Quick-Change Window Systems From HÜBNER Group

Window Replacement in Less Than 20 Minutes Putting an End to Costly Downtimes

Windows are often the target of vandalism in trains and buses. When repairing such damages, time is money. Quick-change window systems from the HÜBNER Group based in Kassel, Germany, help to keep these costs to a minimum.

Whether damages have come from deliberate vandalism, an accident or simply wear and tear, damaged window panes in railway vehicles and buses are bad for a vehicle’s appearance and also need to be replaced quickly for safety reasons. For transit companies, there can be a doubling up of expenses when long downtimes in the workshop are added to the material costs of the replacement. Here the quick-change window systems from the HÜBNER Group offer an attractive alternative. They can be exchanged in less than 20 minutes – by just one person working alone.

Quick-Change Window Systems
Window replacement in less than 20 minutes

The special feature is this: The window panes are not glued into place as with traditional systems but rather clamped into position. This is made possible through the use of a special surrounding frame made of rubber. When replacing glued window panes by contrast, the defective pane must be cut out of the glue with considerable effort, the old adhesive has to be removed, and then the new pane needs to be glued into place in accordance with the standard DIN 6701-2.

Bettina Langensiepen, a product manager at HÜBNER, said:

“The window pane is placed into this frame and permanently fixed with a clamping profile in just a few minutes.”

With the quick-change window systems, maintenance costs and the associated downtimes can be significantly reduced. After receiving the appropriate training, an individual maintenance worker can perform the replacement alone, and it is possible to do this work entirely from the outside of the vehicle. That means without any disassembly of interior fittings.

Bettina Langensiepen, explains:

“In total, less than 20 minutes are needed for the whole procedure.”

The window systems are available for all vehicles used in city and regional transport systems. This includes front windows, driver cab windows, hinged windows and windows in the passenger compartment. The windows can be customized in form, size and design to fit the look and design of any vehicle. The clamping principle ensures a firm and secure fit of the window in the frame so that all relevant European standards and requirements are fulfilled. At the same time, the certified quick- change system gets best reviews for its high quality and long durability.

Langensiepen emphasizes:

“Regarding safety and functionality, no compromises are made with the quick- change system.”

HÜBNER has been a comprehensive system supplier for the mobility sector for many years and has developed more than 10,000 systems just in the windows area. The company provides full system solutions from a single source – from design to manufacture to delivery.

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