E1000 by Tubitak

First Local Produced Electrical Loco: E1000

E1000 is the name of the electrical loco developed completely in Turkey including traction and control systems and running softwares on them.

The “E1000” project was started in 2011 by TÜBİTAK KAMAG to support local production and now is running with cooperation of TÜBİTAK MAM Energy Institute and TÜLOMSAŞ.

Project has the target of designing the most critical components of electrical locomotives, EMUs and high speed trains, traction and train control systems. These two systems cost almost half of the all rolling stock and currently being supplied from other countries.

The prototype electrical loco was completed by TÜLOMSAŞ early this year. The factory and on-rail tests are planned to be completed by the end of this year.

The traction and control system developed can be used in different type of rolling stocks including trams, metro cars ad high speed trains. That is the first traction converter for rolling stock developed and produced in Turkey. It is bi-directional and has regenerative braking technology.

The subsystems developed in the project are:

  • Traction converter with regenerative braking technology in EN 61377 and EN 61287 standards. (TRACS-GP)
  • Traction control unit wih regenerative braking technology and slipping/skidding control in the same standards (TRACS-KP)
  • Train control and management system in EN 50155 standards (TRAYS)

Furthermore, the loco’s dynamic modelling and analysis (EN 14363), EMI-EMC tests (EN 50121) and vibration tests (EN 61373) have already been completed.

Traction and control systems technologies developed in Turkey are expected to support the soon-to-start high speed train tender where local production will be one of the conditions.

There are a couple of projects running in parallel in TÜBİTAK in addition to E1000 project. TÜBİTAK MAM Material Institute is working on aliminium body, TÜBİTAK BİLGEM is working on signalling and TÜBİTAK SAGE is working on aerodynamic design.

TÜBİTAK MAM had exhibited TRACS and TRAYS in Eurasia Rail fair (2014 and 2015)  and in Innotrans 2014.

* The Scientific and Techonogical Research Council of Turkey, Marmara Research Center

Photo: Tubitak

Thanks to TÜBİTAK MAM*  engineers for their support on technical information, documents and media upon our request.

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