MAkINg ThE DIFFERENCE Rail iNdUSTRy
Towards a digital railway
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Backup power is critical to rail operations, but the pressure is on designers to reduce the weight and size of these components while reducingmaintenancerequirements andincreasingreliability. CAF,Spain’slargestrollingstock manufacturer, is achieving this by installingSaftbatteriesin118Civity eMU(electricMultipleUnit)trainsthat willrunontheDutchrailwaynetwork. Thebatterieswillensurecontinuityof powerforcriticalcontrol,safetyand communications systems for more than three hours if the main power supplyfails. firstname.lastname@example.org
Saft on-board batteries will provide backup power on CAF’s sprinter new generation trains for Dutch Railways.