Vectron’s basic locomotives form the technological basis for the product concept. They all have a common, uniform, standardized interface concept that dictates the use of identical parts on all levels of the product structure – precisely where it makes the most sense for customers from a technological and economic point of view. The four basic electric locomotives differ mainly in terms of their traction equipment and, thus, their range of use.
Thanks to the rigorusly predesigned interface concept, the vehicle body that is standard for all Vectron electric locomotives comes fully pre-equipped. As a result, every component has its own defined installation location, making it extremely easy to convert the locomotive to suit the customer’s needs – even after years of operation – and thus adapt it to new market requirements. Take, for example, the machine compartment arrangement: other than the additional components necessary for DC operation such as the DC rack and braking resistor, the only differences are in the power converter and main transformer. Moreover, Siemens stocks all essential spare parts for the basic locomotives.