Current Collectors

Electric current collectors are used to carry electrical power from overhead lines or electrical third rails to the electrical equipment of the vehicles. The overhead wires ones are roof-mounted devices and those with third rails are mounted on the bogies.

Typically, they have multiple spring-loaded arms that press a collector or contact shoe against the rail or overhead wire. As the vehicle moves, the contact shoe slides along the wire or rail to draw the electricity required to run the vehicle’s motor.

Products for railway applications are a focus of our business. HATIM CARBON distributes carbon strips and third rail shoes made by Pantrac GmbH which are characterized by excellent utility properties, such as low wear of the carbon material and the contact surface, high current carrying capability and high temperature resistance.