Global rail transport covers billions of kilometers a year – moving people and freight efficiently, often in the harshest climatic conditions. The goals are safety, energy efficiency, and lowering emissions. With tailor-made components and systems Rexroth helps manufacturers and transport operators lower the life cycle costs of rail vehicles and equipment.
RAMS – four key parameters
Rail operators take a decades-long view as that is how long rail vehicles remain in operation. Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) over the entire life cycle is what counts. In addition to energy costs, four key parameters are crucial: reliability, availability, maintainability, and safety, or RAMS for short. Rexroth's electrical, hydraulic and electro-hydraulic components and system solutions demonstrate these qualities daily, in thousands of rail vehicles, worldwide.
The railway and transport market is getting into motion. Modernisation measures, improvements in comfort, and optimised service are only a few examples of the changes observed. It is therefore even more important to utilise the system benefits offered by rail transport. Here, significant potential for improvement lies in the user comfort, reduction in transport and travelling time, while safety remains unchanged or is even increased. In this field, Bosch Rexroth – The Drive & Control Company – offers innovative system solutions from a single source, e.g. fan drives , compressor and alternator controls , suspension control and levelling, tilting technology and active compensation for centrifugal forces.