Travel trends have changed – the requirements facing the rail industry as well. Angst+Pfister addresses this issue with integrated solutions isolating vibration and noise.
The idea of a journey on an old steam train through picturesque landscape awakens in us wonderfully nostalgic emotions. Whereas in times long since past, this new method of transport was revolutionary and pioneering – its importance to both passengers and freight made it easy to suppress the reality of how uncomfortable, noisy and bumpy these journeys must have been.
Technology has been evolving continuously, mainly to meet the need for greater safety and safeguard the health of people, but also in view of a more efficient cost-benefit ratio. Apart from minimising wear and tear as far as possible, the aim is simply to make travel more pleasant and comfortable. Essentially, it is the role of Research and Development to reduce noise emissions, isolate vibration and, of course, ensure fire safety. A major part of their work is outfitting train cars with special floor systems.
Having a background firmly rooted in modern technology, Angst+Pfister is the absolute specialist in this area and a long-standing partner in the development of solutions, the manufacture and selection of specialist materials, as well as finding and analysing products for both regional and national rail companies.
APSOvib® floating floor supports increase passenger’s comfort, developed to absorb external vibrations and compensate for car body elongation.
Angst+Pfister has developed two new components for Bombardier: A vertical buffer and a layer spring to raise the comfort and ensure safety.
Alstom required anti-vibration and fluid technology components from Angst+Pfister for HVAC units and for the main traction transformer.
Together with Siemens Mobility, Angst+Pfister developed rubber-metal buffers for limiting longitudinal traction in bogies for rail vehicles.
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