Tram mirrors

Tram cars are rail vehicles with unique performance and design features; hence, they require a design of the rear-view mirrors unlike the designs applied in trains.

The main unique feature of a tram car rear-view mirror is a long arm between the mirror nacelle and the mirror mechanism; the considerable length of the arm is necessitated by a low sitting position of the driver above the ground.

Mirror control mechanisms:

Low weight and optimum anti-corrosion resistance (by self-passivation) are the advantages of aluminium, which makes it a first-choice material for heavy-duty and reliable mechanical units for operation aboard tram cars.

The tram car mirrors are designed in compliance with the UN European Economic Commission Regulations to help tram drivers monitor for every visual detail which can be critical to their passengers. The mirror image output quality is superior with many innovative solutions which reduce the effect of vehicle vibrations on the mirrors.

PPHU Larisa is the first manufacturer who has implemented dynamic vibration damping in rail vehicle rear-view mirrors. Another innovation is a system of mechanical couplings in the rear-view mirrors which serve different purposes, according to specific customer needs: removal of mechanical linkage play, rear-view mirror locking in the folded position to prevent unfolding during automatic washing, overload (emergency) couplings, and combination couplings, which feature two or more of the foregoing functions in a single system.

Each mirror can be freely customized and configured with the functions specified by the customers.

The solutions from PPHU Larisa are setting the trends in the evolution of indirect visual monitoring systems.

SERIES 05

The Series 05 tram car rear-view power mirrors are installed in the outer recesses at the vehicle front to secure the seal integrity of the driver’s cab.

The mirror arm’s unfolding and folding rotation is confined to a dedicated slot in the installation fascia. The folding mechanism is concealed beneath the outer side panel of the vehicle, leaving the vehicle front design unchanged.

The power mirror’s electric folding mechanism runs with a very low noise and provides precise mirror adjustment.

The soft start and stop function of the folding mechanism maximizes the service life of its components.

The mirror features electric heating for an improved convenience of the vehicle driver and a higher safety of the passengers during the vehicle operation in autumn and winder.

The Series 05 features removal of mechanical linkage play with a system of integrated springs.

 

SERIES 010

The Series 010 tram car rear-view power mirrors are installed in the outer recesses at the vehicle front just like the Series 05, which keeps the driver’s cab sealed from the elements and the mirror folding mechanism concealed.

The mirror arm’s unfolding and folding rotation is confined to a dedicated slot in the installation fascia. The folding mechanism is concealed beneath the outer side panel of the vehicle, leaving the vehicle front design unchanged.

The power mirror’s electric folding mechanism runs with a very low noise and provides precise mirror adjustment.

Unlike its predecessors, the Series 010 features an emergency folding coupling: if the mirror power supply fails or the mirror arm cannot be folded otherwise, the driver can fold it by hand.

Another innovation of the Series 010 is the additional first door monitoring mirror which improves the safety of passengers and their pets, boarding the tram through the first door.

The soft start and stop function of the folding mechanism maximizes the service life of its components.

The mirror features electric heating for an improved convenience of the vehicle driver and a higher safety of the passengers during the vehicle operation in autumn and winder.

The rear-view mirror system can be provided with a multifunctional cab joystick for mirror adjustment.

 

SERIES 020

 

The Series 05 tram car rear-view power mirrors are installed in the outer recesses at the vehicle front to secure the seal integrity of the driver’s cab. The mirror arm’s unfolding and folding rotation is confined to a dedicated slot in the installation fascia. The folding mechanism is concealed beneath the outer side panel of the vehicle, leaving the vehicle front design unchanged. The power mirror’s electric folding mechanism runs with a very low noise and provides precise mirror adjustment. The soft start and stop function of the folding mechanism maximizes the service life of its components. The mirror features electric heating for an improved convenience of the vehicle driver and a higher safety of the passengers during the vehicle operation in autumn and winder. The Series 05 features removal of mechanical linkage play with a system of integrated springs.

 

SERIES 022

The Series 022 is a professional rear-view mirror system intended for tram cars, buses, coaches and trolleybuses in compliance with the UN European Economic Commission Regulation no. 46. The two large mirror panes provide the driver with an optimum field of view. The manually folding mirror has been designed for those customers and vehicle operators who seek budget-friendly solutions. This series of rear-view mirrors features a lock and hold coupling which keeps the mirror nacelle body to the vehicle side to prevent damage at automatic vehicle wash stands. The mirror arm has been optimised by FEM and in-house laboratory testing to prevent harmonic oscillation.