ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih was the first in Ukraine to look for new generation diesel locomotives manufactured by CZ Loko for operation, the press service of the largest metallurgical enterprise in Ukraine said.
Now at the disposal of the Kryvyi Rih railway workers are four shunting locomotives EffiShunter 1600, assembled on the basis of the Czechoslovakian shunting locomotive ChME3.
According to ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih, they are very economical, convenient and economical. On average, they use 25-30% less fuel compared to outdated equipment and, in addition, are equipped with a digital control system, a system for monitoring the consumption of fuel and lubricants and cruise control.
Due to the fact that the locomotives are equipped with the appropriate national traffic management system, they are also used when performing complex maneuvers on the railway tracks.
"Computer software allows you to control the operation of the locomotive and carry out system diagnostics via the Internet from anywhere on Earth," the company said.
The undercarriage of the locomotive consists of two three-axle bogies with individual drive of all wheelsets. Traction motors are mounted on axles on sliding or rolling bearings. The drive unit is installed in the front hood of the locomotive. It includes a Caterpillar ICE and a Siemens traction generator.
In addition, most of the auxiliary drives, the engine cooling unit and the pneumatic unit are installed in the front hood. An electrical cabinet and an electrodynamic brake unit are installed in the rear hood.
The locomotive is equipped with a DAKO /MT3 Transmash pneumatic brake, a parking (hand) brake and an electrodynamic brake (EDT).
Recall that in the summer of 2019, a contract was signed for the supply of four locomotives of the EffiShunter 1600 series. It was originally planned that all diesel locomotives with a total value of 9 million euros will arrive in Krivoy Rog in 2020. The supply was interrupted by the outbreak of a novel coronavirus pandemic.