William Cook Rail manufactures complete rail solutions using highly engineered components for bogies, couplers, drawgear assemblies and brake discs for powered and non-powered passenger vehicles, freight vehicles and locomotives throughout the world.
These are manufactured in compliance with stringent national and international quality assurances, working with customers to design and develop custom-made products to meet precise engineering specifications for new build vehicles as well as development and modification work on existing components and systems. Approvals are held for ISO9001, ISO14001, OHSAS 18001, as well as EN15085 - welding for railway vehicles and componets and DB certification. IRIS certification is expected by December 2013.
William Cook Rail uses in-house Finite Element Analysis, non-destructive testing and radiography. These testing facilities, together with a full network of foundries, CNC machine shops, Pro-Engineer CAD design system, EDI contract management and a full back-up from design through installation and beyond, combine to make William Cook Rail the leader in complete manufacturing solutions for the rail industry.
Expertise and know-how is used all stages of project implementation, from design to in-service.
William Cook Rail has perfected the application of cast steel to welded and bolt-on bogie structural members to give bogie-builders:
Custom-designed, precision-engineered couplers are built entirely within the fully integrated plants and CNC machine shops in the group:
William Cook Rail designs and supplies drawgear for both locomotive and rolling stock applications, including ultra low height drawgear for container flats as well as locomotive and other rolling stock coupler and drawgear retrofits.
William Cook Rail’s metallurgical and engineering expertise has helped in the design of superior performance brake discs. The key elements of these discs are:
William Cook Rail has perfected the conversion of fabricated bolsters to cast steel bolsters, giving: