Lapp, the global market leader for integrated connection solutions, is currently shaking up the industry with its incredible new logistics set-up. Other providers are only able to produce to order and demand high minimum order quantities.
By contrast, Lapp is able to deliver any amount, even small packages, off the shelf, resulting in a drastic shortening of delivery times around the world, from up to three months to less than a week. This helps users to reduce inventories and respond to new requirements faster.
Lapp has added several new cables and system products to its range for the rail sector.
• Ölflex Classic 110H SF, the workhorse of Lapp’s control cable portfolio. After successful use in countless variants in factories, it is now also available for trains, where it can be used to power doors, lighting and air conditioning. With class 6 conductors, this new variant is extremely flexible, allowing for installation in tight spaces.
Further variants include the shielded Ölflex Classic 115 CH SF and the Ölflex Classic 115 CH SF (TP), which features a twisted-pair design that makes it suitable for entertainment systems or transferring data to a driver’s control panel. Like all Lapp’s cables for the rail industry, the new products meet the requirements for fire protection in rail vehicles in EN 45545-2.
• Ölflex Train HT150: This single-core silicon cable is designed for use at high temperatures and can withstand up to 150°C. Possible applications include engines and power converters. The cable is rated at Hazard Level 3, the highest level for fire protection, and is certified to EN 50382-2 for the construction of silicone cables. It is available in cross-sections of 1.5 to 400 mm2 with 1.8 or 3.6 kV. It features a two-layer sheath with silicone insulation and is also available with a single-layer sheath and class 6 conductors. This makes it flexible and suitable for installation in positions with tight bending radii.
• Ölflex Train 340 and Ölflex Train 345C: Lapp has significantly expanded its tried and tested range of power and control cables to meet the high demands of the rail sector in line with EN 50264-3-2. These cables are now available in cross-sections of 0.5 to 50 mm2 and with two to 40 cores. They are suitable for outdoor installation, as their black sheath resists UV light. These products also withstand high temperatures, oil and fuel, and are certified to EN 45545-2.
In additional to power and control cables, Lapp also offers a complete range of data connection technology and is constantly expanding its range of connectors and system products, such as cable glands, inlets and protection systems, as well as labelling solutions and tools.
Also new to the range and approved in line with DIN EN 45545-2 is the Skintop ST-HF-M cable gland in black with increased UV resistance for outdoor use, alongside the light grey design for interior applications. In addition to vibration protection, optimum strain relief and oil resistance, the plastic glands in the Skintop ST-HF-M series are approved for use in the rail industry in line with EN 45545-2 (Hazard Level 3). All materials, including the seals, are halogen-free.
The brass glands in the Skintop MS-HF-M series fulfil the strictest requirements of EN 45545-2 (Hazard Level 3) and EN 45545-3 (E30 fire resistance). They are also available with a shield contact spring as Skintop MS-HF-M SC or with a brush insert as Skintop MS-HF-M Brush in EMC applications for shielded Ölflex Train cables.
Skintop MS-HF-M Grip is highly suitable where extreme strain relief is required, as the double clamp ensures additional centred strain relief and improved bending protection.
Numerous Epic rectangular connectors are also approved and suitable for the special requirements of the rail industry. The Epic MH modular connector system, for example, fulfils the requirements of EN 45545-2, is highly resistant and very quick to assemble. The fixed frame enables one module after the other to be simply locked in place, so the Epic MH is pluggable, even with standard products on the market. Connecting cables in the Epic MH relies on crimp contacts, which are highly vibration-proof, offering an important advantage for the rail industry in comparison to screwed contacts. Another special feature of the Epic MH is the gigabit module for connecting Etherline category 7 cables to facilitate ultra-high-speed data transmission in modern trains.
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