New Partnership For Rail Applications
By Jack Burke13 December 2017
Liebherr Machines Bulle SA will supply to Voith Turbo several versions of its six-cylinder basic engine in the 500-kW power class as well as components for the exhaust gas aftertreatment system for rail vehicles.
These diesel engines are compliant with globally applicable exhaust gas regulations, including Stage 5 emissions standard for rail vehicles in the European Union.
Voith Turbo, a Group Division of Voith, is a specialist for drive solutions, systems and services for industries such as oil and gas, energy, rail and commercial vehicles, ship technology, mining and mechanical engineering.
Voith Turbo as a supplier of rail packs will be taking over responsibility for the diesel engine and exhaust gas aftertreatment system. Voith RailPacks are compact drive systems designed for railcars or special rail vehicles, comprising a diesel engine with an exhaust gas aftertreatment system, a gear unit or generator and a cooling system as their main components.
Voith Turbo will also be offering the engines as low-emission drive solutions for a number of other rail vehicle applications. Voith not only takes over responsibility for the overall system, but also for global distribution and servicing of the rail engines.
“By cooperating with Liebherr, we are offering our customers a modern and future-oriented solution for diesel engines in rail technology in conjunction with our new hydromechanical transmission,” said Cornelius Weitzmann, executive vice president and CEO Mobility of Voith Turbo GmbH & Co. KG. “Together, we will achieve compliance with future exhaust gas regulations in rail traffic and thus make our contribution to higher efficiency and sustainability.”
“With this new development, both long-established companies reaffirm their technological leadership positions,” said Rudolf Ellensohn, director Combustion Engines of Liebherr Machines Bulle SA. “We are particularly proud that our product is already so trusted, even today, and that we are able to meet the specific requirements of the rail traffic sector.”
Liebherr has closed agreements with Kohler, Deutz and FPT Industrial for its diesel engines in recent years for different applications.