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INFRALIFE®: New software solution for asset management of railway infrastructure
The software solution INFRALIFE® of the Austrian provider answers all essential questions regarding railway network, assets and conditions. It addresses infrastructure managers, engineers and those who need reliable asset information. Applications and functions include infrastructure master data, management, condition monitoring, periodic maintenance, defect, fault and life cycle management. The product is preconfigured with best practice asset registers and ready to use. The platform is based on the latest technology, highly configurable and contains a mobile application for field workers. A unique selling proposition of the software is the visualization of infrastructure data in maps and management dashboards.
New efficient cast resin transformer, Digital Transformation solutions and Cyber Secure communications platform
ABB will be presenting three world premieres: The first cast-resin main transformer RESIBLOC® Rail for rolling stock based on a further development of the proven RESIBLOC® technology. It offers a significant reduction of energy and maintenance costs of the drive system of rail vehicles. Another world premiere is ABB’s connected asset lifecycle management solution - ABB Ability™ Ellipse®, connecting assets in the field to the boardroom, providing high-resolution insight over transportation networks and operations for revolutionary efficiencies. Finally, ABB will present the new robust and highly-secure multiservice platform for mission-critical communications – XMC20, to pinpoint exact vehicle locations and to monitor the equipment keeping the network moving.
Abtus Max Cyclic Top Trolley
Cyclic Top is regularly spaced dips in the rail that create a build-up of stored energy in the train’s suspension which can cause the train to de-rail. Approximately one third of the temporary speed restrictions across the UK are a result of Cyclic Top. The Abtus Max Cyclic Top Trolley to date is the only Network Rail approved device of its kind. With a single track recording the Abtus Max enables track engineers to quickly identify, measure and repair Cyclic Top faults and trigger points; ensuring line speed is quickly re-established. The Abtus Max enables pre/post maintenance analysis and has a separate mode for Track Geometry which gives the user live distance, gauge, cant and twist data.
Real-time turnkey solutions for automatic passenger counting for analysis of the people flow
The ACOREL automatic counting solution relies on sensors installed on the vehicle doors, which record the number of passengers getting on and off in real time. The data collected, enhanced by other systems (VMS, TMS, GPS, etc.) are then processed and analyzed by the software Focus on Board, which produces standardized or custom reports. This solution helps to: fight against fraud, manage and optimize the transport network and human resources, ensure a fair distribution of revenue, inform passenger in real time and deliver factual arguments for communications.
Repair & Maintenance 4.0 – Digitization for shop floors
Actyx provides fully managed solutions for repair & maintenance shop floors, but without the risk or complexity traditionally associated with IT-projects. This enables companies to profit from digitization and increase their productivity, quality and flexibility. With standard applications, a valuable solution concept is developed, implemented and installed in weeks not months – all without a single invoice. Also, the whole operation of the mission-critical solution is included: no IT complexity is added and no IT resources are needed.
Extensive portfolio built for smart rail solutions
As a premier supplier to the rail market for decades, ADLINK enables a wide range of wayside and onboard applications with its extensive rugged, cost-effective COTS portfolio and best-in-class ODM solutions. ADLINK introduces four latest products in 2018: CCU-5500 is an EN 50155 compliant, fanless onboard Wi-Fi communication control platform, supporting up to six 3G/4G LTE/ 5G/WLAN; PIS-5500 is an onboard video analysis system with optional GPU modules; DMI-1210 is an IP65 rated, 12.1 " touch panel for driver machine interface with two M12 GbE ports; cPCI-3630 is a 3U CompactPCI CPU blade powered by the latest Intel Atom processors, supporting various I/O interfaces through a series of front plates.
Pin Fin and Alu Fin providing the new cooling standard
Air Radiators have a proven track record when it comes to delivering customised cooling solutions to keep rail equipment on the move. Exhibiting at InnoTrans will showcase the innovation and experience of Air Radiators to produce unique cooling packages which deliver reliability, durability and high performance in applications including locomotive, Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU) and track maintenance equipment. Air Radiators will showcase the innovative new standard in cooling products - Pin Fin and Alu Fin - designed to maximise machine uptime, maintain thermal performance, guaranteed to last and allow easy cleaning and servicing. This new technology coupled with diverse other Air Radiators capabilities and products allow to design and validate tailor-made packages which deliver world-class performance results.
New bracket for tool carrier
The Master 35® tool carrier is already used to allow Airtec´s Master 35® Petrol Driven Impact Wrench to be track mounted – easier for the operator and more efficient. The company has now developed a bracket to allow an electric core drill to be fitted to the tool carrier making it even more versatile than it already is.
