522-2/E/2 English

Conditions for the acceptance of draw-only automatic couplers

Ed. no.2 | April 2002

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Summary

The UIC developed an automatic buffing and draw coupler (UIC 69E/Intermat automatic coupler) for the European railways jointly with the OSJD in the 1960s. The migration to the automatic coupler which was to take place in a single brief period given the type of system concerned, has been suspended to date for financial reasons.

When more simple financial solutions were sought for an automatic coupler, an automatic draw-only coupler was proposed which:

transmits only traction forces and with which side buffers are retained, couples the main brake pipe automatically, includes an integrated mixed coupler so that it can be coupled manually with vehicles equipped with screw couplers in order to allow for gradual migration.

The following acceptance conditions have been drawn up for use of automatic draw-only couplers in international traffic. Point 2 specifies the acceptance tests required to ascertain compliance with acceptance conditions.

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Data sheet

Language
English
Edition
Ed. no.2
Edition date
01/04/2002
Publication date
01/04/2002
Page number
32
Theme
Technology Technique Standardisation Standardisation
sku
522-2/E/2
Reference
522-2