10/02/2014 Liebherr Supplies Hydraulic Leveling Actuators for Cincinnati’s New Rail Cars

Liebherr was selected by Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles, S.A. (CAF) to develop and manufacture leveling actuators for rail cars to be operated on the tram network in Cincinnati, Ohio (USA).

The new rail cars of CAF will have hydraulic leveling actuators by Liebherr on board

The new rail cars of CAF will have hydraulic leveling actuators by Liebherr on board

Liebherr-Transportation Systems was selected by Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles, S.A. (CAF) of Beasain (Spain) to develop and manufacture 48 hydraulic leveling actuators for a total of five rail cars. These vehicles will be operated on the new tram network in the city of Cincinnati, Ohio (USA). The contract also covers an option for a further 250 actuators.

Thanks to Liebherr’s hydraulic leveling actuators, the entrance height of a rail car can be adjusted to the level of the platform, which makes boarding and de-boarding easier, for physically disabled people in particular.

The new contract with CAF strengthens Liebherr-Transportation Systems' leading position in the field of hydraulic actuators for rail vehicles on the North American market.

Liebherr-Transportation Systems – Renowned Manufacturer of Railway Technology

Liebherr-Aerospace & Transportation SAS in Toulouse (France) is one of eleven divisional control companies in the Liebherr Group and coordinates all activities in the fields of transportation and aviation equipment. It employs around 4,900 people worldwide.

Liebherr’s transportation systems division deals with air conditioning, hydraulic actuation systems and electronic components for rail vehicles of all kinds, and is backed by many years of experience in the development and manufacture of these technologies. In addition to its own sales and service centers, the division has access to the Group’s development and service facilities around the world. This global set-up means that Liebherr-Transportation Systems is there for its customers wherever they may be.