Transport Connector and Cable Solutions
Road and rail transport design is undergoing significant change in terms of power source, control and computing, but systems still have to operate in the same challenging environmental conditions, including changes in heat, contaminants and mechanical stress. Critical systems need to perform consistently, whatever is happening to the vehicle and its infrastructure.
SMI designs and manufactures connector and cabling solutions that form the central nervous system within vehicles and any related infrastructure that requires the reliable transmission of power, data and control mechanisms.
Cost-effective fit and forget solutions
Due to our ‘fit and forget’ design ethos, our solutions support long-term, ongoing availability and performance of systems. Reduced servicing and replacements requirements create cost efficiencies throughout the life of the platform.
New transport applications, proven technology
To ensure compliance with Transport for London standards for limited fire hazard (LFH) sheaths on cables, we carefully select the compounds used in our mouldings based on manufacturer’s specifications and robustly test finished products, including with X-Rays. All mouldings are water blocked to ensure no water or moisture ingress can get to the connections. This care meets the stringency demands of customers and reduces lifetime costs by reducing system downtime and maintenance requirements.
SMI technology is suitable for cables used in:
- Rolling stock
- Points systems