All InnoTrans articles – Page 8

  • Demonstration high speed train cab assembled from aluminium foam components.
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    Building a train from a foam sandwich

    2014-11-18T07:00:00Z

    FRAUNHOFER: The Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools & Forming Technology has produced a demonstration high speed train cab assembled from aluminium foam components, to highlight the potential applications of the strong but lightweight material. The aluminium foam material comprises a metal sandwich, with top and bottom external layers separated by ...

  • The prototype self-propelled wagon was displayed at InnoTrans 2014.
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    Self-propelled wagon prototype

    2014-11-14T07:00:00Z

    CROATIA: A self-propelled wagon fitted with a 55 kW diesel generator and hydraulic transmission giving it the ability to move around worksites at up to 100 km/h under remote control has been developed by RZV Čakovec and partners. The prototype has two ballast hoppers which can be hydraulically tipped in ...

  • InnoTrans 2014 attracted 138 872 attendees from more than 100 countries over the four days (Photo: Rolf Schulten).
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    InnoTrans 2014: the railway world in one place

    2014-10-31T23:01:00Z

    InnoTrans 2014 attracted a record 138 872 attendees from more than 100 countries

  • High-capacity sliding-wall wagon.
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    High-capacity wagons for Volkswagen's inbound logistics

    2014-10-12T06:00:00Z

    EUROPE: Following successful trials with two prototypes, this month leasing company Touax Rail is to supply Volkswagen with the first series-built vehicles from an order for 300 high-capacity sliding-wall wagons. Volkswagen Logistics awarded Touax a contract in October 2013 for the development and lease of 300 twin-axle wagons, which were ...

  • Model of a Vossloh/MAPNA G1206-IR locomotive.
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    MAPNA to build diesel locos under licence

    2014-10-06T06:00:00Z

    IRAN: Vossloh and MAPNA Group have reached a ‘long-term partnership’ agreement for the German firm’s G1206 four-axle multi-purpose diesel locomotive to be produced under licence in Iran. Imminent changes to European regulations will preclude future deliveries of the G1206 to customers in the EU, but Vossloh believes the design is ...

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    InnoTrans Daily 2014

    2014-09-30T08:53:00Z

    Railway Gazette has once again produced the InnoTrans Daily on behalf of Messe Berlin, in association with Eurailpress and DVV Media Group. A pdf of each issue of this free newspaper, featuring coverage of the show highlights in both English and German, can be viewed by clicking the links below: ...

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    InnoTrans 2014: Friday

    2014-09-26T17:01:00Z

    2 758 exhibitors from 55 countries, and 139 000 visitors in four days.

  • Captrain CEO Henrik Würdemann joined Vossloh’s Hans Schabert and Thomas Schwichtenberg at the handover of the 100th G6
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    Vossloh hands over 100th G6 locomotive

    2014-09-26T10:49:00Z

    INNOTRANS: Handing over its 100th Type G6 shunting locomotive, Vossloh’s CEO Hans Schabert announced that the company expects to be able to deliver locomotives within six months from next year. To this end, he announced that Vossloh is building a new locomotive factory at Kiel-Suchsdorf, which will enable the ...

  • Patentes Talgo has unveiled a proposal for suburban and regional trainsets.
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    Suburban Talgo train design proposal

    2014-09-26T07:40:00Z

    INNOTRANS: Patentes Talgo has unveiled a proposal for suburban and regional trainsets based on the Talgo concept of short, lightweight cars with independent wheels . The proposed train has a Bo’2’2’2’Bo wheel arrangement and would be suitable for 1 435, 1 520 or 1 668 mm ...

  • The system has been fitted to a mock-up of a GT46C-Ace Generation II cab at InnoTrans.
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    Seeing Machines to be tested on EMD locomotives

    2014-09-26T06:23:00Z

    INNOTRANS: Seeing Machines announced an agreement for its driver fatigue and distraction monitoring technology to be tested on Electro-Motive Diesel locomotives on September 24. This is designed to intervene in the event of a driver experiencing ‘microsleep’ or being distracted. The technology is used on large mining vehicles supplied ...

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    InnoTrans 2014: Thursday

    2014-09-25T17:37:00Z

    InnoTrans 2014, day three.

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    Pushing the buttons at InnoTrans

    2014-09-25T08:20:00Z

    INNOTRANS: Captron is displaying a range of train door activation buttons which are designed to function despite the worst that the railway environment can throw at them, including vandalism and bad weather. The door buttons use capacitive sensors rather than mechanical switches, which Head of Business Development Mathias Krostewitz ...

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    Artesyn launches ControlSafe safety-critical computing platform

    2014-09-25T08:13:00Z

    INNOTRANS: First-time exhibitor Artesyn Embedded Technologies is using InnoTrans to announce its ControlSafe fail-safe computer platform for signalling, control and other critical applications. ControlSafe draws on more than 30 years of experience in supplying safety-critical technology for the rail, aviation, off-shore and other industries. ControlSafe comprises two industrial computers ...

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    InnoTrans 2014: Wednesday

    2014-09-24T16:25:00Z

    InnoTrans 2014, day two.

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    RENFE to order 30 high speed trainsets

    2014-09-24T15:30:00Z

    SPAIN: Development Minister Ana Pastor announced at the opening of InnoTrans on September 23 that national operator RENFE would order 30 more high speed trains over the next four years. Orders for a further 10 gauge-convertible trainsets would also be placed, she said. Pastor assured the Spanish railway supply industry ...

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    DB announces Pesa Link firm order

    2014-09-24T15:25:00Z

    GERMANY: Unveiling the prototype Pesa Link diesel multiple-unit ordered under a framework agreement for 470 trainsets signed at the previous InnoTrans, on September 24 DB Board Member for Rail Technology Dr-Ing Heike Hanagarth announced an order for a further 26 trains. The deal was inked at a colourful ceremony by ...

  • Alstom Transport President Henri Poupart-Lafarge signed letters of intent with four German regional authorities to develop 'zero emission trains'.
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    Fuel cells to power regional trainsets

    2014-09-24T09:39:00Z

    GERMANY: Alstom Transport hopes to have 40 fuel cell-powered regional trains in commercial service on regional lines in Germany by 2020 under an accord signed at the InnoTrans trade show in Berlin on September 24. Under the letters of intent signed between Alstom, the Länder of Niedersachsen, Nordrhein-Westfalen and Baden-Württemberg ...

  • TQ-600 synchronous motor.
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    Permanent magnet motors

    2014-09-24T08:00:00Z

    CHINA: CSR has developed permanent magnet traction motors for two applications. The TQ-600 synchronous motor has been used on a build of trains for the Shanghai – Kunming high speed line. Rated at 600 kW at a speed of 4 200 rev/min, the motor has a high power density of ...

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    Shinkansen simulator on show

    2014-09-24T06:00:00Z

    JAPAN: Opportunities to drive trains on the Shinkansen are rare, but visitors to InnoTrans are able to do just that on a driver training simulator on the JR East stand. Supplied by Ongakukan Co Ltd, the simulator offers a 4K technology screen with an accurate representation of driving an E5 ...

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    InnoTrans 2014: Tuesday

    2014-09-23T16:28:00Z

    InnoTrans 2014 opens.