Rail vehicles

Rail vehicles are «hybrid systems». Different components and subsystems are merged by Molinari Rail into a reliable, durable overall system. We take individual parts and modules and make them into a reliable and safely operating train where passengers feel comfortable.

Molinari Rail provides engineering at the highest level. For our engineers, mechanical and electrical system integration for locomotives, EMU, DMU, metros, trams, carriages and wagons is taken for granted. Our requirements management takes into account all standards, conditions and specifications.


Molinari Rail provides system engineering for:

  • locomotives
  • EMU
  • DMU
  • Metro
  • Tram
  • Monorail
  • Train coaches
  • Sleepers
  • Dining car
  • Measuring carriages


Molinari Rail provides system integration of:

  • Traction systems (with electric or diesel drive)
  • Single-axis, 2-axis and 3-axis undercarriages
  • Control systems
  • Heating, air conditioning and ventilation systems
  • Doors and transitions
  • Passenger information systems
  • Interior design for EMU, DMU, metro, coaches, sleeping cars, dining cars
  • Driving cabs

Mechanical Design

Molinari Rail provides mechanical design for:

  • Carriage bodies in normal and stainless steel and aluminum, welded or glued
  • Locomotive frame including superstructures
  • Mechanical and hydraulic drive technology
  • Braking systems incl. compressed air technology
  • Mechanical auxiliary equipment
  • Hydraulics / pneumatics
  • Piping (hydraulic, air, fuel, electricity)
  • Integration of doors, HVAC and other subsystems

Bogie Design

Molinari Rail has engineering for:

  • Design and construction of single-axis, 2-axis and 3-axis undercarriages
  • Driving dynamics simulation and running technique
  • Integration drive technology
  • Bogie frames
  • Primary and secondary suspension

Electrical Design

Molinari Rail provides electrical design for:

  • Electric drive technology
  • TCMS, incl. software and diagnostics system
  • Control cabinet design
  • Passenger information systems
  • EMC and grounding

Other services

Molinari Rail also provides:

  • Manufacturing support of components and subsystems
  • Commissioning of rail vehicles
  • Troubleshooting on-site
  • Performing measurements on rail vehicles
  • Creation of vehicle documentation
  • Creation of operating manuals
  • Creation of training material
  • Training


Molinari Rail uses the following tools:

  • Mechanics: CAD: Catia, NX
  • Electrical: RUPLAN und EPLAN
  • Programming:Eltas, ECSWIN, SIEMENS STEP7, SIEMENS Protool, Visual Studio
  • Instrumentation: Dasylab, Instrunet, CAN-Analyser, Datenlogger
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