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!

Turbo Power Systems (TPS) collaborate on a UK solar power project

TPS collaborate with Imperial College London, 10:10, Network Rail and other partners to investigate the use of track-side solar panels to power trains.

Network Rail is currently investing billions in electrifying the UK’s railways, in bid to significantly reduce the number of trains running on diesel fuel, curbing costs, air pollution, and greenhouse gas emissions in the process.

The project will look at connecting solar panels directly to the lines that provide power to trains, a move that would bypass the electricity grid in order to more efficiently manage power demand from trains. It is the first in the world to test the completely unique and innovative idea, which could have a wide impact with commercial applications on electrified rail networks all over the world.

Initially the project will look at the feasibility of converting “third rail systems”. These supply electricity to the locomotive through a power line running close to the ground. They have the advantage of matching the way electricity is supplied by solar panels as direct current, and using a similar voltage to the rail network of 750V DC.

There are several major technical hurdles that will have to be addressed before the system could be accepted for operation, for instance, maintenance personnel safety. Interfacing a PV system to a utility network has taken many years to develop protocols and algorithms, which allow the PV system to come online when the grid is healthy and offline if the local grid has become disconnected from the main utility network.

 

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TPS excels in this particular area. It has a staff member Tony Lakin who is the UK expert to the International Standards Committee IEC TC82 who will provide the specialist expertise. Tony said “this is a requirement because the grid must not be able to power back up again autonomously, if an engineer has disconnected the mains supply to enable safe working on the disconnected area. The same considerations apply to the third rail system; you do not want the local energy system repowering the rail if remedial work is being carried out on it, the maintenance engineers would not be happy”!

Another consideration is that third rail on most rail networks is also used for signalling purposes, so injecting power into this rail raises electromagnetic compatibility issues. TPS is ideally placed to solve these problems because it already manufactures convertors to pick up power from the third rail and distribute it to on-board systems within the rail vehicle. The interface to the rail forms a key role in their design process and TPS have many years of know-how in implementing safe and successful systems. TPS experience combined with Imperial’s capability gives an unparalleled amount of engineering expertise to this project.

Imperial’s experience is on integration and management of renewable energy sources in electricity grids, while TPS work on the distribution and management of power in the railway sector. “TPS and Imperial really give us the full technical package,” says Leo. “We couldn’t have better partners to work out how we can integrate solar power with our trains.”

The Renewable Traction project will start on 1 February 2017. It is a collaboration between 10:10, Turbo Power Systems (TPS), Community Energy South, Network Rail and Energy Futures Lab. It is funded through Innovate UK’s Energy Game Changers programme. It will release the results of their feasibility study in late 2017.

Find out more about this project here: Plugging solar power into our railways

 

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TPS celebrate after scooping Elektra Award!

Winners for Power Systems Product of 2016 category

TPS have won the Elektra Award for Power Systems Product of 2016 category and we are truly honored! Engineering and Business Development Director Nigel Jakeman and Power Electronics Engineer Andrew Tenwick collected the glass trophy at this year’s Elektra European Electronics Awards.

“We would like to give a huge thank you to Electronics Weekly and its judges. This award is an honor and validation of the positive progress we have made over the last few years. TPS have grown in sales and staff, and we continue to increase the capabilities of our products for the Rail industry”, said CEO Carlos Neves.

Andrew and Nigel celebrating a win with wine!

Award-winning product

TPS was recognised for our High Voltage DC-DC 100kW Power Converter Module, the next-gen product for the Railway Industry. The main purpose of the DC-DC converter module will be to provide stable and isolated DC output for power conversion applications. This module will be lighter and compact with reduced losses compared to legacy designs thereby contributing to a greener use of energy.

The intended application is principally for power conversion and isolation on board rail vehicles. Other applications include power distribution as a means of galvanic isolation or as a solid state transformer (SST). Electrical / mechanical robustness, high efficiency, low weight and compact dimensions are key requirements for the railway industry and this module is designed with all these objectives in mind. There are different versions available that cover variable input voltages, various cooling arrangements and variable conversion power/voltage outputs. In short these modules can be tailored to meet customer requirements.

The award winning DC-DC Power Module.

For more information about the DC-DC please contact our Marketing Team via marketing@turbopowersystems.com or call 0191 482 9200.

The Ceremony

Elektra Awards 2016 awarded 20 companies that applied to their chosen category!

All Elektra Award Winners celebrating their win!

Nigel Jakeman and Andrew Tenwick from TPS, attended the fourteenth annual Elektra Awards ceremony which took place on Thursday 1st December 2016 at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London.

Turbo Power Systems win Power Systems Product of 2016!

 

InnoTrans 2016 here we come!

We welcome you to visit us in Hall CityCube Stand 225H on the 20th – 23rd of September 2016.

TPS are joining thousands of exhibitors in the World’s leading trade fair for transport technology, InnoTrans 2016 to take place in Germany, Messe Berlin. The event will begin with a high calibre opening ceremony, with over 1,000 national and international senior representatives of the business, scientific and political communities expected to attend. Other activities include InnoTrans Convention, Speakers’ Corner, CEO Guided Tours and Innovation Tours.

This is an incredible opportunity to witness ground breaking innovations including our own. Experience our cutting-edge Auxiliary Power Supply products, which are successfully operating all over the world. This is tangible expression of our ability to design and develop innovative solutions. View our exhibitor page here to read more about the products that we will be showcasing.

Wish to visit us? We have FREE digital vouchers for one day of the event only. These are LIMITED to numbers. The cost of a normal one day visitor pass is €45. You can also book a time slot in a private meeting room with one of our sales representatives. For either enquiries please email: marketing@turbopowersystems.com.

We look forward to meeting you.

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