Railroad Vehicle Equipment
Enhancing Safety Technologies in Line with the Increasing Speeds of Rail Transportation
As a world-class high-speed railway system, the Shinkansen represents Japanese know-how at its best. Because the speed of these trains exceeds 300 kilometers per hour, the technology used to control them needs to ensure absolute safety and reliability. As part of our commitment to making technological contributions to the safety of high-speed rail transportation, Nabtesco has been developing Shinkansen brake systems and door operating units, both of which are core components of the trains. Our high-standard technologies are widely adopted not only in the Shinkansen but also in local trains and new transportation systems. Furthermore, railway operators have recently been increasingly intent on reducing the size and weight of machinery and equipment as larger cabin space and environmental measures become more important. In order to help their trains run faster and more comfortably, Nabtesco is currently developing technologies to boost the evolution of rail transportation.
Railroad vehicle brake systems
Door operators for railroad vehicles
We supply brake systems and door operating units (our main product lines), various test equipment, brake shoes, seat turning equipment, snow removal devices at turnout, and other products to domestic and overseas markets. In Japan, we have a roughly 50% market share for brake systems and a roughly 70% share for door operating units. Of particular note, Nabtesco’s door operators are installed on all carriages of the Series N700 Shinkansen.