Mining Locomotives

Mining Locomotives
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Extremely tough conditions prevail wherever the mining locomotives from Schalke are in use – mostly in round-the-clock operation. In some cases they are operating in depths of more than one thousand metres below ground level and in mines of all types of climatic zones, from northern Sweden to the Indonesian tropics, in their daily work as highly robust work- horses.

Modular Multi-System Production Locomotive

With a total weight of 40 tonnes, this modular multi-system production locomotive is designed with a central cab and is currently the heaviest twin-axle locomotive Schalke manufactures. Each wheel- set is driven by a 135-kW AC electric traction motor. Two state-of-the-art, amongst others liquid-cooled IGBT- controlled traction converters make it possible to control each wheelset individually. The locomotive is designed with a hybrid power supply system, featuring a pantograph for overhead catenary and Powerpacks for diesel or battery operation. The Powerpacks can be quickly and smoothly replaced in approximately one hour as required. This ModuTrac locomotive is therefore equipped with several state-of-the-art traction technology systems simultaneously.

Multi-System Production Locomotive

This locomotive is designed with an end cab and has a total weight of 108 tonnes, distributed over four axles. Each wheelset is driven by a 225-kW AC traction motor and can be individually controlled, thanks to state-of-the-art, amongst others liquid-cooled, IGBT-controlled traction converter technology. The power can be supplied by various hybrid options, including a vertical pantograph for overhead catenary operation and also a horizontal pantograph for side catenary operation. The locomotive is additionally equipped with Battery-Powerpacks, enabling it to operate without an external power supply. This locomotive is equipped with an impressive range of the latest modular traction technology.

Modular Production and Service Locomotive

Using a modular system, this small modular production and service locomotive was developed by Schalke as a new standard vehicle and enlarges the company’s portfolio for mining vehicles to include a model that features a comparatively low total weight. It is ideal for use as a production locomotive in smaller mines with lower capacities, but can also be practical for use in larger- scale mines, for example as a service vehicle. Although its design is fundamentally simple, the technology used in it is still of excellent quality and the locomotive itself is extremely robust and long-lasting.

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