Research Status and Development Trend of Pantograph Contact Strip Materials
1 School of Mechanical Engineering, Huaihai Institute of Technology, Lianyungang Jiangsu 222005, China
2 Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Large Engineering Equipment Detection and Control, Xuzhou Institute of Technology, Xuzhou Jiangsu 221111, China
The pantograph contact strip is a sliding current collecting component used in electric locomotive. Its performance is an important factor restricting the development of electrified railways toward high speed. This paper makes an introduction of the new developing composite material strips, points out the advantages and disadvantages of various materials, their limiting factors during using or bottlenecks in R&D and production, and gives prospect to the future development of pantograph contact strip materials in the end.
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