Under Floor Wheel Lathe complete overhaul, Yarra Trams depot Preston, Victoria

Andrew Engineering was contracted to do a complete rebuild and overhaul of the 106TCNC Under Floor Wheel Lathe (UFWL) at the Yarra Trams depot in Preston. The original UFWL was initially installed at Preston in 1994 and has been servicing tram wheel sets for more than 20 years. Working together with Yarra Trams, Andrew Engineering overhauled the UFWL in a matter of weeks to minimise machine down time. Andrew Engineering performed a full machine strip down, rebuild (at Andrew Engineering’s facility and onsite), and machine re-assembly and commissioning. The UFWL at Yarra Trams Preston is now fully market range and OEM supported.

The overhaul consisted of:

  • CNC controller upgrade
  • Full electrical upgrade
  • Hydraulics upgrade
  • Replacement of worn or outdated parts
  • Rebuild of tool slides and ways
  • Full degrease and cleaning of UFWL
  • Installation of swarf crusher

Additional completed overhauls performed by Andrew Engineering:

  • Aurizon Forrestfield 106 Dual Gauge UFWL
  • BHP Billiton Ltd 106 CNC UFWL
  • EDI Downer Wheel Press
  • UGL Wheel Truing Mill