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NGC Receives Gearbox Order for Perth Subway in Australia

Published: 2021-03-12


Recently, NGC’s rail transit business received a piece of good news. The Company received an order of 656 gearboxes for Australia’s Perth Subway system, specifically the PDM460 dual-stage gearboxes for subway.

Perth is the capital of Western Australia and the fourth largest city in the country. It enjoys a Mediterranean climate on the western coast of the Australian continent. This mild climate and unique scenery along the Swan River have made the city a world-renowned tourist attraction.

The PDM460 subway gearbox have been developed and upgraded by NGC in strict accordance with the specifications demanded by the client, and based on NGC’s years of accumulated design experience. The gearbox features a strong bearing capacity and high reliability, and offers noise levels and overall performance of an internationally leading standard.

Suitable for variable loads and high vibrations

The PDM460 subway gearbox uses a unique gear modification technology, which is suitable for working conditions featuring variable loads and high vibration levels. This has greatly improved the transmission performance of the gearbox and noticeably reduces noise levels, ensuring a smooth and stable operation.

Meeting the most stringent limits

The PDM460 subway gearbox boasts a compact structural design, which can satisfy our client’s stringent space restrictions, as well as the strength requirements of the project under a large torque, showing high reliability.

Secure operation in an ambient temperature range of -25℃ to 50℃

The PDM460’s innovative lubricant circuit design ensures excellent dissipation. Under different operating conditions, the bearing and gears remain fully lubricated. Based on local climatic conditions, the gearbox can work continuously at an ambient temperature range of -25℃ to 50℃.

Over 40,000 NGC subway gearboxes in stable operation worldwide

Adhering to our philosophy of “Defect-free Concepts and Processes”, NGC is committed to providing clients worldwide with safe, reliable and quiet gear transmission products, and to providing a full range of rail transit gear transmission solutions. All products have passed the ISO/TS 22163:2017 certification (International Railway Industry Standard).

Thanks to the optimized gearbox design technology, superior sealing technology and effective production process control, NGC’s rail vehicle gearboxes are more environmentally friendly than other products found on the market. At present, our gearboxes have been widely applied in such fields as subway, tramcars, inter-city railway, high-speed railway vehicles and locomotives. More than 40,000 NGC subway gearboxes are currently in stable operation throughout the world, and have been well received by end-users. (Tang Kai)

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