Vertical Lathe Installation


Reid Jones Partnership was commissioned to design the foundation supporting a new lathe used for finishing locomotive wheels.

The foundation is approximately 3m deep beneath the lathe and includes an anti-vibration block to which the lathe is attached, along with an inspection pit for maintenance.  The remainder of the foundation consisted of a 2.8m sump for cooling oil and other trenches for services.

Underpinning of two factory columns was required due to proximity to the foundation base.

Client: LUR

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