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The evolution of rail mobility and where the performance of components is critical.

04 May 2020

The request for faster, safer and more comfortable services has grown proportionally in the rail industry over the recent years and the last two decades have seen exponential growth in the use of technology towards the evolution of very sophisticated transport system where the performance of components is more and more critical.

The railway market has been one of the main markets served by Smiths Interconnect since the beginning of the company’s design and manufacturing activity in the middle of the 20th century. Over the years, Smiths Interconnect has been able to follow the technological evolution of this sector, closely, and to deliver state-of-the-art connectivity solutions requested by the increasing number of electronic and electrical systems used in rail design.

The request for faster, safer and more comfortable services has grown proportionally in the rail industry over the recent years and the last two decades have seen exponential growth in the use of technology towards the evolution of very sophisticated transport system where the performance of components is more and more critical.

The demand for reliable connectivity today concerns all systems that are part of the railway transportation, including safety control and command systems, power distribution and data transmission on-board or on-board infrastructure systems including communications.

Over the years, the core competencies that enabled Smiths Interconnect to follow the industry trends and to develop the appropriate solutions were the reliability of the technologies that ensured the high performance of qualified products; the flexibility of designs to meet the most stringent requirements; and the proven engineering and manufacturing capabilities that were key to make Smiths Interconnect a trusted and qualified partner to the original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).  The support and confidence of our main key customers in the rail industry who believe in Smiths Interconnect’s capabilities and collaborate with us to develop the right solutions is the key factor leading us through this market’s evolution – as an integral partner to their development programmes.

The company’s portfolio of diversified products for the rail market has been developed thanks to this important business and engineering symbiosis and has allowed Smiths Interconnect to establish long-term and win-win partnerships with the major manufacturers in Europe and Asia. 

REP Series

REP Series

The REP series is a full plastic solution offered in either cabled or PCB mounting options to provide rapid assembly installation without requiring additional mounting hardware.  It can be used in multiple applications such as wind shield wiper, door control, lighting and power supply requirements for passengers.

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