Traction Power Converters Shipped

SPS has just completed supplying the first batch of traction power converters used by Clayton Equipment in their innovative full-electric and hybrid locomotives. They are rated at up to 180 kW and suitable for use at up to 750 V DC (max) with IP68 rating. Specific steps have been taken with the design to ensure high reliability with the inevitable power cycling such units experience in operation.

Unusually, these are air-cooled to provide packaging flexibility and improve reliability vs a liquid cooled approach. The fans maintain the IP68 rating and give several years of life before servicing is required. The converters can be supplied liquid cooled if required.

SPS is very well placed to both design and manufacture specialist power conversion equipment for lower-volume demanding applications. Please contact us if this is something you are interested in.