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Traction Transformer for DC voltage lines in Switzerland

Sissach, Switzerland, November 2019 – For the customer TPF, Transports Publics Fribourgeois, Rauscher & Stoecklin produced a special 2.000 kVA transformer for traction application. Together with its partners, the company delivered and installed the transformer in Châtel-St-Denis, Switzerland.

A custom-made transformer with 2.000 kVA was installed at the customer’s site in September 2019. Because of the great appreciation of the quality and service received, the customer decided to order 8 additional transformers to use on their railway lines.

Some specifications of the project:
• 1 delivered traction transformer with 2.000 kVA
• Special 12-pulse rectifier transformer for railway or subway electrification
• 8 additional transformers planned
• Equipped with an oil retention vat
• Equipped with an expansion tank
• Produced to reach a long lifespan
• Low energy losses

About TPF
Transports Publics Fribourgeois, TPF, is the public transport company of the bilingual canton of Fribourg in Switzerland. The company operates nearly 70 km of narrow-gauge railways with DC voltage lines and 150 km of broad-gauge railways with 16 ¾ Hz voltage lines.

About Rauscher & Stoecklin
Rauscher & Stoecklin is part of the Swiss-based R&S Group, a leading provider for power products in selected niches. The company, founded in 1919, is a well-established and experienced manufacturer of transformers, switchgear, and other electrical equipment.