Tratos Rolling Stock cable chosen for UK train network

Cable company Tratos has secured new orders to supply its RS high temperature, extra flexible power cables, tested and approved to EN45545-2 (R15-HL3), for a new fleet of trains which will operate on the East Anglia train network.

Designed and manufactured for long service life and harsh external environments, Tratos’ rolling stock cables, with special fire performance characteristics, will be supplied to a Tier one global train manufacturer who will build and supply the train fleet in Derby in the East Midlands.

The company’s rolling stock halogen free cable with flexible copper conductors, silicone insulation and outer sheath LSZH (Low Smoke Zero Halogen) elastomeric compound has been subjected to a programme of extensive fire (single and bunched), smoke density emission and material toxicity testing.

The cables were awarded IMQ approval according to EN45545-2 (R15-HL3 maximum hazard level) from Italy’s principal certification body in April this year. The testing by IMQ, to EN45545-2: 2013+A1 2015 Railway applications – Fire protection for railway vehicles, achieved notable results. Further testing saw the cable meet all the requirements for fire behaviour of materials and components.

Anglo-Italian company Tratos has manufactured cables for rail and mass transit applications for more than ten years. Specialising in the production of signalling, power, control and telecommunications cables for the railway sector. It aims to bring added value to all its products – providing its customers – some of the largest rail sector companies in Europe – with technological innovation and innovative cable designs.

By designing innovative, fire resistant products for high speed applications, Tratos is often called upon to develop products that meet high quality industry as well as specific client specifications.

A supplier to Ferrovie Dello Stato, Alstom, Bombadier, Ansaldo Breda and Hitachi solutions, Tratos has DVE, Lloyds Register, IMQ, PT and LUL approval.

The company will attend RAILTEX in Birmingham (9th-11th May) where the full range of its signalling, power, control and telecommunications cables for the railway sector will be on display. Tratos can be found on stand N53.

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