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ZF Aftermarket stationed at Railtex 2017

ZF Aftermarket will be demonstrating its leading rail technology and support services at Railtex 2017

 Products on display include the ZF Get2 Rail Drive Concept gearbox and ZF’s new EcoWorld transmission

 Visitors can also learn about its own-brand and multi-brand transmission repair and overhaul capabilities

With more than 40 years’ experience working with some of the UK and Europe’s best-known train operators, ZF Aftermarket will demonstrate a number of key products at Railtex 2017, as well as showcase its technical support and service capability.

The show will be shining the spotlight on ZF’s innovative range of driveline and chassis technology for rail vehicles which are dedicated to reducing vehicle consumption, enhancing performance and reliability, all while maintaining passenger comfort. For train operators, extending the service life of rolling stock is a top priority which is why ZF has developed solutions which improve efficiency and reduce operating and lifecycle costs.

Located on stand D17, products on display will include the ZF EcoWorld and the ZF Get2 Rail Drive Concept gearbox. ZF will also use the show as a platform to showcase its aftermarket capability, which focuses on repairing and remanufacturing ZF and multi-brand transmissions.

The world’s first multi-speed transmission for Electric Multiple Units (EMUs), the Get2 Rail Drive Concept combines the advantages of previous ZF applications with a host of new benefits that improve life cycle cost, reduce oil wastage and enhance customer experience. The ZF multiple traction system coordinates and controls the drives on the driven axles for improved efficiency and passenger comfort, and thanks to its two gears and an optimised velocity profile, energy savings or time savings of five per cent can be achieved. On top of that, its compact modular design means it can be integrated into extremely tight installation spaces.

ZF’s new EcoWorld transmission will also be featuring at the show. The six-speed power transmission includes an integrated reversing function which protects components and reduces the external loads on them. For use in Diesel Multiple Units (DMUs), the transmission achieves maximum efficiency – with fuel savings of up to 20 per cent compared to hydrodynamic transmissions. The transmission system is designed for a maximum input torque of 2,500 newton metres. It achieves great efficiency and is equipped with a powerful torque converter.

The system only requires an electric interface directly on the control, and in addition to the oil cooler that has been integrated into the transmission, a heat exchanger contributes to its high cooling performance.

The team will also be on hand to advise on its leading aftersales service, which includes: scheduled and preventative maintenance and overhaul; spare parts and units; transmission retrofit; and repair.

As well as overhauling and repairing its own transmissions, ZF Aftermarket’s team has the expertise and knowledge to undertake the service on multi-brand transmissions too, enabling customers to receive support from a respected manufacturer and aftermarket organisation. Visitors to the ZF Aftermarket’s stand D17 will be able to find out more about the service which includes a fast and flexible response to overhaul parts, comprehensive performance testing and a diverse portfolio of exchange units and spare parts in stock.

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