Detailed Product Description
Indian Railways and KEC have had a long and productive association wherein KEC has kept pace with each stage of technological development demanded by the indigenization of India 's vast railway system. Its team of engineers supported by world class manufacturing facility set out in the eighties to indigenize electric equipment which was, until then, imported at great cost.
The Traction Division was started in 1990 to cater to mainline electric and diesel locomotives. Today KEC is one of the major suppliers of electrical equipment to the railways.
Beginning with the first DC Motors for compressor application in AC coaches, KEC went on to develop dynamic braking resistors for goods train. Since then it has been a series of firsts, with the development of Alsthom design of 3900 hp traction motors and Hitachi design of 5400 hp for electric locomotives.
With the association of Indian Railways and ABB, KEC was selected as a TOT partner and has successfully developed and supplied 850 KW AC mainline traction motors for highly speed electric locomotives.
Prestigious Indian trains like Rajadhani Express, Shatapthi and Palace on Wheels have 500 KVA AC generators for power car applications.
With diesel locomotives going in for GM technology, KEC was the first Indian company to make radiator cooling fans, dust bin blower-motors to international standards. With its successful contribution to the modernizing of Indian railways KEC has now been approached by world leaders in traction for strategic tie ups which will ensure the presence of KEC traction products in the global arena.