Rail

Overview

Put your trust in a certified, global partner

HellermannTyton is the rail industry’s supplier of choice, with the certifications customers count on. We fulfill the code requirements for NFPA 130 and EN 45545. Simply stated, everything you need in cable management to operate safely and profitably passes the most stringent tests in the industry.

With HellermannTyton, you have a partner offering the full package: experience, quality, innovation and the reliability of an international brand.

Specially developed solutions for the rail industry:
Faster to install, built to last

Our rail customers tell us they need to reduce labor costs and get products to market faster. This is one area where experience pays off. Our engineers frequently study the parts that wear fastest in infrastructure applications as well as on rolling stock. By replacing multi-component metal parts with higher quality plastic solutions, we can increase durability, reduce parts and speed installation times.

Positioned strategically around the world, our engineers and support teams are close at hand to help you solve your complex challenges in the most efficient ways possible.

Why HellermannTyton

Global experience, local commitment

As a long-standing, worldwide manufacturer for the rail industry, we leverage decades of technical expertise to bring the best products to our North American customers. Our solutions and recommendations are steeped in local technical expertise. The engineering is here, the manufacturing is here. Yet, no matter where in the world a part is specified, we can seamlessly provide it through our global reach and relationships.

Protecting the rail industry:
Insist on safety at every opportunity

Material properties play a critical role in performance, durability and safety. HellermannTyton’s flexible cable management products meet the latest international fire performance standards – EN 45545 and NFPA 130.

In North America, rail authorities want to know our products pass the tests, including:

  • ASTM E 162 (flammability)

  • ASTM E 662 (smoke)

  • ASTM E 1354 (heat load)

  • Boeing BSS 7239 (toxicity)

HellermannTyton offers the solutions you need to adhere to these standards.

Seeing the whole picture – for your success

HellermannTyton thinks and acts holistically for the rail industry. Whether providing your staff with on-site training in new systems, or obtaining certification for the latest innovations, we are your ideal partner.

Our global footprint enables face-to-face, dedicated support. We welcome the opportunity to talk more about your needs in person.

Featured Products for Rail

TipTag HF

Non-adhesive, cross-laminated polyolefin cable markers with die-cut cable tie slots for mechanical fastening. Halogen-free to produce low smoke in the event of fire.

TTM430 Thermal Transfer Printer

A user-friendly printer that renders 300-dpi text and graphics on almost any type of media, including our ShrinkTrak, foam nameplates and other polyester labels. Ideal for medium to large production. Pair it with HellermannTyton’s TagPrint® Pro powerful print software.

HelaGuard HG-FR Flexible Nonmetallic Conduit

Highly flame retardant, low smoke, low toxicity nylon conduit designed for use inside rail carriages and passenger zones. The modified PA6 nylon is lightweight and flexible with high tensile strength for durable performance.

Braided Sleeving

Provides flexible, lightweight routing and abrasion protection to wires and bundles. Flame-retardant materials have been tested to NFPA 130 specifications.

Heavy Duty Cable Ties and Mounts – Special Materials

Using high-performance materials, HellermannTyton Cable Ties and Mounts can accommodate a wide variety of applications both inside and outside carriage vehicles, as well as infrastructure. UL 94 V-2 for low flammability performance and UV resistant for outdoor applications.

EVO® 9

Our ergonomic EVO 9 mechanical cable tie application tool raises the bar in terms of comfort, productivity and safety. It has 33 discreet tension settings and the capacity to cut 50 to 250 lb. cable ties, including our unique wide strap ties, with impressive precision.

Trends and Innovations

Whatever the future holds, we will deliver

U.S. freight movements are expected to rise significantly, according to the Department of Transportation. With increased utilization comes increased maintenance and new production. Manufacturers and operators are constantly looking for ways to increase productivity – save time on installation, consolidate parts and adopt solutions that further streamline these activities.

The industry is seeing an increased demand for technology services such as in-car Wi-fi and video feeds. This requires smart wire management solutions that keep weight and space utilization down. Infrastructure trends include more data lines for informational systems and, of course, the complex Positive Train Control (PTC) program, which will partly rely on the latest wire routing and protection products to ensure system reliability.

HellermannTyton is a problem solver. We possess the unique ability to spot trends and develop innovations that help rail companies operate faster and more efficiently while keeping a handle on costs.

As materials and solutions experts, we continue to innovate on both fronts. Our commitment is to remain at the forefront of rail product performance and safety wherever our parts come into play.


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