The first tram Silkworm were showcased in Germany produced in Turkey

📩 20/09/2012 18:07

Turkey's Bursa Metropolitan Municipality, under the leadership Durmazlar The first domestic tram developed by the machine, 'Silkworm', entered the international arena at Innotrans 2012, the world's largest rail systems fair. It was reported that the tram, of which the fair visitors showed great interest, passed many tests successfully.
Berlin is a city in Germany, it held every two years and the 11th time this year held InnoTrans 2012 Fair, Turkey's first tram struck the silkworm brand stamp. Preparing to compete with powerful brands such as Siemens, Bombardier and Alstom worldwide and being the 7th tram brand of the world, Silkworm attracts great attention.
Including design, mechanical components and digital technologies Durmazlar The silkworm developed by the machine was completed as a result of 56 years of hard work of a 60-person R&D and a 2,5-person production team. The tram, called 'Bogie', has the capacity of 250 people and can climb the 8.2 percent slope when it is full, bearing the signature of the same team. Advanced technology in need of 'Bogie' production can be performed in only 6 countries, including Turkey at the moment.
Silkworm's security systems also have a highly advanced technology. 5 separate brake modules ensure that the vehicle, exceeding 50 tons, is stopped at a maximum of 46 meters in emergency situations. If any of the modules fail, additional protection systems come into play. Durmazlar The machine aims to produce 100 trams per year in the short term.
Durmazlar The Holding Chairman Huseyin Durmaz, said he began to give compensation for their R & D investment, "Turkey in the field of design and technology, developing products that show how far gone the whole world. Durmazlar As a machine, we are proud to see the added value that our labor has created for our country. Silkworm is completely a success of Turkish engineers. The results of tests such as aging, tensile, rupture and static applied to the vehicle for 30 years proved this success. While many tools did not get successful results in these tests despite repeated attempts, Silkworm got its certificate in the first attempt. It proved its advanced technology and the competence of security systems. This is a great success of our country. " said.

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