Bombardier Transportation is providing innovative, reliable and safe equipment for mainline vehicles:
The FLEXX portfolio offers the best bogie technologies and solutions for all types of mainline vehicles.
Bombardier provides innovative and reliable FLEXX bogies to fulfil customer requirements for reliable regional, long-distance, high-speed and freight vehicles.
Safety, efficiency and flexibility are guiding principles in Bombardier’s product development.
Four mechatronic solutions using a modular system with standard components have been developed and can be applied to the full portfolio of FLEXX Bogies:
These four applications represent major customer benefits in terms of maintenance and costs.
FLEXX Tronic technology with active radial steering and stability control (ARS) installed on FLEXX Bogies allows the stability and curve-friendliness of the train and many other benefits:
FLEXX Tronic technology can equip any FLEXX Bogies and can be used on different national track networks.
FLEXX Track is a sensor-based measurement system installed on the vehicle. It is designed to monitor track conditions and evaluate their deterioration over time.
The information obtained thanks to the FLEXX Track system is used to identify and locate track disturbances such as track torsion, vertical track disturbances, crushes at joints and switches, and rail ripples.
It is designed as a modular system and can be configured for various measurement requirements.
FLEXX Guide is a monitoring systems in the bogie, dedicated to safety or maintenance.
The benefits for the operator include:
All systems are built up from components out of Bombardier’s mechatronic building blocks.
During development, attention was especially given to support a simple integration and easy retrofit.
FLEXX Tronic WAKO technology is an innovative mechatronic solution designed to compensate the natural roll movement of a carbody.
The system allows the vehicle to increase speed in curves by 15 per cent, enabling shorter journey times and improved punctuality with lower infrastructure investment.
The design principles enable a high comfort for passengers with no seasickness effect.
The self-diagnosis features lead to a high reliability, lower lifecycle costs and reduced maintenance costs for the trains.
FLEXX Tronic WAKO is currently in operation on the FLEXX Compact bogies of the TWINDEXX Express double-deck trains in Switzerland.
MITRAC Power drives offer a full qualitative system of traction for vehicles, providing better performance, reliable operation, ease of maintenance and best lifecycle costs.
The MITRAC Power drives portfolio covers a broad range of railway applications. The modular architecture of our products allows customized, innovative and flexible applications based on standard and field-proven building blocks to meet different requirements.
More than 100,000 MITRAC Power drive units are in operation worldwide.
MITRAC Power propulsion systems combine high-voltage components, transformers, traction and auxiliary converters, motors and gears with optimized and proven modules, architectures, and leading MITRAC controls.
Bombardier provides different propulsion and control systems for regional, long distance and high-speed trains:
The MITRAC Control TMCS (Train Control Management System) is a modular, scalable, secure and open-standard control and communication platform.
It manages and controls the flow of information both on board between different sub-systems such as converters, doors, heating, ventilation and air-conditioning, and also between the train and ground.
Bombardier offers scalable battery technology to support customers with flexible solutions.
Thanks to these solutions, our customers can benefit from a total energy management system of its vehicle – offering on top dedicated functions to optimize existing infrastructure, operation needs and propulsion (including storage).
Benefits for customers are significant and added value vary depending on customer’s special operational requirements.
Improved energy efficiency:
Our Bombardier customer service center and bogie technical center offer the full range of service solutions for all kind of bogie types throughout their entire lifetime. Our comprehensive portfolio helps our customers ensuring highest level of fleet performance and exhaustive covers services needs of railway operators.