RITTER Starkstromtechnik

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Manufacturer and System Integrator of Protection Systems, Automation and Switching Solutions for Railway Power Networks

RITTER is a manufacturer of high voltage switching components for railway applications. Our switching components find their application in the railway network (electric traction power networks) in outdoor and indoor conditions. We have an installed base of over 8000 switches in railway applications all over the world.

Our switching components Disconnect high voltage, Switch high currents, Isolate and Earth circuits creating a safe working environment in your power network

We manufacture:

  • Railway high voltage DC disconnector switches
    (open and close electric circuits)
  • Railway high voltage on load DC disconnector switches
    (e.g. feeder/coupler DC Supply)
  • Railway high voltage AC and DC earthing switches (*)

Various system voltages: 750 / 1000 / 1500 / 3000V DC , 15 and 25kV AC (*)

And nominal current ratings: 400 – 9000 A DC

RITTER is a Multivendor System Integrator of Substation Automation and Protection systems

We engineer, integrate and test brands such as SIEMENS, ABB, SPRECHER Automation, SAE and GE (Alstom).

Being a System integrator brings the (unique) advantage of being able to thoroughly test the integration of a complete Substation automation, Protection system together with a RITTER Switchgear.

Our products: Protect, Control and Monitor Your Key Assets in the Power Network

  • Substation automation (traction) power networks
  • Substation high voltage protection systems
  • Smart Grid distribution automation

Our experience consists of the following brands / product series. In the event you have a different brand please ask us. We will check what we can do for you.

We are a certified Advanced Partner in Protection & Substation Automation / Solution Partner SIMATIC HMI of SIEMENS AG. Our expert engineers are being trained on a regular basis, which enables us to provide you the most up to date Solutions including Services and Warranty.

RITTER is a Manufacturer of Medium Voltage Switchgears up to 24kV for Power Networks

Our medium voltage switchgears find their application in Energy Infrastructures (substations) such as AC power networks (electricity grids up to 24 kV). They play a key role in distributing power to ensure a safe and reliable operation of power networks (electricity grids).

We manufacture Substation medium voltage switchgear in the ranges:

  • Air Insulated, 12 kV 3600A 50kA
  • Air Insulated, 24 kV 4000A 40kA

Our Switchgears are type tested in accordance to IEC 62271-200.


RITTER is a medium-sized company consisting of about 550 employees, continually grown from a family enterprise. Such strong growth is only possible through extraordinary effort. Through skilled and competent employees giving their best. Through new developments. Through the reliability, durability and quality of our products. Through continuous striving for the best result. New tasks present a challenge. We find the special solution in discussions with our clients. Our products and systems are developed, designed and manufactured on our factory locations in Germany – Olfen, Wilnsdorf and Remscheid.

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