Redesign multimodal mobility systems more efficiently
IMPACT analyzes the effects of various measures in the transport sector on the mobility behaviour of humans, who usually act emotionally and not rationally. The willingness to change from the usual decision-making habits is examined on the basis of social milieus, using the newly developed SP-off-RP survey tool. This allows a much more realistic view of all factors that cause a change in the transport system – pricing, parking space management, shared mobility, new public transport lines, road construction and new technologies such as automated driving – than with conventional approaches. By means of simulation environments and models, realistic scenarios are developed. Thus, a sound basis for decision-making is created for the selection of suitable measures, which contribute to the optimization and increase in efficiency of the overall traffic system.
A new generation of double deck very high-speed trains
With its Avelia HorizonTM, Alstom reinvents the concept of concentrated traction for very high-speed, taking into account the latest operational needs and incorporating the most innovative solutions on the market. Thanks to its new compact power cars and its optimized architecture, Avelia HorizonTM allows higher flexibility in train configuration (easy addition or removal of passenger cars) and higher modularity of interiors (easy reconfiguration of passenger areas in a record time). It also maximizes space for passengers, offering up to 40% additional capacity compared to conventional high-speed trains, while ensuring the best level of comfort and safety. A specific focus has put on reducing operating costs. In particular, energy consumption has been reduced thanks to improved aerodynamics and traction drive efficiency; and maintenance costs have been lowered supported by state-of-the-art maintenance tools, such a remote diagnostics.
3D Wheel measurement system
The system is designed for contactless, automatic real-time measurement of rail vehicles and uses a combination of five laser scanners that are mounted in the track area and calibrated to a common system. As the wheel passes, the diameter, profile and distance between the wheels are measured and corresponding tolerances are given. The data is automatically transferred to the engineers via software. The sensors are self-cleaning and embedded in opening and closing boxes. The 3D wheel measurement system can be extended by additional functions, e.g. weight-in-motion function or the combination with hand-held devices. From the end of the year 2018, measurement at speeds of up to 350 km/h will be possible.
Amberg IMS with GNSS: Satellite- and IMU-based surveying technology
Thanks to Amberg's cutting-edge IMS measurement technology combined with GNSS, reconstructing missing control points and track design information has become fast and easy. In 2015, Amberg were the first to equip a manually operated track surveying instrument with an IMU module and ever since, they have continuously developed this technology. To add a GNSS module was a logical evolution to make the work of surveyors even more efficient: the instrument can now provide the required 3D track data needed to automatically generate a 3D model of the track alignment and 3D coordinates of the newly created control points (compatible with BIM platforms and CAD systems). With the help of the Amberg Rail software, surveyors can make the most of their data: analyse the track geometry, calculate the Track Quality Index (TQI), produce reports and much more.
Enhanced UFHO system
The software manufacturer AMCON presents the enhanced UFHO system with new subscription management for transport companies. Due to the UFHO subscription module with web interface, customers, schools and companies don‘t need any special software to create and manage data, or to check and grant fare subsidies, because everything happens externally via the Internet. Customers can register online, select the desired ticket, enter the start, stop and the bank details. The respective authority or school receives information about a new ticket selection, can verify the data and make a decision on authorization and subsidy. All data enters the UFHO background system and is further processed there.
CoreVolt technology for data protection during temporary voltage instability
When temporary voltage instability occurs, Apacer’s proprietary CoreVolt technology with special hardware circuit design can prevent SSD’s operating voltage from being affected by input power changes on specific occasions and maintain stable operation without interrupting data transmission. The special hardware circuit design can monitor system voltage in real time. CoreVolt technology ensures the stability of SSD’s operating voltage when system voltage instability occurs, and stabilizes SSD’s data read/write operation to enhance data protection. It is ideal for industrial computer, defense & aviation and transportation applications.
