ABB manufactures and services systems, subsystems and components used in modern urban, conventional and high-speed rail applications. These include rail infrastructure and rolling stock, as well as FACTS (flexible alternating current transmission systems) and network management solutions like SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition).
ABB is a world leading independent supplier of innovative and reliable technologies to vehicle manufacturers, railway operators and system integrators. With a comprehensive offering for rolling stock and infrastructure, as well as FACTS, network management solutions and SCADA systems, ABB also provides lifetime service support, including maintenance and retrofit.
We help to keep the world moving with new sustainable approaches that enable customers to use energy effectively, creating a low carbon railway industry that operates with maximum efficiency and reliability.
Railway Power Infrastructure
ABB is able to construct and install complete power supply and control systems for rail networks, offering a wide variety of innovative and reliable products for every aspect of rail infrastructure. A partnership with ABB brings experience, system know-how and state-of-the-art technology in railway power supply. Its customers can draw on a single source to meet their traction power needs and contribute towards improved performance and profitability.
On Board Portfolio for Rolling Stock
A broad portfolio of products, systems and services for rolling stock includes traction transformers, converters, motors and many other components for different types of rail application: freight, high-speed, suburban railways, metros and tramways. ABB works worldwide with leading vehicle manufacturers and transport operators provides innovative solutions that increase performance and energy efficiency in rail transportation while improving passenger comfort.
Lifetime Service for Rolling Stock and Infrastructure
A global network of services for railways provides the possibility to get tailor-made and lifecycle services for rolling stock and infrastructure. ABB’s broad range of services consists of spare parts, maintenance, upgrades and retrofit, on and off customer site. A customized bundle of services is available based on the customer’s operating needs, on demand when needed or in multi-year service level agreements.
Rail Manufacture and Production
ABB’s robots are employed in a broad spectrum of railway applications including surface treatment, finishing and painting; machine tending; materials handling, composites construction for fibre placement; assembly; and quality control and inspection. As a world leader in robot design and production, ABB supports the rail and transportation sectors worldwide.
ABB Railway Servicing
We have a global network of services for railways, providing the possibility to get tailor made and life cycle services for rolling stock and infrastructure. ABB’s broad range of services consists of spare parts, maintenance, upgrades and retrofit, and we offer these both on and off customer sites. A customised bundle of services is available based on the customer’s operating needs, on demand when needed or in multi-year service level agreements.
A typical customer’s installed base may have been built up and developed over a period of 40 years or more, and will reflect the different technological paradigms of that period. ABB has hence developed a service portfolio to help customers face this challenge.
Robot-assisted Manufacture and Production
As a leading supplier of industrial robots, modular manufacturing systems and service, ABB offers a wide range of robots to the railway industry for applications such as:
Surface treatment, finishing and painting
Composites construction for fibre placement
Assembly, including drilling, riveting and welding
Quality control and inspection
ABB delivers innovative and customized solutions which exactly meet the needs of our customers. For example, our new paint portal for rail car painting offers repeatable paint quality, less overspray and less paint consumption.
A strong solutions focus helps our customers improve productivity, quality and worker safety. ABB has installed more than 200,000 worldwide."
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