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Traveling with our SNAPLOC® plug-in connections in a Canadian luxury train.


SNAPLOC® conquers the Rocky Mountains

In the seats of Probatec AG for the Canadian luxury train Rocky Mountaineer, our SNAPLOC® plug‑in systems are used.

The company, located in Amberg, produces and assembles customised solutions, e.g. seating and table systems for rail and military vehicles.

Initial situation


Rocky Mountaineer – high‑class comfort for the travellers

The Canadian train Rocky Mountaineer is one of the most popular journeys worldwide.
While sitting in special constructed single-level or bi‑level glass‑domed coach, the travellers enjoy an optimal combination of nostalgia, nature and luxury train.
Due to safety reasons, the Rocky Mountaineer has an extra waggon with spare parts. For example in case of soiling or possible damage of the seats, a quick replacement can be realised. So, the journey does not have to be interrupted for a longer time. Another important aspect is the luxury seat design.
An invisible installation of fasteners is also required in order to keep the smooth seat surface.

Customer profile

Seating and table systems

Amberg, Germany




SNAPLOC® – the decoupling plug-in connection

In cooperation with Probatec AG, Böllhoff has been involved in the seat development and construction from the very beginning.
The experts found out instantly the optimal application area for SNAPLOC®.
SNAPLOC® is a two‑part system – consisting of ball stud and coupling – for quick assembly.
The ball stud cuts a thread into the plastic underpart of the seat. As the counterpart, the coupling is mounted by simply being pushed into the seat attachment frame. Inside the coupling a ball socket is formed, in which the ball stud can snap into.



Easy seat replacement

Push-on to assemble, pull‑off to remove: simple assembly and disassembly of SNAPLOC® facilitate significantly the seat replacement. But that is not all.
SNAPLOC® also decouples any noise or vibration which might occur while driving with the train.
In each seat, five SNAPLOC® systems with a diameter of 10 mm are used.

Customer benefits

  • Fast and easy assembly and disassembly
  • Cost-effective fastening system
  • Easy integration into the customers’ component
  • Decoupling of vibration and noise
  • Tolerance compensation


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SNAPLOC® conquers the Rocky Mountains
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Vibration and noise decoupling plug-in connections
English 12/2020 989 kB / PDF
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