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Protection From Rats

The 5 challenges facing railways today

30th January 2017 - Rail - Infrastructure, Protection From Rats

railway_level1_1205px-widthA global leading brand in the field of cable protection solutions, we’ve forged our good name and fantastic reputation initially from our work in the rail sector; providing versatile and reliable cable protection systems that keep the world’s railways running safely and efficiently, journey after journey. Cable protection is an integral part of all railway networks; keeping cables safe and secure from all sorts of potentially harmful environments and situations, such as: Extreme weather…

PMA: keeping the world’s railways running this Christmas

16th December 2016 - Technical Information, Protection From Rats, Company News

As the festive season swings into action; the nights become increasingly longer, and the weather turns ever colder; bitter winds take our breath away, and thick frosts settle on our windscreens of a morning, there’s one thing many of us are already starting to think about - making the long journey home to see family for the end of the year. It’s a journey many of us feel rather torn by; excited to see our family and friends for lazy days and over-indulgent evenings, yet apprehensive…

Ice Cold and Still Cool: reliability in the most extreme temperatures

6th February 2015 - Testing, Rail - Infrastructure, Protection From Rats

pma-snow1As extreme weather conditions continue to sweep through Europe and across the UK - with temperatures skipping carelessly between glacial and unseasonably mild (although we did enjoy building snowmen in February with our sunglasses on!) - it's vital that railway systems operate safely and efficiently with minimal risk of damage or delay. PMA's cable protection systems are specifically designed to withstand extreme weather conditions and our products are renowned within the industry for their superior…

PMA Next Generation Cable Protection: accessible, efficient Cable Protection innovation

11th November 2014 - Technical Information, Protection From Rats

PMAFixPro  PMA has been providing the highest quality cable protection systems for almost 40 years; giving us a well-earned reputation for excellence within the market.  A handful of simple examples demonstrating the quality of our products can be seen in:   The PMAFix Pro range - for all PMA Conduits - has many advantages, including: uses 2 component injection moulding for optimised sealing and easy push in assembly for correct installation.    PMAFlex Pro - multilayer conduit -…

Are your cables providing tasty treats for vermin?

1st November 2014 - Rail - Infrastructure, Protection From Rats, Hazardous Areas

rat attack   Throughout the years, there have been many stories in the media and on television about Rats causing chaos for railway lines. Back in 2010, millions of pounds had to be spent on the repair and replacement of 20,000 miles of rail track, across the UK, solely due to Rats gnawing and damaging cables. Of course, with damage to this cabling comes serious implications to trains and their passengers; severe delays, break downs and, in some tragic cases, even crashes. July, 2014 saw a collision…

Little nibbler returns!

22nd May 2013 - Protection From Rats

Little NibblerSeeing the chaos and pain one Pine Marten can cause on a football field, is it any wonder these rodents and their Squirrel cousins can cause so much cable damage to the railway networks across Europe.  We thoroughly test our products to ensure that damage from any animal is not going to be the cause of any network delays where they are installed. If you would like more information about PMA products then visit the PMA UK website. Or contact Donna Clash at PMA’s UK head…

Thomas and Betts offers a solution to cable theft and reduces copper usage

7th December 2012 - Rail - Rolling Stock, Protection From Rats

trains.jpgWith cable theft running at high levels and causing subsequent delays, vast sums of public funding have been spent on compensation and the replacement of stolen cable sections.  In an effort to prevent damage to cabling on rail lines, responsible for controlling the signalling infrastructure, rail companies throughout Europe have been installing expensive motion sensors, and favouring nylon cable protection systems as an effective method of protecting cables from vandalism and theft. …

Did you know?

29th June 2012 - Rail - Rolling Stock, Protection From Rats, Hazardous Areas

Through the years, PMA products have consistently demonstrated that they offer the ideal cable protection system for a broad and diverse range of applications. They've repeatedly proven that they can be trusted to do the job, whether that's protecting against UV rays, marten (not martian!) invasions, rats, termites or extreme weather conditions. But did you know that the PMA polyamide products are also resistant to seawater? Materials, including plastics, are susceptible to changes in their…

Multi-Layer XSOL - the ultimate in cable protection

25th May 2012 - Protection From Rats, Hazardous Areas

During the past three decades, PMA have worked hard to create polyamide products of a superior quality that are built to stand the test of time. And the multi-layer XSOL is no exception and is a cabling protection system to get excited about. The XSOL is a medium-duty three-layered corrugated conduit. This powerhouse has an outer layer made from a high-grade, specially formulated polyamide 12; an intermediate layer made from a spec. bonding compound; and has an inner layer of high-grade specially…

Did you know?

23rd May 2012 - Rail - Rolling Stock, Protection From Rats

Did you know that PMA recommends specific storage conditions to protect the integrity of polyamide products and their material properties? Today, due to its versatility as a material, Polyamide is used widely within a number of sectors due to its robustness. It is able to withstand a multitude of forces, making it the ideal choice when creating products that face the toughest challenges. Each time they're tried and tested, PMA products exceed what's demanded of them. Whether that's extreme temperatures…