LIGHT RAIL COVERBOARD PIN
|Application:||Rapid Transit 3rd Rail Coverboard Pin|
Excellent impact resistance
Mechanical strength and dimensional stability
|Recommendation:||PLASCO PCF 400 UV BK.
Polycarbonate + 20% Glass Fibers UV
|Solution:||The addition of 20% glass fibers to Polycarbonate creates a reinforced
compound that is both mechanically sound and tough.
With an impact test procedure spec. at 20 ft.-lbs., Plasco PCF 400 exceeded 45 ft.-lbs.
Part length was held to +/- 0.005 in/in and the use of a low melt base Polycarbonate improved the overall cycle time.
The addition of an UV additive helped pass a 10-year weather test.
Used to fasten coverboards together, this pin is exposed to all types of weather and abuse as it protects the 3rd rail for rapid transit trains.
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