Russian Power Package to Receive Voith Gear Units
Temperatures of minus 50 to plus 55 degrees centigrade make heavy demands on the drive units of the locomotive. The newly developed SEH-525 gear unit from Voith, a fully suspended single stage helical gear unit with a hollow output shaft, is the ideal solution for these conditions. From 2014 Voith will be delivering twelve gear units to Russia every month.
Russian Railways will put a total of 200 new EP20 locomotives into service. The first ones are already in operation on the route between Moscow and St. Petersburg with maximum speeds of up to 200 km/h. Visitors to the 2014 Olympic Winter Games will also benefit from this modern rail power package when they are on their way to Sotschi.
Voith sets standards in the markets energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transportation & automotive. Founded in 1867, Voith employs almost 42 000 people, generates €5.7 billion in sales, operates in about 50 countries around the world and is today one of the biggest family-owned companies in Europe.