Contact Rail Heater

EL-Track NA

Power Rail Heating

Mass transit systems provide electrical power to a train or railway locomotive via a conductor rail, sometimes referred to as a third rail or contact rail. Ice and snow accumulation on any section of this critical part of the transit system can potentially cause damage to the system and lead to disruption in service.
eltherm‘s El-Track contact rail heating system has been designed and developed specifically for North America‘s transit track infrastructure and is optimized to provide maximum efficiency on either steel/ aluminum composite rail systems, traditional steel rail assemblies or aluminum contact rail structures.
El-Track‘s constant wattage trace heater technology provides a flexible, reliable and rugged solution allowing for on-site termination and connectivity. The flexible design and mounting hardware adapts easily to any rail and track profile, minimizing gaps and ensuring the best possible direct heat transfer to the rail.

  • Railway
  • Freeze prevention
  • Maximum heat transfer directly to the top of the power rail
  • Efficient, energy saving thanks to thermal insulation
  • Efficient, energy-saving design using proprietary thermal insulating cover profiles
  • Moisture proof
  • Low maintenance requirement

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The EL-Track is a railway heating system for freeze prevention on power rails.

Bus wire



Heating element

Sheath Material:


Protective braid:

Nickel plated copper

Outer jacket:


  1. Bus wire
  2. Insulation:


  3. Heating element
  4. Sheath Material:


  5. Protective braid:

    Nickel plated copper

  6. Outer jacket:


Technical Data

Max. ambient temperature
122 °F / 50
Maximum exposure temperature, de-energized
122 °F / 200 °C °C
Nominal voltage
750 V
Bending radius, min.
2“ / 50 mm mm
Nominal power
15 up to 45 W/ft / 50 up to 150 W/m
½“ x 5/16“ / 15 x 7 mm
Installation temperature, min.
- 58 °F / - 50 °C

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Gamze-Nur Sukapan

eltherm GmbH (Headquarters)
Ernst-Heinkel-Straße 6-10
57299 Burbach

Phone: +49 2736 4413-8406

Burak-Can Yapici

eltherm GmbH (Headquarters)
Ernst-Heinkel-Straße 6-10
57299 Burbach

Phone: +49 2736 4413 8290

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