TPS wins award at UKRIA 2016 for ‘Traction and Rolling Stock’ category.

We are absolutely thrilled and delighted to share that we have won under ‘Traction and Rolling Stock’ category at UKRIA Awards 2016 held at Battersea Evolution, London on 11th Feb 2016. This is one of the 23 coveted UK Rail Industry Awards and we won against staggering number of entries all of exceptional quality. This is proof of TPS’s credibility and capability to offer robust power conversion solutions to the rolling stock industry. No wonder we are trusted by global customers to deliver quality and reliable solutions.

We received the award for innovation, planning and execution on Class 321 air conditioning power supply project. The power supply was developed to meet the demands of the air conditioning system installed in the Class 321 fleet. All of the power supply components are housed in a single, under floor mounted, naturally cooled steel enclosure. The equipment is ruggedly constructed to withstand severe rail environment and the unique design technique provides extremely reliable performance during operation. The power supply includes a comprehensive monitoring system which records events and conditions reported by the control system. The power supply also comes with a portable test equipment software whereby the train operator can plug-in a laptop computer and can diagnose the system. Please refer to link below for additional information on the product.

Datasheet – Air-conditioning Power Supply

TPS prides itself in offering highly reliable, lighter and efficient power conversion solutions to the global rolling stock industry. Rail operators and fleet owners are always looking for ways to minimize maintenance costs, increase system efficiency, improve power density and increase fleet availability and reliability. TPS has developed a suite of unique solutions for the ageing UK rolling stock, which provides all the aforementioned benefits at a value added price.

UKRIA Awards

Powering Intelligent Solutions

Attention: Train Builders, Fleet Operators and Owners, we here at Turbo Power Systems want you to have the easiest life possible.

To ensure that you don’t have to experience; incompatible products for ever-changing Rail Infrastructure, system inefficiencies impacting your profits, a lack of compact & light weight solutions, expensive maintenance costs, challenges of finding greener solutions and products that are suitable for harsh environments, ultimately delivering an inconsistent passenger experience, then it’s imperative that you choose to power your on-board electronics with our auxiliary power equipment.

We offer a variety of solutions as you can see in the matrix below. Get in touch now for a consistent passenger experience and for products tailored to your requirements. Whether it’s a green solution, compact product or a suite of products to suit different platforms that you need, we can help.

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TPS Shortlisted at UK Rail Industry Awards

The UK Rail Industry Awards (UK RIA) announced its shortlist recently, which includes companies, teams and individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the industry.

Turbo Power Systems (TPS), a champion of Great British rail technology, has been shortlisted in the ‘Traction and Rolling Stock’ category for its static converter solution that can deliver over £1m savings to the fleet operator and, at the same time, reduce the carbon footprint.

The static converter solution replaces the old motor alternator set on each train car, which is used to service all on-board electronics, HVAC and charge the batteries. TPS’ replacement provides more on-board electrical power from the highly variable, poor-quality single phase input derived from the overhead supply, to ultimately optimise performance and enhance passenger comfort.

The TPS team is confident that they have a good chance to win, since the technology and pedigree applied to the product were among the best in the industry. Nigel Jakeman, Engineering Director of Turbo Power Systems said,

“We are delighted to be shortlisted for our static converter solution that we have successfully installed in more than 30 Mark 3 coaches across the UK. Our customers have reported that they have experienced over 4kW energy saving per car per journey and have seen 15% efficiency improvement in operation compared to a motor alternator. The energy savings and efficiency improvements, combined with the substantial cost savings and improved passenger experience, gives us a strong case and the potential to take home the award.”

This product has been successfully developed in collaboration with Chiltern Railways who supported the specification of the technical requirements and gained approval for its implementation.

The UK Rail Industry Awards will be held on 11th February 2016 at Battersea Evolution, London and tickets start at just £295. Other categories include; ‘Passenger Safety’, ‘Design Innovation’ and ‘Environmental and Sustainability’. Winners will be selected according to their contribution to the UK Rail Network, which continues to be one of the safest in Europe.

To see the full shortlist, please visit:

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

New Contract with Wabtec Rail Class 321 – HVAC Power Supply

TPS is proud to announce that it has been chosen by Wabtec Rail Limited to provide the air conditioning power supply for the Class 321 trains. These will be fitted to the fleet owned by Eversholt Rail Group and operated by Abellio Greater Anglia. In 2013, TPS designed and supplied these air conditioning power converters to Wabtec Rail for the Class 321 demonstrator project.

The scope of work is to manufacture, qualify and supply sixty (60) air conditioning power supplies. Deliveries to Wabtec Rail will commence in late 2015 for service mid-2016.

For further information please refer to the press release section of our website.

New Contract with Wabtec Rail Class 321 – At Seat Power Supply

TPS is proud to announce that it has been chosen by Wabtec Rail Limited to provide the PT3000 suite of at seat socket power supply for the Class 321 trains. Currently the fleet is owned by Eversholt Rail Group and operated by Abellio Greater Anglia.

The scope of work is to manufacture and supply one hundred and twenty (120) PT3000s. Deliveries to Wabtec Rail will commence in late 2015 for service mid-2016.

For further information please refer to the press release section of our website.