Thin-Wall Signalling Cables

As the amount of electrical equipment installed in trains rises, so does the need for an increasing number of cables. Today, there can be between 40km and 80km of cable installed for every 100m. This makes use of space and weight of cabling a critical factor. As a result, there is a high demand for cable that is as thin-walled and lightweight as possible, without reduction in the required fire protection.

HUBER+SUHNER’s cable families RADOX® EN 50306 300V and RADOX® TENUIS-TW 600V are the perfect solution for this market demand. The extremely thin and light products are insulated with RADOX® EI 306 electron-beam crosslinked material and RADOX® EM 104 sheath material.

Electron-beam crosslinked sheath materials

HUBER+SUHNER is already well-known for its electron-beam crosslinked RADOX insulation and sheath materials. These are particularly resistant to chemical, electrical and mechanical loads. They do not melt even at extremely high temperatures and remain dimensionally stable, even in the case of short circuiting. They also withstand very low temperatures.

These performance characteristics are also of particular benefit to the new cable generation of RADOX® EN 50306 300V and RADOX® TENUIS-TW 600V. With their thin-walled design, they require little space and therefore contribute to weight reduction.

Thanks to their extreme robustness, these cables perform reliably, guarantee a long life and therefore minimise lifecycle costs. They also meet the strict environmental requirements of EN 50306 and all the fire safety specifications of EN 45545-2, DIN 5510-2, NFF 16-101 and NFPA 130.

Properties include:

  • Electron-beam crosslinked materials
  • Thin-walled construction
  • Infusible materials
  • Lightweight and compact compared with conventional railway cables
  • RADOX® insulation ensures that cables retain their shape even at extremely high temperatures