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Railway technology: an attractive market

Connection solutions for rail transport from LAPP

It is a gigantic growth market: around the world, money is being poured into rail transport. Experts believe that the commercial potential for connection solutions in the railway vehicle sector alone is in the region of EUR 500 million. As the numbers rise, so do the expectations for railway technology, and thus for safety and reliability in rail transport. Special safety regulations must be observed and functions must be fulfilled. With our comprehensive portfolio for railway technology, we at LAPP offer you tested and certified system solutions – for the best and easiest path to railway vehicle approval.

What special requirements do cables and wires need to meet in the field of railway technology?

The high reliability and smooth operation of rail vehicles largely depend on the cables and wires used. Whether they’re needed for power supply, data transmission or control – reliable connection solutions enable smooth operation and safe transport.

Cables and wires must have special properties in order to be approved for use in railway vehicles. Maximum safety for passengers and staff is crucial here.

Extreme climatic conditions during operation also place high demands on the material properties of cables, wires, glands and plug connections. Most components must therefore be designed for use in temperature ranges from –50° to +120°C.


What should you bear in mind for your product selection?

This is why fire protection in rail vehicles is given prime importance and is regulated in Europe in DIN EN 45545-2. The materials and components for railway vehicles are subject to clear specifications. Railway cables and connection solutions must therefore have the following essential properties:

  • Halogen-free
  • Flame-retardant
  • Self-extinguishing

The products used do not contribute to the spread of fire and prevent additional injury and damage in the event of a fire. In addition, the products may also need to withstand external influences such as stone impacts, torsion or strong vibrations, as well as UV radiation, oil and harsh cleaning agents.

Why LAPP products for rail transport?

At LAPP, we know what connection solutions for rail transport are all about. Our LAPP portfolio for railway technology meets a wide range of standards and safety standards.

Advantages of LAPP products at a glance:

  • In-house electron beam cross-linking plant and IRIS/TS 22163 certification at the LAPP Korea LLC production site
  • Cable types comply with EN standards and other standards
  • Extensive experience in the rolling stock market
  • The shortest delivery times – high warehouse availability
  • Small minimum order quantities and packaging
  • Complete connection solutions from a single source

LAPP can draw on its extensive experience of over 50 years of development and manufacturing, and has built on this to develop various innovations and a high level of production quality and reliability.

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