From 2013 until today:

Milestones in developing the E³ technology

01/2018

Start of production of further E³ machines for operation in Italy with dual supply voltages from the overhead line (25kV/AC and 3kV/DC): Unimat 09-32/4S Dynamic E³ and Unimat Combi 08-275 E³

11/2017

Testing the HTW 100 E³

11/2017

Successful testing of the travelling and working operation of the all-electric E³ drive concept of the new Unimat 09-4x4/4S E³

06/2017

Comprehensive tests and analyses (fire protection, Climate Wind Channel, TÜV, risk analysis, functional safety, etc.)

05/2017

Introduction of the HTW 100 E³ at iaf: battery power for all works on the overhead line

05/2017

iaf International Exhibition for Track Technology in Münster: Introduction of the world’s first fully electrically powered tamping machine - the Unimat 09-4x4/4S E³

11/2016

Start of production of the HTW 100 E³

08/2016

Delivery of the Unimat 09-32/4S Dynamic E³ universal tamping machine to Krebs Gleisbau. Machine approvals for operation in Germany, Austria and Switzerland

06/2016

Start of the design and engineering of the HTW 100 E³

04/2016

Project planning for a hybrid vehicle for works on the overhead line with battery technology. Development according to market requirements: energy-efficient, quiet, low in emissions, environmentally-friendly, user-friendly

01/2016

Preparation of an extended E³ concept: electric drive integrated into the bogie and electric drive of the work units

09/2015

Completion and supply of the first two E³ machines. Live demonstration for 500 experts at the convention of the Austrian Society for Traffic and Transport Science in Salzburg.

01/2015

Start of production of the first E³ machines: 09-4X E³ Dynamic Tamping Express 4-sleeper tamping machine and BDS 2000 E³ ballast management system

06/2014

Start of the project and conception of an electric drive shaft

03/2014

Selection of machine models with hybrid drive concept

10/2013

First talks led to the decision to implement a hybrid drive concept with hydrostatic drive. The E³ brand was created.