Next generation of Roediger wastewater disposal systems
For almost 30 years now, Roediger wastewater disposal systems have been proving their efficiency in service depots of Deutsche Bahn and other railway companies. Now, for the first time Aqseptence Group presents the next generation train valves and extraction pistols for the automatic extraction of toilet wastewater from trains during InnoTrans trade fair. These, once again, have the top quality that Roediger is well-known for. The new valves are cost-efficient – with low weight and a compact design – and allow for drip-free and odourless wastewater extraction, with easy and intuitive handling. Such a drip-free and odourless Roediger disposal system also ensures that there is an optimum level of operator safety at the workplace, and automation of the extraction process prevents any potential mishandling.Roediger suction pistol type UP7
Low Carbon and Low Carbon Vanadium (LCV) grooved rails: the best options for city transport
Use of Low Carbon and Low Carbon Vanadium (LCV) rails, with the addition of very small amounts of Vanadium provides an increased grain refinement throughout the entire rail and not just the outer surface (as rolled HH rails). This technique results in increased hardness and elongation compared to rails in grade R200, but with even lower carbon content. Also, thanks to the higher strain and grain refinement, after only six months of service, track hardness readings increases up to 30-45 HBW due to the strain hardening produced by wheel/rail interaction. Wheels do a smooth grinding on softer steel rails, helping to self-maintain embedded tracks, avoiding any Rail Contact Fatigue or head checks. In addition, since rolling stock wheels are associated with lower speed and low axle weight, the actual wheels do a smooth grinding on softer steel rails, helping to self-maintain embedded tracks, avoiding any Rail Contact Fatigue or head checks.
Full package low-GWP solutions for mobile air conditioning manufacturers
AREA Cooling Solutions, the official distributor for Bristol, Panasonic and GMCC compressors in Europe is going to present the newest and ecofriendly solutions for mobile air-conditioning applications. The company´s R&D department has developed the best solution available in order to support the customers in the mobile air-conditioning systems development, taking into account the latest European environmental regulations. AREA Cooling Solutions can offer inverter solutions for horizontal and vertical compressors for low-GWP refrigerants like CO2, R1234yf, R513A, and R134a together with drivers for standard voltage and 750 V for full electrical buses. The innovative range starts from 5 kW and goes up to 34 kW with more than 50,000 compressors already working in Europe.
AI based machine translation for perfect passenger information
Not only international passengers will be thrilled about this innovation: By a few clicks, Aristech´s multilingual announcement generator (MAG) will produce and translate perfect announcement output by text-to-speech voices. Several module phrases are already there to choose from; an individual vocabulary can be added, both for repeating standard information, or up-to-date announcements. AI based machine translation provides extra safety: within seconds, correct multilingual information will be produced by sophisticated linguistic algorithms, in any language desired. Once generated, they stay available in the same quality with Aristech's special human sound.
Closed-cell insulation materials with integrated fire protection
With Armaflex Rail Armacell offers the first flexible closed-cell insulation material with integrated fire protection for the rail vehicle construction industry. The system solutions for insulating refrigeration and air-conditioning systems meet the high requirements of the European fire protection standard EN 45545 and achieve hazard levels HL2 and 3. ArmaForm Core products are structural PET foam cores for railway sandwich applications. They offer optimized strength-to-weight ratio, outstanding fatigue resistance and significant weight savings. The combination of its light weight, 100% recyclability and thermal insulation properties makes ArmaForm a foam core that reduces both operational costs and the ecological footprint of the train.
Innovative solutions for tramway overhead lines
The globally operating company Arthur Flury AG manufactures high-quality electromechanical components and systems. At InnoTrans two new products for the tramway overhead contact line will be presented: The new Save-T section insulator is an innovative solution for 1 kV DC systems. It can be used at relatively high speeds in both directions, convinces by its low weight as well as the proven Arthur Flury quality and is quickly installed. Another new product innovation is based on a further development of the proven FDX tram crossing and is system-specifically adjustable between 50 ° - 90 ° for flexible use.
NUMBERCheck digitizes transport data
ASE GmbH has developed an OCR gate in which trains and trucks are scanned with high-resolution video cameras as they pass through. Wagon, container and hazardous goods numbers, and much more are recorded fully automatically, processed in real time using an intelligent OCR algorithm and integrated into the end customers' operating systems via interfaces. Railway operators thus optimise their logistical processes. Wheel sensors in the track trigger the system and count the axes. An integrated microcontroller calculates the wagon separations and thus the number of wagons. Further, optical data are converted into alphanumeric characters, while plausibility checks ensure high recognition accuracy. All recorded characteristics are available in a database. NUMBERCheck is another milestone in the digitization of the logistics chain and a secure TAF TSI system.
System Development in a Complete Package
Assystem provides system engineering, development and testing of high-performance electronic, software and mechanical systems, and for decades has been a trusted development partner to leading manufacturers of trains, trams, subways, command and control systems, as well as railway and infrastructure companies. Typical aspects of projects are their scope and depth: clients entrust to Assystem transportation specialists complete work packages and product development. References include the development and testing of a cyber-security concept for a vehicle manufacturer; a typical Rail 4.0 issue that also leveraged IT security experiences from other Assystem business units. As was the case in another example, the EN50128 certification for the subway in Riyadh, Assystem’s competencies makes it a sought after partner.
