Schaltbau components for rail vehicles

Today more than ever, efficiency, operating reliability and flexibility are the key requirements of every component used in rail traffic. Schaltbau electrics for rolling stock fully meet these requirements of OEMs and railway operators. They are used in rail vehicles all over the world, where they ensure safe and smooth operation in the harsh railway environment.

Experience over many decades paired with high expertise in manufacturing connectors, contactors and snap-action switches enables us to respond flexibly to customer needs.
Dependent on your requirements, you can choose between three possible solutions: A finished item from our product line, a tried and tested special variant with little need of adaptation, or a completely new product developed by us in close cooperation with you.

What is required, however, is often not only a safe but also a customized solution which accounts for a special type of rail vehicle or a special environment where it is used. Here a look into our product line would be worthwhile. You can also learn a lot from our many realized applications for your particular situation. Or benefit from our consulting expertise in order to find out how to implement optimal safety with maximum cost-effectiveness.

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Single pole traction contactor for 1,100 A AC/DC

The new CT1115/11 is an upgrade of the CT series with a power rating of 1100 A! With heat sinks, double winding coil, electronic coil controller, and a stronger spring for higher contact forces …


1 pole high-voltage contactor with new design

With the new CH1130/02 Schaltbau has updated its line of proven high-voltage railway contactors. The design has been completely modernized, slimmed and likened to the one of the CT contactor series…

Receptacle ZS552 with new design

The new ZS552 receptacle of the UIC connector series for rail vehicles equipped with a train line comes with a symmetrical design and a common terminal for connecting cables entering from the left, right or the rear…

Bidirectional version of C195 Series DC NO contactor

The C195 bidirectional is a complement of the proven compact DC NO contactors for voltages of 1,200 V. The new bidirectional version comes with a higher amperage of 300 A …

4 pole universal contactor for battery voltages up to 110 V

The CS115/10 extends the product range with a series of universal contactors for battery voltages up to 110 V. The contactor is especially designed for controlling low and medium loads in battery networks, such as switching on and off, locking, signalling and controlling power contactors …


3 pole CA traction contactor for electric multiple units

The CA contactor series is especially designed for use with traction motors with supply voltage frequencies up to 400 Hz …


New emergency brake handles for lintel and wall mounting

New emergency brake handles for use in passenger spaces and service spaces of trains – the NBS10 for lintel mounting, as for instance under the lintel of a carriage door, and the NBS30 for wall mounting, for example in vestibules, passenger spaces or the train manger’s compartment…

Kippschalter für Pultmontage

Toggle switches for drivers’ desks according to UIC612

Our award winning K Series toggle switches now have four new options. With them our K Series toggle switch assemblies meet all requirements of the UIC 612-0 railway standard …

Ladesteckvorrichtungen für Elektrostapler

Plug with Gigabit Ethernet module UIC-IT

Robust and state-of-the-art Ethernet solutions for data communications is what is required by today‘s rail vehicles. The new UIC-IT Series from Schaltbau meets those requirements …

Schnappschalter für Deichselkopfschalter

Snap-action switches for extreme conditions

Thanks to the high-performance thermoplastic used as housing material, S926 and S970 Series snap-action switches feature both a better resistance to temperature and chemicals as well as a 50% higher impact resistance compared to polycarbonate (PC).
Thus they are ideally suited for applications characterized by harsh environmental conditions.

Batterie- und Kombischütze

Snap-action switches for standard applications

S847 Series snap-action switches are available with three different IP ratings: protected against solid particles (IP40), dustproof (IP60), and waterproof (IP67). Due to their wiping double-break contacts S847 series switches are highly reliable even at low contact ratings…