Crash Technology

Crash technology used in locomotives, freight wagons and passenger coaches is aimed at increasing safety. Its use in some types of rail vehicles is required by UIC regulations. It works by absorbing a large part of the crash energy in an irreversible process, thereby increasing the safety of people, load and vehicle.

According to the OTIF (former RID) regulations and new UIC Leaflet No. 573 on tank wagons for transporting hazardous materials (toxic materials and flammable gasses: 2T and 2F) buffers that can absorb the energy of a collision must be installed to the end of 2012. For new rail cars (manufactured from 2007) each buffer must absorb 400 kJ of energy, and 250 kJ for rail cars already in use.

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AXTONE S.A. (former Kamax and Keystone companies) – the main supplier of buffers for passenger and freight cars as well as for locomotives and public transport vehicles – has introduced the largest two-stage crash type buffer for locomotives in Europe. The original buffer design meets the requirements of new European Standard EN 15551, which confirms the high standard of the revolutionary railway product offered by Axtone. ...
AXTONE Group – the main supplier of buffers and shock absorbers for freight and passenger cars, locomotives and public transport vehicles has completed the first delivery of Crash buffers for the German company Vossloh Locomotiv.
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During the Innotrans 2008 International Trade Fair for Transport Technology in Berlin, AXTONE S.A. – a main supplier of buffers for freight cars, passenger cars, locomotives and municipal transport vehicles – presented its line of advanced buffers with crash modules.
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