The transport industry is one of those that has developed the most in recent years. If we look back a couple of decades ago, the modern private cars that we see today did not exist.

Nowadays, transport has been updated with high doses of intelligence and efficiency. They are a new challenge both for those who are dedicated to make them, and for those who participate in the production process as suppliers.

In the case of the railway industry, one of the most used worldwide, its connectivity has changed depending on the updating of the new parts that make up this vehicle. This has led us to offer more modern products, such as industrial connectors designed exclusively to provide strength, usefulness and safety on railways.


Importance of railway connectors and contacts

Industrial connectors for railways must be capable of working on cohesion, high tension, resistance to vibration, the pressure of a long journey, and many other factors that determine the safety of this type of transport.

Today we are not only talking about mechanical parts like some years ago when the infrastructure of a railway was basic and lacking in technology. We are also talking about smart systems that are based on data transfer.

Both the railways and the tram-trains demand similar characteristics and different ones that are adapted to the type of machine and infrastructure. Remember that there are light, medium and more robust railways.

For this reason, the industrial connectors and the inner contacts which take part in the railways vary depending on different elements such as size, tracks through they circulate, and density, among others.

This is precisely where we can see the importance of choosing the most suitable connectors and inner contacts according to the type of the railway and locomotive or carriage over that. To ensure efficient transport and durability over the years, because these are vehicles that transport a high volume of people and goods. So the responsibility is on them.


How should industrial rail connectors be?

  • Highly compact with the highest level of connectivity.
  • Safe couplings.
  • Different contact configurations.
  • Maximum security.
  • Resistance to physical stress.
  • Capacity to high values of electrical voltage or intensity.
  • Maximum electric propulsion capacity.
  • Compatibility with universal and railway regulations.


B-C series of multi-contact connectors type CARTER

This series are used in others aplications besides than to facilitate the connection between carriages. It is also suitable for other industries such as mining, shipbuilding, chemical and heavy industries. In addition, this type of connectors has the particularity of making compositions between electrical and coaxial contacts, as well as fluids, optic fibre and air.

So that other elements can be implemented in the same connector, increasing its usability. And, in terms of security, they have IP-68 protection. They also respect electrical safety regulations.

Looking for industrial connectors for railways? At ALFA’R Connectors we have a big variety of connectors to offer you. Contact us and we will gladly assist you!