Trains operate in extreme heat or cold, through hilly or flat terrain and in all weather conditions. Additionally, the entire train should seamlessly receive data and signals throughout the journey. This places high demands on components such as electrical plug connections. The durable high-performance connectors from Stäubli Electrical Connectors guarantee safe and reliable application in rail transport. It doesn’t matter when or where.
For decades, Stäubli Electrical Connectors has developed sophisticated connection solutions for use in rail vehicles. The Swiss company supplies suitable plug-in connections with its modular power connectors (MPC) for all types of trains, locomotives, and streetcars. The MPCs have excellent power transmission characteristics even under the most difficult conditions. Whether it is a maglev train in China, alternative drive with fuel cells or in the hybrid conversion from diesel to electric, Stäubli is regarded worldwide as a reliable and competent partner for rail transport.
Northeast Corridor: Along the US Coast at High Speed
The Northeast Corridor (NEC) is the longest continuously electrified long-distance rail line on the Eastern Seaboard. Based on the TGV platform, the high-speed trains roll along a length of 734 kilometres from Boston to Washington, D.C. For fast installation and cable assembly, French manufacturer Alstom used Stäubli’s MPC connectors. The MPCs proved to be the ideal modular platform for on-demand solutions and a reliable power supply. A particular challenge was the limited space between the cars. As the MPCs already included a solution for dynamic cable strain relief, costs could be reduced at this point.
Railway-News magazine Issue 4 Rolling Stock edition, November 2022: Stäubli Electrical Connectors – Stäubli Launches EvoTrak Family.
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Stäubli will present both its latest standard electric and fluid connectors at this years InnoTrans expo in Berlin.
The Stäubli Electrical Connectors competence center for the rail industry in Hésingue has once again demonstrated its expertise.
Stäubli electrical connections for high-power transmission in train applications, electrification of railway lines and data & signal transmission.
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