Vogelsang: new suction coupling simplifies wastewater disposal in the railway sector
With the EasyConnect Eco WD, Vogelsang GmbH & Co. KG launches a new, low-drip suction coupling for hygienic wastewater disposal in the railway sector. The coupling connects the train’s on-board toilet tank to the suction hose of a disposal system, such as the TUnit from Vogelsang. This simplifies and speeds up the disposal process.
"This is an important plus point for use in rail depot maintenance areas, which always run on a tight schedule," says Harald Vogelsang, Managing Director of Vogelsang.
Connect the coupling and open the valve in one simple step
The heart of the EasyConnect Eco WD is the new coupling mechanism. The side locking elements can be moved axially by operating the smooth-running lever. The suction valve opens when the coupling is connected to the nozzle on the toilet tank. Unlike on traditional lever arm couplings, there is no need to flip the locking elements. This improves hygiene for the user and significantly reduces the risk of infection, as the user no longer needs to reach into the contamination area of the connecting piece with their hands and thus comes into less contact with the wastewater.
Compact design and low weight
Due to its compact design, the suction coupling can also be attached to the nozzle of the wastewater tank in confined installation spaces. Robust plastic elements allow a lower weight than that of conventional couplings made of steel or other metallic materials – less than five kilograms. This also simplifies handling for the user.
Vogelsang GmbH & Co. KG develops, produces and distributes highly-engineered equipment that is easy to maintain. The head office is located in Essen (Oldenburg) in Lower Saxony. Founded in 1929 as a manufacturer of agricultural machinery, the company has grown to become a specialist in individually configurable machines for the agricultural technology, biogas, industrial, transportation, and wastewater sectors. At present, the mid-sized, innovative family business employs over 1000 people worldwide. Vogelsang ensures the highest production quality through its research, development and manufacturing operations at its location in Germany. As an international company, Vogelsang operates manufacturing centers domestically and abroad. A continuously growing network of subsidiaries and representatives allows Vogelsang to be present in more than 25 locations worldwide, in all European countries and important industrialized nations in the world. This year, the company was again honored by the economic research institute Prognos AG as “Germany's innovation leader”.