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Voith at InnoTrans 2016 de en

Energy Absorber made of GFRP

At this year’s InnoTrans Voith presents a new energy absorber made of glass fiber reinforced plastics (GFRP).
Energie Absorber
Apart from its fiber composite crash tube, the absorber comprises a bearing and an anti-climber plate, both made of aluminum. The components excel in longevity, and they offer a constant energy absorption behavior even when the absorbers meet at an offset. With 70 to 95 kg, a 60% weight reduction could be achieved, compared with standard steel absorbers. For the train operator this means higher economic efficiency and a saving of resources while providing at least the same level of safety.

The GFRP is available in serial production and it already is in service in trains at Azerbaidschan (HST) and Korea (Metro).

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Find us here at InnoTrans 2016 - booth 220 in hall 1.2


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