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Electric traction systems for rail vehicles

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Tailored electrification

    For new vehicles and for repowering projects: With our traction systems we offer customized solutions and ensure optimal traction for your rail vehicles. Thanks to high quality components, which are optimally matched to each other and your requirements, you benefit from highest efficiency independent of the remaining lifetime of your fleet.

    New vehicles Repowering CONTACT OUR EXPERTS
    The electric drivelines developed by Voith withstand the toughest conditions and enable a smooth, comfortable and cost-efficient ride.
    Alfred Gmeiner-Ghali, Sales Electric Traction Systems, Voith

    Equipment of new vehicles

      Our components:

      For best energy efficiency and optimum operation we support you with high performance drive technology. Thanks to reliable components that require minimal maintenance you benefit from lowest lifecycle costs.

      EmCon traction inverter

      Are you looking for the optimal traction inverter for your vehicle?
      Then you've come to the right place.

      With the EmCon Calculator, you will find a traction inverter that meets your requirements.
      You can also download the technical data of all product versions.

      Our services: 

      To realize the ideal solution tailored to your needs we support you with our services. You benefit from our in-depth know-how and system expertise.

      • Traction system engineering
      • Driving dynamics simulation
      • IGBT life cycle calculation

      • Traction converter design and integration
      • Integration of energy storage solutions
      • Energy consumption optimization

      • RAMS and LCC calculations
      • EMC design and tests
      • Commissioning and verification
      • Obsolescence management

      CONTACT OUR EXPERTS
      Voith created a great impression with their ability and attitude to take care of the customer success in addition to the high technical product quality and expertise.
      Ville Lehmuskoski, CEO and Managing Director, HKL
      Ville Lehmuskoski
      Voith created a great impression with their ability and attitude to take care of the customer success in addition to the high technical product quality and expertise.
      Ville Lehmuskoski, CEO and Managing Director, HKL
      Thanks also to the Voith traction system with which our Škoda ForCity Smart Artic Trams are equipped, our customer HKL can realize the lowest life cycle costs to date.
      Ollipekka Heikkilä, Head of Product Platform, Škoda Transtech Oy
      Thanks also to the Voith traction system with which our Škoda ForCity Smart Artic Trams are equipped, our customer HKL can realize the lowest life cycle costs to date.
      Ollipekka Heikkilä, Head of Product Platform, Škoda Transtech Oy

      Modern drive technology for Würzburg's demanding track profile

      Starting in 2022, 18 new low-floor light rail vehicles will successively be put into operation in Würzburg. In addition to the traction and auxiliary operation systems and the diagnosis and monitoring system, Voith will also supply the vehicle control system. For the particularly tight curves of Würzburg's old town and the steep ascents in the surrounding districts, Voith's traction experts designed state-of-the-art technology, perfectly adapted to the specific characteristics of Würzburg’s route profile.
      Read the data sheet

      Voith traction systems for Manila‘s public transport

      The 3-section vehicles operated by Metro Rail Transit Corporation are equipped with a traction system from Voith, consisting of high-voltage equipment, electric traction system, I/O module, traction motors as well as the auxiliary converter.
      READ THE DATASHEET

      Traction systems for electrified Helsinki

      Voith contributes to the electrification of Helsinki’s public transport with highly energy efficient electric traction systems as well as a monitoring and diagnostic system for 70 Artic low-floor trams.
      READ THE DATASHEET To the story

      Optimal energy supply for Shenyang

      Voith equipped 10 modern 100 % low-floor trams operated by Shenyang Hunnan Modern Traffic Co., Ltd. The traction equipment allows for energy efficient operation and driving on catenary free route sections by using energy storage units.
      READ THE DATASHEET

      Repowering

        Outdated drive technology often stands in the way of realizing maximum operational and energy efficiency, as well as highest passenger comfort. Therefore we help you in executing your repowering projects. From replacing of traction or auxiliary inverters to complete system engineering, we at Voith we give you exactly the support you need.

        Our services:

        • System engineering and component design
        • Supply of all modernization components 
          (incl. cabling, control systems, hardware and software)

         

        • System tests
        • Commissioning
        • Support with inspection and approval

        CONTACT OUR EXPERTS
        Voith met our requirements for the upgrade of our current converters with well-thought-out and creative solutions.
        Dipl.-Ing. Roland Jauß, Stuttgarter Straßenbahnen AG
        Roland Jauß

        Modernization of light rail trains

        Voith was commissioned to modernize 50 vehicles of Stuttgarter Straßenbahn AG. By replacing existing power electronics with new and reliable Voith systems, the availability of the trams will be significantly increased over their entire remaining service life. 
        read the datasheet To the story

        Modernization of low-floor trains for the Forchbahn

        Voith will deliver 26 new, modern and tailormade electric traction systems to Stadler Rail, which can handle the two different supply voltages.
        READ THE DATASHEET

        Modernization for Manila‘s LRT1 line

        Voith has been awarded with the modernization of the traction-, auxiliary and vehicle control systems of 24 light rail trains operated by Light Rail Manila Corporation. Voith will replace the existing systems with its new components by using present interfaces.
        READ THE DATASHEET
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