- Traction drives
- Auxiliary converters
- AC & DC power supply systems
On 17 November in Warsaw, during the 12th edition of the Railway Congress, the Green Railway Awards were awarded by the Railway Business Forum and the Rynek Kolejowy Publishing House for activities that make rail transport even more eco-friendly. The winner of this year’s second edition of the competition was, among others, Medcom company, which was awarded for innovative technologies and products for the natural environment.
The aim of the competition is to reward companies and institutions that stand out with special achievements for the railway industry in Poland. The award was received on behalf of Medcom by Piotr Wroński, Vice-President of the company.
− The transformation of public transport requires dynamic changes in the energy sector. We need new, alternative sources of clean energy to offset its deficit, as well as solutions that will make the daily operation of vehicles even cheaper and more environmentally friendly, said Piotr Wroński. Medcom has been developing technologies that reduce energy losses and optimise its consumption for 35 years. The energy-saving drive systems we produce, combined with energy recovery and storage systems, significantly reduce the energy demand of vehicles in public transport, he added.
Medcom is one of the largest European producers of power electronics for rail vehicles, electric and hydrogen buses and trolleybuses. The company was the first on the market to implement the serial production of traction inverters and static converters in the silicon carbide (SiC) technology. These provide up to 30% lower operating costs for vehicles in urban traffic, as well as greater range and longer battery life.
– The market – not only in Poland – is more and more willing to use new technologies, and the current crisis additionally accelerates the pace of change. Currently, more than a thousand energy-efficient locomotives, trams, electric buses and trolleybuses with SiC solutions from Medcom are moving on European tracks and roads. The carbide technology not only significantly reduces transport costs, but also its impact on the natural environment, summed up Piotr Wroński.