A new platform of shunting locomotives

Ingeteam will supply traction converters and other equipment for a new platform

Ingeteam will supply the German company Schalker Eisenhütte Maschinenfabrik (Schalke) with traction converters and other equipment for the new platform of multi-system service and shunting locomotives, offered mainly for urban rail applications. 2 locomotives will be delivered next year, and more orders are expected to come.

The solution offered by INGETEAM will make the most efficient match with the SCHALKE ModuTrac platform: thanks to its modular design, its traction technology and modules can be combined in a variety of ways to suit the requirements of the customer. The locomotive can be supplied with the required power via a number of different modules: a Diesel-Powerpack, Battery-Powerpack, a pantograph for catenary operation or a third rail are all available and can be either combined with one another or simply used alternately. Given the special characteristics of this market, the vehicles are specially customized according to the operator´s needs, and require high availability rates as maintenance operations run round the clock. The new platform will meet these requirements.

The traction system and auxiliary equipment have been designed accordingly to these particular needs and requirements of space and weight, while maintaining high standards of availability, reliability and easy maintenance of traction converters.