INDIANAPOLIS – September 29, 2017 – Few if any other industries are subjected to the constant scrutiny and stringent standards faced by railway equipment and service providers. It’s why APTA EXPO attendees need to visit the REO-USA booth (6568) October 9-11 2017, at the Georgia World Conference Center in Atlanta.
Along with reactors, resistors, transformers and other components designed for light rail and IC rail, as well as people movers, trolleys, hybrid and electric busses, REO-USA engineers and testing specialists can answer questions and provide full details on the company’s product performance and safety testing program.
Every REO-USA railway component undergoes complete type testing in accordance with the EN 60310 standard, to fully verify and validate its design, reports Sr. Director of Engineering Rick Jones. Domestic testing capabilities and the industry norms and standards used by the company include:
• Acoustics measurement (EN 60076-10)
• Temperature testing (EN 45545 and IEC 60085)
• Partial discharge measurement (EN 50124)
• High potential and high-current tests (EN 61378 and 60076)
• Shock and vibration (per IEC 61373)
• Salt and mist (EN 50125-1)
• EMC testing for ability to control electromagnetic interference (EMI)
“Components submitted by a customer – frequency converters, for example – can be integrated with our specially fitted testing stations with their modular units,” Jones said.
“Our Indianapolis facility is ISO 9001 certified,” Jones points out, adding that REO-USA also carries IRIS certification via its Germany-based parent company. In addition, many products have been certified by Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL), and by European safety testing authority TUV in critical railway component areas such as;
• (UL) Insulating material systems in thermal classes F (155°C) and H ( 180°C)
• (UL and TUV) EMC filters, inductors and braking resistors
Numerous additional standards are also addressed by REO-USA’s testing program, including critical fire protection under standard EN 45545. Virtually all tests are conducted at its Indianapolis headquarters.
Testing and analysis, from fully functional prototype to manufactured component
In the case of products from REO-USA, it starts long before type testing. Rigorous testing of fully functioning prototype components utilizes advanced simulation techniques for key analyses, including:
• 3D magnetic field simulation – electromagnetic and thermal calculations based on
three-dimensional finite-element method (FEM)
• FEM thermal simulation – looking inside the actual product to detect potential “hot
spots” that could impact product performance and longevity
• FEM structural mechanics analysis – based on 3D CAD modeling, enabling accurate
analyses of • static and dynamic linear and nonlinear stress • frequency • screw
strength • welding seam calculation and more
For the latest updates on REO-USA’s booth at APTA, visit www.reo-usa.com.
About REO-USA, Inc.
REO-USA engineers and manufactures industry leading technology components for integrated product solutions in diverse fields and industries including railway, drive engineering, renewable energies, medical and automation. Headquarters for the ISO 9001:2008 certified company, which entered the U.S. in 2000, is a 25,000 square-foot facility in Indianapolis, Indiana. Parent company REO, a Germany-based manufacturer of electronic and inductive components founded in 1925, operates 14 global subsidiaries. For more information, call (317) 899-1395, email email@example.com, or visit www.reo-usa.com.