Lightweight Composite Solutions for Rolling Stock
3A Composites Mobility provided just what manufacturers were looking for when it pioneered the introduction of ultra-lightweight sandwich technology. With more than 60 years of experience in manufacturing composite systems for a wide range of industries, the internationally renowned 3A Composites Mobility, part of Schweiter Technologies, is moving into the future with innovative solutions.
The design and construction of lightweight systems is the core philosophy of 3A Composites Mobility and the focus of its competencies. Our tried and tested construction methods and their specific design for extreme loads enable us to exploit the potential of the materials. Weight and performance are optimized in parallel. This means that raw materials and energy are used efficiently during the production and operation of trains and buses.
Our lightweight products are already helping to reduce the carbon footprint by reducing weight while permitting efficient energy consumption, which is highly appreciated by our customers and rail operators. Our product portfolio focuses on integrated systems such as train fronts, flooring and roof systems, vehicle sidewalls and other elements used in many different vehicles around the world. Public transport systems with lightweight solutions such as front cabins for streetcars and other rail vehicles, interior linings for passenger areas of trains, heated and unheated floors, lightweight composite roofs for trams and intermediate floors for double-decker trains: we offer our customers functionally integrated lightweight systems based on innovative composite materials for sustainable mobility.
GRP Front Cabin for Locomotives, LRVs, EMU, DMU, Metros and High Speed Trains
We offer INNOCAB® Advanced, a self-supporting and INNOCAB® Plus, a nonself-supporting, GRP – sandwich cabin. Both are lightweight, ready-to- install front-end cabin units with tight tolerances and superior impact resistance. For special requirements we can deliver full equipped and painted train front cabins with windshield, exterior lighting, information display and sun shades.
Composite Sandwich Floor for Locomotives, LRVs, EMU, DMU, Metros and High Speed Trains
For high standard floor systems, we provide our long proven heated floors COMFLOOR® Advanced and COMFLOOR® Plus. Latest developments include new unheated floors: the very stiff and acoustic optimized COMFLOOR® Entry and our very light COMFLOOR®Basic is moving into the future with innovative solutions.
Claddings for Locomotives, LRVs, EMU, DMU, Metros and High Speed Trains
INFIT® Cladding – We offer a wide range of claddings, including roof and underfloor claddings as well as flaps. Furthermore, we offer claddings for driver cabs, entrances, staircases, passenger compartments and enclosures for control cabinets.
Separation Walls for Locomotives, LRVs, EMU, DMU, Metros and High Speed Trains
Within our INFIT® Separation Wall segment, we provide separation walls with different sandwich constructions. The combination of low weight, acoustic insulation and customized function integration makes these walls the ideal choice for separating specific areas-from small cabins to entire compartments.
Light Staircase for Double Deck Trains
Our new and innovative solution INFIT® Lightstair provides a light, cost optimized, and function integrated stair system designed for ease of installation in any kind of train. This solution reduces installation time, quantity of personnel for mounting and time for exact positioning.
Interdeck – Intermediate Floor for Double Deck Trains
For structural intermediate floors, we offer our XBODY® Interdeck. It offers high stiffness, acoustic insulation and load capacity along with reduced weight. In addition, we can offer an expanded range of system integration by placing lighting and air ducts within the sandwich interdeck. This reduces overall weight, installation time and provides access to a high-precision structural floor system.
Driver Desk for Locomotives, LRVs, EMU, DMU, Metros and High Speed Trains
INNODESK- Our modular and structural driver’s desk, made of a lightweight combination of materials, offers a multifunctional structure and thereby reduces secondary costs. This is achieved by eliminating the need for an additional metal support.