We can provide refurbishment and retrofit solutions for electrical couplers, cable harnesses, and any other electrical and electronic components used in rolling stock. We are a proven supplier to the UK rail industry and are the largest coupler refurbishment business in the country.
CWE can repair electrical coupler head, cable harnesses, terminal blocks, and any such parts. We will assure superior quality, testing all parts for proper insulation and continuity. We already have decades of experience in the refurbishment and overhaul of mechanical couplers.
CWE can provide engineering change and retrofit services for various electrical components in a train. We have the capability to upgrade your vehicles with modified designs that are approved from industry regulators. We can then implement the approved design through a competent workforce, meeting the highest standards.
We are currently in partnership with the University of Derby and InnovateUK to promote innovation in electrical couplers.
Existing electrical couplers have lots of pins, and their number keeps increasing as new features are added to the train. They are also prone to damage from impact of coupling. They face regular wear and tear due to physical connections. They also limit interoperability between different fleets of rolling stock. All this has a cascading effect on rail operations and thus harms customer service.
CWE presents a revolutionary design of the electrical coupler which features state-of-the-art and reliable wireless technology.
Advantages of our new design include:
Quality and Standards
With our long history of providing safety critical services to the railway sector, we understand relevant standards and can offer compliant solutions and products. Following are a few important standards that we practice:
• BS ISO 9001 – our quality management system
• BS EN 50155 – general standard for electronic equipment on rail
• BS EN 50121 – electromagnetic compatibility in railway
• BS EN 50264 – fire requirements of power and controls cables in railway
• BS EN 60529 – ingress protection of enclosure
“The fact that CWE can do both machining and fabrication is a huge benefit to us.”
“It’s a close relationship and we work hard together.”
“We are getting exactly what we want out of the contract at the moment.”
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