Rail

Rail

ATS’ AC & DC IGBT propulsion systems are installed on conventional mainline locomotives, genset locomotives and third rail/catenary light rail systems.

Highlights

  • Over 100 systems in service worldwide
  • New construction or modernization of existing propulsion systems
  • Compatible with all modern control systems
  • Can be used with existing locomotive traction alternators
  • Single, Dual and Triple Genset systems
  • Compact modular construction
  • Automatic wheel-slip and wheel-slide control

Locomotive Systems

AC Propulsion 

American Traction Systems AC Propulsion Systems for Locomotives have been operating in daily service since 2013.

Features include:

  • Wheel Slip Control algorithm that compensates for wheel wear
  • Operates at or near break down torque of the motor across the entire speed range
  • Rotor temperature compensation algorithm
  • Fully-integrated dead band compensation of the IGBT firing circuit

 

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DC Propulsion

With a decade of operational experience, the ATS DC propulsion system is a proven solution for modern locomotive operations

Features include:

  • Motor thermal overload protection
  • Adjustable overcurrent protection
  • Automatic wheel slip control
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Accessories

Dynamic Brake Choppers, Blower and Compressor Controllers, Auxiliary Power Supplies and other propulsion solutions are available from ATS

Including:

  • Custom AC motor design and manufacturing
  • Alternator excitation controller
  • Battery chargers and house load inverters 

Streetcars & Light Rail Systems

Propulsion

The Canal Street and Rivererfront lines in New Orleans have been operating virtually trouble free since the installation of the ATS propulsion system in 2002

Features include:

  • Solid State control system for a smooth and reliable ride
  • Contactorless Reversing
  • Regenerative braking to nearly zero mph
  • AC or DC propulsion systems are available
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Accessories

The ATS VFD-Mini DC blower motor replacement is installed on the LA, Baltimore and Miami-Dade Metro systems

  • AC conversion for legacy DC blower system
  • Custom designed APU’s
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