Bogie center plate
Center plate is One of a pair of plates which fit one into the other and support the car body on the trucks allowing them to turn freely under the car. The one on the truck may also be called center bowl. ICI is producing different kind of upper, center and lower bogie center plates and Pivot Bearings.
During motion, the bogie is rotated and moved with respect to the car body. This leads to wear on the contact surfaces. Lubrication is inexpedient in this case because the friction forces damp the vibrations during motion. Usually, center plates exhibit noticeable wear in operation. ICI high quality center plates provide reliable life time and working duration.