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Scharfenberg Articulations

Connect what Belongs Together.

Scharfenberg Articulations. As Flexible as They Are Safe.

Our articulations ensure a permanent, uninterruptible connection while retaining maximum motion. We develop and optimize our products continuously.


Articulations without Energy Absorption

Articulations provide a stable connection between two cars. In contrast to semi-permanent couplers, our articulations also absorb vertical forces.
This increases stability considerably. A torsion bar in the upper region provides further stabilization.


Articulations with Energy Absorption

The newly developed articulations with energy-absorbing elements provide an additional safety feature. These are used primarily on the mainline trains with Jakobs bogies.

This newly developed articulation operates basically on the principle of a collapsible tube that has been used successfully for decades. In this case, the collapsible tubes are incorporated into the articulations design.

If the buff load exceeds 1,500 kN, the tubular deformation element in the new articulation absorbs the forces destructively.



Railcars & Light Rail Vehicles


Voith GmbH & Co. KGaA
Gottfried-Linke-Straße 205
38239 Salzgitter, Germany
Tel. +49 5341 21-02

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