ITT Veam to Showcase Innovative Rail Interconnect Solutions at APTA EXPO 2017
Customization, high-speed data and environmental sustainability are a focus for connector solutions in rail applications
ITT Inc.’s (NYSE:ITT) Veam brand will showcase highly engineered interconnect solutions for global rail customers at the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) 2017 Annual Meeting and EXPO, October 9-11 in Atlanta, Georgia.
The APTA Annual Meeting and EXPO is North America’s premier public transit industry trade show, bringing together more than 12,000 professionals from around the world. At the three-day show, ITT Veam will showcase innovative connector solutions developed specifically for the challenges in the global rail market.
"We’ve been engineering innovative, reliable solutions in railway technology for decades, and we remain deeply committed to solving our customers’ toughest challenges," said Gary Ashurst, vice president and general manager of ITT’s Connect and Control Technologies Transport & Industrial Connectors business. "Our focus has always been centered on protecting people and products in transit, and we’re excited to show how we’ve continued to advance our rail interconnect solutions with respect to customization, high-speed data and environmental sustainability."
Among its many solutions for rail applications, ITT Veam will showcase the following solutions at APTA EXPO 2017:
- ITT Veam CIR M12 Connectors – With the ability to transfer data from Ethernet, WTB and MVB in a single connector, this series meets today’s increasing data transmission requirements. Installed on the latest generation of Italy’s high-speed trains, CIR M12 can support an industry-leading 10 Gigabit-per-second Ethernet (up to Class FA ISO/IEC 11801 channel performance). The CIR M12 has a minimized circular footprint and is fully compliant with the latest rail standards for fire and smoke. Developed specifically for rail vehicle-to-vehicle interconnection, CIR M12 connectors deliver optimal sealing in addition to extreme shock and vibration resistance in the harshest rail car environments.
- ITT Veam Power Plate – The compact design of this fully customizable multi-pole high power interconnection system is ideal for applications where a minimized footprint is required, such as connection of the railcar to bogies, traction motors and converters. With an operating voltage up to 1200 V, Power Plate meets the latest smoke and fire rail standards, and delivers salt spray resistance of up to 500 hours with conductive plating and 1000 hours with non-conductive plating. ITT Veam Power Plate was the solution of choice for Alstom when they needed an interconnect solution that would allow them to provide sustainable, eco-friendly urban rail service in Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Olympics.
- ITT Veam CIR Blue Generation Plating – ITT Veam CIR Blue Generation RoHS compliant plating delivers best-in-class durability, conductivity and shielding performance. A combination of Zinc, Nickel and Chrome III, Blue Generation delivers salt spray resistance up to 500 hours and offers excellent conductivity and shielding at the same time. Able to withstand temperatures between minus 55 degrees C and 125 degrees C, Blue Generation plating is available on all aluminum-based ITT Veam connectors, which already meet the mechanical, electrical, fire, smoke and toxicity requirements of the global rail market.
Visit ITT Veam at Booth 4156 in Hall B at APTA EXPO 2017 in Atlanta to learn more about solutions and technologies that can solve the toughest rail challenges.