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Axle Counter (NR/L2/SIG/30060) Cable

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Applications Overview

Our axle counter cable, manufactured in accordance with Network Rail's standard NR/L2/SIG/30060, is designed to connect the various elements of the AzLM Axle Counter System on railway networks. Classified by Network Rail as a Signalling cable for internal responsibilities, it is suitable for installation in trackside cable troughing, buried duct route and installed in open air on the ballast and clipped to sleepers as required.

Star quad types XQS and XQZ are used to connect the EAK Junction box or termination to the EAK (Mushroom) and Multi Twisted pair types XPS and XPZ are used to connect EAK to the ACE (Axle Counter Evaluator) equipment.

Axle counter (NR/L2/SIG/30060) cable construction

Conductor Solid tinned copper (Class 1)
Insulation Polyethylene (PE) Type 03
Water blocking compound Petroleum jelly (XPS and XQS types only)
Anti-rodent protection Fibre glass woven tape (FGT)
Moisture barrier Aluminium/polymer laminated tape
Sheath PE Type 03C or Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH)

Axle counter cable (NR/L2/SIG/30060) PADS references

Type XPS multi-twisted pair cables 6/170007, 6/170008, 6/170009, 6/170034, 6/170035, 6/170036, 6/170037, 6/170038, 6/170039, 6/170040
Type XPZ multi-twisted pair cables 6/170023, 6/170024, 6/170025, 6/170026, 6/170027, 6/170028, 6/170029, 6/170030, 6/170031, 6/170032
Type XQS star-quad cables 6/170021, 6/170050
Type XQZ star-quad cables 6/170053, 6/170033

Axle Counter / Star-Quad cables technical support

Eland Cables played an instrumental role in the development of this latest generation of axle counter by working with Network Rail and the industry’s stakeholders to identify amelioration opportunities and to deliver a cable offering efficiencies and safety improvements. Please contact our rail engineers to discuss your specific axle counter / star-quad cables requirements or your efficiency improvement targets.

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Cable Standards and Approvals

Axle Counter (NR/L2/SIG/30060) Cable

Network Rail Certificate of Acceptance
No: PA05/03991

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