Bogie Lifters: Client Commission Results in New Product for Mechan

Sheffield manufacturer, Mechan, is extending its portfolio of rail depot handling equipment, after developing a new product for longstanding client, Siemens Mobility Limited.

The firm is now offering bogie lifters to the rail market, after designing and producing a set of 22 for a specialist overhaul facility in Lincoln.

Bogie lifters work in pairs to raise a bogie frame to a comfortable height for maintenance and repairs to take place underneath. Siemens Mobility approached Mechan to tender for a set to replace ageing equipment and the two firms worked together to perfect the design, ensuring it provided maximum efficiency and safety.

Mechan Bogielifters
Mechan’s bogie lifters in action, observed by (left to right) Siemens Mobility’s production manager, Michael Hill, technician, Andy Sawyer and facilities manager, Kate Blessing.

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The new lifters were installed at Siemens Mobility in Lincoln at the beginning of the month, where they will be used to service bogies from the Eurostar, Desiro and Thameslink trains. It is the first time Mechan has supplied this location, although its equipment is in use at eight of the firm’s other UK facilities.