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Rail Axles

Swasap manufactures and supplies railway axles for railway administrations, rolling stock builders and refurbishment workshops worldwide.

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PO Box 366,
South Africa

Swasap manufactures and supplies railway axles for railway administrations, rolling stock builders and refurbishment workshops worldwide.

The company has over 50 years of manufacturing experience. Swasap axles conform to every recognized international quality standard.

High-quality rail axles

Swasap axles are monitored at every stage of manufacture and inspection procedures are carried out at every key stage of operation.

A comprehensively equipped laboratory undertakes testing by ultrasonic, chemical analysis, metallographic and mechanical means. A separate metrology laboratory is maintained for calibration of measuring equipment.

Quality equipment includes:

  • Mobile spectrometers
  • Surface tables
  • Microscopes and microscopic cameras
  • Impact test machines
  • Wide range of hardness testers
  • Milling and other machine tools
  • Avery tensile testers

Cost-effective rail axles

The manpower and plant resources available to Swasap have enabled the company to become a competitive, world class producer of axles, flexible in its operations, providing the following benefits to customers:

  • Immediate technical service support
  • Competitive prices
  • Competitive lead-times on delivery
  • Guaranteed quality levels
  • Complex axle designs welcomed for quotation
  • Low volume orders accepted

Axle and wheel CAD/CAM system, gauges, CNC machines and measuring equipment

Over €2 million of investment in new machinery and equipment since 2007 has resulted in Swasap’s factory becoming one of the most modern axle producers in the world. A modern CAD/CAM system and new gauges, CNC machines and measuring equipment are amongst the manufacturing equipment we have available.

GFM forge

Our GFM forge is an accepted standard for axle manufacture and is used for forging axles, shafts and round bars. It is CNC controlled and is complemented by specialist heat treatment furnaces.

Customer service to worldwide clients

A well-established customer base, developed over many years, is testimony to Swasap’s quality products and excellent customer service. Swasap has a long and successful history of supplying international markets and deliveries can be made to anywhere in the world. In keeping with the company’s high standards, axles can be individually packed, boxed in batches, break bulk shipped or delivered in full container loads – according to customer requirements

Swasap maintains regular contact with its many satisfied customers around the globe, developing new ideas and products, keeping in regular contact with its customers’ design and engineering teams, meeting customer requirements and providing sound back-up service. Representation in all major areas ensures consistent customer support.

Certified railway axles

Swasap has ISO 900 1, AAR M1001 and GMRT 2470 certification. Axles are manufactured to all major railway standards, including CME-1, UIC 811-1, JIS-E-4502, BS-5892 Part-1, AAR-M101, EN13261 and GMRT 2466.

About Swasap and The Baughan Group

Swasap is a division of The Baughan Group, a progressive global engineering group. The Baughan Group has a commanding presence in the US and South Africa and supplies a diversified international market.

The group’s wide ranging and internationally recognized technological achievements provide a pool of expert technical excellence, which is available to Group companies. Sound financial backing enables Swasap to continue its ongoing capital investment program in modern automated production and quality control facilities.

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PO Box 366
South Africa

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