2012-04-10 - Faced with a high failure rate among its locomotive traction motors, Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) commissioned ABB to rewind a test batch of the motors using a high temperature insulation system.
The motors will be rewound by the service center for motors and generators in Birr, Switzerland, using silicone-based Veridur® with insulation class 200. ABB overcame a significant challenge due to the lack of documentation for the Taurus motors, with the necessary ‘reverse engineering’ while implementing new insulation technology in the stator winding.
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