Helwig Carbon has supplied carbon brushes, holders, and shoes to traction motors for many years. We understand the transportation industry’s need for long-lasting, reliable power transmission under tough operating conditions.

Advantages of Helwig Carbon Transit/Traction Brushes

The innovation of our signature Red Top Pad has revolutionized the life and performance of motor brushes in the transit industry. The Red Top Pad, coupled with a constant force spring,reduces the effects of vibration, allowing for consistent contact on the brush face. The right combination of these features maximizes the life and performance of traction motors. 

We prioritize your health and safety by offering custom lead-free grades to replace old leaded brushes. Our replacement traction motor brushes are guaranteed to provide equivalent or better performance. Let our expertise in the transportation industry help you find the right solution for your specific application!

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