Schaltbau manufacture contactors, switches, connectors and train controls that are used in rail vehicles where electrical systems have to be connected, contacted and controlled reliably and repeatably in harsh operating conditions.
Schaltbau products are used in many applications within the rail industry including traction and braking controls for all classes of rail vehicles, door systems, shunting yard controls systems, level crossing gates and more.
Our customers includes: Bombardier Transportation, Hitachi, Alstom, CAF, Unipart, Wabtec Faiveley, Knorr Bremse and TfL.
Schaltbau Machine Electrics Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of Schaltbau GmbH based in Munich, part of a €500 million plus global supplier to the rail industry with factories in the UK, Germany, Italy and China.
The Schaltbau GmbH product portfolio and group companies include the following:
Snap action switches for rail vehicles are found in drivers desk controls, transmissions, coupler controls and anywhere where safety critical switching is required, not to mention virtually every train door system (the green switch).
Schaltbau Master controllers or Traction Brake Controllers are supplied to many rail vehicle OEMs as the primary train control. Schaltbau also design and manufacture complete driver desk assemblies and dead mans foot rests.
Schaltbau patented arc handling designs where the arc is driven into the arc chute and extinguished within a few milliseconds offer real equipment safety. Capable of handling currents up to 3kv these are used in the control panel assemblies, switchgear, traction power, heating and HVAC systems, and PMM motors. With the CP contactor range, Schaltbau offers fully bidirectional DC and AC functionality with one single device that is also more compact than other contactors.
Rugged Connectors for railway engineering must ensure reliable transmission of energy and signals – coping with high voltages, harsh environments and the harsh conditions of rail traffic. Connectors from Schaltbau are especially designed to meet these requirements: we can offer an extensive range of proven connectors from connectors that comply with the requirements of UIC 558 VE. used for the: remote control of lights, remote control of doors, public address systems in passenger coaches and multiple units, transmission of binary data; UIC IT series for state-of-the-art ethernet solutions to UIC541-5 VE electro pneumatic braking systems used by train manufacturers globally.
Battery isolators, changeover units, voltage selectors, fusible over-temperature protection and tripping devices, disconnecting and earthing device, key-lock switches and high voltage control gear compliment the range of electrics for rolling stock Schaltbau can offer.
specific information for for rolling stock can be found at at www.schaltbau-me rail electrics
Schaltbau has a modern manufacturing facility in Cwmbran, South Wales, where we manufacture an extensive range of DC contactors for a number of industries including rail, these contactors cover the 6v to 96v range. We have a standard product range of some 2000 part numbers and in addition, we manufacture to customer specific specifications in low and high volumes.
We also assemble a wide range of Cam contactors for the Schaltbau Group and are the global manufacturing and repair facility for the Schaltbau Group.
Additional capability includes wire harness assembly for a wide range of industries besides rail. We make to customer specification and can supply product assemblies to your specification.
Stock holding: we carry an extensive range of products at our UK manufacturing and distribution facility to ensure a high availability to satisfy customer demand. Weekly deliveries from our parent company in Germany ensures that we maintain this high availability.
Technical support is available in the UK where we have R&D and test facilities to support our customers either at our factory or on-site. Additional technical support is also available from product specialists in the wider Schaltbau group.
Schaltbau Machine Electrics support your product and project requirements, be it repair, refurbishment or new vehicle build. We have the expertise and products to support you.
By dealing with the manufacturer you can have complete confidence that you are dealing with experts who know the product and your application and have access to genuine Schaltbau products, spares and technical data.
Schaltbau work with the world’s leading rail vehicle manufacturers to produce products and new technology to meet the evolving demands and expectations of our customers and the global rail industry.
Schaltbau Machine Electrics Ltd, 335-336 Woodside Way, Springvale Industrial Estate, Cwmbran, NP44 5BR,
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