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Rail and Train Connectors

Debden Road,
Saffron Walden,
CB11 4AN,
United Kingdom

LPA Niphan Systems is an established supplier of connectors to the railway market worldwide and prides itself on supplying quality products to meet customer needs. With experience in all types of rail vehicle from metros to high-speed trains, LPA has both the knowledge and skills to ensure your connector requirements are met.

Train inter-carriage connectors

Meeting all major railway specifications, LPA connector systems are designed to be as flexible as possible to ensure they meet the changing requirements of train builders. An ability to accommodate both composite and single-core cables as well as a full range of power and data contacts ensures that whatever your requirements there is a product to suit.

Casework material for these train and rail connectors is aluminium alloy or nickel-plated copper alloy that meets international and local specifications, including BS1490. The casework finish is etch-primed and low smoke and toxicity polyester powder-coated in accordance with international, local and customer specifications, including BS 6853 and NFF 16-101.

The insert material is a low smoke and toxicity polyester moulding compound in accordance with BS6853 and NFF16-101. Contacts are of brass or copper, either plated or in a natural finish to suit the application.

Low smoke and toxicity rubber, seals and gaskets meet BS6853 and NFF16-101 standards.

Lug and compression rail connectors

We provide tubular lug and compression connectors for rail applications, available in copper, nickel or stainless steel. DIN standard types are available in aluminium, tin, copper or Al/Cu blend.

Solderless terminals, clamp and screw connectors, cable end-sleeves, and insulated and non-insulated cable connections are also among our range of lug and compression connectors and accessories.

Heat, acid and rust-resistant lug and compression rail connectors

Features of our lug and compression rail connectors include:

  • Heat resistance to 650°C (nickel tubular cable lugs and connectors,
  • Heat resistance to 400°C, acid resistance and rust resistance (stainless-steel tubular cable lugs and connectors)
  • Optimised conductivity
  • Safe crimping system

Cable and stud-mount compression rail connectors

We provide single or twin cable and single or twin stud-mount compression rail connectors, with standard cable sizes from 6mm² to 1,000mm² (and custom sizes available) and a power bar for multiple cable connections.

Features include:

  • Innovative design that provides up to 70% reduction in installation time
  • Use spanner to terminate, meaning no specialist crimping tools are needed
  • Suitable for both copper and aluminium cables
  • Specially protected against galvanic action
  • BS, NF, UL, VDE, ANSI and Lloyd’s Register approvals
  • Suitable for most types of cable formations

Tunnel, train and depot industrial plugs and sockets

We provide industrial plugs and sockets for applications including rail tunnels, trains and depots. These 50V, 250V and 500V IP66 metal-clad plugs, sockets and appliance inlets have current ratings up to 250A.

Features include:

  • Unique pin configurations of up to 11 poles plus earth
  • Flanged sockets and appliance inlets that fit conduit boxes
  • Manufactured in electro-less tin or nickel-plated brass
  • Compact size

Rail and train connectors design and manufacturing

LPA has a skilled design and manufacturing division which can accommodate a range of projects from simple panels to complex structures. With full 3D modelling and years of experience LPA can work with your requirements to ensure a fast and problem-free delivery.

LPA Niphan Systems Ltd

Debden Road
Saffron Walden
CB11 4AN
United Kingdom

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