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Connections: a key link in the railway transport chain 

S täubli, a market leading company, continually pushes for innovation, addressing the current and future needs of various industries. Developing and delivering high-performance solutions tailored to specific business requirements, as well as understanding and anticipating the trends shaping each branch of industry, is the strategy pursued by Stäubli, as global leader in advanced connection solutions for all applications: fluid, gas and electrical.

As an industry partner and key supplier in the international railway sector for more than 30 years, we have a clear insight into your challenges and expectations, such as service continuity, extreme weather conditions and mechanical stresses. To meet your requirements and specifications we offer appropriate and competitive solutions as well as coordination and planning.

Among Stäubli's strengths are customized solutions for all types of railway vehicles. Electrical connection systems have always been the speciality of the subsidiary, Multi-Contact. The company, which is also based in Switzerland, has now come a little closer to its parent company and since the beginning of 2017, has begun operating under the name of "Stäubli Electrical Connectors".

Connector system for numerous applications

The "Modular Power Connector", MPC, is an internationally sought-after product for railway applications. This modular system makes it possible to configure very specific connection solutions to fit in every customer application. Two sizes of insulating bodies in straight or right angle versions combined with several, useful options allow the assembling of many configurations. Different contact diameters are available for cable cross sections from 10 to 240 mm2.

"We need solutions that reduce maintenance and repair times in both railway cars and locomotives. It must be possible to connect and disconnect interfaces very quickly in order to shorten the downtime of a train," said Michel Schmitt, Business Development Manager at Stäubli Electrical Connectors.

The benefit of the MPC system clearly lays in the system's practicality and user-friendliness: thanks to the modular system, only multi-pole connectors are connected instead of several single-pole connectors. Being compliant with every railway standard and with ratings up to 3600V / 700A, the connectors are suitable for many high-current and high-voltage applications. The application areas include the connection of the transformer, traction motor, converters and batteries, as well as the power connection between the cars.

Michel Schmitt, Business Development Manager and railway expert, explains how efficient connection solutions help shorten maintenance time and enhance operator safety. Find out more about the broad range of Stäubli solutions for use in every type of rolling stock and how the products ensure continuous electrical contact, highest reliability and outstanding performance even under the most demanding environmental conditions:

Learn more: Stäubli Electrical Connectors at InnoTrans 2018

Contact Us

Stäubli Electrical Connectors AG
Stockbrunnenrain 8
4123 Allschwil / Switzerland


Phone: +41 61 306 55 55
Fax: +41 61 306 55 56

About Stäubli Electrical Connectors

Stäubli is a recognized specialist for advanced contact technology and sophisticated solutions with a product portfolio ranging from miniature connectors up to high-power connectors for power transmission, test and measurement, transportation and many other industries. In Photovoltaics, Stäubli is global market leader with its MC4 connector components. The core of all Stäubli electrical connectors is the unique MULTILAM contact technology.