Self-contained concrete plant on a single wagon
The quality of the concrete used in railway infrastructure is crucial. Its permanent availability in a tunnel or isolated tracks is extremely important. To meet these requirements, Ateliers d'Occitanie successfully delivered a 450 m long concrete train with a capacity of 250 m3 per day for the Crossrail construction site in London. The company is currently developing new onboard concrete mixing plants: a concrete wagon with a capacity of 12 m3, a concrete trainset on two wagons with a capacity of 24 m3 and trains on several wagons with an capacity of 60 to 300 m3.
Audio solutions for security and passenger information
ATEÏS Europe is exhibiting its innovative and flexible audio solutions to ensure security and passenger information. With 30 years of experience in research, development and manufacturing, ATEÏS is a leading brand of the Public Address and Voice Alarm (PA/VA) market. The company offers solutions for transportation providing Voice Alarm systems certified to the EN 54 standards and PA systems which ensure the public information. With the TERRACOM brand ATEÏS introduces its latest solution, the On-Train Communications System for Railway and Public Transport. This system allows paging and full-duplex intercom between passenger, train driver and or the Operations Control Centre.
More efficient heat sink
Embedded heat pipes greatly improve the thermal performance of heatsinks while keeping the same dimensions. It's an economical and smart alternative with regard to a change for another kind of cooler. No need to modify the implementation, the system remains a passive one and is cost effective.
New workflow efficiency for rail vehicle construction
Calls for standardised software modules for faster vehicle development are becoming louder in the railway industry too. Software developer AUCOTEC introduces its special mobility solution for developing the vehicle electrical system and wiring railcars. The Engineering Base (EB) cooperative platform supports both standardised processes and individual requirements. Not only can entire functions be reused, but unlike other solutions, workflows are not forced into a rigid chronology. With EB, vehicles are no longer designed specifically for a train, but configured from the quality-tested function modules. The engineering system is transparent in the change process, giving users freedom to organize the sequence of work steps and completing the workflow. EB is based on a multilayer architecture which enables flexible adaptation to processes and seamless connection to other systems.
Railway lifting systems
With hundreds of installed systems globally, Autolift is one of the leading manufacturers of railway lifting systems. The portfolio goes from mobile lifting jacks, turn and drop tables and rotators to underfloor installations positioning Autolift as a complete provider in the field of railway lifting. Autolift offers customized systems ranging from light rail vehicles over heavy trainsets and locomotives to underfloor solutions. The company offers wireless and battery powered options along with special designs on customer request. On this year´s InnoTrans Autolift will introduce wheelbase adjustable stacking racks as ideal solution for space-saving bogie storage as a new product.
A new pressure control valve for tough working environments
The pneumatic specialist, AVENTICS, presents the ED05 Rail designed for railway technology: a new pressure control valve for special demands. In trains, pressure control valves regulate, for example, the brake cylinder for comfortable braking or work as an air spring control valve at the vehicle entrance height at each platform height. Pressure regulators of the ED05 series combine control electronics, pressure sensors and direct drive using proportional magnets in a closed unit. Due to the robust components made of die-cast aluminum and special steel alloys, the ED05 Rail optimally fulfills the requirements and standards in railway engineering.
Intelligent rear view systems
AVI Systems GmbH presents a world rail innovation of highly secure rear view systems. The heart of the innovation lies in a combination of Artificial Intelligence, functional safety and sensor technology. AVI Systems with headquarters in Austria and Germany is an international company operating in the area of high-security technology. The company implements tailor-made innovations successfully and with precision. Together with their partners in the railroad AVI Systems GmbH develops modular, scalable and intelligent hardware and software solutions with Safety Integrity Level compliance for mobility and industry markets of the future. The entire range of products is made in Europe and complies with the highest requirements and standards. Due to frequent research cooperation with, for example, Joanneum Research, Software Competence Centre Hagenberg or the Austrian Institute of Technology, AVI Systems GmbH possesses the latest, profound and scientific knowledge in the area of Artificial Intelligence and Embedded Systems.
