Reliable High-Tech Starters for Diesel Units

A long service life and great reliability, very high shortterm power output at even the lowest temperatures,
frequent engine starts, a high number of fast loading cycles and little maintenance cycles: these were the
requirements placed on a diesel unit to be used for shunting locomotives in a retrofit program for the Swiss railway. A Swiss railway technology firm has developed a powerful, resilient starter technology concept based on capacitors. Despite requiring somewhat more space, capacitors are far superior to batteries when it comes to satisfying the requirements mentioned above. When combined with the connectivity solution from HARTING, the result is a system with a high quality level, great reliability and a long service life. IRIS certification (International Railway Industry Standard), technical competence and a broad range of durable HARTING products are the crucial factors that made this connectivity system solution possible.