UITP Global Public Transport Summit 2017: Voith presents efficient
and sustainable solutions for urban transportation
- Voith's solutions facilitate more attractive urban public
transportation in metropolitan areas
- Voith presents the next generation of the DIWA automatic
- Component exchange pools make maintenance and repair
possible with minimum downtimes
- Zur Großansicht
- Voith Tomlinson Coupler
- Zur Großansicht
- Minimum downtime thanks to Voith Services.
Heidenheim/Montreal: Urban mobility and innovative transportation
systems are the focus of this year's UITP Global Public Transport Summit
in Montreal. At the conference, Voith will be presenting solutions that
increase vehicle efficiency and make public urban transportation systems
more attractive. From the rails to the road to water, the drive specialist is
involved in virtually every form of public urban transportation. On site,
visitors to Booth 2L122 can take a closer look at models of the next
generation of the DIWA automatic transmission and the Tomlinson coupler.
More than half the world's population today lives in metropolitan areas.
This creates enormous amounts of traffic in a city. In megacities such as
Tokyo, São Paulo or New York, gridlock is increasingly becoming a threat
– with some serious consequences for the economy even today. To boost
their attractiveness and quality of life, cities are planning increased use of
auto-free zones and high road tolls, in Oslo for example. However, this
approach can only be implemented on a sustainable basis if the public
urban transportation system is expanded at the same time.
Besides subways and metros, operators are increasingly making use of
high-performance Bus Rapid Transit systems (BRT). Express bus lines,
due to their marginal effects on city infrastructure and the relative ease and cost-effectiveness of implementing them, represent an effective addition to
the rail system. The concepts are generally based on a combination of
dedicated lanes, short headway, special bus stops and buses being given
right of way at intersections.
The future of urban transportation with the DIWA automatic
For the first time in North America, Voith will be showing at the conference
its study on the next generation of the DIWA automatic transmission for
buses. The concept is still based on the proven differential converter
principle but is supplemented with a central recovery unit that requires
virtually no extra installation space. The 48-volt electric motor is integrated
around the vibration damper. Consequently, no extra systems need be
integrated into the driveline for partial hybridization.
The Tomlinson coupler: Automatic coupling in North America
As a system manufacturer, Voith offers solutions covering the entire
driveline of rail vehicles. Operators benefit from additional reliability and
efficiency as the components are optimally matched. Voith is exhibiting its
Tomlinson couplers for railcars and subways in the North American
market. This coupler is used, for example, on the Toronto Rocket, the
current vehicle generation in the subway network serving the city of
Toronto, Canada, and its population of more than 2.6 million.
Service: Minimum downtime using exchange pools
With its service network, Voith supports operators of buses and rail
vehicles in reducing their downtimes even more during maintenance and
repair. Using regional exchange pools, old units can be replaced simply
and even at short notice with counterparts that have undergone general
overhauling – anywhere in the world and often within one day. These
"Reman" units are always up to the current state of engineering and pass
the same quality test as a newly manufactured alternative.
Voith then completely overhauls the used components. Many components
can be reused in this process following cleaning and intensive testing. In
this way, operators don't just save money, they also contribute to
protecting the environment.
Focus session with Voith
Operators today need to monitor performance data on a daily basis to be
able to operate their road and rail vehicles efficiently and sustainably. They can prevent technical outages and optimize processes. This is exactly the
topic that Dr. Henrik C. Bülau, Vice President Product Management DIWA
and Damper, will discuss in a focus session at the UITP.
As a long-time expert in drivelines, he will also offer insight into the world of
innovative asset life-cycle management solutions for rail vehicles. Voith
systems, such as OPRA, allow operators to retrieve economic and
technical data, updated on a daily basis, and to follow trends. Benefiting
from this transparency, operators can save money and optimize the
availability of their vehicles.
You can find everything about the Voith presentation at the UITP Global
Public Transport Summit 2017 at: https://voith.com/uitp
Voith Turbo, a Group Division of Voith GmbH, is a specialist for intelligent
drive solutions, systems and comprehensive services. Customers from
highly diverse industries such as oil and gas, energy, rail and commercial
vehicles, ship technology, mining and mechanical engineering rely on the
advanced technologies and solutions-driven expertise of Voith Turbo.
For 150 years, Voith’s technologies have been inspiring customers,
business partners and employees around the world. Founded in 1867,
Voith today has around 19,000 employees, sales of €4.3 billion and
locations in more than 60 countries worldwide and is thus one of the
largest family-owned companies in Europe. Being a technology leader,
Voith sets standards in the markets of energy, oil & gas, paper, raw
materials and transport & automotive.
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