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New energy-efficient traction transformer launched


 Switzerland, Zurich: ABB has launched a new traction transformer designed to reduce the weight of on-board components and ensure more energy-efficient rail networks, according to the manufacturer statement.

This new modular traction transformer can potentially reduce the total weight of a train’s traction component by up to 20 percent, equivalent to the weight of around 20 passengers, the manufacturer said in the statement.

This weight optimization can help train carriages attain the maximum load per wheel set and reduces wear.

Source: ABB