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Case Studies

Powering Switzerland’s first disabled chairlift

9th January 2017 - Case Studies, ABB

Cz30K86XUAAbtu_PMA have been an integral part of the ABB family for almost 5 years now; leading truly groundbreaking and innovative projects that transform the way in which we all go about our daily lives; from our woking environments, to our leisure activities. Most recently, ABB were delighted to provide the motors for Switzerland’s very first accessible chairlift - installed in the picturesque Swiss Alps only weeks ago. A revolution in automation, this beautiful piece of modern machinery - named the ‘Madrisa…

PMA supports the largest rail tunnel project in the world - the Gotthard Base Tunnel

1st June 2016 - Rail - Infrastructure, Company News, Case Studies, ABB

gotthard_1183x350When PMA became part of ABB in 2012, we inherited a 120+ year history in leading not only Switzerland but the world’s technological progress - from efficient energy production, to sustainable mobility, and everything in between. Consequently, we are proudly and irremovably linked to the entire history of Swiss rail traffic; a leading name in the field and a global leader in innovation and quality. ABB PMA Cable Protection and our unique position in the rail industry Steeped in history yet…

Success in Norway!

22nd February 2016 - Machine Building, Case Studies

866-100-plog21-450x338A valued customer of ours for over 2 years, Tokvam – a manufacturer of snow ploughs and snow blowers in Norway – uses our PCS conduit, 90 Degree connectors, and Y-pieces to protect cables for LED lights on their widely regarded V-plough.  Tokvam now has a new design of V-plough with a number of unique features, including a patented attachment and flow system that effortlessly adapts to the underlying surface, and is suited to all types of carriers without the need for adjustments.…

ABB's vital role in Oktoberfest 2014 – quietly keeping events running smoothly

16th November 2014 - Case Studies, ABB

O-fest_0624  Oktoberfest 2014 played host to 6 million visitors; enjoying 7 million litres (2 million gallons) of beer, devouring mountains of bratwursts and over 500,000 roast chickens; industrial sized dishwashers, fitted with ABB components and made specifically for the festival celebrations, helped keep everything clean & tidy (check out the great infographic opposite)!    Behind the scenes, ABB components in Winterhalter's commercial dishwashers played a vital role in keeping the entire…

Bagger-Nielsen implements PMA cable protection in Danish railway infrastructure

25th October 2014 - Rail - Infrastructure, Case Studies

pma_visual_pcs_highly_flexible_heavyCase Study - Railway infrastructure in Denmark. Bagger-Nielsen Limited is a technology trading company that develops and sells high-tech components and systems for industrial and service companies in Denmark in both the private and public sectors. Located near Denmark's capital, Copenhagen, Bagger-Nielsen has been established since 1978 and in partnership with PMA Cable Protection since 1985. At PMA's Sales Conference in 2007, Bagger-Nielsen made it their mission, with PMA, to go into the Danish…

Case Study: Cold Impact Testing – PMA’s products continue to amaze

20th October 2014 - Testing, Rail - Infrastructure, Hazardous Areas, Case Studies

PCS Siemens storyA Finnish rail company - a customer of Siemens - have questioned the general use of polyamide corrugated cable protection systems due to breakages to conduits as a result of poor ageing characteristics and high impact energies at low temperatures. It is important to note that these experiences had nothing to do with any PMA products, but with conduits from another, unrelated, company. This loss of confidence in polyamide materials led them to begin searching for alternative cable protection…

Success with Peter Lehman!

19th September 2014 - Machine Building, Case Studies

T1 rotary tableAt PMA, we want to deliver the very best to, and for, our customers; providing the highest quality products and services. In order to do this, we first have to understand what our customers need; taking the time to listen. Our newly found relationship with Peter Lehmann AG shows exactly how important this understanding really is... Peter Lehmann AG is a Swiss company located close to the Swiss capital Bern in the Emmenthal valley. They are a small company with approximately 50 employees, manufacturing…

Full Speed Ahead with Voith Turbo!

10th August 2014 - Rail - Rolling Stock, Case Studies

Screen Shot 2014-08-26 at 15.20.12Voith Turbo chooses to protect the cables installed on the diesel motors of their track vehicles with PMA cable protection products. Significantly increasing the reliability of the vehicles and reducing time out of operation. Probably very few people are aware that the reliability of track vehicles is partially dependent upon an inconspicuous black polyamide corrugated conduit which protects cables against stone impacts, water and dust, heat and aggressive rodents – cable protection made by…

PMA provides integral protection system for new rail line in South Africa

22nd July 2014 - Telecommunications, Rail - Infrastructure, Case Studies

PMA_Energy-20120103-5The use of solar powered cellular communications systems is well established. Therefore the protection of the interconnecting cables, operating in a harsh environment, is of great importance. Thankfully for specifiers working on the 100km of rail line from Sishen in the Northern Cape to Saldanha Bay in South Africa, when they required a reliable cable protection system built to specification, Tank Industries, PMA’s South African partner, stepped up to meet these demands. The cable protection…

Key industry magazine publishes glowing report on PMA

26th June 2014 - Rail - Rolling Stock, Rail - Infrastructure, Company News, Case Studies

focus cover imagePMA Sales Director Martin Gueller and Product Group Manager of Cable Protection Systems EMEA Sandro Schwarz talk to Railway Strategies about their plans for innovation and growth. There is a certain aura of quality and reliability about products with a Swiss label. This is certainly the case for the high tech cable protection systems designed and manufactured by Swiss company PMA AG. Founded in 1975 in the small village of Wetzikon, PMA is a global company reaching into most industry sectors that…