Traction for LRV applications

Kiepe Electric has developed specific devices, which also fulfil the extreme operating conditions, together with the users. Thanks to the modular design, they can easily be adapted to special electrical and mechanical requirements.

Kiepe Electric’s traction system offer for tramcars and LRVs includes:

Direct pulse inverter of the type Kiepe DPU

Direct pulse inverter in IGBT technology as a traction inverter for three-phase-powered vehicles fed via a contact line (DC 600/750 V 250 kVA).


Due to the modular design of choppers various customer-specific solutions can be realised.

Switchgroup control unit

Is it possible to adapt the traction control of vehicles controlled by switchgroups or power contactors to the state of the art? This question is put by many operators. Kiepe Electric offers solutions at acceptable costs and considers both vehicle-specific and the customer-specific requirements. Focus is especially on the realisation of plug-and-play solutions.

Your Contact:

Ulrich Lauel Manager, Rail Systems

Kiepe-Platz 1
40599 Düsseldorf
Deutschland - Germany

Phone: +49 211 7497 0

Converter Series Kiepe DGG 500: Integrated traction and on-board power supply system in standardised design for tramways and LRVs

Traction Converter Kiepe TU 600.01: For modernisation of a class 455 EMU, UK; compact power for regional and commuter trains

Traction Converter Kiepe TU 900: Compact power for heavy shunting and main-line locomotives of the type DE12 / DE18