08/03/2021 Liebherr HVAC units on-board maglev train in China
Liebherr-Transportation Systems (China) will provide on-board, ultra-light air-conditioning systems for Chengdu Xinzhu Road & Bridge Machinery Co., Ltd., for its new maglev train project. First delivery is expected for the third quarter of 2021.
Liebherr China has officially signed an agreement with Chengdu Xinzhu Road & Bridge Machinery Co., Ltd., to provide air-conditioning systems for its newly developed maglev urban transportation system.
Each passenger compartment will be equipped with three ultra-lightweight air-conditioning systems named MACS 10.0 by Liebherr. MACS stands for modular air-conditioning systems. The new and improved MACS 10.0 product design by Liebherr offers a high degree of flexibility, integration and modularization while also maintaining a low height. The integration of MACS 10.0 in the weight-optimized vehicles is much easier, as there is no need for a specific duct system anymore. The air conditioning system meets the customer’s needs regarding passenger transport according to Chinese requirements.
The newly developed MACS 10.0 is based on Liebherr’s existing MACS 8.0 — already familiar to Chengdu Xinzhu Road & Bridge Machinery. Back in 2020, Liebherr provided MACS 8.0 to a German-based construction company that had been collaborating with Chengdu Xinzhu Road & Bridge Machinery in the successful development of one of the world’s first new-generation, medium-to-low-speed maglev rail system with a maximum speed of 160 kilometers per hour.
MACS 10.0 with its innovative cooling technology will be put into serial production after ambitious development and testing, and it will be engineered and produced at Liebherr-Transportation Systems' newest production and engineering site in Pinghu, Zhejiang Province (China), near Shanghai.
Liebherr is honored to be a key supplier of the flourishing domestic maglev train industry in the southwest region of China. It thus contributes its technology to China's economic development and approach to tackle global challenges related to climate change, alternative energy and biodiversity.