Transport Sector

ESR Technology’s support to the Transport Sector is quite diverse, covering a range of related industries including rail, cars, motorcycles, cruise ships and submarines!

This support is predominantly provided out of one of our three Centre’s of Excellence, the National Centre of Tribology (NCT). NCT offers its clients a unique blend of tribology (the science and engineering of friction, wear and lubrication in moving parts), integrated with expertise in metallurgy and testing.

Our services to the Rail industry focus mainly on delivering cost benefits to our clients by extending their component lifetime and improving reliability. This is done through design solutions that we derive from assessing the remaining life of these components, typically bearings and drive train components. We also undertake root cause failure analysis which is based on NCT’s 50 years of engineering experience, independence and confidentiality to solve industrial problems.

This blend of tribology expertise, coupled with our metallurgical understanding and ability to quickly construct representative test rigs, enables us to specialise in the following aspects of transportation;

  • Railways - bearings, bogies, brakes, drive transmission and traction motors
  • Automotive - valves, dampers, bearings, seals and springs
  • Marine - rolling element and plain bearings, condition monitoring and bearing alignment

We can also act as expert witness when things have gone beyond repair or re-design.