TPS wins contract with Bombardier Transportation (BT) to provide Auxiliary Power Supply units for London Underground (LU)

Auxiliary Power Supply

Bombardier Transportation (BT), Sweden has placed a multi-million pound order with TPS to provide Auxiliary Power Supply (APS) equipment for 680 cars of London Underground’s Central Line.

TPS’s scope is to design and supply a cutting edge, innovative, efficient and compact APS system that will enable BT to deliver a high-quality traction system for LU. The technology embedded in these Auxiliary Power Supply units will significantly improve energy efficiency of the trains and reduce the total cost of ownership for LU.

A pioneer in Rail Power Electronics, TPS have been awarded a multi-million pound contract by BT to design and supply a new APS system for Central Line’s fleet. The scope of work is to design, manufacture and supply APS equipment for 680 cars and this contract will run until 2024.

Housed in a compact, under-floor mounted enclosure, all APS components are naturally cooled and require minimum maintenance. The equipment is designed for increased availability and can withstand severe rail environment, such as extreme temperatures, space constraints and high vibration. TPS’ auxiliary power units are built with an intelligent monitoring system that records events and conditions sent by the control system. These units also come with portable test equipment software which enables the train maintainer to easily diagnose the system from their laptop.

The APS units also incorporate an innovative DC-DC Power Module using cutting edge Silicon Carbide (SiC) technology which can sustain much higher voltages and can be switched at a much higher frequency, hence equipment can be made smaller with improved reliability.

Carlos Neves, Chief Executive Officer of TPS, commented:

“I am extremely pleased that after 2 years of a true collaboration effort between TPS and Bombardier we won this significant project with London Underground. This contract proves that our sustainable investment on R&D in innovative technologies was adequate and allows us to fully demonstrate our capabilities. The long-term goal for TPS is to exceed expectations developing innovative and sustainable solutions that, in this case, will help BT and LU to reduce carbon footprint and minimise the energy used by the Tube network.”

To learn more about our innovative Auxiliary Power Supply units, please Click here.

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Highly commended certificate for TPS Railway Industry Innovation Awards 2017

Turbo Power Systems (TPS) have received a highly commended certificate at The Railway Industry Innovation Awards 2017 for the Environment Category. The award was for the innovative Mark 3 static converters developed in collaboration with Chiltern Railways.

We have supplied an energy efficient, lightweight and cost-effective power electronic solution to service all on-board electronics, HVAC and to charge batteries. The Mark 3 static converters allow potential savings of over £1 million over three years to the operator as opposed to using conventional motor alternators. The static converters also have the potential to reduce the carbon footprint.

TPS’s solution provides efficient on-board electrical power derived from highly variable single-phase input from the overhead supply. This solution ultimately leads to improved performance and a high level of comfort for passengers. Some of the key benefits to rail operators include: 15% efficiency improvement, 4kW energy saved per journey and optimised through life cost.

The Railway Industry Innovation Award ceremony has been held on 23rd June 2017 at Paddington Hilton, London. Other categories included: ‘Passenger experience’, ‘Cross-industry partnership’, ‘Operations and performance’, ‘Engineering’, ‘Safety’, ‘Small-scale project’ and ‘Major project’. This is the partner event to the Railway Industry Association’s innovation conference and its aim is to celebrate innovation and great achievements in the industry.

For more information on the Mark 3 static converter solution, download the datasheet here.

Meet us at Railtex Stand E34 at the NEC Birmingham!

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Meet the TPS team on Stand E34!

Book a 1:1 appointment today with one of our team members! To secure your slot, please email marketing@turbopowersystems.com.

Why visit TPS Stand E34 

We are excited to be displaying three of our next-gen rail products. These include our DC-DC Power Module, Auxiliary Power Supply (APS) for Monorail and At Seat Power Supplies (ASP’s) at the largest Rail exhibition in the UK.

Our DC-DC Power Module was awarded at the Elektra event for ‘Power Systems of the year category’ 2016. Our APS for Monorail systems is successfully running worldwide. Finally our ASPS product line are operating in over 1200 trains in the UK.

