Railway traction generators

ABB is a leading independent  traction generator and motor supplier with IRIS certified production facilities. The solid rail application experience combined with extensive development resources allows ABB to design state-of-the-art generators, renowned for their reliability and energy efficiency, enabling customers to build modern ultralight locomotives for the demanding high-speed rail. ABB can equip the entire diesel-electric traction chain, with perfectly matching components to maximize complete system reliability.

ABB’s proven high performance WGX generator family covers the powers from 1 to more than 3 MW. These generators offer high efficiency ( over 96,9 % ) and reduced maintenance in a compact and flexible design. They are designed for high vibration resistance to meet the customized needs of modern low emission diesel-electric locomotives.

Close interaction with in-house traction converter and transformer departments together with our long term collaboration with engine manufacturers and locomotive builders allows ABB to design systems that meet the most stringent traction requirements.  

Rigid and flexible ABB generators offer low total investment cost and high efficiency operation with reduced maintenance need for the lowest running cost. The proven, tested design enables high availability and long lifetime, backed by local service and engineering support round the world, which results in high reliability and low cost of not running. This low Total Cost of Ownership maximizes your annual profits. 


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