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Rail Drive Control System

Rail Drive Control System

Central communication interface

The ZF Rail Drive Control System (RDCS) is a central communication interface between the train control unit and the ZF system. RDCS controls the entire reversing shift process. It constitutes the control unit between transmission and axle reversing gearbox. ZF RDCS reduces the cost of integration, and the customer benefits from systems expertise.


  • Automatic control of the entire shift reversal process
  • Stable electrical integration of the ZF components in the train environment
  • Reduces integration efforts
  • In the overall system, it fulfills the EMC requirements according to EN 50121