For pantograph units, which must be tested in accordance with local standards and TSI Loc & Pas, we can offer the following tests and simulations:
- 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).
- Simulation of the dynamic forces exerted by the pantograph with a model validated for the specific OHL infrastructure (EN50318).
- Contact force measurements (EN50317).
- Uplift measurements (EN50317)
For more information, please contact our Measurements and Testing team: railEurope@ricardo.com