new york, United States
Our product range comtains a wide range of Current Collector Strips and Shaft Grounding Ring
Our extensive range of current collectors for transport applications offers high performance and low friction for long overhead wire life. We design, engineer and manufacture carbon and metalised carbon current collector strips for pantograph and third rail applications. We also offer associated aluminum or steel carriers as required. Our comprehensive range includes collectors suitable for overhead, third rail and trolley bus shoes on metro systems, high-speed trains, trams and trolley buses. We have full-length metalised collectors, kasperowski designs, fitted and integral end horns, lightweight bonded aluminium designs, auto drop, arc protection, ice breakers and high current bonded collectors. Self Supporting Collector Strips We supply mainline railway systems with self supporting carbon collector strips including epoxy bonding of carbon to aluminium providing: Reduction in pan head mass Improved dynamic response Reduction in maintenance and service costs
Our patented AEGIS® bearing protection, grounding technology consists of a Conductive MicroFiber™ shaft grounding ring in an aluminium housing. It is easy to install and maintenance free. The use of variable-speed drives with AC motors induces electrical currents on the motor shaft. Once they exceed the resistance of the bearing lubricant, these currents discharge to ground (typically the motor housing), causing fusion craters in the bearings. Over time, these craters increase in size and number, resulting in frosting, pitting, fluting, and eventually bearing failure. This type of premature bearing failure can cost thousands of dollars in increased maintenance and lost production - we can offer a solution.