North American Rail Day is a success at Automation and Power World 2013

2013-04-17 - In parallel with the premier event, Automation and Power World, the North American ISI Rail team held its first ever Rail Day on March 27, 2013.
Rail Day was created with the intention of bringing industry-specific customers to Automation and Power World to learn about rail industry solutions and to collaborate with other industry experts. With more than 35 rail customers and ABB special guests in attendance, the day highlighted energy efficiency and costs savings in the rail industry. Customers were given a complimentary day pass to enjoy Rail Day at no cost -- and many chose to come for the entire week to enjoy all Automation and Power World had to offer.

The day began with a customized training program that focused on the specific needs of the rail industry. The program included topics such as wayside energy storage, trackside transformer maintenance, reducing lifecycle costs with AC traction chain, permanent magnet motors, and eco-friendly low-voltage products. After the morning session and complementary lunch, customers spent the afternoon browsing the impressive show floor and engaging with industry experts. Customers, media, and special guests all gave positive feedback on the event, contributing to the success of the first Rail Day.

In recent years, the Rail business in North America has seen an increase in activity driven by changing political attitudes to rail transport, rising fuel costs, growing urbanization and environmental concerns. In response, ABB has continued to supply excellent products, solutions, and services that move people and goods in a clean and efficient way.

Facts about ABB in Rail:

    - ABB is a top 4 subsystem supplier in the rail industry
    - ABB is an independent supplier
    - ABB has Leadership in key technology areas such as transformers, motors, power converters etc.
    - ABB has a global presence with local manufacturing facilities and service centers

To learn more about the Rail Initiative or Rail Day, please contact Daniel Simounet at