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November 02, 2018

Kiepe Electric wins another order from Manchester




  • Metrolink adding 27 light rail vehicles to its fleet
  • Marked increase in transport capacity
  • Kiepe Electric to integrate new converter solution

Kiepe Electric, a subsidiary of Knorr-Bremse, the global market leader for braking systems and a leading provider of sub-systems for rail and commercial vehicles, has been commissioned to supply 27 light rail vehicles.

October 30, 2018

Knorr-Bremse update after InnoTrans 2018: genuine value-added customer solutions drive new business




  • Trade fair booths focused on megatrends of urbanization, digitization and eco-efficiency
  • Maintenance contract signed with Siemens Mobility Services for Desiro, Velaro and locomotive fleets
  • Memorandum of understanding signed with Siemens Mobility Services on integration of iCOM apps into Railigent®
  • Cooperation with Perpetuum on vehicle component monitoring
  • Presentation of iCOM Monitor condition monitoring project with Rheinbahn
  • Project launched with Deutsche Bahn to pilot eco-friendly CO2 refrigerant for air-conditioning units
  • During InnoTrans, Knorr-Bremse received first ever “authorization for placing in service” from the German Federal Railway Authority, in connection with a brake modernization project

InnoTrans 2018 in Berlin was a great success and triggered several new business deals for Knorr-Bremse, the global market leader for braking systems and a leading supplier of other safety-critical rail and commercial vehicle systems.

October 29, 2018

Vehicle approval included: Knorr-Bremse modernizes braking systems for Desiro Classic VT 642 multiple units




  • Knorr-Bremse drives forward solutions for low life-cycle costs
  • Federal Railway Authority (EBA) issues Knorr-Bremse with its first ever ‘authorization for placing in service’ in the course of a brake modernization project
  • Knorr-Bremse RailServices modernizes VT 642 Desiros with new ESRA 3.0 brake control system, in a package that also reduces approval costs for customers

Knorr-Bremse, the global market leader for braking systems and a leading supplier of other rail and commercial vehicle subsystems, is expanding its modernization services with a focus on minimizing life-cycle costs.

October 25, 2018

Rheinbahn Düsseldorf to equip light rail vehicles with iCOM digital platform from Knorr-Bremse




  • iCOM installed in three Rheinbahn Düsseldorf vehicles
  • iCOM serves as central data hub and monitors condition of rail vehicles
  • System provides basis for predictive and lower-cost maintenance

In June of this year, Düsseldorf mass transit operator Rheinbahn began installing the iCOM digital platform from Knorr-Bremse, the global market leader for braking systems and a leading supplier of other safety-critical rail and commercial vehicle systems. As a result, Rheinbahn will be able to achieve more efficient maintenance of the three units currently fitted with iCOM, along with reductions in downtimes and costs.

September 21, 2018

Perpetuum and Knorr-Bremse RailServices look ahead to future cooperation

  • Signed declaration between Perpetuum and Knorr-Bremse for maximized safety and reliability and reduced costs
  • Future cooperation of digital applications in the rail sector
  • Condition based maintenance of wheels, gearboxes, motors and wheel bearings for a better insight

Knorr-Bremse RailServices, the aftermarket specialists in the Rail Vehicle Systems division of Knorr-Bremse, and Perpetuum have signed a declaration of intent as the basis for further future cooperation between the two companies. Perpetuum is the global leader in the provision of information to maximise safety and reliability and reduce costs.

September 20, 2018

Knorr-Bremse PowerTech at InnoTrans 2018: Innovations boost power supply efficiency




  • New PowerBriX converter generation with silicon carbide (SiC) semiconductors
  • Power density increased by up to 50%
  • Complete systems solutions reduce integration effort for vehicle builders and increase reliability and efficiency of on-board power supply

At the InnoTrans trade fair, Knorr-Bremse PowerTech, a subsidiary of
Knorr-Bremse, the global market leader for braking systems and a leading provider of subsystems for rail and commercial vehicles, is showcasing customized solutions for efficient on-board power supply in rail vehicles.

September 20, 2018

Knorr-Bremse PowerTech at InnoTrans 2018: Innovations boost power supply efficiency




  • New PowerBriX converter generation with silicon carbide (SiC) semiconductors
  • Power density increased by up to 50%
  • Complete systems solutions reduce integration effort for vehicle builders and increase reliability and efficiency of on-board power supply

At the InnoTrans trade fair, Knorr-Bremse PowerTech, a subsidiary of
Knorr-Bremse, the global market leader for braking systems and a leading provider of subsystems for rail and commercial vehicles, is showcasing customized solutions for efficient on-board power supply in rail vehicles.

September 20, 2018

Knorr-Bremse presents carbon footprint assessments for new rail vehicle products




  • Carbon footprint of new KEf distributor valve more than halved; CO2 emissions for new light weight caliper reduced by 24%
  • Significant reductions in operational emissions for new i3HU electro hydraulic unit and E4 entrance system
  • Cross-divisional working group for eco-design

At this year’s InnoTrans trade fair, Knorr-Bremse AG, the global market leader for braking systems and a leading provider of sub-systems for rail and commercial vehicles, is presenting a detailed assessment of the carbon footprint of a selection of its products and systems.

September 18, 2018

Knorr-Bremse at InnoTrans 2018: Focus on customers, passengers and society




  • Emphasis on global megatrends: Urbanization, eco-efficiency, digitization and automated driving
  • Solutions for key market drivers: System connection, life-cycle efficiency, transport capacity and ecodesign

Knorr-Bremse, the world market leader for braking systems and a leading supplier of other subsystems, is present again this year at InnoTrans, the world’s leading trade show for the rail industry, in Berlin.

September 17, 2018

Knorr-Bremse RailServices at InnoTrans 2018: a comprehensive service portfolio for efficient vehicle operation




  • Service concepts for high vehicle availability and low life cycle costs
  • Modernization: an attractive alternative to buying new
  • iCOM: the digital platform for efficient rail transportation

At this year’s InnoTrans, Knorr-Bremse, the global market leader for braking systems and a leading supplier of sub-systems for rail and commercial vehicles, will be presenting a range of service solutions for efficient and cost-effective rail vehicle operation that have been further developed under its RailServices aftermarket brand.

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