Locomotive Emil Zátopek Slovakia
Multi-system Universal Locomotive for Speeds up to 160 km/h.
In ZSSK variant, the Emil Zátopek locomotive is intended mainly for leading the new ZSSK’s double-deck Push-Pull train-sets. The Emil Zátopek locomotive is primarily intended for operation on tracks not only in the Slovak Republic, but also on the main corridors of the European Union’s electrified lines with 3 kV DC, 25 kV/50 Hz AC and 15 kV/16⅔ Hz AC systems. For maximum interoperability, the locomotive will be equipped with the ETCS L1 and energy consumption measurement.
Four asynchronous traction motors with coiling connected to a double star provide a nominal output of 6400 kW, enabling the Emil Zátopek locomotive to easily reach the speed of 160 km/h. Each of the two inverter boxes contains four pulse rectifiers, pulse brake inverters, and four traction inverters. Water-cooled IGBT modules are used in the inverters. The traction transformer is switchable for 25 kV AC and 15 kV AC systems. During drive on 3 kV DC system, secondary traction coilings are utilized as inductors for the line filter. Even in multiple traction, the TNC-compliant locomotive’s master computer control, together with CRV system and WTB communication, enables control from either locomotive control stand or driving car.
The Emil Zátopek locomotive was designed from the start with respect to the newest TSI safety standards. It is not only because of them that the locomotive complies with the most demanding European railway operation safety requirements.