ATS Milestones

Major Milestones in ATS History

  • 1992 Incorporated as Saminco from the Traction Drive division of Saftronics
  • 1992 – present Developed Electric Traction and Auxiliary Power Systems for EV programs including GM EV-1, Ford P2000, GM S10 Pick-up Truck, Mercedes NECAR
  • 1992 – Present Phase 1 thru 5 AC Traction Drives for Ballard Fuel Cell Bus
  • 1994 – Present Developed DC Series Motor Controller for Brookville Mining Locomotives over 800 in operation worldwide
  • 1997 – 2002 250 kW APU and 250 kW Traction Inverter for Allison Electric Drive Division of General Motors Hybrid Bus over 50 Buses in Operation
  • 2000 – 2009 Digital Crane controls for EATON/Cutler-Hammer and Magnetek
  • 2001 Developed Battery system for JBT Airline Commander 15 Container Loader
  • 2002 Delivered 24 sets of controls to New Orleans Transit for the Canal Street PCC Street Cars
  • 2004 AC Traction Drive for the Ohio State University Buckeye Bullet the world’s fastest electric vehicle at 321 MPH (516k/h)
  • 2006 Introduced Modular Diesel-Electric Locomotive Propulsion System
  • 2008 Incorporated American Traction Systems separately from Saminco 
  • 2008 Delivery of 32 additional Propulsion Systems for New Orleans Street Cars
  • 2008 Delivered first in the US Hybrid Marine Propulsion System for the Alcatraz Ferry
  • 2008 Introduced 750VDC to 480VAC VFD for transit Blower and A/C Applications
  • 2009 Delivered Propulsion System for Norfolk Southern Battery Locomotive 999
  • 2009 – Present Delivered over 45 Gen-Set Locomotive kits to Railserve for Switcher Locomotive Modernization program and Green Goat conversion
  • 2009 Delivered EV Hybrid systems for Capacity of Texas Terminal Tractor (PHETT)
  • 2009 Delivered DC Propulsion Systems for Loram Rail Grinders
  • 2010 Developed Auxiliary Power System for Progress Rail (Caterpillar) Genset Locomotive
  • 2010 Received order for 600 passenger, 750 HP hybrid ferry boat propulsion system for Statue of Liberty Statue Cruises
  • 2011 Developed 2000 HP AC Propulsion System for Loram Rail Grinders
  • 2011 Designed Permanent Magnet propulsion system for TARDEC Ultra Light Vehicle
  • 2012 Delivered 7 MW DC propulsion system for the USNS Waters Military Sealift Command Vessel
  • 2013 Delivered 2,000HP Permanent Magnet propulsion system for The Ohio State University Buckeye Bullet 3 – 240mph lithium-iron phosphate land speed record vehicle
  • 2013 Opened African Traction Systems in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 2014 Delivered 3,000 HP Conventional Locomotive six axle DC propulsion system
  • 2015 Delivered battery powered streetcar control system to Gomaco for service in Taiwan
  • 2015 Shipped 125th Locomotive Propulsion System 
  • 2015 Developed and delivered six axle AC propulsion system for conventional locomotives