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    Coupler maintenance optimisation project gets underway


    GERMANY: Scharfenberg coupler manufacturer Voith and Siemens Mobility have launched a three-year project to lower costs by using data to optimise maintenance strategies. During the first phase of the project, Siemens Mobility maintenance teams will collect data on the condition of the Scharfenberg couplers on 84 Rhein-Ruhr-Express ...

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    Freight: CargoFlex enters the digital era


    Fitted to intermodal trains in Switzerland, Voith’s CargoFlex autocoupler builds on experience in the passenger sector, and is now being upgraded with a full digital capability.

  • CargoFlex is one of four coupler designs being trialled as part of an initiative launched by DB, ÖBB and SBB (Photo: SBB)

    Voith Turbo discusses digital automatic couplers on the latest InnoTrans podcast


    INNOTRANS: The latest episode of the InnoTrans podcast was released on May 11, with Cornelius Weitzmann, CEO Mobility at Voith Turbo, discussing the importance of digital automatic couplers in ensuring the competitveness of rail transport. ‘Rail is the most efficient and sustainable way to realise medium ...

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    Czech firm to build Maxima locos under licence


    CZECH REPUBLIC: Wagon manufacturer LOSTR has signed an agreement to produce Voith Turbo’s Maxima diesel-hydraulic locomotives under licence. The exclusive agreement signed on January 12 covers the central and eastern European markets excluding the former USSR. Voith will supply engines, transmissions and switch cabinets, while LOSTR will ...

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    DB announces €250m Voith loco order


    INNOTRANS: Deutsche Bahn has placed a contract with Voith Turbo Lokomotivtechnik for 130 Gravita 10 BB diesel-hydraulic shunting locomotives worth around €250m. To be designated Class 260, the locomotives will replace Class 291 and 295 locos when they enter service with DB Schenker Rail in 2010-12. The ...