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Inter-Vehicle Jumper Systems

Today’s inter-vehicle jumper systems must be capable of withstanding a diverse array of electrical, mechanical and climatic conditions. The design of the inter-vehicle jumper systems must consider the influence from: flow of current and the resulting heating, vibration, bending and torsion, as well as ambient temperature, ballast strikes, weathering, oils ...

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Exhaust Extraction Systems for Rail Vehicles

When maintaining diesel powered rail vehicles, the running engines produce a high concentration of air contaminants, creating an extreme hazard to staff health. On the one hand, large amounts of exhaust gas are generated, which must be disposed of safely. On the other, extraction systems must not get in the ...

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Automated and Real-time Wayside Pantograph Monitoring

PantoInspect is a pantograph monitoring solution using PantoScanners to automatically record sensor data and images of pantographs passing below the overhead wire. The system can be shared between Train operator and Infrastructure owners. They avoid damages to infrastructure, collect forensic data to determine faults, and catch poorly maintained foreign trains ...

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Mtag Composites Rail Products

Mtag Composites manufacture high-quality PHENOLIC, EPOXY and POLYESTER glass fibre and carbon fibre reinforced plastic mouldings, with a diverse product mix. Mtag specialise in Phenolic (GRPh) mould tools, and products that meet stringent British and European fire standards. To find out more, download this free product brochure.

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On-Train Fibre-Optic Connectivity

Applications such as on-board internet, communication-based train control and passenger information or entertainment systems require the reliable transmission of ever greater data volumes in trains. For this purpose, ethernet-based networks are being installed in trains. Within these complex networks, fibre-optic connectivity guarantees maximum transmission rates. The particular challenges presented by ...

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