Pioneering real-time fare evasion control system
Software company Awaait will showcase its pioneering automatic real-time video analytics system DETECTOR that tackles fare evasion in public transport in real-time. Using Artificial Intelligence-Machine Learning algorithms, a camera above ticket barriers observes the ticket validation process and sends an alert to inspectors’ smartphones when it detects fare-dodging. This allows very selective controls to intercept offenders before they reach the platform, effectively helping to reduce fare evasion without bothering paying passengers and, therefore, not disrupting overall mobility.
Security in public transport with IP-Video
Security concepts in public transport are increasingly relying on video systems. They monitor places with high passenger traffic, such as public areas in stations and on platforms, as well as ticket and information counters, escalators and elevators – but also in buses, trains and subway cars. An important advantage of IP cameras is the analysis of real-time evaluations in the public transport sector. Proactive monitoring enables security forces to detect critical incidents more quickly, instead of having to watch hundreds of camera live feeds at once. Another advantage is that police and other authorities can access the video material as well. Cameras not only operate as surveillance instruments, but can also be used as sensors to initiate for example smoke and fire alarms. Axis Communications, the market leader in network video, will be presenting its solutions for buses, trains and subway cars at InnoTrans.
Smart MaaS App Solution for public transport operators
AXON VIBE presents a comprehensive MaaS-Solution for forward-thinking public transport operators and authorities: The Smart Travel Assistant: Create a seamless door-to-door travel experience for each passenger by automatically sending personalized messages (incl. disruption alerts) based on each passenger’s unique preferences and context. The Automatic Journey Detection (BiBo): Understand where passengers get on and off various means of transport (be-in/be-out) with the smart location tracking analytics to make the users’ journey truly ticketless. The Contextual Moments Marketing: Enable contextual moments marketing and cross-selling of third party services beyond mobility with predictive analysis to develop new revenues for public transport operators.
New Parvalux Motor
Hepworth Rail launch the new Parvalux Motor. Hepworth, the largest distributor of the motor, has been working closely to support Parvalux’s continuous improvement and re-design of the new L3P MKII wiper motor. Areas of improvement include: increased standard IP rating; re-designed gear wheel teeth to increase load capacity; reduced backlash/operating noise level; cooling fins; gearbox collar shortened reducing bearing load; reduction in LCC due to significant brush life increase; new finishing process enhancing robustness/protection of the motor, plus many more additional improvements made, enhancing performance and aiding manufacturing processes. The motor meets all the existing specifications with little change to size and weight.
Track geometry measurement system
TrueTrak™ is a world-leading dynamic system for manned/unmanned track geometry measurement. The lightweight, modular monitoring system uses state-of-the-art electronics for reliable, accurate track geometry measurement. Inertial or optical sensors can be selected for an extendable range of geometry parameters. Expansion modules extend monitoring capabilities to include overhead line, vehicle ride and corrugation parameters. Features include a choice of: optical modules (low-light or high-speed); body or bogie mounted inertial configurations; attended and unattended variants; modular (LRU-based) design; integral lens cleaning; remote data upload; realtime data synchronisation with other systems and low installation and maintenance costs.
Seating expertise for train drivers
The well-known driver’s seat manufacturer Be-Ge has further developed its service within the railway industry, a Competence Centre for Railway Seating applications is established at Be-Ge Savas Seating BV, located in Zaltbommel in the Netherlands. The driver’s seats are designed, manufactured and assembled at the Be-Ge production plant in Oskarshamn, Sweden. The experienced team at the Competence Center for Railway Seating at Be-Ge Savas Seating will serve customers both for refurbishment and service of rolling stock as well as for new projects. At InnoTrans Be-Ge will show their seating products, adapted to meet the standards for rail vehicles, fulfilling EN 45545 among other standards.
Full steam ahead against germs in bus and train
Bus companies and rail operators now have good reason to smile: with the innovative steam vacuum system of the Blue Evolution series, beam GmbH from Altenstadt has developed the perfect solution for the efficient cleaning of commercial vehicles. Thanks to the powerful cleaning equipment, users benefit from significant time and cost savings while passengers are delighted about the natural freshness and top hygiene.
The Blue Evolution equipment steams and vacuums in one working operation, does not need any cleaning agents, and saves 60 per cent of the time that was previously required for cleaning. As the seating dries off immediately, long downtime periods are a thing of the past. And because the innovative steam vacuum systems are only filled with clear water, no aggressive cleaning agents remain in the upholstery. The multifunctional devices also meet the strict HACCP standard and are thus suitable for use in onboard galley kitchens as well.
