Posts tagged as Traction

DC traction motor test rig

PPE and African Traction Systems worked together to build a system for traction motor load testing for PRASA. The system is completely automated, allowing the operator to monitor the system and input test parameters. The system will be able to perform multiple tests required by the end user, as well as automatically generate reports based on the tests. Safety […]

Rail infrastructure investment leads to new transformer factory

  ABB South Africa opened a new transformer factory near its Longmeadow headquarters, east of Johannesburg, recently. The 2450 m2 factory will produce specially designed traction transformers for Bombardier which has been awarded a contract to supply new locomotives to Transnet for its freight trains. The company’s group CEO, Ulrich Spiesshofer, and Lionel October, the director-general […]

Power electronics in automotive applications

  Over the last few decades, electrical loads in an automotive system have evolved from lighting and battery-charging towards infotainment, sensors and safety, thanks to component miniaturisation. This has made the car smarter and more fun to drive! While the trend of electronics in infotainment systems continues, a future trend is electronics in power train […]

Results show a huge jump in revenue and orders

  ABB South Africa, a subsidiary of the global power and automation group, has reported a remarkable increase in revenue in its year-end results to December 2013 on 13 February 2014.   The company’s 2013 revenue jumped by 66% (compared to 6% for ABB globally) to R5,9-billion on increased demand for renewable energy, with 90% […]