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Euraxles in Avancée Magazine

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Thon Hotel Bristol Stéphanie, Brussels - 29 April 2014

EURAXLES is a 3,5 year R&D project led by UNIFE – the association of the European rail Industry –  uniting 23 partners across Europe and co-funded by the European Commission’s Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Development.

This final event will be the occasion to present the main results and achievements of the project in relation to new approaches to axle design, improved axle protection against corrosion, alternative coating solutions, as well as results of investigation in NDT inspection methods.

The agenda for the event will be communicated to confirmed participants.

The event is free of charge. To register, please send an email to Léa Paties: by the 11 April 2014.

We are looking forward to meeting you in Brussels on 20 November 2013!

EURAXLES: Paving the way to enhanced railway safety – European Railway Review

EURAXLES already achieved developing load spectra for different rolling stock types, as well as for different kinds of track and different usages. In parallel, a method to analyse a fatigue load with variable amplitudes and determine a "fatigue-equivalent load" is being developed…

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EURAXLES will be present at InnoTrans 2012

The project will be showcased from 18 to 21 September 2012.

During the InnoTrans 2012, EURAXLES is organizing a Presentation & Cocktail. The event, a joint event with the TRANSFEU project will take place on Tuesday, 18 September from 17h00 to 18h00 at the UNIFE Stand, Hall 4.2, Stand 120.

The event will feature a short presentation on the progress of each project. This is a great opportunity to meet some of the project partners and to talk about the project with them.

The full UNIFE stand programme can be viewed here.

Registration to the EURAXLES and TRANSFEU Cocktail is already open. Please follow the link below in order to get registered.

Register for Innotrans 2012

Registration deadline: 10 September 2012

We look forward to seeing you at Stand 120 in Hall 4.

Euraxles Press Release taken over by European medias

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  • Infrasite (23rd November 2010) – leading multi modal business media:

  • UIC eNews Nr 213 (25th November 2010) - the electronic newsletter focused on UIC projects and activities:

EURAXLES – Guaranteeing Safety through Innovative Axle Design and Maintenance

BRUSSELS, 23 NOVEMBER 2010 – EURAXLES, an EU-funded project under the FP7 programme, unites 23 key rail players in a far reaching project that aims to bring the risk of axle failure in rail transport to a minimum, thereby further improving  the safe operation of the European interoperable railway system.

In what will be a 3-year R&D project coordinated by UNIFE, the EURAXLES Project celebrated its official launch today in Brussels.  Realising the necessity of finding an inclusive solution to a European problem, the project brings together the major players in the entire rail sector, including manufacturers, operators, suppliers, and academics.  With a potential 3.5 million axles in use today in Europe, the project advocates an innovative and global approach that may be adopted in order to better mitigate the risk of axle failure, a potential threat to the safety of rail.
This project is one of the major topics on the research agenda in railway technology throughout Europe,” says EURAXLES Chairman and CEO of GHH Valdunes Group, Dr Raimund Abele. The project’s main objects are to:
· Agree
- On a European level on an innovative axle design approach with an enhanced risk analysis method
· Develop
- Improved axle protection against corrosion
- Improved adhesion of coatings
- Innovative and sustainable coatings
· Evaluate
- And improve non-destructive testing inspection methods
· Optimise
- Life Cycle Cost (LCC) of the wheelset system
With the achievement of its objectives, EURAXLES will allow more precise decisions to be made on axle maintenance and critical safety service intervals.  This will have a positive impact on the environment and on the competitiveness of European Industries.  According to the European Rail Research Advisory Council ERRAC, “The safety of European Railways is of prime importance not just in terms of the loss of life when a major rail accident occurs, but also in terms of the operation cost of degraded mode after accidents and incidents even when no one is injured which undermines the business case for railways.” The EURAXLES objectives extend to both freight and passenger trains so that customers of European passenger and freight operators will finally benefit from the most reliable and safe mode of transport.
The EURAXLES consortium comprises the main actors in the rail sector who will lay down the knowledge foundations necessary to enable the development of innovative, safe solutions for railway wheelsets with improved reliability and in a cost-effective way.  The partners all have a strong desire to promote railway transportation as the safest and most economically competitive land transport mode and the EURAXLES project will help them to further minimise the risk of axle failure.
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Euraxles @ starting line!

Euraxles kick-off meeting will be held on November 23rd, 2010.

Euraxles website online!

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