Safety equipment

ABB brings innovation in conduit and cable support to the rail industry

Each day, millions of people around the world rely on railways and buses to travel from point-to-point and to carry commercial cargo from place-to-place. Over time, heavy use and exposure to weather and stress leads to damage of conduits and cables within these transport vehicles and endangers their reliable operation. As the global rail transport and freight market continues to grow, operators want solutions that enable them to keep up with demand and operate more safely, efficiently, and sustainably.

PMA TRUST™ modular support system from ABB Installation Products, secures multiple conduits and cables in various sizes for easy installation and routing in rolling stock offering a modular design for an evolving transportation market seeking to enhance safety, efficiency, and continuous operations.

The modular support system meets or exceeds current installation and safety requirements

Building on nearly 50 years of rail technology, ABB Installation Products developed the PMA TRUST™ modular support system as an advanced fixation solution for a changing global rail transport industry. Designed for use in railway vehicle construction and other applications where fixation of parallel running conduits and cables is required, the PMA TRUST™ modular support system adapts to different conduit and cable combinations and sizes, allowing conduits to rotate and move within the system to prevent damage due to torsional stress. The new PMA TRUST system meets or exceeds current installation and safety requirements in every region, including compliance to rolling stock standard EN45545-2/HL3 and NFPA 130.

PMA TRUST™ modular support system is a lightweight, compact solution with high impact resistance. Thanks to the new design, external dimensions are reduced to the very minimum and internal spacing between adjoining conduits is very small. The system is specifically designed for use in railway vehicle construction and other applications where fixation of parallel running conduits and cables is required.

The new modular support system offers total flexibility in terms of installation complying with all kinds of installation requirements. Each element can host different combinations of both conduits and cables, in various and different sizes, so that cable routing is made easy regardless of its complexity. Furthermore, the fixation of the modular support system can be done with different techniques: on a C-rail, pre-assembled, stacked or upside-down.

PMA support system

PMA TRUST™ is a lightweight, compact solution with high impact resistance. Thanks to the new design, external dimensions are reduced to the very minimum, and internal spacing between adjoining conduits is very small.

 

Working with planning and engineering teams to solve complex cable issue

Heinz Seedorf, PMA Account Manager for Rail, ABB Installation Products, said: “Rail is a highly electrified and energy efficient form of transport for freight and passengers. As cities focus on improving rolling stock operations and meeting growing transportation needs, ABB is working with planning and engineering teams to solve complex cable issues with the new PMA TRUST™ modular support system.

“In an industry that never stops, manufacturers are choosing the PMA TRUST system for their trains based on its light and compact design, safety, durability and compatibility with rail applications around the world.”

The rail and transportation industry has used PMA® cable protection solutions for nearly half a century. Produced and tested at ABB’s Uster, Switzerland, facility as part of the ABB Installation Products portfolio of rail transport and electrification solutions, the PMA TRUST™ modular support system is available globally.  For more information about PMA’s portfolio for the rail industry visit www.pma.ch

Rail professionals can join ABB’s PMA team Tuesday, 5 October, for live webinars to learn how the PMA TRUST™ modular support system performs in various applications and participate in Q&A sessions. Access free registration information and global viewing schedules at: https://new.abb.com/low-voltage/products/conduit-fittings/pma/company/pma-trust-webinar-20'21

Conduits and cables

PMA TRUST™ can host different combinations of both conduits and cables in various sizes.

Conduits and cables

 

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