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October 13th, 2017

APTA EXPO 2017 - the year of the electric bus

Back from APTA 2017 in Atlanta. It was a great event to continue developing existing relationships and forge new ones ...more

September 15th, 2017

REO-USA at the APTA EXPO 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia.

REO-USA is exhibiting at the APTA EXPO 2017 October 9 - 11 2017 in Atlanta, GA.
We are exhibiting our latest technology of Components for Railway applications. ...more

August 29th, 2017

REO-USA at the Corrosion Technology Week (CTW) in Indianapolis, Indiana

REO-USA is participating in the Corrosion Technology Week 2017, September 10-14 2017 ...more

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► REO-USA prepares for APTA EXPO

July 29th, 2014

While REO-USA has a reputation for designing and manufacturing a wide range of inductive and resistive components that enrich the performance of railway drives and train electrical equipment, today's transportation environment requires more. As the company prepares for the APTA EXPO, REO-USA will focus on how its products also impact safety factors and the bottom line.

REO-USA (booth 4300) will display an assortment of reactors, charging resistors, current transformers, and EMC and sinus filters when APTA meets from October 12-15 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. Company officials also are preparing to discuss the impact of trend-setting, energy-saving liquid cooled components supporting and surrounding auxiliary and main drive converters for rail transportation. These components not only can greatly reduce space requirements, but also last up to 50% longer and pay for themselves several times over with 30+ years of operation.

The roster of manufactured peripheral components reflects REO-USA's design commitment to making trains safer than ever. It begins with IRIS certification from the parent company in Germany and ISO certification in the U.S., demonstrating quality performance at the highest international levels.

Components for light rail, IC rail, people movers, trolleys, and even hybrid and electric buses, are produced in compliance with European fire protection standard EN 45545. The international standard EN 60310 is also employed to ensure the quality of transformers and reactors aboard rolling stock. A wide range of materials - including nanocrystalline and amorphous - are used for high efficiency.

REO-USA's high protection ratings, including NEMA 4X and a pollution protection degree of PD4 for most products, provides assurance that they can withstand extreme weather environments including rain, saltwater, freezing conditions, sand, dust and more.

All REO-USA railway technology components are developed to meet the standard or special requirements for safety, weight, space requirements and costs. They undergo a litany of tests and analysis, including 3D magnetic field, FEM thermal simulations, and FEM analysis of structural mechanics. Specifically made components begin with a prototype phase, followed by type testing which measures acoustics, temperatures, shock and vibration, salt spray, Electromagnetic Interference and others.

An important consideration in transportation system engineering provides for lightweight components carrying a small footprint. To accomplish this, REO-USA's liquid cooled resistors, for instance, are available with power ratings from 1 to 100 kW and can reduce space requirements up to 70% or more while lowering component surface and/or housing temperatures. This improves reliability, performance, and efficiency while reducing stress on the drive system.

APTA Expo 2014 - October 13-15, 2014

George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, TX