Lamifil’s CuMg UHC alloy delivers 10 to 16% higher conductivity compared to the EN50149 standard, while maintaining the required tensile strengths. Our (ASTM compliant) UHC contact wires with 85% conductivity have already been successfully implemented in Canada and Asia.
- Reduced material costs Up to 6.5% savings in copper weight are possible, while maintaining high conductivity.
- Lower costs Allowing longer substation intervals or reducing voltage drops, CuMg UHC significantly reduces overall costs.
- Increased rail capacity Using the UHC alloy, operators can increase train frequency by up to 15%.
Comparison of conductivity (%IACS) between normal, HC standard and Lamifil’s UHC CuMg alloy