Electric traction systems for railway industry

We design and develop electric traction converters

CAF Power & Automation designs and develops traction converters for direct current (DC Converters) and alternating current (AC Converters).

We offer modular, configurable and turnkey delivered solutions, specifying each and every traction chain component (filter inductors, brake resistors, traction motors adapted to every application....).

The traction converter, is developed with our own technology. It is the core the entire traction chain, and its reliability determines vehicle performances and costs.

We take into consideration the following design criteria in the develop process:

  • Ample oversizing of the power electronics.
  • High availability based on equipment redundancy.
  • Solid and robust implementation.

 

This design provides easy access to the traction converter's internal components, meaning the equipment can be maintained properly.

By means of an optimised control strategy and application of the latest IGBT technology, our traction systems are designed to be more energy efficient.

We also have a modern laboratory at which we investigate new solutions and try out the equipment designed. 

Furthermore, these solutions are fully compatible with the COSMOS and ATENEA, systems, and can be integrated in new vehicles and those being renovated.

 

CAF Power & Automation electric traction systems comply with international railway standards and the are embedded in locomotives, trams, suburban trains and EMUs all over the world.

 

Power DC
 

Power DC

 
Power AC
 

Power AC

 
Locomotive
 

Locomotive