The basic factors that influence pantograph design are discussed and include dimensional limitations, transverse rigidity, contact pressure, system voltage, current rating and pan profiles. The relative merits of frame and rool-mounted air motors are considered, a long with aerodynamic behavior and its effect on the contract quality and the problems that arise due to snow and ice formation. Factors affecting contact strip wear are discussed and an analysis of strip life obtained on various railroad systems using different materials is given. The merits of contact surface lubrication are also discussed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institution of Mechanical Engineers

    1 Birdcage Walk
    London SW1H 9JJ,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Souch, DJW
    • Taylor, G
  • Publication Date: 1971

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 406-467
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00043004
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 2 1973 12:00AM