Multifunctional middle frequency induction heater for rolling stock maintenance
Bega Special Tools presents tools for easy and safe installation and removal of bearings and other drive components, for example bearing rings, railway bearings such as TBU and SP bearing sets, train wheels, train rims, labyrinth rings, inner rings, brakes and gears. The latest design of the multifunctional Betex MF Quick-Heater 3.0 is ideal for both mounting and dismounting. There is no limit to size or shape of the components, as the MF Quick-Heater 3.0 works with fixed or flexible hose-type inductors. The generator is compact and easy to move around and operates very quietly. Heating cycles can be stored on a computer. Generators can be linked to work together. The method needs fewer actions and can heat faster than conventional methods.
Rail milling and flaw inspection
The new YHD-G10 rail milling machine is capable of bringing badly worn rails quickly back into shape. The low-vibration, petrol engine operated machine is ergonomically designed. Compared to conventional methods of reworking rail surfaces and edges this system is more efficient and can mill up to 180 metres of rail per hour.
The new YHD-MT3 High-speed Railway Self-propelled Flaw Detection Car can detect left and right rails at the same time when running. The maximum flaw detection speed can be up to 15 km/h. It is powered by a lithium battery with an adapted ultra-light weight aviation titanium alloy frame. It could be disassembled into 4 components with no more than 60 kg per component.
Clean without any residue
Trains and buses being out of service cost money. The dry ice mobile cleaning for electric control boxes from Benway Industrial Services reduces outage durations thus saving time and money because the electric boxes do not have to be dismantled. The dry ice pellets (CO2) are blasted onto the surface as solid material becoming gaseous then. The advantage of dry ice cleaning is that it is electrically non-conducting. Therefore, the electric control boxes can be cleaned safely and quickly. Dry ice cleaning is thorough, safe for surfaces and environmental-friendly since no aggressive detergents are needed. After the cleaning process, the dry ice evaporates completely. The mobile service teams are available at the bus and train depots within Germany in a minimum of time.
Platform edge with integrated noise protection function
Noise protection elements have been installed along the edge of the 220-metre-long platform at the stop in Töging am Inn as part of modernisation work of the Südostbayernbahn (Southeast Bavarian Railways). The platform edges absorb the noise directly at the source and the integrated wood concrete absorbers protect against unpleasant noise even in confined spaces. With structured surfaces and wave-like forms, wood concrete with a tested lifetime of more than 50 years is perfect for sound absorption. The solid concrete supporting trays have a high bulk density and therefore have very good sound absorption properties of up to 47 dB. The highly absorbent platform edge has been designed especially for use at railway stops and stations and, after the Vienna Central Train Station, has been used in Töging for the first time in Germany. The integrated absorber body reduces sound reflection in the train station area, for example when a train is approaching.
The monolithic drainage system
The new FILCOTEN® one is a monolithic channel, which means channel and grating are cast in one piece. Through this, the channel can be used in highly dynamic loads, for example railway crossings, airports, industrial spaces, asphalt surfaces and many more. The construction with the tongue and groove system enables an installation in either direction. Furthermore, the surface profile with S-Design guarantees a safe and easy drive over. Therefore our specifically developed and innovative material is used: The FILCOTEN® HPC (High Performance Concrete). FILCOTEN® HPC combines excellent properties with sustainability. It convinces with 100% recyclability, certified absence of harmful substances as well as a verified LCA (life cycle assessment). FILCOTEN® HPC preserves humans and nature.
A milestone in track construction: The Rolling Modular System
The Rolling Modular System is a milestone in the logistics of track construction: Patented innovations optimize the material flow and significantly improve productivity. At the same time, the modular structure and integrated operating concept of the train unit provide for a lean yet flexible vehicle fleet. Track construction commonly requires substantial investment in machinery. Even for smaller projects, at least two train units are used as a rule. The Rolling Molular System re-arranges the work processes: The capability of transporting bulk material and excavated earth in opposite directions means that the innovative machines can carry out three work steps in a single pass and with no passing siding. A second and third (ballasting) train unit is unnecessary, idle times are shortened. The core component of the modular system is the E-MT 100 material transport wagon, which can transport up to three materials in any direction simultaneously. One of the most important extension tools is the BE 8-16 loading and unloading wagon.
