KUVAG is your partner for insulation in traffic engineering
The expansion of public transport and the efficient connection of metropolitan areas employing high-speed railroads pose crucial challenges worldwide. Billions of people already use public transport every day. Maximum safety and reliability are essential in ensuring that this trend continues to rise. That is the only way to solve essential traffic issues bearing in mind the global climate targets. Together with many others, we at KUVAG are also working hard to develop innovative solutions to make the transport options even more attractive, efficient and cost-effective.
KUVAG has spent many years researching, developing and implementing insulation solutions for many traffic engineering applications. We tailor our products to the individual needs of our customers, whether in the power supply to locomotives, overhead pantograph lines or subway networks. We have worked with leading manufacturers for decades and have unique expertise in materials, design, and manufacturing technologies. Our customers benefit from our extremely broad product range, which makes us stand out from the rest.
The rail network needs ultimate reliability in its electricity supply. Every unscheduled stop made by a train has severe impacts on the operation of the entire rail network. In the case of locomotives, the insulation of live components concerning the train’s bodywork plays a key part in this. KUVAG products ensure smooth operation over hundreds of thousands of kilometers and are used worldwide on and in commuter and high-speed trains.
At KUVAG, we develop insulation components specifically for the requirements of the rail industry. Durability, functional assurance, cost-efficiency and lightweight construction are the parameters that we base this on. Our broad product spectrum ranges from insulating supports for pantographs and insulators to roof bushings and circuit breakers. Our experts design customized solutions using our unique range of technology and materials and relevant norms and standards.
High mechanical resilience, many years of smooth operation and low maintenance requirements are important aspects regarding insulators for catenaries. These supply the traction units with electricity – in the case of railroads and streetcars, mainly in overhead contact lines; in the case of subways and tunnels, mostly in the form of conductor rails. KUVAG has been developing tailor-made solutions for this sector for decades, and these fully meet all requirements.
Our KUVAG product range includes insulation solutions for subway third rails, support and shackle insulators for catenaries, and loop insulators for streetcar catenaries. We also additionally offer complete innovative solutions for subway third rails. Depending on the application, we develop our products from SMC (sheet molding compound), epoxy resin, thermoplastic or silicone composites. Our customers, therefore, benefit from our comprehensive development, material and manufacturing expertise. “Everything under one roof” is one of the benefits that sets KUVAG apart.