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Concept Development

The Engineering and Sales teams work with customers to understand and meet their particular requirements. All designs include OH&S, environmental, regulatory and economic considerations. Once all these details are established a basic concept is developed. Then approval of the concept is received prior to launching into the design phase whether it is a wagon, bogie or component. Below is a model and a photograph showing the NHYH Coal wagon as a concept and as the final product in service.

During concept development Parametric 3-D models are generated using Unigraphics NX software. Bradken's project management and manufacturing teams are consulted during concept development to ensure the design’s practicality for construction and later ease of maintenance. Customer feedback is incorporated into the concept development at all stages.