About traction transformers
One of the most vital components of a rolling stock is a traction transformer. It forms the most integral part of an electric traction system and helps in the smooth movement of motors such as locomotives, high-speed trains, and trams. For over a century now, these transformers have been used for traction in railways. It is considered to be the best alternative to conventional fossil-fuel based traction systems. It comes with various mounting options such as:
Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Traction Transformer Market in the APAC 2015-2019
Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in Traction Transformer Market in the APAC 2015-2019: ABB, Alstom and Siemens
Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: AnsaldoBreda, BHEL, Crompton Greaves, Electren, Hitachi Plant Technologies, Hyundai Rotem, JST Transformateurs, Koncar, Mitsubishi Electric, Schneider Electric, Setrans Holding and Skoda Holding
Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “Vendors in the market are trying to manufacture more efficient traction transformers to differentiate their products from the competition. For instance, ABB, a major player in the traction transformer market in Europe, has introduced PETT, a smart traction transformer, which uses power electronics instead of the conventional inverter and transformer combination. This transformer is more efficient in terms of energy compared with traditional transformers. Apart from ABB, many other vendors are shifting their focus toward light, small, and more efficient transformers.”
According to the report, in the US, developing countries, such as India and China, are increasing their investment in the rail sector. India is investing in electric rail because of increasing congestion in road transport in cities such as Mumbai, Bangalore, and Delhi. Diesel locomotives are widely used in India because their costs have been subsidized recently and the unit charge of electricity is high. However, this trend has changed since the Indian Electricity Act of 2001. Railways have started adopting more electric trains in the country, which is expected to increase the demand for traction transformers in the APAC.
Further, the report states that increased and intense competition from local and regional vendors inhibits market growth.
ABB, Alstom, Siemens, AnsaldoBreda, BHEL, Crompton Greaves, Electren, Hitachi Plant Technologies, Hyundai Rotem, JST Transformateurs, Koncar, Mitsubishi Electric, Schneider Electric, Setrans Holding, Skoda Holding
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