Carbon current collector

Carbon collector strips are used on electrified railways to transfer current from an overhead catenary wire, or a live rail, to the locomotive.


They typically have to operate reliably at high speeds under physically demanding conditions, including severe mechanical impacts, requiring strong, light, highly conductive materials.


The world’s traction industry already recognises, and benefits from, our proven capability in the design and production of these carbon collector strips.






Pantrac, in Germany is our world class facility dedicated to the manufacture of advanced products supporting the growth in rail electrification and meeting the challenges this brings.


Our regional engineers, supported by the Pantrac team, have the experience and capability to solve the issues faced by designers and maintenance engineers in this highly specialised field.