nVent is the new name with a familiar face in the railway industry. Our legacy in rail dates back to 1903 with the establishment of the Electric Railway Improvement Company, commonly known as nVent ERICO. Beginning with electrical fastening products, our rail offerings have expanded to include enclosures that protect critical system equipment and electronics, as well as innovative thermal solutions that allow rail networks to operate safely in demanding climates. Today, we serve global railways with the well-known and trusted products of nVent ERICO, ERIFLEX, HOFFMAN, RAYCHEM and SCHROFF.
nVent ERICO is the worldwide leader in connecting cables to rails for signaling, grounding and traction power. We offer a wide range of solutions for cable to rail fastening including welded bonds (nVent ERICO Cadweld) as well as mechanical connections. ERICO rail clips keep track cables and wiring in place and offer a versatile range of conductor management functionality. nVent ERICO surge protection solutions protect rail infrastructure from damaging lightning strikes and other transient over voltages with products that include power protection devices, as well as grounding and bonding systems.
nVent SCHROFF and HOFFMAN products protect the critical equipment and electronics of railway signaling systems with enclosure solutions that include cabinets, subracks and wallmounts. nVent SCHROFF and HOFFMAN are well-established names throughout the world with products that meet global railway standards for shock and vibration (AREMA and CENELEC) both trackside and onboard applications.
nVent provides thermal solutions that improve railway safety and reliability harsh winter climates. Trackside, we offer contact rail, third rail, and switch heating solutions with technologies from nVent ERICO and nVent RAYCHEM, with capabilities that include both constant wattage and self-regulating heating. nVent RAYCHEM provides many other types of heating solutions for both trackside and onboard applications, with products that include overhead catenary heating, platform heating, onboard threshold and baseboard heating.