Third Rail Current Collectors

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Faiveley Brecknell Willis specialise in both interface products of a conductor rail system and provide the perfect design for the correct collector/rail combination.  This is an important part in the achievement of good current collection. Our strong engineering design team use the following parameters to assure optimum performance in all applications

  • Minimum dynamic mass
  • Minimum friction
  • Frangible construction

Advantages of our designs are …

  • Higher traction power efficiency
  • Reduced maintenance
  • Reduced arc damage at the working interface
  • Maximum life of wearing components on both sides of the working interface (conductor rail and shoe)
  • Reduced electrical interference to auxiliary signalling and communications equipment

Designs options can include retractable or non-retractable and may be either mechanical (rope or lever), spring/gravity, electrical, pneumatic or hydraulic.
 
We also provide shoegear overhaul and servicing.