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Stadler Selects ABB To Supply $100 Million In Train Electronics

ABB announced that it has secured orders worth more than $100 million from Swiss train manufacturer Stadler.

ABB announced that it has secured orders worth more than $100 million from Swiss train manufacturer Stadler.

The orders will see ABB supplying its state of the art traction equipment for more than 160 new trains that will provide service along urban, regional and long distance routes across Europe and the US.

ABB’s traction technologies, which are lighter and more compact than competing systems, translate the power from the overhead power lines into the proper voltage and frequency required by the onboard traction motors. At the same time, ABB’s onboard electronics will make the rail operators being served more energy efficient.

“Our long-standing partnership with ABB provides us with leading and reliable traction equipment on our trains – including traction transformers and converters, onboard power supply systems and battery chargers,” said Thomas Ahlburg, Group CEO of Stadler. “ABB traction equipment drives over 3,000 Stadler vehicles from tramways to locomotives. Together, we have made rail transport more efficient, with improvements for passengers and the environment.”

ABB continues to leverage its more than 100 years of experience in building onboard electrical equipment for the rail sector with its current generation of hardware that delivers improved operational performance, increased available space in the passenger cabin, and enhanced passenger comfort.

“The latest ABB traction technology is helping rail operators achieve significant energy savings, making rail transport even more sustainable,” said Sami Atiya, President of ABB’s Robotics and Motion division. “Our strong partnership with Stadler, along with the successful integration of new technologies in modern trains is improving rail services across Europe and the US. This means trains can be both more energy-efficient and carry more passengers.”

The new orders were booked in the third quarter of 2018 and continue a long-standing relationship between ABB and Stadler. ABB has been supplying innovative and energy-efficient electrical components for the rail industry for more than 100 years. This legacy continues as the world demands cleaner forms of efficient transportation like urban, regional, and long distance electric rail solutions to reduce the carbon impact of the transportation sector.

In addition to equipment supply, ABB also provides life cycle service support, including maintenance and retrofits for ABB-equipped trains around the world.

Images credit: Kyle Field | CleanTechnica

Source: ABB

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