Cable Protection: 7 Reasons why Cables in Trains should be Protected with FIPSYSTEMS

Cable Protection: 7 Reasons why Cables in Trains should be Protected with FIPSYSTEMS

Safety is the top priority in Rail Transport Technology and especially for means of transport that move millions of people every day, only the best is good enough! FRÄNKISCHE Industrial Pipes’ wide range of approved Cable Protection Corrugated Conduits & Solutions ensure reliable fire protection and the highest mechanical and dynamic load capacity for the protection of cables and wires, both inside trains and outside. Find out below about the 7 Reasons why Cables in Trains should be protected with FIPSYSTEMS!
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Cable Protection: 7 Reasons why Cables in Trains should be Protected with FIPSYSTEMS

1)  IP66, 67, 68, 69 Rating on every Corrugated Tube Connection

IP stands for Ingrees Protection, the 1st number after that indicates that every connection is protected against total dust ingress, while the 2nd number suggests that the connection is also protected from:

    • FIPLOCK ONE IP protection - 7 Reasons why Cables in Trains should be Protected with FIPSYSTEMS

      High pressure water jets from any direction, limited ingress protection (IP66)
    • Immersion between 15 cms and 1 min depth, limited ingress protection (IP67)
    • Long-term immersion up to a specific pressure, limited ingress protection (IP68)
    • Stream-jet cleaning, limited ingress protection (IP69)

With their new high-quality fittings, FIP simplifies the connection technology. While different IP protection classes used to require different connections for corrugated conduits, FIPLOCK ONE now combines all protection class requirements for industrial applications and trains, even under demanding environmental conditions. In conjunction with FIPLOCK corrugated conduits in fine and coarse profile of NW07 to NW48, FIPLOCK ONE offers reliable and lasting protection.

2)  High level of weather resistance as well as impact resistance and pull-out strength

FRÄNKISCHE Industrial Pipes offers comprehensive product solutions for efficient and effective mechanical protection of cables and sensitive data lines and boasts a high level of weather resistance as well as impact resistance and pull-out strength. Their cable protection products primarily protect the electrical insulation of cables, wires and sensitive data lines, which are laid in conduits or fabric hoses, from a wide variety of external influences. They can furthermore decisively improve the RAMS / LCC characteristics (Reliability – Availability – Maintainability – Safety / Life Cycle Cost) of electrical applications and equipments.

3)  Unique connection technology (“PLUG & PLAY”)

The Plug & Play connection technology means that, unlike most competitors (who would have the fitting, clip and sealing cap delivered separately), FIPSYSTEMS are delivering FIPLOCK ONE Fittings pre-assembled in different packing units. Therefore, the end user only needs to open the bag and install the fitting to his application. That leads us to the following 2 reasons.

Cable Protection: 7 Reasons why Cables in Trains should be Protected with FIPSYSTEMS4)  Pre-assembled and ready to install

The pre-assembled, ready to install fittings guarantee the highest reliability for a wide variety of applications: FIPLOCK ONE made of specially formulated polyamide 6 can be connected simply by pushing the corrugated conduit into the fitting. Using a standard screwdriver, the connection can be released again quickly and easily.

5)  Reduced storage effort

Standard products are available from stock. The broad competences of FRÄNKISCHE‘s experts are globally linked in order to stay close to the customer. This is how we combine our and our customers experiences in order to develop brand-new products and innovative solutions with the minimum necessary storage requirements and lowest possible lead times.

6)  Reduced handling effort

With our broadly-based teams of professionals we try to see through the eyes of our customers and perceive their needs. Therefore, the way FIPSYSTEMS Cable Protection Solutions are used and handled is a main priority, both to assist our customers and to make sure every little detail is perfect! In Rail Transport and for means of transport that move millions every day, only the best is good enough! And sometimes poor handling, could infuence the final result, as well as the quality and long-term performance of a product.

7)  Everything from one source

A wide range of rail approved products from FRÄNKISCHE Industrial Pipes’ cable protection range that cover every need on both the in and out of trains, from couplers, roof and carriage transitions, to passenger areas, control systems, trackside and wheel sensors. Take a look below for additional information on the how the FIPSYSTEMS solutions can be used in the Rail Industry. ip protection, corrugated conduits for trains

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FIPSYSTEMS Cable Protection Applications in Trains


Roof Transitions

Roof transitions of electrical cables are heavily stressed. Cable transitions between railroad carriages require products with excellent flexibility, fatigue strength and weather resistance. They have to withstand a wide range of weather conditions and the mechanical stresses that occur. For the individual, installation-engineering requirements, the FIPSYSTEMS® product range also includes a large variety of suitable accessories for optimal fixation and installation.

Cable Protection Solutions - Roof Transitions

Carriage Transitions

Lateral carriage transitions are subject to high dynamic stress in terms of dynamic bending and torsion. Suitable conduit supports and protectors ideally and permanently complement the connections with FIPLOCK® cable protection tubes and FIPLOCK® ONE connection fittings. This also applies to the expectable operating temperatures and climatic conditions.

Cable Protection Solutions - Carriage Transitions


E-couplers are often exposed and frequently subject to high mechanical and weather loads. FIP offers suitable application engineering solutions to meet the high requirements at all times. In this area of application, high system tightness in addition to excellent mechanical strength is crucial.
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corrugated conduits for trains - couplers

Wheel Sensors & Sanding Systems

Wheel sensors, tachymetry, or heating cables to sanding systems are very often subject to environmental impacts. The systems and electrical connections are partly also exposed to strong vibrations. The focus here is on an appropriate connection strength of the connection fittings, high system tightness and mechanical resistance. FIPSYSTEMS® cable protection pipes and connections meet the highest demands on the connections.

Passenger Areas

Cables and sensitive data lines for modern railway monitoring, telecommunication and information systems in and on the vehicles can be optimally installed in cable protection conduits with suitable fittings. This allows easy retrofitting or replacement of cables if necessary. Various FIPLOCK® mounting solutions allow a safe installation and optimal fastening of the conduits. Suitable products meet the highest fire protection requirements for high passenger safety.

corrugated conduits for trains - passenger areas

Control/ Monitoring Systems

Selected FIP cable protection products are particularly suitable for the pre-assembling of cable harnesses, for proper cabling of control- and monitoring systems. The FIPSYSTEMS® program includes corrugated conduits and connections for a controlled protected supply line to the control/monitoring cabinets or textile hoses for a clean and abrasion-protected bundling of the conductors inside the cabinets.

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Track Side

The increasing monitoring and control of vehicles and systems on the tracks requires secure and save real-time data transmission. Signaling systems, switches and railroad barriers also require a high level of operational safety. FIPSYSTEMS®rail protection product solutions offer excellent protection of cables and sensitive data lines against weather conditions, heavy rain, snow and ice, mechanical impacts and excellent protection against rodents.

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