AEG Power Solutions, a global vendor of power electronic systems, announced that Powertronics has selected one of its power system solutions to secure the power for the new automatic control systems it will provide to Egyptian National Railways. The current contract was signed for a first wave of over 300 Protect MIP DC rectifier chargers to be delivered within the next two years.
The Egyptian Ministry of Transportation has launched a major transformation programme of its national operator, Egypt National Railways, which includes upgrades to its rolling equipment and rail infrastructure to improve user safety and service.
To reach international technical standards, Egyptian railway crossing control systems will shift from currently manual and semi-automatic control to fully automatic control. AEG Power Solutions Protect MIP 24V-50A battery chargers have been selected to supply the DC load to control and automatically open and close the barriers.
“When it comes to this type of application, security is at stake, so reliability of the system was our first concern when we selected our partner” explained, Alì Moustafa, Executive Manager at Powertronics. “We selected AEG Power Solutions based upon the high reliability of their product and their proven track record in transportation applications worldwide.”
The Protect MIP rectifier charger has state of the art switch mode technology and high reliability with N+1 redundancy. It is designed to be scalable, simple to use and with hot swappable rectifier modules, assures easy maintenance making it the solution of choice when reliability and reduced operational costs are at stake. The system is already in use in many critical applications such as rail, airport and utility infrastructures.
“This contract is also a mid-term partnership, which is of underlining importance for us” said, Alberto Dall’Asta, Managing Director in Italy who leads the cooperation between AEG Power Solutions and Powertronics.
“We have real expertise in power supply when safety is at stake and by working closely together with the customer, we identified the right solution for this critical application” explained, Daniela Antenori, Technical Sales Engineer, at AEG PS.
Powertronics is located at Ramadan City, Egypt and provides power line monitors and critical railway safety systems. AEG Power Solutions Group is a global provider of power electronics systems and solutions for industrial and demanding commercial power requirements offering.Click below to share this article