Take three: Special materials for “rail countries”

Take three: Special materials for “rail countries”

(Werdohl, August 2010)

Full speed ahead: Clamps with customised fire retardant

Special railway clamps made by STAUFF are ideal for securing pipes, tubes, hoses and electric cables. The company has developed materials with integrated fire protection that comply with the railway standards in many European countries. Ulrich Koenig, head of development: “Because the test specifications are different for each individual country, we developed materials that were adapted accordingly.” 

Three special materials are available: PP6853, which fulfils the provisions of British standard BS 6853 for passenger trains. And because Japan is frequently oriented to British standards, this material is also appropriate for that Far Eastern country. PP6853 is a halogen-free flame-retardant system which does not cause much smoke (smoke index 6.1).
 
In its jubilee year – Deutsch Bahn is 175 years old – German Rail also relies on clamps made of PA-FF, a material that meets the requirements of German standard DIN 5510, Section 2. PA-FF is exceptionally tough (even at low temperatures) as well as featuring good mechanical strength and rigidity, excellent wearing properties and resistance to fatigue and UV.

PA-VO is a further special material (approved for France, Switzerland, Italy and the USA) which meets the strict specifications of fire prevention regulation UL94 V-0.  Its advantages include extreme toughness as well as good resistant to UV, weathering and chemicals.

STAUFF will be presenting these materials, the relevant clamps and their new system concept for customers in the railway industry at the InnoTrans trade fair taking place in Berlin from 21 - 24 September 2010.

InnoTrans 2010
21 - 24 Sept. 2010
Hall 10.2 / Stand 211

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Approved fire protection: In its jubilee year, Deutsche Bahn relies on STAUFF clamps made of PA-FF material, which complies with the provisions of German standard DIN 5510, Section 2.

(Walter Stauffenberg GmbH & Co. KG, 2010)

Background information

Walter Stauffenberg GmbH & Co. KG was founded in the 1950s in Werdohl, in the German province North Rhine-Westphalia, and was initially a contract turning shop. Today the company operates under the trade name STAUFF, developing, producing and marketing fluid technology components for use in plant construction and mechanical engineering. In the fields of tube, pipe and hose clamps, measuring technology and hydraulic filtration, this is one of the leading organisations in a growing branch of industry.

Meanwhile, almost 1000 employees all over the world (12/2009) generate an annual turnover of around EUR 125 million (12/2009). Distribution subsidiaries have recently been opened in Poland, Korea, Russia and Ireland. In addition to the group headquarters in Werdohl Ehrenfeld, the company has production and logistics facilities in Plettenberg-Ohle and Neuenrade-Küntrop.