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Our solutions are based on over 100 years of experience gained in the ﬁeld. Working in different countries, applications and environments, we know what works and how to improve performance. We provide our customers with a wide range of solutions, each adapted to a speciﬁc need. Our strength is our experience, our knowledge and our ability to design solutions with the attention to detail in every step of the manufacturing process. Our solutions for traction and transit applications are carefully selected from high quality materials and are manufactured on cutting-edge equipments (CNC machines, broaching machines, computer aided measuring instruments, high precision microscopes…). These solutions beneﬁt from high precision assembly and respect the international standards (IEC, NEMA, ASTM, SAE, DIN, CENELEC). We test our solutions for optimum performance in a variety of load and environmental conditions, thus helping our customers to reduce their maintenance costs. We have the knowledge to optimise existing designs or to re-engineer the design to provide the necessary solution.
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Mersen contributed to the new world rail speed record set at 574.8 km/hr on April 3rd 2007, in France.
Mersen is a global Expert in materials and solutions for extreme environments as well as in the safety and reliability of electrical equipment. Our other markets: Energy: Conventional thermal power • Hydroelectric • Wind Transportation: Aerospace & aeronautics • Ports & marine • Railways Process industries: Cement • Metallurgy • Mining • Oil & gas • Pulp & paper
• Rubber & plastic • Wire
Traction & Transit
PROVIDING ELECTRICAL SOLUTIONS FOR URBAN TRAINS
Other Markets: Elevators • Forklifts
technical support. dielectric materials… • Customised designs • Cutting-edge equipment and software (CNC machines…) • Reinforced plastic injection moulding • Finished product compliance: dielectric testing • International standards (ISO 9001. vibrations. maintenance and repair specialists with high quality engineered solutions tailored to meet extreme operating conditions (climate. POWER SOLUTIONS & SERVICES FOR TRACTION & TRANSIT NETWORKS TRACTION MOTORS AUXILIARY MOTORS ALTERNATORS • Carbon brushes • Brush-holders • Technical support & Training (ventilators. terrain. auxiliary motors. CURRENT COLLECTION • Wide range of pantograph carbon strips • Extruded carbon or pressed and machined carbons • Plain carbon or impregnated with metal (copper or bronze) ALL LEAD FREE • Sheaths in aluminium. generators. anti-corrosion… • Moulded • Fitted with independent pressure systems (constant force or clock spring) • Single or multiple pockets • Complete brush-holders and rocker rings • Customised designs • Cutting-edge equipment and software (CNC machines. enabling us to meet today the market requirements of tomorrow. ASTM. DIN) • New designs. Our R&D teams are international and combined with our comprehensive test facilities. quality control. auxiliary motors • Earth Return Current Units for radial and axle end applications • Lead free brushes available • A full range of materials: graphite. NEMA. OEMs. technical expertise and training). copper. we have developed lead free products for the traction and transit networks. light load. PANTOGRAPH CARBON STRIPS (for Current collection: locomotives. heavy loads. This ensures that we can provide our customers with manufacturing sites respecting environmental standards and implementing quality manufacturing processes. EARTH RETURN CURRENT UNIT THIRD RAIL SHOE COMPRESSOR ALTERNATOR TRACTION MOTOR BLOWER MOTOR Sustainable development Here at Mersen we believe it is possible to bring together our company’s interests whilst respecting environmental issues and social progress. years of experience and strong expertise.). electric rail car) EARTH RETURN CURRENT UNITS THIRD RAIL SHOES • Carbon strips • Application expertise • Technical support & Training • Carbon brushes • Brush-holders • Technical support & Training • Carbon shoes • Application expertise • Technical support & Training • Grinders & accessories • Saws • Scrapers • Slotting ﬁles Brush-holder for traction l Modular construction l Full holder design service l Brush-holders for traction motors. Knowledge and Experience: your global partner We have been working with electrical rotating machinery and current collection systems for more than 100 years and our customers recognise that we are the global partner for railway solutions. IEC. DIN) Brush-holders for auxiliary motors VENTILATOR Carbon brushes for auxiliary motors PANTOGRAPH Carbon strips for pantographs Services On the 5 continents. from electric and diesel locomotives for freight and passenger use. We supply solutions for all types of rolling stock. electrical multiple units and light rail vehicles through to the metro and tramway systems. SLIP RINGS • Full range of materials: non-ferrous alloys. re-engineering design solutions FOCUS ON Expertise. Carbon brushes for Earth Return Current Unit Third rail shoes Carbon brushes for alternators Slip ring assemblies Brush-holders for traction motors Carbon brushes for traction motors . our engineers and technicians provide speciﬁc services to optimise the performance of traction and transit networks (on site services. We offer them reliable solutions and the beneﬁt of our extensive knowledge. They know that we supply solutions that are controlled through the complete product life cycle (development. line conditions etc. SAE. compressors. trainings and technical seminars…). distribution. As an example. IEC. high speed train. tinned copper… • Bonded or soldered or crimped • Integral end horn designs available • Complete with Auto Drop Detection device for fault detection • Kasperowski design • Mechanically robust • Self-lubricating ability • Third rail shoes plain or metalised carbons soldered to steel sheaths • Third rail shoes with metal nose pieces • Third rail shoes with carbons inserts cast into bronze carriers Quality and Environment Our 30 manufacturing facilities are registered to ISO quality and environmental standards. All our solutions are designed and tested for reliability and optimum performance. diagnostics. Mersen offers its customers intelligent solutions designed to meet the speciﬁc needs of the traction and transit networks. earth return current units etc. stainless steel.This solution-orientated approach drives our Research & Development facility and enables us to provide innovative solutions. manufacture of materials. work on a variety of themes for our sectors of activity. copper • Good mechanical stability • Low friction coefﬁcient • High transient current density • Wide speed range (15 to 55 m/s) • High quality tamping • Optimised cable dimensions • Speciﬁc design MERSEN A world leader committed to support the traction and transit networks A world leading supplier of power and signal transmission solutions. l Clock spring and constant force springs available l Holder conversion l Re-design of existing holders l Brush-holder repair and refurbishment available l Re-engineered design solutions Solution-orientated approach and R&D policy We work in partnership with our suppliers to create the exact solution needed to improve the performance of our customers’ applications. refurbishing existing designs.CARBON BRUSHES • Carbon grades specially developed for main traction motors. operators. For this reason we make sure that an environmental approach is adopted during the life cycle of every solution. product design. broaching machines) • Spark eroding technologies • Die casting • High-precision inspection instruments (three-dimensional CMM…) • International standards (ISO 9001. NEMA. blower motors) MAINTENANCE TOOLS • Carbon brushes • Brush-holders • Slip rings assemblies • Technical support & Training • Brushes • Brush-holders • Slip rings assemblies • Technical support & Training • CLProﬁler • ComPro 2000TM • Grinding stones • Mica undercutters • Dynamometers • Stroboscopes • Alarm boxes • Roughness meters BRUSH-HOLDERS • A full range of materials: non-ferrous alloys. tinned steel. We provide our customers.
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