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PB Design - Rail Batteries, Battery Chargers and Battery Equipment

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PB Design has, since its foundation in 1979, worked ceaselessly to develop and bring to the market a range of batteries, battery chargers and battery services for electrification applications, including on railways. These meet and surpass the most exacting of our widespread customers' needs, and constant development continues today. Our priority is customer service and satisfaction.

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Among the most demanding of our clients are those in the railway industry where performance and service are of the utmost importance. To meet these challenging standards, we have a dedicated team of engineers and back-up staff whose sole purpose is to be there when needed and to provide the last word in service, advice and support.

Single and three-phase battery charger systems

Our single and three-phase battery charger systems are NR / SP / ELP 21041 compliant and Network Rail-approved, amply demonstrating our commitment to providing the market with precisely what is needed - and our extensive track record with infrastructure services gives enduring endorsement to our success.

We have supplied products to many of the UK's rail infrastructure projects over the last 29 years; recent projects include the West Coast Route Modernisation, the East Coast Main Line's electrification and the Channel Tunnel rail link.

Rail batteries and battery chargers

Our product range for the railway industry includes the following items, with continuous research and development adding to and improving our range as time progresses:

  • Batteries and battery chargers for electrification applications
  • Portable chargers
  • Special client-specific application products

Rail battery maintenance

We provide maintenance for all AC and DC batteries we have supplied, and are happy to provide support for our customers on other manufacturers' equipment. Maintenance can be provided to suit the customer, whether on a regular basis using day work sheets, on call-out for emergencies, or on fixed costs for an agreed schedule.

Rail battery repair plant

When it is not practical to complete the maintenance process on site, products may be returned to our plant at Clevedon, near Bristol, where our team will repair or replace the faulty items as appropriate and on a timescale to meet customer needs.

Rail battery hire

We offer the hire of temporary rail batteries and equipment to maintain your power supplies. Items for hire include:

  • Batteries
  • Battery chargers
  • Switch trippers
  • UPS

In addition we can provide hire of an electronic load bank which will include the services of a site engineer to test your batteries and provide appropriate reports.

Battery replacement

While we supply both AC and DC standby systems that use all the major battery types, we can also supply batteries as stand-alone items. We will be happy to quote for your battery requirements whatever the type and rating and, in addition, we can provide these as supply only or can deal with all the issues associated with installation, commissioning and removal of any old units from your site.

Battery disposal

With our secure storage facility for batteries, as a registered carrier and transfer station, we meet all the latest health and safety legislation and current environmental requirements. We can collect your service-expired batteries for storage prior to moving them on to appropriate recycling facilities. As well as recycling, we can provide a complete maintenance and replacement service for batteries.

Please contact us to see how we can assist you with any and all of your requirements in this field, all at competitive prices, as you would expect from PB Design.

We are UVDB registered and have both Link-up and Verify certification.

Contact Details

PB Design & Developments Ltd
Unit 9/10 Hither Green Industrial Estate
BS21 6XT
United Kingdom
+44 1275 874411
+44 1275 874428

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