Welcome to ABB Traction Converters

ABB provides high performance products for use in the demanding "on-board" or railway business. All products fulfil severe requirements due to the environmental conditions and vibrations experienced on trains, light rail vehicles, locomotives, wagons and similar applications.

Electric drive equipment for railway applications requires many different products.
Our products and solutions include:

Individual power electronic components

  • Traction converters (propulsion converters and integrated compact converters)
  • Auxiliary converters (on-board power supplies)
  • Battery chargers
or

Highly integrated traction chain systems
  • Complete subsystems of transformers, traction converters, motors, generators and other electrical components

Our offering

Latest News

ABB to power new railway line in Africa

2014-11-12: Traction substations to ensure reliable power supply to new rail corridor connecting northern Ethiopia to the Addis Ababa-Djibouti railway line

ABB wins major medium voltage circuit breaker contract for Network Rail’s East Coast Main Line power upgrade project

2014-11-11: ABB is supplying over 100 specialized FSKII+ vacuum outdoor railway circuit breakers for trackside substations in the London area

Why rail is an important focus for ABB in Australia

2014-11-07: Increasing concern for the environment, rapid urbanization, the need to move more people and freight faster and volatile fuel prices make rail a strategic focus sector for the company.

FACTS smooth the way for modern railways

2014-11-07: The fast growth in traffic on existing tracks combined with new high-speed rail projects has made traction a very significant load on electrical power networks. Hence, the increased focus on voltage stability and power quality. Trains drawing power from the catenary must be sure that the supply voltage is stable and does not sag.

ABB Traction factory in Turgi receives Industrial Excellence Award 2014

2014-11-07: Close collaboration with rail customers, service and innovation are keys to success.

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