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Tractionmotorsuspensionunit(MSU)orUTUBE

Traction motor suspension units (MSU) or UTUBE have been extensively used in
locomotivestoconnectbetweenframemountedtractionmotorsonandthewheels.
The previously used plain friction bearings also known as support bearings used from
beginning of the 1950s, are prone to wear and had to be replaced time to time.
Additionally, dynamic loads usually occurring during operation of rail vehicles, such as
bouncesonstaggeredrailjointsandvibrations,reducethebearingsoperatinglife.The
other concern was the frequency of maintenance for which the level of the oil in
tractionmotoraxlecapshastomaintainandthelubricatorassemblyhastobereplaced.
Thereisalsoalimitonthespeedofthelocomotiveasthefrictionsupportbearingsare
subject to overheat and failure in higher speed. In order to reduce track forces and
increasethetravelspeedwhichismoresuitableforpassengertrains,itisdesirableto
useMSUorUTUBEsystems.
Todays MSU or UTube system allows for higher speed up to 140 km/hour. In in this
system the support bearings are replaced by robust rolling bearings in the forms of
tapered roller bearings, cylindrical roller bearings and spherical roller bearings which
have proved most reliable in this type of application. Because of fully suspended TM,
forces from track irregularities or wheel spinning etc. reflected to traction motor
componentsareminimum.Thiswilleffectivelyreducevibrationsonthetractionmotors
whichwillresultinlongevityofthetractionmotorlifeandlessfrequentservices.
ThemostBenefitsof(MSU)orUTUBEIncludes:

Increasesreliability
Reducesradialclearanceandmaintenancecosts
Lowstartingtorque
Greaselubrication;nooillevelstomaintain

Inresponsetoincreasingdemandofourcustomers,wehavedevelopedalineofMSU
(UTUBE)partsforEMDD78/D87/D90BTR,EMDITB2622andA3432,andGE752AH
Tractionmotors.

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PARTNO.

DECRIPTION

TYPE

41A330130P1

COLLAR

GE752AH

41A330131P1

COLLAR

GE752AH

41A330557P1

FLINGER

GE752AH

41A330126P1

FLINGER

GE752AH

41B537823P1

BEARINGCAP

GE752AH

41B537824P1

BEARINGHOUSING

GE752AH

41B537825P1

BEARINGCAP

GE752AH

41B537902P1

GASKET,

GE752AH

41B537902P2

GASKET

GE752AH

41B538062P1

SPACER(SPLIT)

GE752AH

41B538062P2

SPACER(SPLIT)

GE752AH

41B538062P3

SPACER.080INTHICK

GE752AH

41D735294P1

UTUBE

GE752AH

497A706P9

UTUBEGRESEFITTING

GE752AH

8864953P128

ROLLERBEARING

GE752AH

8864953P129

ROLLERBEARING

GE752AH

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PARTNO.

DECRIPTION

TYPE

40034582

BEARINGASSEMBLYROLLER

D78/D87BTR

40034583
40114741

BEARINGASSEMBLYROLLER
BEARINGASSEMBLYROLLER

D78/D87BTR
D78/D87BTR

40114740

BEARINGASSEMBLYROLLER

D78/D87BTR

40114784

BEARINGINNERRACE

D78/D87BTR

40114777

BEARINGINNERRACE

D78/D87BTR

40006531

CAPCOMMUTATOREND

D78/D87BTR

40045550

CAPCOMMUTATOREND

D78/D87BTR

40044915

CAPGEARSIDE

A3432

40076796

CAPPE

ITB2622

40006529

CAPPINIONENDAXLE

D78/D87BTR

40037701

CAPPLUG

D78/D87BTR

40037702

CAPPLUG

D78/D87BTR

40086808

CAPAXLE

ITB2622

40012026

COVER

ITB2622

40012764

COVERASSY

ITB2622

40114778

CUPROLLEROUTER

D78/D87BTR

40114786

CUPROLLEROUTER

D78/D87BTR

40075563

HOUSINGAXLE

ITB2622

40006120

HOUSINGBEARING

D78/D87BTR

40045562

HOUSINGBEARING

D78/D87BTR

40076190

RING

ITB2622

40076990

SEAL

ITB2622

9084265

SEALCAPTOBEARING

D78/D87BTR

9085559

SEALCAPTOHOUSING

D78/D87BTR

40009050

SEALGEAR

ITB2622

40006527

SEALGEARPINION

D78/D87BTR

40076794

SEALPE

ITB2622

40076798

SPACER

ITB2622

40006526

SPACERAXLECOMMUTATOREND

D78/D87BTR

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PARTNO.

DECRIPTION

TYPE

40006533

SPACERCAPTOHOUSING

D78/D87BTR

40006534

SPACERCAPTOHOUSING

D78/D87BTR

40006535

SPACERCAPTOHOUSING

D78/D87BTR

40006536

SPACERCAPTOHOUSING

D78/D87BTR

40006537

SPACERCAPTOHOUSING

D78/D87BTR

40006538

SPACERCAPTOHOUSING

D78/D87BTR

40006539

SPACERCAPTOHOUSING

D78/D87BTR

40076189

TUBE

ITB2622

EMD,GE,Henschel,AlstomareregisteredtrademarksforElectroMotiveDieselInc.,GeneralElectric
CompanyandBombardierTransportationandAlstomTransit.UpperCanadaRailwayServicesisneither
authorizeddistributornorotherwiseassociatedoraffiliatedwithabovementionedcompanies.TheEMD,
GE,Henschel,Alstommodelsorpartnumbersusedinourliteraturesareforidentificationpurposeonly.
ThereisnointenttorepresentthesemodelsorpartstobemadebyOEMunlessexplicitlyidentifiedin
description.HoweverUpperCanadaRailwayServicesconfirmsandrepresentsthatitsreplacementpartsare
compatibledesignsandphysicallyandfunctionallyinterchangeablewithsuchmadebyEMD,GE,
Henschel,Alstom

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