Electrical switching & drive systems & components


Magnetic levitation technology for the Far East

First Quarter 2020 Electrical switching & drive systems & components

German construction engineering specialist, Max Bögl, is commissioning a local public transport system based on magnetic levitation in Chengdu, China.

Beginning at Max Bögl’s main factory in Sengenthal, it was transported by air via Frankfurt and Moscow to the People’s Republic, ready for assembly.

The future-oriented Bögl Transport System (BTS) offers solutions for the challenges of urbanisation. Local public transport systems like subways have already reached the limits of what can be achieved in terms of trip timing. Thanks to flexible routing, the BTS can be integrated into existing transport infrastructure in a space-saving, flexible and cost-efficient way. Whether elevated, at ground level or in tunnels, this makes it possible to provide relief for traffic and the collapse of transport in cities.

The system is based on magnetic levitation technology and is propelled by a linear motor and drive. This makes the innovative local transport system quiet, flexible, reliable, space-saving and low-emission. As part of the development process, the vehicle has already completed 125 000 shuttle journeys on the test track in Sengenthal, covering a distance of over 83 000 kilometres.

As a turnkey supplier, Max Bögl is responsible for planning, industrial production of the track and vehicle, and construction measures. This is resource and cost-efficient, which makes it possible for the infrastructure project to be completed quickly.

For more information visit www.max-boegl.de




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