to monitor, quantify, report the emissions actually associated with its products. Putting the real CO2 impact of our products and components in numbers easy to understand allows us to act upon our choices, adjust and accelerate environmental initiatives, playing a concrete role to protect and save our environment.
WHERE WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Increased service performance of wheels
thanks to our Advanced Steel Grade Superlos®