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KNORR-BREMSE'S TRAIN COUPLING SYSTEMS: SOPHISTICATED ALL-ROUNDERS.
Train couplers are complex multipurpose systems that take care of the mechanical, pneumatic, electrical and digital connections within and between trainsets. At the same time, they manage huge tensile and compressive forces while compensating for the relative movements of railcars in operation. In short, railway couplers ensure that trains run safely, smoothly, but also economically. And now the Digital Automatic Coupler is about to propel rail freight into the 21st century and help to achieve the climate targets by enabling the Digital Freight Train.
Since entering the passenger and freight train coupling business in 2019, Knorr-Bremse has also started to cover other safety-related aspects of the holistic system of a train. Knorr-Bremse is now using its longstanding expertise as a market-leading innovator of rail vehicle systems and the tradition in coupler manufacturing. Through its unique service network in more than 40 countries, with countless field service locations around the world, Knorr-Bremse now provides top-quality, on-site customer support for its train couplers as well.
Passenger train couplers were transformed into digital interfaces a long time ago – and now Knorr-Bremse is driving efforts to change Europe’s freight trains in the same way by introducing a digital automatic center buffer coupler. To achieve this, the company has embedded its own Digital Automatic Coupler (DAC) in the end-to-end system that is the Knorr-Bremse Digital Freight Train (DFT).