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Rolling stock technologies

Working worldwide with leading vehicle manufacturers and transport operators, ABB offers a broad portfolio for rolling stock.

IRIS - International Railway Industry Standard. Promoted by founders of this initiative (Alstom Transport, AnsaldoBreda, Siemens Transportation Systems and Bombardier Transportation), UNIFE and supported by operators, system integrators and equipment manufacturers, IRIS complements the internationally recognized ISO 9001 quality standard introducing rail specific requirements.

ABB Low Voltage factories are IRIS certified, supplying a wide scope of component to meet globally recognized levels of quality for railway manufacturers.


Main products

Working worldwide with leading vehicle manufacturers and transport operators, ABB offers a broad portfolio for rolling stock. For the installation of circuit breakers on board of a train, high safety standards have to be granted. IRIS certification ensure railway components to meet globally recognized levels of quality so to meet different country requirements, complying with the restrictive regulatory requirements and to meet the high quality of standards required.

In addition to the above, Railway Standards requirements have to be fulfilled:

  • Fire and smoke standards; safety regulation design classification related to the flame ignition and fire extinguish, smoke emission for products on board of vehicles. ABB offers molded case breakers compliant to NF F 16-101/102 and EN45545.
  • Shock and vibration standard; strict functional requirements are intended to qualify products to be installed on board where vibration are an operational environment. ABB offers molded case breakers compliant to IEC61373.
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