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Heidenheim, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany, 2010/09/21 - An operating speed of 380 kilometers per hour - this makes the ZEFIRO 380 the fastest commercially used train of the world. FSE: VO2A
An operating speed of 380 kilometers per hour - this makes the ZEFIRO 380 the fastest commercially used train of the world. From 2012, the high-speed train will be in service on China's rails. Voith supplies couplers, final drives and complete front ends.
Some 6 000 kilometers of rail track are currently developed for new high-speed routes in China. The ZEFIRO 380 is meant to play a central role in this expansion of the new high-speed network. Voith Turbo Scharfenberg participates in the project with automatic Scharfenberg couplers and towing couplers, as well as 2 080 semi-permanent couplers to be used between carriages.
Voith Turbo Scharfenberg also supplies automatic front ends for the new Chinese high-speed train. These front ends are characterized by their fiber compound components specifically designed for very high speeds, and by reliable front hatch kinematics. Voith is therefore a systems supplier for the entire front end energy absorption of the ZEFIRO.
The ZEFIRO will also be fitted with Voith final drives. They allow speeds of 380 kilometers per hour and more.
Voith Turbo (voithturbo.com), the specialist for hydrodynamic drive, coupling and braking systems for road, rail and industrial applications, as well as for ship propulsion systems, is a Group Division of Voith AG.
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