Specialised in automatic couplers, over the years LAF has developed highly sophisticated and reliable choc and traction components. "Willison", buck-eye or Lloyd type couplers: all of our products guarantee security, quality and reliability over time.
"Willison" type couplers
Automatic "Willison" type couplers are the only components in the world capable of absorbing choc and traction strain on the fixed parts of the coupler. Our robust, weather-resistant parts guarantee high reliability between overhauls.
We have developed many derivatives of this coupler: Unilink (East-West coupler), GR Rotary...
+ LAF: the possibility to form heavy trains on high mileage routes, reduced maintenance costs, ideal for standard and narrow gauge track…
Semi-automatic knuckle couplers are the most widespread in the world due to the simplicity of design and manufacture. They can be equipped with a horn on the side to prevent vertical movement.
With the acquisition of Ets Henricot, LAF developed a full range of knuckle couplers (type E, H, Atlas, Saskop...)
+ LAF: available with or without draft gear, adapted to any type of track, exploitation, conception or rolling stock.
Developed 50 years ago for the former British colonies, the Lloyd coupler range (MCA/DA/MCA/PH, ABC) have proved their reliability. Today, LAF owns the production licence and manufacturing drawings.
+ LAF: this coupler range can be adapted to the needs of any country.