Brochure: Field Manual
Wear and damage patterns
of carbon brushes in grounding contacts
Grounding contacts must work reliably for the longest possible period. Schunk offers durable solutions for all common installation situations and interfaces.
Grounding Systems for Railroad Applications
Only with a perfectly matched grounding system are return, safety and signal currents safely and reliably discharged. Grounding systems must work reliably for the longest possible period. These grounding systems or grounding contacts are mounted either at the end of the axis (axial) or at the gear unit (radial). At Schunk, such solutions have been established for years and are part of a large repertoire. Therefore, it is no coincidence that leading vehicle manufacturers in the rail/traction sector rely on grounding systems from Schunk - because with our technology, we have revolutionized the transmission of signal currents and ensured new dimensions in maintenance intervals.
Shaft Grounding Systems against Shaft Voltage
Bearing or gear damage caused by shaft stress can lead to costly vehicle fleet failures. Extend the service life of your trains with Schunk's patented Carbon Fiber Grounding (CFG) systems: The shaft grounding systems made of carbon fiber reliably divert vagrant shaft currents and safely protect against damage to bearings in motors or transmissions.
Vagrant shaft currents in directionally controlled AC motors lead to
The patented carbon fiber grounding systems from Schunk
Do you have questions about our grounding system?