Shift2Rail presents a new antenna, made of composite materials, which is substantially lighter than the conventional welded design made of steel. The new Composite Antenna has a weight of about 13kg – more than 45kg lighter than the conventional welded design made of steel.
By using composite components instead of conventional steel parts, railway vehicles have a higher payload and a lower energy consumption. Composite material is a proven lightweight material suitable for many applications because of its low weight, high structural strength and notable corrosion and ageing resistance.
The successful implementation of composite materials in antennae opens up endless possibilities to make many parts of the train significantly lighter, especially the bogies, which is the heaviest component in rail vehicles.
When: Permanent (18 September- 21 September)
Where: Shift2Rail stand, Stand 203, Hall 4.2