RAILWAY ALTERNATOR FRAMES
A drive system and mounting system for an vehicle mounted alternator is provided wherein such an alternator system may be mounted to the structure directly above the axel/bearing combination by means of a mounting plate and associated spacers that are is adaptable to a wide range of rail freight cars, associated bearing adapters, bearing sizes and types, and side frames. This alternator system employs automatic tensioning devices similar to those in automobiles and is enclosed to provide protection from the elements and vandalism.
The traction brushless synchronous alternators (three-phase or polyphase) for railway and road applications are manufactured with steel plate or cast iron frame (depending on the degree of protection chosen), complying with the standards IEC61373, NBR 5052 and NBR5117
- This ISO 9001 certified unit was initially started in the year 1964 imbibing technical know-how from EVR of France for the purpose of manufacturing Statodyne brushless alternators used for lighting and air conditioning of Railway coaches.
- There are two divisions in this unit, namely Statodyne Alternator Division (Train Lighting Alternator Division) and Foundry Division.
- Statodyne Alternator Division has an Installed capacity of 3000 numbers of alternators per annum. There are more than 40,000 alternators in service with the Indian Railways alone.
- Foundry Division has a capacity of 1500 MT per annum and manufactures Spheroidal Graphite Iron & Grey Iron Castings. This unit has fully mechanized moulding lines with sophisticated testing equipment to ensure quality castings. The unit also has 2 x 3t capacity Induction Furnaces.