This article first appeared in the Railway-News magazine, Issue 4 2022 Rolling Stock edition.
New Light Rail Vehicle Modular Connectors for Safer Travel
Whenever high currents need to be safely transmitted via an electrical connection, Stäubli Electrical Connectors has provided pioneering solutions for the global railway industry.
The Swiss company’s modular connectors are designed to last the life of a train. Recently, Stäubli launched the new EvoTrak product family with leading-edge products for light rail vehicles. Alexandre Lagrange talks about the reasons for this significant step in the company’s history.
Alexandre Lagrange: Historically, our focus was on the market for larger railway vehicles. Our tried-and-tested product portfolio of modular, robust connectors is field-proven.
The MPC is ideal for connecting power equipment in rolling stock such as high-speed trains, regional trains or locomotives. Stäubli is very close to the market and has seen an increasing demand for reliable power connections for light rail vehicles (LRVs). Before developing a new product, we sit down with operators and train manufacturers to learn more about their needs. The insights we gathered helped us understand the actual technical requirements. Based on these market requirements, our engineers set to work and designed a connector system dedicated to medium-power rail vehicles, the EvoTrak lite.
For better visibility of our extended portfolio, Stäubli decided to create a new product family, the EvoTrak family. Our latest medium-power product range is called EvoTrak lite. The existing MPC range is now called EvoTrak MPC.
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