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Nose Cone Automation

NOSE CONE / COUPLING MANIFOLD REDUCES COMPLEXITY & SIZE AND MEETS LOW TEMPERATURE REQUIREMENTS

high speed train

CUSTOMER CHALLENGE

The nose cones of high-speed trains must open for coupling or decoupling.  A global designer and manufacturer of coupling systems wanted to reduce the complexity of the pneumatic circuits and the number of components required to open the nose cone.

They wanted an integrated pneumatic system that was:

  • Modular
  • Compact
  • Effective at low temperatures

NORGREN SOLUTION

Norgren designed a new locking cylinder to move the doors of the nose cover. They also combined existing valves and other proven components on a custom base plate to create a single manifold assembly that controls the entire nose cone coupling system.

  • MODULAR – The compact pneumatic platform can be configured to fit into any nose cone design. The assembly also reduces service time and costs.
  • EASY TO INSTALL – The integrated unit eliminates extra wiring and tubing and makes installation faster.
  • LOW TEMPERATURE – This pneumatic assembly operates at -40 degrees centigrade, meeting a key high-speed rail operating requirement and allowing the OEM to standardize their offerings across the globe.
  • SINGLE-SOURCE SUPPLY – The customer can acquire a ready-to install system from Norgren rather than sourcing multiple components from various suppliers.