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Sliding Strip with magnetic arc protection

Many of our customers are familiar with the problem: Difficult conditions on the track, such as ice forming on the overhead line, can cause the contact between the pantograph and the overhead line to interrupt shortly. This can lead to arcing. The consequence: damage to the contact strip of the roof-mounted pantograph. For transport companies, this means unplanned train downtimes and high costs. 

Schunk has now developed a solution to this challenge: Sliding Strips with magnetic arc protection. They reliably dissipate arcs, thus increasing the availability of the vehicle fleet even in icy temperatures.  

The advantages at a glance 

  • No unscheduled train downtimes due to damage caused by electric arcs 
  • Increased reliability and availability of the vehicle fleet 
  • Improved life cycle costs 
  • Reduced replacement costs, as year-round operation is possible  
  • Existing sliding strip designs can be upgraded with magnetic arc protection in most cases. 
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