Improving LRT Capabilities
Here at 3-Ci, we have products and services that go far beyond the city limits – to the oil sands and distant mines, and everywhere in between. But even while we extend farther than ever, we consider it important to help out in our own community, and that’s why we’ve begun to focus on improving transit capabilities.
It’s no surprise that outdoor vehicles in Canada have to take a lot of environmental punishment, and even more so in Calgary. Between the chinook winds, the temperature shifts, the baking summers, and the frosty winters, the vehicles that crisscross our city are exposed to some of the most intense conditions in the country. This includes the LRT trains that serve hundreds of thousands of people who live and work here.
Riders demand a lot of an LRT system, and it can interrupt the flow of the entire city if there are major problems along the line. That’s why we’ve developed new technology that assists in keeping trains running. It’s just one less thing to worry about!
For example, exposure to the elements and constant wear-and-tear can result in damage to connectors, cable harnesses, and other components. In a system that is entirely electric, these faulty pieces can knock entire sections offline – and they stay that way as the source of the problem must be identified, located, and repaired. This quickly becomes both time- and cost-prohibitive…
…and that’s why we address problems just like this one. By building customized, overmolded solutions that combat existing issues (like moisture, extreme temperatures, and expansion/contraction issues), we can reduce the risk of such component failures and be much more confident in their reliability. And, by implementing these cables in areas such as LRT critical safety systems, we increase the safety and confidence of every person who depends on it to get around. This even has a trickle-down effect of making the entire system more cost-efficient, keeping prices lower!
As time goes on and transit becomes more appealing to an ever-increasing population, it is imperative that everything runs smoothly. So why use outdated, non-customized technology when better options are right in front of you? If you’re looking for that extra something that will keep your vehicles going for longer, contact 3-Ci’s in-house Solutions & Engineering team today for a personalized approach – and find out why our products are perfectly built for industry!