ZF DRIVELINE AND CHASSIS TECHNOLOGY FOR RAIL VEHICLES
Its enthusiasm for innovative products and the uncompromising pursuit of quality have made ZF a global leader in driveline and chassis technology, as well as active and passive safety technology. ZF also makes a sustainable contribution to shaping the future with its “off-road” applications. Thanks to the company’s over 85-year tradition in the rail business, manufacturers and operators of rail vehicles know ZF as a supplier of flawless, reliable, and long-lasting products for future-oriented rail travel applications.
DRIVELINE SYSTEMS FROM ZF
The things that manufacturers and operators of rail vehicles expect in the future have already been turned into practical reality in the form of ZF products: increased driving comfort and safety with reduced fuel consumption and lower emissions. Highly integrated products and superlative systems expertise are the key to this. All powertrain components are provided from a single source. The weight-optimized precision components are all perfectly matched within identical modules and can be combined to suit different performance classes.
SUSPENSION SYSTEMS FROM ZF
Modern chassis technology for rail vehicles should be quiet, comfortable, reliable, and environment-friendly. No easy undertaking when you consider the inherent technical challenges. Here is an example: In passenger transport, trains are now very much holding their own against airlines. However, once traveling at more than 250 kilometers an hour (>150 mph), wear and maintenance costs rise almost exponentially.
Greater Profitability for Diesel Multiple Units (DMUs):
As a technological leader for modern driveline technology, ZF guarantees tangible customer value. Noticeable fuel savings, a longer service life, and optimum shift comfort – those are the advantages of the currently most powerful powershift transmission on the rail vehicle driveline technology market: ZF-EcoLife Rail.
ZF single-stage axle-mounted gearbox (metro gearbox)
One detail innovation, many advantages:
The single-stage ZF metro gearbox is optimally designed for little service effort, low life cycle costs, and a long product service life. These are advantages based on a special technical feature: While in conventional helical-toothed metro gearbox axial forces put stress on the bearings and reduce efficiency, two innovative tapered thrust washers in these gearbox prevent this effect.
Customer-specific performance – ZF rail vehicle dampers: Primary and secondary dampers are maintenance-free twin-tube dampers in modular design and are available in two sizes. Their variably adjustable damping valves make it possible to implement the most diverse required damping characteristic curves and force levels.
High velocity, flexibility, reliability, comfort, cost-effectiveness, economy and safety – these are the essential characteristics of the new ZF spur gear drives for high-speed trains. A train equipped with the powerful single-stage gearbox, which has undergone all testing and is already i...| » Further reading
The newly designed six-speed powershift transmission, ZF EcoWorld, features an integrated reversing function and is used in DMUs (Diesel Multiple Units). It enables an unrestricted towing and sailing function which can save an additional five percent in fuel depending on the route, engine type a...| » Further reading
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