Find out more about how we support Europe's leading railway infrastructure
The railway industry is undergoing rapid changes in the quest for energy efficiency, increase of economies, reliability, effectiveness and quality of railway transport.
Today’s railroads evolve in to an evermore high-tech industry. Whether it is rolling stock, services, system and signalling, including railway related telecommunication equipment and infrastructure, many challenges are being faced throughout the market.
We offer an extensive range of passive electronic components for railway equipment, including IGBTs, MOSFETs, thyristors, diodes, resistors, capacitors, high voltage semiconductor components, fuses, heatsinks, low temperature capacitors and rectifiers.
Within our development teams, we have the knowledge and the skills required to meet customers’ needs. Our global presence means we operate wherever you do and we can support your project worldwide. Our focus on the railway supply industry allows you access to the widest selection of standard and customised rectifiers, IGBTs, MOSFETs, thyristors, diodes, heatsinks, high voltage semiconductor components, converters, liquid cooling systems, power electronic building blocks and capacitors.
GD Rectifiers are RISQ accredited, we support Great Britain’s leading railway providers such as Network Rail, Transport for London, Cross Rail, passenger and freight operating companies, rolling stock organisations, main infrastructure contractors and many other buying organisations in the management of supply chain risk.
Railway manufacturers and contractors are seeking further efficiency savings in the full range of electrical components that meet low life-cycle costs. Our passive components, including: rectifiers, high voltage diodes, heatsinks, filters and capacitors enable increased productivity and capabilities. This improves operational availability and control of on-going maintenance costs.
Railway Equipment & Applications
We’re proud to have our products used in the following rail applications.
IGBTs are used across a wide range of railway traction technologies
Provide auxiliary power supplies in the railway sector
Gate Turn Off Thyristors (GTOs) are designed for railway traction systems
Fuses are used in main and signalling circuits at railway stations
High Voltage Diodes
HV Diodes are usually used in overhead signalling lines and on the tracks
These are used to provide LED lighting on the platforms
Capacitors are used to track the presence of the trains on the rail tracks
Rectifiers are used for railway DC traction systems
Resistors are used across trams, metro, light rail ad high speed trains, they all need resistors for different kinds of applications
Trackside converters are fed with energy from overhead line, they supply various loads in substations, including power supply for integrated lighting and information systems, railway signalling and protection systems
Converters for Coaches
These offer high quality and reliability that significantly increase traffic availability of Passenger coaches
Converters for Trains
They convert voltage from generators in to the drive power for the traction motors, three-phase auxiliary power supply for the train on-board consumers and into DC auxiliary power supply for charging train batteries
Converters for Trams
Supply the main and auxiliary drives of trams
Converters for Locomotives
These are used for supplying the main and auxiliary drives for locomotives
Liquid Cooling Systems
Liquid cooling systems are usually designed for installation in the traction converter, the liquid cooling system uses water to cool the converter power modules
Power Electronic Building Blocks
Power Electronic Building Blocks (PEBBs) are subsystems for traction converters, they are liquid cooled building blocks designed for propulsion converters in traction applications
Our specialist products, components and designs can be found in a wide range of rail applications around the world. We also partner with customers to design custom components and devices to suit their requirements.