ENSCO Presents Research Findings at International Wheelset Congress

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Chicago, IL, May 8, 2023

ENSCO Rail, a leading provider in railway infrastructure inspection technology, will be presenting at the International Wheelset Congress in Chicago, IL, on May 10. ENSCO will be participating in Session 10, Innovative Design, Materials and Manufacturing, sharing their recent study on the contributing factors that lead to Vertical Split Rims (VSR), a leading cause for wheel removal for rail services in North America.

On Wednesday, May 10 from 1:50-2:05 p.m., Alejandro Alvarez-Reyes, Senior Staff Project Engineer for the Applied Technology and Engineering Division (ATE), will be presenting Investigating the Contributing factors to VSR wheel Failures in North American Freight Railways Using Finite Element Analysis.


For more than 50 years, ENSCO has led the rail industry worldwide in developing new and advanced technologies to improve the safety, security, and quality of their operations. ENSCO is a trusted provider of automated and autonomous inspection systems, web-based data management systems, vehicle dynamics analysis and simulations, and large-scale systems integration projects. ENSCO’s engineers have pioneered the use of advanced technology and data analytics paired with leading railway subject matter experts to increase railway safety while also ensuring operating efficiency and productivity. Learn more about ENSCO.

About the International Wheelset Congress

The 20th International Wheelset Congress (IWC) is one of the premier international rail conferences, attracting experts from the community including rail operators, rolling stock builders, component and technology suppliers, academics, research institutes, government agencies and more. The theme for this year’s event is “Interdependent Ecosystem of Wheelsets.” Learn more about the IWC.

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