Modern chassis technology for rail vehicles should be quiet, comfortable, reliable and environment-friendly. No easy undertaking when you consider the inherent technical challenges. Here‘s an example: In passenger transport, trains are now very much holding their own against airlines. However, once traveling at more than 250 kilometers an hour (>150 mph), wear and maintenance costs of rolling stock and the rail system rise almost exponentially. As a technology leader, ZF is also setting new standards here, and offers perfectly matched damping components and system for all types of rail vehicle.
These range from vertical and horizontal dampers in primary and secondary applications on to yaw dampers for a variety of applications. This portfolio is the basis for the development of innovative and efficient damping concepts in close cooperation with the customer. Whether the issue at hand is driving stability or enhanced driving comfort: No other type of vehicle currently requires such a diverse system of perfectly calibrated vibration dampers as high-speed rail vehicles. The high quality of the ZF damper models guarantees maximum service life and therefore maximum cost-efficiency.