This electric 130 t four-axle production locomotive with two end cab is till now the heaviest Schalke locomotive. Each wheelset is driven by a 400-kW AC traction motor and can be individually controlled, thanks to state-of-the-art, amongst others liquid-cooled, IGBT-controlled traction converter technology.This allows the optimal utilization of the height traction weight and with the installed capacity of 1600 kW this locomotive is predestined to haul mining trains of up to 2400 tons of weight under the toughest conditions.
In typical Schalke style, the engineering and the carefully selected components keep running and maintenance costs to an absolute minimum. The wear-free, electro-dynamic main brake is capable of bringing the entire train to a standstill. The electro-dynamic traction technology enables the locomotive to halt briefly or stop and start on ascending slopes without a problem. The pneumatic service brake is equipped with a spring-loaded function and only designed for use in emergencies or for prolonged parking. The locomotive can optinal equipped with Automatic Train Control and Automatic Train Protection systems for highest safety and manless operation.
In use at Codelco El Teniente mine complex
The El Teniente mine complex is the largest underground copper mine in the world and operated by Codelco company. At present 10 deliverd 130 t production Locomotives hauling 2.400 tonns mining trains - fully automatically, driverless and around the clock. 365 days a year, day and night.
|Track Gauge:||1.435 mm|
|Maximum Speed:||60 km/h|
|Tractive Effort:||256 kN (bei µ = 0,20)|
|Transport Capacity:||2.400 t|