ContiTech highlights eco-friendly rail actuators

ERJ staff report (LMH)

Hanover, Germany – Actuators by ContiTech Air Spring Systems play a pivotal role in conducting electricity from overhead cables into electric train engines, making local and long-distance train-travel more eco-friendly, ContiTech says.

Rail vehicles receive electricity from an overhead power cable suspended above the track, which supplies the engine with power via the current collector system, also known as a pantograph. A key component in the pantograph is its air actuators. These ensure even contact between the pantograph and the overhead…

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