CSR train carriages, China

Challenge

CSR Corporation is a Chinese manufacturer of railway rolling stock, and is the world’s largest manufacturer of electric locomotives. It is a dominant supplier in the Chinese market, with increasing overseas sales, and has been responsible for the development of some of China’s new high speed railways, including the China Star with its 270km/h maximum speed.

CSR came to MK Test for railway testing equipment, as it wanted to work with an established Western supplier of proven test products, but one that could also guarantee strong local support in China. MK Test’s local respresentatives are not just sales agents, but are fully trained on MK Test systems, enabling them to deliver full technical and after sales support, and training as required in local languages. This combined package gave CSR the assurance that they would receive the support required, to deploy MK Test equipment in the company’s Chinese production facilities.

System Specification

Test system is a Distributed System.
2 & 4 Wire continuity resistance
500 – 2121 VDC Insulation/Dielectric Test
1500VAC Hi-Pot Test
Full Function Test (MULTIBUS). The system is able to distribute actuation signals to the active components in the carriage, replicating vehicle operating power supplies.