Slackless railway coupler connection
Bhilai Engineering Corporation (BEC) is presenting a slack-adjusted drawbar and coupler connection. With the increased loads carried by today's trains, it is important to maintain close butted relationships between draft components to lessen impact forces under buff conditions and sudden pulling forces under draft conditions. Since most drawbar and coupler parts are cast with little or no finish machining to provide dimensional control, it is preferable to have a coupling device that is self-adjusting under various wear conditions to lessen the slack in such connections. The advanced foundry technology with AAR and ISO certification ensures BEC coupling systems meet global standards. SPM and appropriate gauges are the primary requirement for achieving successful assembly, including interchange.
Safe and efficient descaling of freshwater systems
As a globally operating company Bio-Circle Surface Technology GmbH has been a partner for environmentally compatible, user-friendly and safe products in the field of surface technology for more than 30 years. It stands for customized cleaning, protecting and lubricating solutions. The system solutions invariably focus on hazard prevention and conservation of resources, yet all the while providing consistently efficient cleaning results. One of the latest innovations in the field of environmental protection will be presented at InnoTrans. The all-stainless-steel Bio-Circle pipe and tank cleaning device (RWR 500 DB-F SPS) has been specifically designed for the cleaning and flushing of contaminated freshwater pipes and tanks and has been accepted by Deutsche Bahn AG. Used with the Power Cleaner DB cleaning fluid, contaminations such as limescale, biofilms and corrosion are removed effectively, and there is also an antibacterial effect. The device control is via PLC.
Cleaning and de-coating of wheelsets/bogies
The flexible technology enables economical, non-abrasive cleaning or de-coating with the aid of the robot-supported ultrahigh pressure water jet method for railcar wheelsets and bogies. Water jets are guided by a robot along the contour of the wheelset by rotating nozzles at a pressure of up to 2,500 bar and are thus able to reach the entire surface of the wheelset without modifying the wheelset surface. Further reworking will no longer be required. Physically demanding, time-consuming labour is successfully replaced with a time- and resource-saving solution, increases process reliability and assists with the conversion to the requirements of the “Industry 4.0”. This innovative process has been used in an automated application for the first time worldwide.
„Guide-Me“: Worldwide first operator help service with audio, video, data and map
"Guide-Me" is a new video assistance system for all travelers as well as people with disabilities and emergency services. Passengers can request help from a control center or family member at the touch of a button using a smartphone. In addition to the "live" camera image, the helper also has audio and data connections. By means of a data connection, the current location can be transmitted via GPS on request, also important information to the person seeking help (home address, medicines, relatives, etc.). The travel companion supports all people who feel insecure in complex buildings such as shopping centers, subways, train stations or airports in navigation and orientation. With this assistance tool (for smartphones and PCs), support can be offered on a point-by-point basis, in real-time, across the board and without the need to retrofit special infrastructure.
Silicone sealing profiles and drinking water pressure hoses for railway technology
As Europe's largest silicone processor in the railway technology sector, BIW specializes in the production of silicone sealing profiles with very good fire protection properties in accordance with DIN EN 45545 (Low Smoke/Low Tox) for doors, flaps and windows. In this field BIW also produces edge protection profiles and moulded parts tailored to customers’ requirements. Another new BIW development has been achieved in the field of drinking water approved pressure hoses. This completely new generation of pressure hoses can be used up to a burst pressure of 100 bar in sanitary and kitchen areas. Of course, the certificates according to KTW Hot Water +60 °C, WRAS, W270 and ACS are available. NSF approval can also be obtained on customer request.
BIW Isolierstoffe GmbH
Germany - Ennepetal
Hall 8.1, Booth 121Drinking water pressure hose for high burst pressure up to 100 bar
Contact: Karolina Onyszczak
Phone: +49 2333 830838
Complete range of mobile solutions for businesses
With Android 7.x Bluebird launches the new EF401, EF501 and EF501R into a new generation of rugged touch mobile computers. Thanks to the powerful 2.0 GHz Octa Core processor and 2 GHz RAM, even the most complex applications can run quickly and reliably – the exchangeable high-performance battery with 6,020 mAh (EF401) or 6,400 mAh (EF501 and EF501R) keeps the devices up to daily work. Equipped with the proven 1D and 2D Imager, the newly launched devices can read all common barcodes and the integrated brand-new WLAN delivers a very high transmission speed.
Quiet, durable and now even lighter – resilient aluminum hybrid wheel with 50 kg weight reduction
This year’s InnoTrans appearance of the Bochumer Verein Verkehrstechnik GmbH takes place entirely with the tagline “Competitive advantages guaranteed - meet the experts. Meet the future“. As internationally leading manufacturer of wheels and wheelset systems for local, long-distance and freight traffic on rails, the BVV shows numerous innovations of its product portfolio 2018 from the areas Light Rail Vehicle (LRV), high-speed and material development. A world premiere and one of the highlights is the latest version of the resilient aluminum hybrid wheel BO 2000. The wheel, which is 30 per cent lighter compared to steel wheels, provides a lot of economic advantages, such as enormous weight savings, less axle load and higher load increases. BVV experts show the entire range of their quality wheels and wheelsets as well as current projects relating to wheels, wheelset systems and wheelset parts.
