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Electric Locomotive

Use Cases

For The Last Meter

Since the deregulation of the rail market, specialized and small providers have been operating on the railways, especially in logistics transport. If the last stretch of track before a destination is not electrified, companies either need to use their own diesel or shunting locomotives or expensive shunting services from other suppliers. VINCORION’s auxiliary power unit (APU) for electric locomotives is a much more cost-effective solution. The APU reliably provides traction power independent of an overhead line. With this solution, we apply one of the basic principles that governs all of VINCORION’s activities: we develop an individual solution for each customer’s specific challenge on the basis of standardized platforms.

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Auxiliary Power Unit For Rail Vehicles

The success of logistics operations is often decided in the final few meters. VINCORION’s auxiliary power unit allows electric locomotives to switch from main routes with overhead lines to non-electrified branch lines. Integrating an genset with modern diesel engines and exhaust treatment systems into an existing locomotive platform is an engineering skill that we master. With our APU (auxiliary power unit), freight traffic can also reach non-electrified ports, mines, or industrial facilities. And as opposed to with a shunting locomotive, can do so seamlessly, rapidly, and without interruption. These benefits all help generate an above-average ROI.

Power Rating

50 kW – 500 kW


Max. 3,000 V DC Max. 1,000 V AC


Fixed speed of 1,000/1,500 3,000 min−1 variable speed
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Customer Support

Rapid Global Expertise

With expert knowledge and extensive experience, our customer support ensures that VINCORION solutions have a long life cycle. Based on our in-depth mechatronic expertise, we also provide maintenance and repair services for third-party products. Contact us for a package tailored to your needs.

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