Technology Group displays new products for the rail sector at the leading international trade fair for transportation technology
The Future of Mobility is the theme of InnoTrans 2022 which will be held in Berlin from 20 to 23 September. After a break of four years, InnoTrans is opening its doors again and the HARTING Technology Group will also be on location and for the first time in Hall 16, Stand 200.
As part of a press breakfast, HARTING’s Managing Directors, Norbert Gemmeke, Ralf Klein and Christian Schumacher, addressed the priorities of weight reduction, decarbonisation, digitisation and ease of installation, and presented new developments in each area.
One particular highlight on HARTING’s stand is the Han® HPR Single Pole portfolio. These new high-current interfaces can be combined with housings in the Han® HPR TrainPowerLine (TPL) and Han® HPR VarioShell series. The TPL is a lightweight solution for supplying power in underfloor areas, while VarioShell is an integrated concept for the design of jumper cables. Every kilogram of train weight saved improves the CO2 footprint of the vehicle.
With its Han-Modular® Domino Modules, HARTING will be presenting the next level modular connector in Berlin which first and foremost meets the requirements of industry when it comes to saving installation space and weight. By comparison with the previous standard, users can save up to 50% of installation space by integrating previously separate types of transmission in a single module slot.
Additional benefits are derived when the Domino modules are combined with Han® HPR Compact housings. The new series achieves a 20% saving in space and a 25% saving in weight by comparison with the HPR standard. Depending on the type of vehicle, many hundreds of kilograms of CO2 can be saved over the life cycle of a train by changing to this type of housing.
The latest components for data communication including SPE-based connectivity and cabling solutions, are also contributing to an energy-saving infrastructure in train systems by reducing weight and space. By comparison with an 8-core Ethernet cable, cabling reduced by SPE technology offers a specific weight saving of 1.6 kilograms per 100 metres of cable. The use of well-known, standardised M12 T1 or SPE interfaces with line rates of up to 10Gbit/s guarantees that durability and performance are maintained.
‘The transportation market is highly relevant for the HARTING Technology Group and we go to great lengths to offer our customers convincing technical solutions to help them overcome their challenges”, states Norbert Gemmeke, Managing Director Global Business Unit HARTING Electric. For example, customers and users will in future be able to benefit from an extended portfolio of applications and new, more powerful cabling solutions in the course of the strategic partnership with Studer Cables AG.
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