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DC/DC converter designed for railway and transportation

DC/DC converter designed for railway and transportation
TRACO POWER has announced the release of their THN 15WIR family of ruggedised DC/DC converters designed for harsh environments in a miniature 1x1x0.40” footprint. The converters offer increased resistance against electromagnetic interference, shock/vibration and thermal shock with EN 50155 and EN 61373 compliance making them suitable for railway, transportation and harsh industrial environments.
20th September 2017

Could fibre optics be the way forward to detect faults on railways?

Could fibre optics be the way forward to detect faults on railways?
  Fibre optic cables could make a major contribution to the safety and maintenance of railways. Installed alongside the tracks, they are capable of detecting a huge range of soundwaves that might signify the early emergence of problems, such as damage to the rails.
19th September 2017

Connector generates greater power density in rail vehicles

Connector generates greater power density in rail vehicles
HARTING has designed a new Han 34 HPR EasyCon connector for high-current transmission with a high power density, making it suited to use in rail vehicles. Han 34 HPR housings and retaining frames are designed in such a way that, for the first time ever, a connector is now available that can accommodate four 650 A contacts alongside one another in a single interface.
19th September 2017


Embedded railway solutions on show at TRAKO and Nordic Rail

Embedded railway solutions on show at TRAKO and Nordic Rail
Provider of building blocks and intelligent platforms for edge computing, ADLINK Technology, will be demonstrating its rugged CompactPCI, industrial-grade control system and panel computer product portfolio, specifically designed for on-board ATO/DMI and wayside communication-based train control applications, in three European railway exhibitions: TRAKO in Poland, Expo Ferroviaria in Italy, and Nordic Rail in Sweden.
18th September 2017

HARTING receives Railsponsible CSR Award

HARTING receives Railsponsible CSR Award
A Railsponsible CSR Award has been given to HARTING Technology Group in Berlin. Uwe Günther - CPO Deutsche Bahn AG and Chairman of Railsponsible described the Technology Group’s achievements at the award ceremony: “The company has been committed to sustainability for over 20 years and is a pioneering force in the field of environmental management. We can rely on HARTING products and services – not least because of their externally audited CSR Management System.”
18th September 2017

Satcom to connect Brazil from North to South

Satcom to connect Brazil from North to South
Valec is an organisation which builds, maintains and operates Brazilian railways. The public company manages three railways: the North-South Railway, the West-East Integration Railway and the Centre-West Integration Railway. The organisation plays a major role in developing infrastructure across a very large territory in order to support the Brazillian economy.
13th September 2017

100W encapsulated DC/DC converters for RIA12 railway applications

100W encapsulated DC/DC converters for RIA12 railway applications
The PDR 100R series has been added to ABSOPULSE Electronics’ line of fully encapsulated RIA12 DC/DC converters for railway applications. With an input voltage surge withstand capacity 3.5 times the nominal input voltage for 20ms, the converters meet RIA12 requirements for protection of traction and rolling stock equipment from transients and surges in DC control systems.
7th September 2017

SKF supplies bearings to Morocco’s national railway operator

SKF supplies bearings to Morocco’s national railway operator
  Moroccan rail operator, ONCF, has placed an order with SKF for the delivery of 15,000 railway wheelset bearings over a period of three years for both passenger and freight rolling stock. SKF was chosen because it was the only supplier who could meet the client’s strict technical specifications while being in a position to deliver ready-certified railway bearings on a lead time of three months.
29th August 2017

Handling rig reduces Crossrail's project costs

Handling rig reduces Crossrail's project costs
Sheffield engineering firm, SCX, is supporting Westinghouse Platform Screen Doors (WPSD), a division of Knorr-Bremse UK Rail, in optimising the installation of their platform screen system on the Crossrail project. The mechanical handling rig, devised by SCX Special Projects’ engineers for rail systems contractor Knorr-Bremse, has helped to transform the installation process and generate significant benefits. SCX worked closely with WPSD to design and build the rig, resulting in increased efficiencies, including time and cost savings.
22nd August 2017

Hitachi Rail presents HARTING with quality award

Hitachi Rail presents HARTING with quality award
  Developer, manufacturer and distributor of electrical and electronic connectors, network components, pre-assembled system cables, and backplane assemblies, the HARTING Technology Group, has received an award for exceptional quality from rail manufacturer Hitachi Rail.
22nd August 2017


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