WAGO in railway systems

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Whether railway vehicles, signalling technology or railway stations - WAGO products can be used almost anywhere where electricity flows, signals are transmitted and converted in the railway sector. It is not without reason that operators, manufacturers and suppliers of railway and signalling technology rely on WAGO. We have been doing pioneering work in electrical connection technology since 1977: away from the screw and towards spring connection technology - setting standards in railway technology.

How a Train Trip Becomes a Luxury Experience

From a simple trip to an evocatively moving moment: there are many stories about train travel – some are entertaining, others irksome, but they seldom revolve around style and comfort. This is not the case for the cutting edge Luxon panorama rail car – and the luxury is more than skin deep. The operators accepted no compromises when selecting the technical equipment, and decided to use WAGO rail-mount terminal blocks, pluggable connectors, and interface electronics.

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Railway Signal Technology: Digital Engineering Provides Greater Efficiency in Signal Cable Distributor Construction

Making the development of signal cable distributors more efficient – that’s the goal of cable and telecommunications specialist Comtec. In WAGO’s Smart Designer, this international company has found a digital engineering platform that provides reliable, sustainable support for this endeavor – for example, for the rail industry, which is very standards-oriented.

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Condition-Based Monitoring of Rolling Stock

“Condition-based monitoring” promises to make maintenance of railway vehicles more efficient, in terms of both time and costs. Westfälische Lokomotiv-Fabrik Reuschling GmbH & Co. KG shows how railway operators can implement condition monitoring for their rolling stock.

Moving Safely through Two Transportation Worlds

Every vehicle delivered by ZWEIWEG International GmbH & Co. KG is ready for a busy life in two spheres: on the road and on the rails. Bringing this safely to fruition requires German engineering technology, a large portion of solution-oriented thought, an eye for detail, and last but not least, connection technology that functions reliably 100% of the time.

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Infrastructure in Railway Stations

Railway stations as railway facilities and reception buildings consist of various equipment and systems that are powered by electricity and whose functionality must be monitored. This includes lighting controllers, evacuation systems and low-voltage switchgear that ensure passengers’ comfort and safety. In railway stations too, WAGO provides failsafe power supplies and data recording for various analog and digital signals.

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WAGO Technology in Railway Vehicles

For more than 40 years, WAGO has been a railway staple. The superior operator-independent quality of WAGO’s electrical interconnection technology, which features quick and easy handling, is only one of the reasons that this vibration-proof spring pressure connection technology has become and industry standard. You can find our technology aboard electric and diesel locomotives, in passenger railroad cars and double-decker vehicles and in traction vehicles for regional, local and high-speed trains, trolleys and subways.

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Applications in Trains

WAGO’s enormous product range of electrical interconnection, interface and automation technologies allows us to provide an appropriate, reliable solution that can be installed quickly and easily for any application – from space-limited applications in cabs, doors, lighting and air-conditioning technology, to drives and converters, switch and fuse panels, battery chargers, toilets and junction boxes that require durability.

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Point Operating Systems

Functioning point operating systems – whether operated electrically or hydraulically – are fundamental to preventing train failures. Therefore, operators rely on predictive maintenance – detecting possible defects before they arise. The WAGO-I/O-SYSTEM collects the data measured by sensors on the points and provides it to the control center. This allows the smallest deviations to be evaluated directly and repairs to be performed.

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Signal Technology at Railroad Crossings

Reliable, maintenance-free electrical connections are essential in signal technology at railroad crossings, as well as in railway stations or on points. Many facets of WAGO connection technology come into play, especially for cable boxes, point operating systems, block systems and signal boxes. WAGO’s electrical interconnection technology has been used in railway applications since the 1970s, has corresponding approvals and has been proven in practice.

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Our WAGO-I/O-SYSTEM ideally supplements our customer’s safety-oriented controls for the implementation of preventive maintenance. Whether on rails or switches, our products fulfill the requirements of the DIN EN 50121-4, EN 50121-5 and DIN EN 50155 railway standards – without application limitations.

Advantages:

● Screwless connection technology provides maximum contact reliability

● The plastics used as insulation for rail-mount terminal blocks fulfill the requirements of EN 45545 without limitation

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Fire Protection

Trains are the safest mode of transportation. This is ensured not only by the operator, but also by the vehicle and component manufacturers. Whatever the reason for a fire – the passengers must be protected as much as possible.

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The Railway Standards

Questions about railway suitability refer to compliance with DIN EN 50155. Although EN 50155 does have an international counterpart (IEC 60751), EN 50155 is the current railway standard recognized around the world.

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No Failures

Kirow railway cranes and slag transporters are always reliable, even under the most inclement weather conditions – with WAGO technology.

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SBB – Train Stations at a Glance

The control and error messaging system for the SBB (LSS-CH) replaces 23 different control systems with WAGO’s automation technology.

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