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While industry analysts expect the global demand for armoured vehicles to be negatively affected by the withdrawal from Iraq and Afghanistan, the African market is demonstrating potential for growth in the coming decade.

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Posted in: DCD Defence
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There has been little significant development in bogie design since 1972, when prominent South African railway engineer Herbert Scheffel developed the self-steering model. His cross-anchor design, known as the HS bogie, is widely used in South Africa. Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) has about 200,000 examples in service currently.

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Posted in: DCD Rail
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DCD Rolling Stock has revolutionised locomotive steering through the development of its patented 'Jika' passive hydraulic steering (PHS) system for locomotives.

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Posted in: DCD Rail
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There has been little significant development in bogie design since 1972, when prominent South African railway engineer Herbert Scheffel developed the self-steering model. His cross-anchor design, known as the HS bogie, is widely used in South Africa. Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) has about 200,000 examples in service currently.

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Posted in: DCD Rail
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October 7, 2013: Johannesburg-based DCD Rolling Stock has revolutionised international railway logistics by increasing the lifespan of the average locomotive wheel by three times while reducing track wear by 60 percent and energy consumption by three percent - through the development of its patented 'Jika' passive hydraulic steering (PHS) system for locomotives.

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Posted in: DCD Rail
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Gauteng-based DCD Rolling Stock launched its patented Jika passive hydraulic steering (PHS) system for locomotives earlier this month at the Trans-Africa expo, in Johannesburg.

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Posted in: DCD Rail
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Trials have started in South Africa with three locomotives fitted with the Jika passive Hydraulic steering system (PHS) which is aimed at trebling the life of locomotive wheels and reducing track wear by 60%.

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Posted in: DCD Rail
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Many companies are reluctant to commit to South Africa's proposed nuclear programme until government shows a stronger commitment, states global manu- facturing and engineering company DCD.

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Gauteng-based DCD Protected Mobility is a wholly owned South African company and global leader in the design, manufacture and support of special-purpose tactical wheeled vehicles.

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Posted in: DCD Defence