To protect both people and the environment, any metallic components alongside electrified rail tracks must be grounded. This applies not only to catenary pylons, but also to signaling systems, bridge railings, fences, etc. PFISTERER has now developed the RSC-T – a simple, safe, and reliable solution that saves a great deal of time in comparison with established practice.
Installation up to 50% faster
The RSC-T ground tap connector comprises several parts and can be mounted directly onto an existing system. The ground cable is laid in place without any preparatory work and enclosed by the connector using a locking bolt. The SICON piercing bolts penetrate the insulation to establish safe and reliable contact with the ground conductor. Any possible damage to the metallic conductor is avoided by means of the proven SICON technology.
Using insulation piercing technology, main and tap cables are installed without having to strip the insulation. This also applies to double-insulated main cables. With double-insulated tap cables, the outer insulation layer has to be removed. The compression of grounding and tap cables that was previously used, as well as the restoration of the insulation with a heat-shrink sleeve, is no longer necessary. The plastic enclosure with its seals guarantees electric shock protection in accordance with IP2X.