ERICO® ERICONTACT Products Meet the Demanding Needs of the Rail Industry

SOLON, Ohio, USA, January 2010 - For more than a century, ERICO® has supplied the rail industry with unrivalled service and innovative solutions. Extensive experience, strong relationships with end users and continued investment in research and development have also helped to make the company a trusted leader in supplying electrical and mechanical connections.

The line of ERICO® ERICONTACT products include:

o SK and DSK Series of rail contacts: Provide a high-quality connection to the rail web with a very low contact resistance.

o Rail drilling equipment and accessories: Cover a range of hole diameters from 8 mm to 34 mm. Ideal for cables or axle counters, power connections and fishplates with or without insulation. The machines are lightweight and easy to handle.

o Rail contact insertion tool: Features a hydraulic head with a manually operated or battery-operated pump. Operating pressure is 630 bar and pulling capacity is 57 kN.

o Drills: Comprehensive assortment of high-quality drills are developed for rail steel to have short drill times and a long lifetime.

ERICO has continued to design, develop and enhance its product offerings to meet the changing needs of the rail industry. All ERICO products are manufactured in accordance with ISO 9000 series accreditation and are backed by superior technical support and product warranties.

Visit to view the brochure "ERICO ERICONTACT: Products for Railways." Or, for more information on these or other rail industry products from ERICO, call 1-800-447-7245.

ERICO® is a leading global designer, manufacturer and marketer of precision-engineered specialty metal products serving niche markets in a diverse range of electrical, construction, utility and rail applications. The company is headquartered in Solon, Ohio, USA with a network of sales locations serving more than 25 countries and with manufacturing and distribution facilities worldwide. ERICO's well-known brand names include: CADDY® electrical and mechanical fixings, fasteners and supports; CADWELD® welded electrical connections; CRITEC® surge protection devices; ERICO® rail and industrial products; ERIFLEX® low voltage power distribution; ERITECH® facility electrical protection; and LENTON® concrete products. Visit ERICO online at

For more information, contact:

Sharon R. Lewis



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