VESA Vacuum Circuit Breaker for Electric Passenger Trains
TE has created the VESA vacuum circuit breaker, an all electro-magnetically operated system for 25 kV and 15 kV vehicles. This groundbreaking innovation, which is part of the specific VESA system solution for high-voltage technology in the train, is TE's answer to the increasing trend of operating electric passenger trains and is positioned to lead the way into the next generation of the electric rail market.The
Peter Van Loo, General Manager of TE Rail, emphasised TE's orientation towards the future and its customers: Through close co-operation with our customers, our research team has developed a system with breakthrough benefits for the railway sector. Providing the market with a solution exhibiting lower total installed cost while dispensing with bulky pneumatic systems makes this innovative TE solution an exciting and reliable product for both new designs and refurbishment programmes.
The VESA VCB not only eliminates the disadvantages of conventional mechanical pneumatic circuit breakers. It is lighter and easier to mount, safer to use as it utilizes an external drive approach, and more economical to operate. The VESA VCB is also more reliable as it needs less servicing than conventional systems. From the high-voltage along the train roof and throughout the train, TE has years of experience when it comes to securely and reliably transferring power, data and signals anywhere in the world.
The VESA Vacuum Circuit Breaker for electric trains will be featured at the 2012 InnoTrans in Berlin, Germany from September 18 to 21, at TE's main booth in hall 10.1, booth 204.