HELUKABEL and HUBER+SUHNER. A Partnership for Greater Customer Satisfaction.

For several years, HELUKABEL and HUBER+SUHNER have been working together on KANBAN solutions for the rail vehicle industry. Due to the successful cooperation, the partnership was intensified and HELUKABEL was nominated as a sales partner for RADOX® cables.
From stock, we offer application-specific connection solutions for the construction of modern rail vehicles and the associated infrastructure. The products are specially developed for the needs of the railroad market and are based on solutions from the high-frequency, low-frequency and fiber optics sectors.

HELUKABEL is present at several locations in Germany, Austria and Switzerland as well as in over 33 countries worldwide and is one of the leading providers of logistics solutions for cables and wires. The high availability of a wide range of products combined with highly automated logistics processes enable short-term deliveries and a high level of service.

The combination of the strengths of HELUKABEL and HUBER+SUHNER results in numerous advantages for customers:

  • Complete product range for rail vehicles and railroad infrastructure
  • No minimum production quantities
  • 3 million meters of RADOX® cables immediately available from stock
  • Cut length service for smaller requirements
  • Customized logistics solutions

RADOX® is a trademark of Huber + Suhner AG

What does RADOX® mean?

The registered trademark RADOX® from HUBER+SUHNER stands for electron beam crosslinked insulation materials. RADOX® insulations offer excellent resistance to thermal, chemical, electrical and mechanical stress.

Advantages of RADOX® materials

RADOX® materials do not melt at extremely high temperatures and remain dimensionally stable even in the event of a short circuit. RADOX® railroad cables require only reduced wall thickness due to their excellent insulation properties. This massively reduces space requirements and cable weight. The RADOX® traction cable range has been successfully tested in accordance with the European cable standards EN 50264 and EN 50306 and the standards GOST 20.57.406-81, method 204-1 as well as GOST 17491-80. This offers the customer an additional safety factor.

Temperature range RADOX® railroad cables

-50 °C tested in Russian laboratories+120 °C with a service life of 20 000 hours

Insulation and sheathing materials according to European cable standards

The European cable standards specify demanding requirements for mechanical, thermal, chemical and fire protection properties. The requirements regarding fire protection are described in the respective cable standards EN 50264 and EN 50306 as well as in the fire protection standard EN 45545-2. The halogen-free, electron beam crosslinked RADOX® materials meet the highest requirements (M) of the respective standard or hazard level (HL3).

Properties

  • Extra low temperature
  • Especially oil resistant
  • Especially fuel resistant

Requirements

-40 °CIRM 902, 24 h/72 h, 100 °C (duration depends on cable standard 24 h = EN 50306-2)
IRM 903, 168 h, 70 °C

As one of the leading suppliers of standard and customized cables and cable systems, HUBER+SUHNER provides the optimum solution for the cabling of rail-bound vehicles such as regional trains, high-speed trains, metros, streetcars and locomotives. Many years of experience in the railroad sector gives customers the security of receiving perfectly functioning and innovative products from HUBER+SUHNER.

RADOX® railroad cables meet the high demands of the railroad market thanks to the following essential properties:

  • Increased fire protection
  • Increased mechanical resistance
  • Increased media resistance
  • Increased temperature range
  • Safe signal and power transmission
  • Weight reduction
  • Space reduction
  • Reduced life cycle costs