• provides a flexible membrane that does not restrict the movement of the coupler
  • provides a barrier against snow and ice build-up on the couplers pivot and other sensitive parts
  • seals the coupler box from sand and dust ingress
  • protects the coupler box from potential projectiles like ballast and other small objects
  • increases the life and service ability of the coupler and other coupler box components
  • maintentance and inspection flaps can be incorporated into the design to allow regular maintenance activities to take place withough fully removing the protection system.​


  • Protects complete coupler head incl. electrical head against snow, ice, sand and debris
  • Design allows the couplers to engage in a crash with face cover mounted
  • Features a foldable face cover that can be replaced as required
  • Customized flaps allowing access to the coupler for  maintenance and inspection.
  •  'Bolt on' style design can work with existing coupler from all manufactures​

  • Prevents dust, sand, snow and ice build up within the coupler box from underneath, therefore decreasing premature wear and increasing the reliability of the coupler
  • Can be used in conjunction with a protection gaiter to fully seal the coupler box
  • Inspection flaps and panels can be incorporated in the designs to allow standard maintenance tasks to take place without fully removing the under cover

  • Protects the coupler head and coupling mechanism with a sacrificial cover that is to be used to allow the recovery of train in an area where track access is unavailable due to electrified 3rd & 4th rail systems or access to the front of a train is limited, due to narrow bridges and tunnels or other local regulations or restrictions preventing access to the track bed.
  • Still maintain the same benefits as the coupler head gaiter, including increased reliability and reduced wear of the coupler in dusty and wintery conditions.

Rubber and textile shroud that is custom fitted to a coupler head with the following benefits:

  • I​ncreased efficiency of coupler heaters to allow the coupler to couple and uncouple in extreme winter conditions
  • Keeps the heat in the coupler head instead of warming the air around it
  • Provides a barrier so that snow and ice cannot build-up on the outside of the coupler head
  • ​For increased heating efficiency use with a coupler head gaiter to reduce the heat loss from the coupler front face prior to coupling.

  • Increases the life of the coupler damper or retracting mechanism
  • Protects the sealing surface from snow and ice or sand and dust build-up, which could be pulled inside the mechanism damaging seals and causing premature wear
  • Due to the design it is easy to retrofit the protection bellow while the coupler is installed on the train
  • The protection bellow system ​can be used for other shafts or pneumatic and hydraulic rams​​​