Brno trams to creak less thanks to a high-tech lubricating system
Trams in Brno will make less noise. Photo: @Brnodaily
Brno, Jan 22 (BD) – More than 60 trams in Brno will be newly equipped with a lubrication system that will reduce the unpleasant screeching.
So-called “okolky” are parts of a tram wheel. Under normal circumstances, the “okolky” and rails don’t touch; however, when a tram takes a turn, “okolky” and rails meet and create a sharp squeaky sound. In addition, both wheels and rails wear out.
Brno City Transport Company (DPMB) has been testing a new lubrication system for several months.
“The vehicle’s control and information system tracks the vehicle’s GPS position and sends an order to the tram to apply a special ecological lubricant at predefined points,” DPMB Technical Director Zdeněk Jarolín said.https://www.brnodaily.com/2018/01/22/breaking-news/brno-trams-to-creak-less-thanks-to-a-high-tech-lubricating-system/https://www.brnodaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Public-transportation-Brno-tram-lubrication.jpghttps://www.brnodaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Public-transportation-Brno-tram-lubrication-150x88.jpgNews - ArchivedTransportTravelBreaking News,Brno,Brno Urban Guide,Czech Republic,Technology,TransportTrams in Brno will make less noise. Photo: @BrnodailyBrno, Jan 22 (BD) - More than 60 trams in Brno will be newly equipped with a lubrication system that will reduce the unpleasant screeching.So-called 'okolky' are parts of a tram wheel. Under normal circumstances, the 'okolky' and rails don't touch;...BD StaffBD Staff email@example.comAdministratorBrno Daily - English News and Events in Brno.Brno Daily