Current Collection Solutions

Mersen offers carbon based solutions for electrical current collection: pantograph strips, 3rd rail shoes, trolleybus inserts, industrial current collectors.

Carbon strips for pantograph rail systems

Mersen offers a large range of pantograph strips for electrical current collection, or collector strips. The high speed train that hit the world rail speed record on April 3rd 2007, reaching 574,8 km/h, was actually equipped with Mersen’s pantograph carbon strip.

  • Lead-free carbon material (pure or copper-impregnated)
  • Extrusion or stamped and machined
  • Welded, bonded or crimped
  • Fault detector if necessary
  • Mechanically robust
  • Lubricating power
  • Sheaths in aluminum, copper, tinned steel or tinned copper
  • Kasperowski Design

CCD Shoes for transit systems

Mersen offers a large range of 3rd rail shoes for electrical current collection in urban networks.

  • Plain or impregnated carbon
  • 3rd rail shoe welded to steel sheaths
  • 3rd rail shoe with metal nose pieces
  • 3rd rail shoe with carbon inserts cast intro bronze carriers
  • EcoDesign 3rd rail shoe, a dismountable and recyclable system
  • Lead-free carbon material (pure or impregnated with metal - copper or bronze)
  • Extrusion or stamped and machined Welded, bonded or crimped
  • Mechanically robust Lubricating power
  • Sheaths in aluminum, copper, tinned steel or tinned copper
  • End horn designs

Industrial current collection

Mersen offers a large range of solutions for industrial current collection (cranes, travelling cranes…). 

  • Lead-free carbon material (pure or impregnated with metal - copper or bronze)
  • Extrusion or stamped and machined
  • Welded, bonded or crimped
  • Mechanically robust
  • Lubricating power 

PTT Portslade office

Portslade sales office
Unit 12 Tungsten Building
George Street
West Sussex
Portslade
BN41 1RA

T: +44 1273 425 114

Current collection

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EcoDesign 3rd rail shoe

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Current collection by third rail

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