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Meeting Industry Standards in Rail Hose Technology and Safety | Case Study

In 2013, a new European Rail Standard (How to overcome challenges linked to new EU Rail Standards - EU Rail Standard EN45545EN45545) was introduced, requiring the use of certified hoses for rolling-stock vehicles, but also for rail track machines. As a leading rail track machine manufacturer, Plasser & Theurer needed to find a partner who could reliably meet their requirements in the supply of a wide range of certified rail hoses.


Meeting the industry standards in rail hose technology and safety is key to success

Parker was the first hose manufacturer in Europe to develop a new rubber compound to the required standards of EN45545 in terms of fire retardancy, smoke behaviour and toxicity and also includes the No-Skive Compact Spiral Hose; delivering advantages such as better bend radius, hose dimensions and assembly cost savings.

Plasser & Theurer – based in Linz, Austria –installed and tested their first Parker rail hose samples in 2014. Since then the partnership has developed, with regular day-to-day contact including sales, marketing and engineering support provided by Parker’s rail hose specialists. We now supply its full range of certified rail hoses to Plasser & Theurer, including many which have been specially developed to meet the customer’s specific requirements.

“It iPlasser & Theurer – Linz, Austrias important for us to have partners like Parker on our side together with their excellent support, which include a day by day availability to find the best solutions for our upcoming new market requirements or any technical challenge.” Purchasing Department, Plasser & Theurer, Austria.

It is a partnership that is setting new standards in railway maintenance and keeping the global rail network on track, in line with the latest and safest regulatory requirements.



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How to over come challenges linked to the new EU Rail Standard EN45545 - Case Study


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Article contributed by Stephan Völler - Product Support & Training Manager Hose Product Division Europe

Article contributed by Stephan Völler - Product Support & Training Manager Hose Product Division Europe




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