CLW started Traction Motor manufacture from 1969 with Alsthom design of MG-1580 motors and TAO-659 motors and switched over to HS15250A, 850 HP Traction Motors for which technology was received from Hitachi, Japan. HS15250A Traction Motor production started in 1988-89.
Now with the advent of three phase technology of locomotives from Bombardier Transportation, Switzerland, CLW has geared up to manufacture 1000 HP and 1500 HP state-of-the-art 3- Phase Traction Motors for freight (WAG-9) and passenger (WAP-5 & WAP-7) locomotives.
CLW also has in-house manufacturing facilities of other Electrical power and Control equipments i.e. Smoothing Reactor, Inductive Shunt, Master Controller, Traction Braking Switch, Electro-Pneumatic (EP) Contactors and Reversers.
The different type of Traction Motors manufactured at CLW are following:-
I. 3-PHASE TRACTION MOTOR TYPE 6FRA6068 & 6FXA 7059
3-Phase Tracation Motors type 6FRA6068 for WAG-9 and WAP-7 locomotives & 6FXA7059 for WAP-5 locomotive are being manufactured indigenously by CLW since the financial year 1998-99 & 1999-2000 respectively.With the production of 3-phase Traction Motor,CLW has entered the era of state of the art,3-phase technology.
(3-phaseTM type 6FRA6068) (3-phaseTM type 6FXA 7059)
II. HITAHI TRACTION MOTOR TYPE HS15250A
Hitachi traction Motor is one of the most critical and vital equipment in conventional Electric locomotives type WAG-7 & WAP-4 under production at CLW.The production of Hitachi TM is now from 2016-17 and onwards completely stopped.
( Hitachi Traction Motor Type HS15250A)