LAF validates its pneumatic connection prototype
On 30th January, LAF received a delegation from the end user as well as from the wagon manufacturer to test the first automatic pneumatic connection systems intended to equip breakable bars.
These tests consisted of validating cases of angulation and vertical as well as horizontal offsets in the most critical cases, utilising a test bench specifically developed for the occasion by the LAF design office.
The aim was to ensure a perfect connection, without loss of pressure.
The tests proved to be conclusive and these first systems will therefore be delivered to the customer to be installed on dedicated shuttles, following which the next tests will be undertaken in full operating conditions.
A great success for the LAF team !