EN 45545-2 Compliant DTi Spring-Fast SL-FST Making an Impact in Europe

Hamburg, Germany 04 June 2020 – DTi device technologies GmbH (DTi GmbH), a subsidiary of Device Technologies, Inc. (DTi) launched Spring-Fast SL-FST Transit and Rail Series in mid-2019.

Twelve months on and the EN 45545-2 compliant material has made an impressive impact.  More and more OEM design engineers have added it to their ebooks or internal design guides for wire protection so it can be used on a wide range of transit/rail applications.   As a result, it is working its way into more and more rail/transit projects across Europe in places as diverse as the UK and the Czech Republic.

EN 45545-2 Compliant SL-FST was a much-requested addition to DTi’s successful Spring-Fast Grommet Edging range. It provides best-in-class protection against abrasion, saves on installation costs, and is also often used as high-performance edge trim.

All rail vehicle materials must comply with the EN 45545-2 standard which affects all rail manufacturers of high-speed, regional or commercial transport trains. The goal is to achieve the highest possible level of fire safety.

Meike Kurzak, Managing Partner and Sales Director of DTi GmbH commented, “We knew few options had been available for wire protection and trim that met EN 45545-2 in Europe so we were expecting it to do well but it has performed far above our expectations.”

The SL-FST series is the fastest, safest, and most reliable way to protect wires, cables, and tubing from abrasion. It can save 49% of the installation costs of grommets and glue because it locks on with finger pressure in seconds – eliminating process time, adhesives, solvents, ancillary installation materials, and volatile organic compounds (VOC’s) – all drawbacks of traditional nylon grommets.

SL-FST has a stainless steel core that is fully encapsulated in a flexible thermoplastic compound that is non-halogen, flame retardant and offers low smoke, toxicity and minimizes corrosion.

  • 49% Cost savings (installs for half the cost of plastic strips with adhesive)
  • 9.5x Productivity increase
  • Best in class performance
  • Improved safety – no toxic adhesives/solvents
  • Edge retention tested to high vibration standards
  • Eliminates installation adhesives and cleaning solutions while improving productivity
  • RoHS and DFAR compliant
  • Multi-axis flexibility for flanged holes, inside and outside corners
  • Indoor and outdoor use
  • Continuous edge protection for wires and a durable appealing edge trim
  • Excellent resistance to abrasion, water absorption, and low and high temperatures
  • Improves ergonomics during assembly

SL-FST is currently deployed in other high-performance applications such as commercial and military aircraft interiors, avionics, medical, IT, power/energy equipment, and military vehicles.

For more information contact DTi device technologies GmbH at:

About DTi device technologies GmbH and Device Technologies, Inc.

DTi device technologies GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of Device Technologies, Inc., is located in Hamburg, Germany. Established in 2018 to further expand and develop the EMEA market, DTi device technologies GmbH provides local product support, customer service, distribution, light manufacturing, packaging, and finishing driven by customer specifications.

Founded in 1984, Device Technologies, Inc. (DTi) designs, manufactures, and sells specialty components including grommet edgings, enclosure seals, trims, wire protection sleeving, EMI shielding/absorber/thermal materials, and high-performance magnet wire with a complete or selective polymer coating.

DTI’s products are used across a wide spectrum of industries and OEMs including Aerospace, Avionics, MRO applications, Automotive, Tactical Military Equipment, Wind Turbines, Telecom, Power systems, IT Servers, HVAC equipment, Medical, Gaming, and Food Service Manufacturing.

DTi continually invests in R&D to improve its products and processes to enhance cost savings and efficiency opportunities for its clients.  DTi is fully compliant with ISO 9001 and AS 9100 standards.

More information is available at www.devicetech.com or call (508)-229-2000.

Spring Fast®, Fast-Drop®, Trim-Fast™, Seal-Fast™, Protect-Fast™, and Shield-Fast™ are registered trademarks of Device Technologies, Inc.

Customer Service EMEA/Latin America
Meike Kurzak
DTi device technologies GmbH
Poststrasse 33
Hamburg 20354 Germany
Office:   +49 40 350 85 128
Mobile:  +49 177 170 3181

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Device Technologies, Inc.
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