SAC-1™ Spherical Articulated Connector

SAC-1 Spherical Articulated Connector
SAC-1 Spherical Articulated Connector

Built for today's competitive transportation market

Wabtec's SAC-1™ Spherical Articulated Connector is a semi-permanent connection coupling system featuring a low-maintenance, self-lubricating design. It maintains a slack-free connection and eliminates the need to stop cars for lubrication and side bearing height adjustments.

SAC-1™ benefits include:

  • Substantial weight savings
  • Improved car handling
  • Reduced operating costs
  • Patented self-lubricating liner and spherical ball assembly (maintenance free)
  • Positive slack-free connection
  • Minimizes side bearing height adjustments
  • Minimal-to-no center plate wear as compared to the competition
  • 14" and 16" center plates are available for use on 70, 100, and 125 ton applications
  • Vertical travel of +/- 11° eliminates uncoupling and recoupling during wheel change outs and maintenance
  • Horizontal travel of +/- 22° • +/- 13° Roll
  • Designed and tested to 1.25 million lbs. buff force and 630,000 lbs. of draft force
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