RWB regularly supply a vast range of railway wheels of varying sizes from 500mm to 1100mm diameter. Our wheels are manufactured by MWL of Brazil, who have the ability to meet both large and small orders of standard and bespoke wheel types using specialized steels. Short lead times coupled with the most competitive prices ensures customer’s needs are satisfied in every way possible.
Wheels can typically be delivered anywhere in the UK in around 12 weeks from receipt of customer order and are delivered protected against corrosion in accordance with the necessary standards.
RWB can supply all types of wheelpans including:
RWB have worked closely with customers and our manufacturer to develop replacement Monobloc wheel designs for customers looking to move away from the traditional wheel centre/ tyre design. Utilizing the expertise of MWL’s team of metallurgists we have found the best possible solution for our customers.
MWL, supported by RWB, in 1991 became the first wheel manufacturer to be awarded a certificate of Quality Approval from the then British Railways Board and has gone on to supply tens of thousands of wheels for mainline passenger, freight, and locomotive applications plus underground, light transit and heritage rail within the UK.
MWL have continuously maintained their exceptional quality assurance process certified by accreditation. This includes being a RISAS approved manufacturer of wheel pans for use on the UK railway network as well as AAR (Association of American Railroads) certification and BS EN ISO 9001:2008.
MWL is a self-contained wheel manufacturing facility located on the outskirts of Sao Paulo Brazil. Within the site the business produces its own steel material using the vacuum degassing electric-arc process.