Standard Swedish standard · SS-EN 13261:2009+A1:2010

Railway applications - Wheelsets and bogies - Axles - Product requirements

Status: Valid

This European Standard specifies the characteristics of axles for use on European networks.

It defines characteristics of forged or rolled solid and hollow axles, made from vacuum-degassed steel grade EA1N1 that is the most commonly used grade on European networks. For hollow axles, this standard applies only to those that are manufactured by machining of a hole in a forged or rolled solid axle.

In addition, the particular characteristics for axles in grade EA1T1 and EA4T1 are given in Annex A.

Two categories of axle are defined, category 1 and category 2. Generally, category 1 is chosen when the operational speed is higher than 200 km/h.

This standard is applicable to axles that are designed in accordance with the requirements of EN 13103 and EN 13104.

NOTE Different values for some characteristics may be agreed if a particular process of fabrication (e.g. cold rolling, shot peening, shot peening, steel cleanliness, reduction ratio, improved material properties from melting and heat treatment processes, etc.) has an influence on them.


Materials and components for railway engineering (45.040)

Product information

Language: English

Written by: SIS - Industriteknik

International title:

Article no: STD-75810

Edition: 1

Approved: 11/4/2010

No of pages: 68

Replaces: SS-EN 13261:2009