All Penn Transit Bochum resilient wheels have an
elastic layer between the steel tire and wheel center. This elastic
layer is comprised of a number of individual rubber or ring elements
with precisely matched elasticity and damping properties. The resilient
wheels are equipped with external shunts which provide conductivity
around the rubber elements. The divided wheel body
facilitates dismantling and refitting of the wheel tire and can even be
performed under the vehicle in the appropriate installation situation.
Advantages of Resilient Wheels:
Improved ride quality • Noise reduction • Reduced unsprung mass • Tire
and track wear reduced Only tire and rubber blocks require replacement
at end of lifecycle • Reduces ground-borne vibration.