Tratos Cavi and Pfisterer’s Joint Effort in Railway Innovation

A recent railway infrastructure breakthrough was tested at the Settebagni primary substation near Rome. Tratos Cavi and Pfisterer collaborated to showcase their combined expertise, which has led to a remarkable advancement in the railway sector. 

Elisabetta Bragagni Capaccini, the CEO of Tratos Cavi Srl, gave credit to Tratos Cavi’s long-standing partnership with RFI, the Italian national railway infrastructure manager, spanning over 50 years. She expressed satisfaction that Tratos Cavi, due to its commitment to tailored solutions, designed and produced pre-assembled 150 kV whips that met the specific requirements of the Settebagni substation. These whips are a testament to engineering excellence. 

They feature a 150 kV copper cable with a class six conductor comprising over 3,000 wires, rubber insulation, a super flexible sock screen, and a sheath engineered for exceptional durability. Crafted with precision, these whips ensure unmatched performance and reliability in critical railway applications.

Ezio Carriero, CEO of Pfisterer Srl, highlights Pfisterer’s pivotal role in the project with its Connex technology. Pfisterer enables railway operators to minimize downtime and streamline interventions during faults by providing a modular and disconnectable cable accessory system. The innovative Connex system facilitates rapid connection and disconnection of modular accessories, setting new benchmarks for efficiency and reliability in railway infrastructure maintenance.

At the core of this collaboration is the Tratos SUPERFLEX HV cable, manufactured to meet rigorous international standards. With its triple extruded, dry-cured HEPR/COPPER WIRE SCREEN/Tough abrasion-resistant TMPU sheath, this cable ensures optimal stress control in insulation, reducing breakdown and leakage current in high-voltage cable systems.

Designed for versatility, Tratos SUPERFLEX is ideal for installations in confined spaces where flexibility is essential. Additionally, Tratos SUPERFLEX can be supplied with an LSZH sheath for applications requiring enhanced fire performance, further enhancing its suitability for diverse railway infrastructure requirements.

Ezio Carriero, CEO of Pfisterer Srl

Join us as we examine how Tratos Cavi and Pfisterer’s collective expertise is reshaping railway infrastructure and driving innovation, efficiency, and safety to new heights.

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