When train speeds are high, there are two crucial requirements: safety and minimal wear. Only perfectly maintained bogies ensure that these demands are met. This is where the most recent Schenck development comes into play: the first test bed using spindle technology.

With MULTIRAIL BogieLoad, Schenck is banking on safety through all around inspection. Electromechanically designed, the bogie test bed inspects the bogie using the so called spindle technology developed by Schenck. This novel feature increases repeatability and accuracy whilst reducing the maintenance expenditure.


How does the user benefit from spindle technology?

Here is the answer from the Schenck specialists: the new technology ensures a high degree of repeatability whilst reducing the susceptibility to failure.

Positioning is more accurate. The automatic process with hauling equipment and fully automatic bogie centering eases the operation and provides added safety.

The remarkable accuracy upon RH/LH inspection is said to be another striking advantage.

All inspection parameters enable a high degree of repeatability to be achieved.

Below the line there are several factors that pay off: high accuracy, low fault liability and reduced maintenance cost.


The novel test bed technology of Schenck is used for the inspection of high speed train bogies. BogieLoad measures and acquires the wheel load distribution with the use of weighbeams. Geometrical data e.g. axis parallelism, are among the additional measuring parameters. Typical application: bogies of high speed trains ICE 1, ICE 2, ICE 3, ET 420, ET 426.


  • Dimensions: l = 5.4m x w = 6m x h = 5.82m
  • Load generators in the upper portal: 250kN max. test load
  • Vertical wheel forces acquired with min. +/- 250N accuracy
  • Axis parallelism and spacings acquired with min. +/-0.3mm accuracy
  • Automatic adjustment to varying bogie geometries, e.g. wheelbase and wheel diameter
  • Automatic measurement value report