An example of successful realisation based on a 3-D design: ISATEC develops various PowerPacks for rail transport. PowerPacks are compact, self-sufficient propulsion units integrated in the underbody of many local trains, which can be easily replaced. The package developed by ISATEC is optimally tailored to spatial conditions and technical requirements of the respective rail vehicle.

Its components are connected using an individual carrier frame. In addition to the main units such as motor, gear unit and cooling system, numerous other components have to be integrated – e.g. hydraulic supply, on-board power generator, air conditioning compressor, heating systems, tanks, fire extinguishing system, numerous lines and cable harnesses.

Highlight: Our pioneering PowerPack hybridisation approach was already presented at InnoTrans 2008.