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Toshiba to Showcase Environmentally Conscious Products and Technologies for Transportation System at InnoTrans 2010, in Berlin

- Strengthening the transportation system business in the global market -
16 Sep, 2010

TOKYO—Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) today announced that it will showcase its environmentally conscious products and technologies for transportation system as a first-time exhibitor at InnoTrans 2010, the world's leading international trade fair for transport technology. InnoTrans 2010 will be held in Messe Berlin in Berlin from September 21 to 24 2010 and Toshiba will be exhibiting in Hall 18/ Stand 101. Products and systems on display will include a full size model of the main converter of a prototype hybrid locomotive and a Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor (PMSM).

Toshiba has contributed know-how and technologies to the rail industry for 111 years, and is now expanding its transportation system business in the global market. The company chose InnoTrans 2010 as a venue to showcase its advanced technologies and environmentally conscious products, and to demonstrate its comprehensive capabilities in electrical systems and its history of locomotive deliveries.

This exhibition will support Toshiba's moves to strengthen its transportation system business in the global market and to increase the ratio of sales outside Japan from 40% in fiscal year 2009 to 70% in fiscal year 2015.

Major exhibits

1. Full size model of main converter for prototype hybrid locomotive

Toshiba will showcase a full size model of the main converter that controls the drive for the HD300-901 locomotive. The locomotive is a HD300 class prototype of a new Hybrid Shunting Diesel Locomotive for which Toshiba has completed development and production, in collaboration with Japan Freight Railway. The locomotive has a cooperative power control system that receives power from a diesel engine generator and a lithium-ion battery. The locomotive's environmentally conscious design secures significant performance improvements over existing shunting locomotives, including notable reductions in fuel consumption, CO2 and exhaust gas emissions and noise.

2. Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor (PMSM)

The Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor (PMSM) uses a permanent magnet for the rotor (stator) and is lighter and more efficient than a conventional induction motor propulsion system. Toshiba developed the motor for application in commuter trains and has achieved outstanding results, including a 20% reduction in energy consumption in both accelerating and braking . PMSM have already been introduced in the HD300-901 prototype hybrid locomotive and are now being introduced to trains operating on Tokyo Metro's Marunouchi Line. They will be introduced to Tokyo Metro's Chiyoda Line in the future. Toshiba is now developing a High Power PMSM for main line locomotive applications and PMSM for high-speed trains, as well as a 4-in-1 inverter unit that will contribute to a more compact PMSM propulsion inverter.

3. World Supply Record

Toshiba has supplied 1,500 sets of on-board systems for electric locomotives and diesel-electric locomotives that apply environmentally conscious technology, such as IGBT drive systems, to customers in Japan, China, South Africa, Malaysia and elsewhere. Key orders include:

-  19E class electric locomotives for Transnet Freight Rail, South Africa
-  HD300 class hybrid locomotive for Japan Freight Railway Company, Japan
-  EH500 AC/DC dual voltage electric locomotives for Japan Freight Railway Company

Toshiba @ InnoTrans 2010 Quick Facts
When 21 – 24 September 2010
Where Messe Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Find us at Hall 18/ Stand 101
InnoTrans info http://www1.messe-berlin.de/vip8_1/website/Internet/Internet/www.innotrans/englisch/index.html

 

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