The locomotive is suitable for both shunting and mainline service.
The Gravita 15 BB can be universally used. It is suitable for both for light mainline and heavy shunting service. This is made possible by its engine output of 1 500 kW (optionally 1 800 kW), a tank volume of 5 000 liters and an unconstrained curve radius of 80 meters.
Optional country-specific equipment such as radio systems or train protection installations make the Gravita fit for international applications. The locomotive meets the current emission limits in terms (TSI Noise) and exhaust gases (Stage IIIA). An optional start-stopp system reduces fuel consumption during idling phases. Additionally, two speed regulation systems assist the engine driver in always adopting the most economical driving style.
A 75 percent quota of identical parts within the locomotive family reduces training cost and complexity, as the work content for maintenance personnel is always the same and therefore known in advance. This has also a positive impact on spare parts inventory costs.
The Gravita 15 BB is the fourth locomotive from Voith Turbo after the Gravita 10 BB, the Maxima 40 CC and the Maxima 30 CC.
Voith Turbo, the specialist for hydrodynamic drive, coupling and braking systems for road, rail and industrial applications, as well as for ship propulsion systems, is a Group Division of Voith AG.
Voith is setting the standard in the paper, energy, mobility, and service markets. Established on January 1, 1867, Voith is now one of the largest family-owned businesses in Europe, with 39 000 employees, 5.1 billion euro in sales, and over 280 locations worldwide. Voith is an official partner of the initiative "Germany - Land of Ideas".
The Gravita 15 BB is the latest addition to the Voith locomotive family.