You can find a variety of electric traction systems all over the globe. These traction systems are designed according to the railway type and the place where they will be used. Today, there are more electric traction systems than ever before.
To complete the traction power system, it must use a motor and complete the entire traction power circuit. The electric traction supply system makes sure that all return systems are grounded to a running track so that the circuit can be completed.
To complete the circuit, it was necessary to introduce a power system capable of managing the train’s power. Return systems are also needed. The AC or DC power, regulation devices or shoes, and connections to the return system and third rail are all part of the tramping power systems.
The circuit is completed by power systems and return systems. They source the energy from the various items within the train system. Connecting the brushes that rub along the axle ends completes the power circuit. The wheels run along the rails, and all systems are wired to the substation to supply power.
These systems can be modified to power overhead trains, multi-voltage trains and to provide transformer boosts to increase power system efficiency. Locomotives are capable of operating at different voltages, and can have power options that match the local conditions.
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This post was written by Justin Tidd, Director at Swartz Engineering. For nearly half a century, Swartz Engineering has been at the forefront of industry safety. They are a family-owned company specializing in power distribution for the electrical industry. Our design ensures maximum flexibility for excellent reliability and a high return on investment.