DANOBAT & LUCCHINI, the perfect partnership for the most advanced railway axle line PART II

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Q: Why did LUCCHINI SP choose DANOBAT as its partner for such a complex and important project?

Zaverio Tignonsini: Setting up an automatic line for high- speed train axle manufacturing is an extremely complex project, and LUCCHINI SP wished to work with a partner with experience in the sector who would adapt to our needs and be able to offer us a turnkey project ensuring the high precision and quality required for high-speed train axles. DANOBAT met all those requirements.

Q: What are the main advantages of this custom-made production line?

Zaverio Tignonsini: It has numerous advantages: less workers are needed and there is no manual handling involved, which increases worker safety, production times are shorter, there is less waste producedand it has lower dimensional tolerances that improve considerably the final productand and reduce manufacturing costs.

 

Q: Joint work teams made up of engineers from both LUCCHINI SP and DANOBAT have taken part in the project. How do you rate this teamwork?

Zaverio Tignonsini: Our relationship with DANOBAT was free-flowing and positive at all times. The mixed multi-cultural and multi-lingual work teams responded well to all the complex challenges involved. We were all working towards the same goal, and the end result has been excellent.

Q: Over the last few years LUCCHINI SP has been working on an ambitious plan to modernise its production resources. How has the investment in the new line affected this plan?

Zaverio Tignonsini: The project has amply fulfilled our expectations at the outset, and it has made a positive contribution to our modernisation plan. The production line at our LOVERE plant is now the most advanced in the world for railway axle manufacture.

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