Federal-Mogul, known first and foremost as a leading global automotive supplier, is also a specialist in the rail vehicle sector. Under Federal-Mogul’s brands, FERODO and Bentley Harris, the company offers products that are crucial for keeping trains safely on track.

FERODO-branded friction products are famous for ensuring reliable stops. Whether used in high-speed bullet trains, intercities, traction vehicles, streetcars or in freight traffic, FERODO ensures safety with innovative disc brake pad and brake block designs and materials. FERODO offers extremely high-grade organic LCC and high-temperature brake pads. These provide good frictional stability and higher friction material flexibility, which reduce the formation of hotspots on the brake discs. Together these characteristics improve the durability of the brake pads and brake discs.

The Federal-Mogul team is working closely with railway operators, brake system suppliers and rail vehicle manufacturers on optimised organic friction surface combinations for cast iron and steel brake discs that take into consideration a customer’s technical specifications. The team also draws on the experience and support of Federal-Mogul’s entire international development engineering expertise in the car and truck sectors. This collaboration is the most effective means of developing the best possible friction products for rail vehicles. At Railtex, Federal-Mogul will provide an overview of the FERODO friction range, the materials used and potential applications.

Under its Bentley Harris brand, Federal-Mogul manufactures protection solutions for the transportation and electronic sectors. Its products protect components against abrasion, heat, electromagnetic interference (EMI) and noise. A product highlight at Railtex will be the Roundit Vo Emi, recently launched on the market. It provides excellent EMI shielding for wiring harnesses and meets the stringent rail industry regulations for fire, smoke and toxicity protection. Federal-Mogul has consistently transferred experiences gained in the automobile and aircraft industries, developing them into tailored solutions for the railway sector.

The Federal-Mogul team will highlight leading products for friction and systems protection at stand H62.