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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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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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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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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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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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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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