These products represent a tangible expression of our ability to design and develop innovative rail solutions.

TPS are pioneering specialists in Rail Power Electronics since 1987. Our Rail reputation has allowed us to work with customers on bespoke projects worldwide. Just a few companies can match the engineering pedigree that we hold. We have a proven record of successfully solving some of the world’s most complex projects.

Railtex

Running in its 20th year, Railtex attracts international visitors and exhibitors all over the world. Including  industry leading keynote speakers, all of which provide the ideal platform for the industry to come together and do business. There will be an exciting programme encompassing keynote speeches, seminars and discussion forums all devised to highlight industry trends.

FREE tickets

Free entry tickets will be available to all visitors who pre-register their attendance before the 8th of May 2017. After this time, you will still be able to register online or onsite at a cost of £20 per ticket.

You can visit the Railtex website for more information: http://www.railtex.co.uk.

We look forward to seeing you at Railtex!

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TPS make it as finalists for UKRIA 2017 Awards!

TPS have been shortlisted x3 for award-winning products in Cost Base Reduction, Environmental and Sustainability and Traction & Rolling Stock categories!

The UK Rail Industry Awards 2017 (UKRIA) announced its shortlist which includes companies, teams and individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the Rail Industry. The winners will be announced this week on the 9th of February at the Battersea Evolution, London.

 

Turbo Power Systems (TPS) a leader of railway technology, has been shortlisted for their award-winning Static Converter in the ‘Cost Base Reduction and Environmental and Sustainability’ categories. The Static Converter won the UKRIA 2016 award for ‘Traction & Rolling Stock’ category. This solution can deliver over £1m savings to the fleet operator, reduce carbon footprint and many other benefits. Please view here to download the datasheet.

For ‘Traction & Rolling Stock’ category, we have been shortlisted for our award-winning DC-DC Power Module. This product recently won the ‘Power Systems of 2016’ category for the renowned Elektra Award, which is an established platform that celebrates the achievements of individuals and companies across Europe. You can find out more information here.

Join us to celebrate all those who have been shortlisted and announcement of the winners – it will certainly be a memorable night!

To attend please view here and to see the full shortlist view here.

If you wish to find out more about the shortlisted products, please contact marketing@turbopowersystems.com.

Follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter to find out on who wins on the night! Good luck to all!

TPS are exhibiting at Railtex 2017!

TPS are exhibiting at Railtex 2017, the International Exhibition of Railway Equipment, Systems & Services on the 9th-11th May 2017 in the NEC, Birmingham.

TPS welcome you to our stand!

Visit Stand E34 and witness our world-class rail products including our award-winning DC-DC Power Module, Auxiliary Power Supply (APS) for Monorail and At Seat Power Supply (ASP’s) for Diesel Multiple Units (DMU’s).

Our innovative power conversion DC-DC Power Module was recently awarded at the renowned Elektra event for ‘power systems of the year category’ 2016. APS for Monorail systems is successfully running in Sao Paulo and ASP’s product line are operating in over 1200 trains in the UK. This is a tangible expression of our ability to design and develop innovative solutions.

Railtex is the industry’s meeting place, the UK’s leading rail event covering railway equipment, systems and services, where visitors and exhibitors come together to see the latest technology in action, learn about new products/services, hear about key industry projects and do business.

Leading industry figures will be providing insights into prospects and opportunities for the UK rail sector during a comprehensive programme of events at Railtex 2017. The Birmingham National Exhibition Centre (NEC) is perfectly accessible for rail travellers as it is situated right next to Birmingham International rail station.

Book an appointment

If you wish to meet us during the event or for further enquiries please email marketing@turbopowersystems.com.

Visitor registration

Entry tickets for Railtex 2017 will be available free of charge to all visitors who pre-register their attendance before the cut-off on 8 May 2017. After this time, you will still be able to register online or onsite at a cost of £20 per ticket.

We look forward to meeting you!

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