The new connecting line of Matterhorn-Gotthard-Bahn towards Furka has been equipped with Furrer+Frey FL200 Overhead Line Equipment.
Portal structures scanned in 3D can be incorporated in the OLE model set up with the ELFF design tool.
Grunder AG's powerful scanner is installed in a special container which is adapted to the loading gauge of UK railways or narrow gauge lines.
Since 1923 Furrer+Frey has been designing and constructing overhead contact lines for railways, tramways and trolleybuses. The conductor bar, first installed in 1984, offers an alternative to traditional overhead contact lines for low tunnels and for heavily loaded lines. New tunnels can be equipped with the high speed conductor bar (up to 250 km/h), which allows to do without feeders or tensioning equipment. Workshops or mobile bridges will be equipped with a moveable conductor rail. A model in scale 1:45 was on exhibition at Suissetransport.
Lifting Overhead Line
A new type of mobile overhead line allows to lift the conductor beam up to the ceiling to free space for work on the vehicle roofs.
Conductor Rail on open track
On the SBB line Mahlenwald - Reuchenette the conductor rail has been mounted over the open track between tunnels. Delta-rope suspension allows for spans of close to 30 metres.
Furrer+Frey is a partner in the research project Catiemon of the European Union. Sick pantographs shall be discovered before entering lines of strategic significance. The train concerned can then be diverted to a siding and be verified. The Catiemon Test-Rig has been set up near Heustrich on the BLS Lötschberg line. International Tests involving a 465 of BLS and a 1216 of ÖBB will be conducted in August 2007. More about Catiemon