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October 13th, 2017

APTA EXPO 2017 - the year of the electric bus

Back from APTA 2017 in Atlanta. It was a great event to continue developing existing relationships and forge new ones ...more

September 15th, 2017

REO-USA at the APTA EXPO 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia.

REO-USA is exhibiting at the APTA EXPO 2017 October 9 - 11 2017 in Atlanta, GA.
We are exhibiting our latest technology of Components for Railway applications. ...more

August 29th, 2017

REO-USA at the Corrosion Technology Week (CTW) in Indianapolis, Indiana

REO-USA is participating in the Corrosion Technology Week 2017, September 10-14 2017 ...more

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► Cost-effective protection without enclosures: IP 65-66 rated REO-USA components at APTA EXPO

October 1st, 2014

The elements can wreak havoc on exposed components, be it dust and debris, rain, saltwater or human-inflicted, hose-jet cleaning solutions. And special enclosures for external components can cost a bundle.

Solutions are readily available, however, via fully encapsulated REO-USA sinusoidal filters, line reactors, load reactors and other components with ingress protection ratings including IP65-66.

sinusoidal filters, line reactors, load reactors
REO-USA's latest IP65-66 rated, fully encapsulated terminal box and sinusoidal filter will be on display at the APTA EXPO.

Visitors to booth 4300 during the October 12-15 APTA EXPO at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, can see firsthand look at how these components pay their way.

They can be mounted anywhere, underneath trains, on top of vehicles (a hybrid bus maker already has) or other external locations. Even when exposed to the elements, the components themselves are fully protected. They simply shut out dust and shrug off moisture and other aggressive attackers, whether from Mother Nature or manmade.

In addition to high IP ratings, components can also be designed with a pollution degree of PD4, the highest possible rating according to IEC 60664-1. The pollution degree is a classification of the amount of dry pollution and condensation in any given environment. This is an important factor to consider for any component mounted outside of the train.

"Our IP66 rated components offer a highly cost-effective solution for railway applications," says REO-USA Sales Engineer Alex Ward. "A range of input, output and DC-link chokes, braking resistors and sinusoidal filters provides unsurpassed flexibility for mounting components externally. These encapsulated products also save both the space and the expense of special enclosures." more

► Safety first: REO-USA details extensive railway component type testing standards at APTA EXPO

September 24th, 2014

Few if any other industries are subjected to the constant scrutiny and stringent standards faced by railway equipment and service providers. A myriad of international standards and norms designed to ensure passenger safety apply, making it imperative for railway firms to scrutinize component providers every bit as closely.

It's why APTA EXPO attendees need to visit the REO-USA booth (4300) October 13-15, at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. Along with reactors, resistors, transformers and other components designed for light rail and IC rail, as well as people movers, trolleys, hybrid and electric busses, REO-USA engineers and testing specialists can answer questions and provide full details on the company's product performance and safety testing program.

Every REO-USA railway component undergoes complete type testing in accordance with the EN 60310 standard, to fully verify and validate its design, reports Sr. Director of Engineering Rick Jones. Domestic testing capabilities and the industry norms and standards used by the company include:

ISO 9001-certified
REO-USA has been ISO 9001-certified by Quality System Registrar SRI, and is also IRIS-certified via its parent company.

» Acoustics measurement (EN 60076-10)
» Temperature testing (EN 45545 and IEC 60085)
» Partial discharge measurement (EN 50124)
» High potential and high-current tests (EN 61378 and 60076)
» Shock and vibration (per IEC 61373)
» Salt and mist (EN 50125-1)
» EMC testing for ability to control electromagnetic interference (EMI) more

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