With the Railway Series, WISKA has developed an industry-specific expansion of its proven SPRINT cable gland system, thereby fully meeting the special needs of the rail industry.
Since June 2013, products and their materials that are used in the railway sector must be tested in accordance with the new fire safety standard EN 45545, in order to meet the same quality standards across Europe. This does not only apply to new vehicles; the components used must also meet these requirements in remedial maintenance of railway vehicles. The RW product range complies with the required standards for European railway outfitters in all respects and for all materials used.
WISKA's RW series is the ideal combination of high-value product quality and multiple modularity, while maintaining compliance with standards. The RW components have been successfully tested for fire resistance in accordance with EN 45545-3:2013-08. Furthermore, the entire series meets the highest requirements of Hazard Level 3 that can be applied to the materials used in the railway industry.
WISKA is one of the first European manufacturers to have successfully tested a complete series of cable glands in the differing materials of polyamide, brass and stainless steel to meet both this standard and hazard level.
Cable Entries and Protection
EN 45545 cable glands are equally suitable for all railway vehicles, regardless whether they are passenger carriages, freight cars, locomotives or railcars
Since June 2013, products and materials that are used in the railway industry must be tested according to the European fire protection standard DIN EN 45545 in order to fulfil the same quality standards across Europe. This does not just apply to new vehicles; components used to repair railway vehicles must also comply with these standards. The fire protection standard DIN EN 45545 also applies to cable glands that are used in railway transportation technology.
Fire protection standardisation through DIN EN 45545
DIN EN 45545 has unified national fire protection guidelines, such as DIN 5510-2 (Germany), NFF 16-101 to 103 (France) and BS 6853 (Great Britain) to form a European-wide standard. This unifies strict fire protection standards in trains, tunnels and railway stations, because train fires, especially if they occur inside a tunnel, can quickly become a catastrophe. This hazard must be minimised under all circumstances.
The accredited testing laboratories Currenta and MPA, tested the materials used in fire protection cable glands according to DIN EN 45545-2 and the fire resistance of fire protection cable glands according to DIN EN 45545-3
WISKA has developed a railway series for railway transportation technology. It is in compliance with and at times surpasses the quality and safety requirements of the fire protection standard DIN EN 45545. Railway cable glands are an industry-specific extension of the established SPRINT cable gland system. WISKA is one of the first European producers to successfully test a complete cable gland series with brass, polyamide and stainless steel materials according to DIN EN 45545. An EMC version for electromagnetic compatibility completes the range of railway cable glands for railway transportation.
Innovative material for fire protection cable glands by WISKA
EN 45545 cable glands by WISKA ideally combine top product quality and versatile modularity while complying with safety standards. As a part of a comprehensive testing procedure, WISKA tested the fire behaviour of processed and raw materials according to DIN EN 45545-2. WISKA has tested a wide array of materials for interior and exterior use at recognised testing laboratories in order to develop optimal fire protection cable glands. The result: the complete fire protection series fulfils the highest DIN EN 45545-2 hazard level 3 requirements that can be applied to materials used in railway systems.