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Driving Railway Innovation: Solutions for a Connected Future


Smiths Interconnect has consistently stood at the forefront of innovation, offering a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the railway industry for over 60 years. Browse through our extensive repository of educational resources, including white papers, blogs, webinars, and literature. These resources not only showcase our deep understanding of complex technological challenges but also serve as valuable tools for industry professionals, seeking to expand their knowledge and stay abreast of the latest trends and developments.

Case Studies

With a steadfast commitment to pushing the boundaries of technology, we have consistently provided cutting-edge solutions that have transformed the railway industry. This collection of case studies offers a window into the pivotal role played by Smiths Interconnect in shaping the future of rail transportation. Through real-world examples and in-depth analyses, we illuminate how our advanced connectivity solutions, precision components, and technological expertise have not only met but often exceeded the demanding requirements of the railway sector.

  • PIS on-board the train updates passengers during their travel

    Smiths Interconnect helps keep rail passengers informed

    Identified the need for more resilient interconnect technology they could incorporate into the design of their PIS cabinets. As well as being robust, lightweight and compact, they needed connectors that are easy to assemble, configurable for different applications and models.

  • Connectivity can play a key role rail braking systems

    Rugged and reliable connectivity for safety-critical applications

    The series, featuring Hypertac Hyperboloid contact technology, is an IP67 circular connector with an EMC metal housing suitable for automatic train, operation and traffic control and in particular for sensors in train braking systems as they resist under the most extreme environmental conditions.

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Our reliable contact technologies are the core of our advanced interconnect solutions: Hyperboloid, Spring Probe, High Speed, Fibre Optic and High Power.


Our application expertise ensures the design and manufacturing of cost effective product platforms as well as completely tailored solutions for the harshest railway conditions. We provide our customers with a competitive advantage when tackling the challenges of higher power, increased data rates, wider bandwidth, and greater connectivity all within a smaller footprint.

We offer proven quality, innovative and environmentally friendly solutions conforming to the main international railway standards for rail, metro, monorail & driverless applications. We constantly adapt our products to tomorrow’s technologies while meeting our customers’ requirements. 

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Rail News

New Hypertac Green Connect Contact Technology

  • June 10, 2024
  • Defense, Defense Battery Systems, High Power, Hyperboloid, Hypertac Green Connect Contact, Industrial Battery Systems, Rail, Rail Battery Systems

Hypertac Green Connect technology is an innovative environmental-friendly contact designed to reduce power loss providing up to 90% more energy transfer.

Smiths Interconnect unveils 2023 Distributors of the Year

  • May 02, 2024
  • Board Test Fixture Probes, Cable Assemblies & Harnesses, Commercial Aerospace, Connectors, Defense, Industrial, Medical, Optical Transceivers, Rail, RF-MW-MMW Components, Semiconductor, Semiconductor Test, Space, Test & Measurement

The distribution awards initiative celebrates business partners who have contributed to the growth of Smiths Interconnect's business across the 3 regions in which it operates: Americas, EMEA and Asia.

M23 Configurator Now Available

  • January 15, 2024
  • Circular, High Power, Hyperboloid, Industrial, Rail

Smiths Interconnect’s M23 Connectors can now be customized online using our interactive Product Configurator can generate configured part numbers, 3D previews, 2D drawings, PDF sales sheets & output to CAD formats.

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Related Webinars

Today's challenges and opportunities for a sustainable railway transport connectivity

  • April 28, 2021
  • Circular, High Power, Hyperboloid Contacts, Rail

The train of the future will have higher needs in terms of bandwidth, functionalities and service quality: digitalisation, CO2 footprint, smart power distribution, operational standardization and regulations compliance are key areas of opportunities for the railway post-pandemic sector to improve their competitiveness.

How Hypertac® hyperboloid contact technology ensures higher performance to your applications

  • June 22, 2021
  • Circular, Commercial Aerospace, Defense, High Power, Hyperboloid, Industrial, Medical, PCB, Rail, Rectangular, Test & Measurement

During the webinar, Smiths Interconnect experts will demonstrate key advantages of the technology supported by examples, applications and success stories. Among these we will discuss the proper mating, low cost of ownership, high reliability, contact design, operating environment.