Pantograph testing

Pantograph testing

For pantograph units, which must be tested in accordance with local standards and TSI Loc & Pas, we can offer the following tests and simulations:

  1. Temperature measurement of the contact area between the catenary wire and contact strips of the pantograph's collector head during standstill current collection (EN50119 and E50367).
  2. Simulation of the dynamic forces exerted by the pantograph with a model validated for the specific OHL infrastructure (EN50318).
  3. Contact force measurements (EN50317).
  4. Uplift measurements (EN50317)

For more information, please contact our Measurements and Testing team: railEurope@ricardo.com