Linear Sliding Contacts

Linear Sliding Contacts Rail Track wabtec Products

Used where current has to be transferred to mobile equipment through a rail or track, where linear speed is relatively low, but current density is high.
Strong, highly conductive, carbon materials with a very high copper content are produced in a variety of shapes. The complexity of shapes, together with the materials used and the quantities required, lend themselves to manufacture by pressing to finished dimensions from metallurgical powders.
Gerken has a standard range of components produced in this way and the capability to design and manufacture bespoke parts for customer requirements.