ASG is an ISO 9001:2008 certified and experienced manufacturer of cable interconnect products for passenger rail, commuter high-speed rail, commuter light/heavy rail transit, locomotive builders, freight, private rail, and new car/refurbishment builders and has been building cables for the rail industry for over a decade. ASG manufactures to conform to the applicable standards. Examples would include AAR S-512, APTA RP-E-019-99 specifications, etc.. We will work with you to identify the correct wire product and connector assembly to provide the appropriate compliance.
ASG specializes in providing replacement cables for existing rolling stock with build to print services. Our engineering team will work with you for new designs.
ASG cables are built taking into account the special demands placed by the severe environments cables may be exposed to, particularly when cables are routed through exposed intercar or undercar locations. Cable assemblies can be designed to meet requirements for locomotives, light rail vehicles and heavy rail vehicles.
Our design team looks at issues like protection of cables from:
- Fatigue from constant coupling/decoupling of connectors
Connectors used are chosen to be easy to couple and are keyed to avoid mis-mating. We can provide connectors from any of the accepted manufacturers for the rail industry.
Products Include Cable Assemblies for:
- Automatic Train Control (ATC) Systems
- Head End Power
- Data Systems
- High Temperature Engine Applications (Controls & Sensors)
- Electronic Monitoring Systems
- Way-Side Signaling
- Intracar/Intercar/Undercar Cabling Systems
- Radar and Rail Navigation Systems
- Radio Communications Systems
- (COMM) car control/communication
- (MU) multiple unit locomotive control
- Rail Car Security Systems
- Door Control System
- Climate Control for Passengers and Freight
- Equipment and System Bonding Systems
- Track Controls
- Trackside Safety Systems
- Speed Sensors
- Braking Systems
- Anti-skid Systems
- Traction Motors
ASG can provide both composite and single-core cables for power cable solutions.
Power cables for railway use require special considerations. Beyond standard parameters like voltage, current, or watertight sealing, other considerations include: environment and operating conditions, robustness, handling, and wear.
ASG can provide Head-End power cables used in jumper assemblies for locomotive-to-locomotive, locomotive-to-car and car-to-car applications. These heavy-duty service applications encounter severe flexing. ASG can build to Amtrak Specification: D-77-24 specifications or any other locally specific standard.
ASG provides communication cable applications
ASG can provide communication cables for railway applications including ruggedized RJ45 Ethernet and connectorized USB cables in 5015 type connector packaging, or build to your design . ASG uses connectors that offer superior sealing for complete protection against water, sand, and dust in harsh environment applications.
ASG can provide shielded/ grounded coupler designs with connectors from any manufacturer including but not limited to:
- Plug and receptacle connectors
- Crimp, solder-cup
- PC tail
- Quadrax contact/wire termination options
- ARINC 600 Connectors
- ITT VEAMS
- MIL–DTL–38999 style connectors
- MIL-DTL-5015 type reverse bayonet connectors
- ITS and ITS-RG
ASG can also supply:
- Gland plates
- Gland plate seals
- Fully-assembled junction boxes
Our relationships with all major connector manufacturers provide a comprehensive range of connectors and accessories that can be integrated in your cable product.