Toilet module

Schaltbau Alte (SB Alte) supplies toilet modules, air-conditioning systems and interior elements for the railway industry.

The company offers full support to customers throughout the entire product lifecycle, including during the development, production, testing, commissioning, and maintenance stages. This includes ongoing after-sales support, and overhaul and refurbishment services.

Client-tailored toilet modules (WC) for trains

SB Alte offers standard toilet modules, as well as customised Technical Specifications for Interoperability (TSI) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant toilets adapted for people with reduced mobility (PRM).

All modules come with either a permanent vacuum system or a vacuum pressure system, and can be equipped with freshwater tanks (FWT), wastewater tanks (WWT) and greywater tanks (GWT) made out of polyethylene or stainless-steel, as per request.

Schaltbau Alte (SB Alte) provides standard or custom-built toilet modules for rail vehicles.
Units can be designed for disabled passengers.
The company also supplies heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) units.
HVAC units highlight the latest market technologies yet offer low maintenance costs.
The company has patented its own permanent vacuum toilet system.

SB Alte’s technology is consistently updated to feature the latest in energy-efficiency, environmental engagement, sustainability, fire and smoke regulations and recyclability of materials.

Modern heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems (HVAC) for rail vehicles

SB Alte’s heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems (HVAC) systems are equipped with the latest engineering and technology.

Offered as a compact or split option, these lightweight, highly reliable units have a low maintenance cost and provide a unique solution that reinforces the company’s position in the market.

The temperature of the HVAC units is regulated automatically, regardless of the external weather conditions and the amount of passengers on-board, providing optimal comfort to customers.

Products are tested in SB Alte’s climate chambers (from -20ºC to 50ºC), where new components are also tested as part of ongoing research.

Composite railway interiors

SB Alte specialises in the development of comprehensive interior solutions for trains, metros, tramways, and high-speed trains.

Available products include ceilings, lighting, HVAC ducts, side walls, partition walls, door pillars, and screen covers, using a combination of aluminium, stainless-steel, glass and composite materials. The company works with metals, sandwiches, composites, painting, welding and bonding.

SB Alte also produces train interiors for new rolling stock and refurbishment projects, as well as unique, customised solutions using the latest technology in its own state-of-the-art composite manufacturing unit.

About SB Alte

As part of the Schaltbau Group, SB Alte benefits from the support, experience and network of 35 sites worldwide. SB Alte is an international Railway Industry Standard (IRIS) certified company, which provides a custom-designed product using a team of highly skilled engineers with vast experience in multiple projects in the railway sector.

Its research and development activities are implemented into its projects through innovative solutions on an ongoing basis. An example includes its own permanent vacuum toilet system, which has been patented by SB Alte.

The company’s fibre composite parts are produced with high-quality standards, and assembled in its main production plant, where a strict methodology has been implemented to successfully run various projects simultaneously.

SB Alte complies with ISO 9001: 2008 (Quality Management System), ISO 14001: 2004 (Environmental Management System), 15085: 2007 Part 2 (Welding of Railway Vehicles and Components) and Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series (OHSAS) 18001.