The rail industry is deeply rooted in the German industrial landscape – and railway technology “Made in Germany” is currently in high demand. Growing environmental and climate protection requirements are dictating the pace here, too: Although rail transport already has a good environmental and climatic report card per se, companies in the industry are already investing in research and development in order to be prepared for the increasing demands of the future. In addition to lightweight design of rail motor units, they focus their efforts on developing components and drive systems with even lower emissions and greater energy efficiency.
In vehicle manufacturing, there are a number of different applications in which cylindrical gears are used. These include the powertrains of rail vehicles, which have to meet very specific requirements such as noise minimization, maximum power transmission and a long service life. Gear technology from Klingelnberg sets the standard in terms of economic efficiency and also quality.