Why ARCOSYSTEM® is the Rail Industry’s Benchmark Elevated Cable Management System
This article first appeared in the Railway-News magazine Issue 2 2021.
ARCOSYSTEM® is a lightweight and versatile elevated cable management system. Designed to be post-mounted, wall-hung or fixed to lineside structures at 6-metre centres, its dedicated range of bracketry enables height and direction changes to be safely accommodated with ease.
Demands on any railway trackside system are wide and exacting, which is why the ARCOSYSTEM® — as well as being flexible — is constructed from the most durable materials. Pultruded troughs and lids, supported by laser-cut steel bracketry, provide a consistent, reproducible, long-lasting system capable of withstanding the most extreme conditions.
Developed by Swiss company Castioni Kabelführungssysteme GmbH, and exclusively distributed in the UK by Complete Composite Systems, the ARCOSYSTEM®’s support structure and bracketry are made from galvanised steel, a robust material with predictable structural performance. By coupling it with the twin-walled design of the cable trough, ARCOSYSTEM® is able to resist lateral forces from the likes of embankment subsidence, high snow loads and wind effects from high-speed trains.
The ARCOSYSTEM®’s cable trough and lid are made from pultruded fibre-reinforced polymers, which excel in structural and load-bearing performance as well as heat, weather, corrosion and UV resistance compared to more common materials. With performance across a wide temperature range and resistance to fire and corrosive attack from an array of chemicals, ARCOSYSTEM® excels in remote locations subject to intense heat or extreme freeze- thaw cycles.
ARCOSYSTEM® has recently expanded its choice of products to cater for a wider range of challenging rail installation projects.
Originally available in Size 1 and Size 2, there are now a Size 0 and a Size 2+ available.
Size 2+ has deeper and more robust side walls, designed to withstand higher lateral loads than Size 2, enabling the system to withstand the pressure from snow ploughs clearing snow drifts.
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