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KTM Komuter at Bandar Tasek Selatan
KTM Komuter at Bandar Tasek Selatan
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Under the gangway...
Description: C830 trains...This is a semi-permanent coupler...notice the anti-climbers?
Date: 18.04.2009 13:09
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are anti-climbers ??thank you
18.04.2009 20:30 Offline Michael

Join Date: 15.08.2006
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Some anti-climbers are manufactured with aluminium mesh within them...this one has lateral large grooves to 'lock' both car bodies on possible impact during a collision...the primary purpose is the same.

In the event when the coupler collapses as during a head-on collision, the anti-climbers fitted between cars enmesh (the meshing of opposing horizontal ridges on the anti-climbers) to keep the car ends downward instead of upward. This will prevent the cars from literally climbing over each other leading to a possible derailment. While holding the cars downwards, the honeycomb aluminum mesh inside the anti-climbers will also absorb the horizontal force of collision before the car-ends come in contact (in fact, the couplers are our first-line of defence and the anti-climbers are the second-line of defence before the carbody frames actually come into contact.

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18.04.2009 21:09 Offline Westinghouse


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