EMU (Electric Multiple Unit) Versatility in Railway Traffic

Whether in regional trains or city trains, Electric Multiple Units (EMUs) differ depending on application, route, and capacity requirements. The drive concepts must thus be accordingly adaptable. Bevel gear transmissions and spur gear drives by ZF can be designed based on the respective customer requirements. They are, for example, available with one or two stages, full or partial suspension, in different ratio variants, and with aluminum or spheroidal cast iron housings. Their design can also be adapted to fit vehicle-specific spatial conditions.


  • Long service life
  • Optimum efficiency
  • High design flexibility

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ZF Products in Rail Vehicles