Tailor-made new seat
In 2017 Rhätische Bahn and Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn selected BORCAD to be the supplier of a key component for the Excellence Class, their new luxury class on the Glacier Express as of 2019. For this specific purpose, BORCAD developed a tailor-made seat outstanding by its colourful upholstery (design by NOSE) and the side console with control panel, power sockets (in both Swiss and German standard) and USB ports. The electrically controlled seat recline ensures the best possible comfort when travelling throughout the breath-taking Swiss landscape. Seat ergonomics are stemming from the insurmountable concept of the BORCAD’s COMFORT seat, awarded with the Red Dot Design Award. The new seat will be presented as a part of the BORCAD booth in a mock-up of the train interior with other original features like the dining table, lights, and other interior features.
Tubular luminaire equipped with LED tubes
Tubular luminaires have proven effective for widely varying requirements. Using LED tubes with particular characteristics allows consistent adjustment to the respective purpose, especially regarding the requirement profile of the DB (German Railways). In this way, different fields of application can be covered by a single system solution. Thus, the illuminant which is the LED tube within the protective tubular luminaire makes the difference: simply exchanging or replacing one generation of LED tubes with another more effective generation of LED tubes. Tubular luminaire system: Diameter 70 mm of shock-resistant PMMA (alternatively high-impact resistant PC); end caps of aluminium; pipe clamps of high-grade steel (V2A); vibration resistant tube accommodation; degree of protection IP 67 (on request IP 69K); impact resistance IK 07, IK 10; illuminant (T8) LED tube 600 mm, 1,200 mm, 1,500 mm; power consumption approx. 12 W, 20 W, 28 W. The LED tubular luminaire Ex is currently being certified and will be available shortly.
Bozankaya DC charging system
Bozankaya’s electric buses are distinguished by their long range due to the company’s proprietary battery and battery management system (BMS), a result of Bozankaya’s extensive R&D investments. Bozankaya has developed catenary-free vehicles by integrating the battery packs and BMS technology in its trams and trolleybuses. Modern intra-city mass transportation typically requires supporting infrastructure like catenary, masts, transformer substations and others. This may be particularly challenging in areas with historical buildings, streets or other infrastructural limitations. Bozankaya’s proprietary, high-performance battery packs, BMS and catenary charging modules allow trams and trolleybuses to pass through such areas without any additional construction work for catenary, allowing the integration of these areas into a modern mass transportation network.
Tunnel cleaning machines with high efficiency
The family business Brügger HTB is specialized in the efficient cleaning of the railway infrastructure and is managed by three brothers. In the area of tunnel cleaning (dry cleaning), extraction systems for banquets, rail beds and vaults were developed for the 34.6 km long Lötschberg base tunnel (Frutigen - Raron, 1 tube). In the meantime, regular cleaning work in the Lötschberg as well as in the 57 km long Gotthard Base Tunnel (Erstfeld - Bodio, 2 tubes) has become one of the company's tasks. Brügger is the market leader in dry cleaning of railway tunnels. This is why special cleaning in railway tunnels and open railway lines for the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) and the Bern-Lötschberg-Simplon railway (BLS) are regular tasks. Brügger HTB is one of the pioneers in the customer-specific development of tunnel cleaning machines.
PacificTA modern wheelset cleaning system with maximum precision
For the reliable cleaning of heavy wheelsets, the PacificTA large parts system is equipped with crucial technical details. The pit installation allows it to be directly linked to a local floorloader system. A special nozzle system provides even water application to the components so that reliable cleanliness is ensured even in difficult-to-reach locations of the heavy wheelsets. A camera system on the operating panel allows particularly safe one-sided operation of the continuous cycle system. Flexible cleaning of a variety of different wheelsets and the degree of automation in particular offer maintenance centres decisive advantages regarding cleaning. Also for the cleaning of bogies and other heavy components the system PacificTA is the right choice.
Cactus CCS – Integration platform for the railway
Infrastructure operators today are often stuck with several different generations of control systems, each dedicated to a specific task. Information must be retrieved and merged from different systems, so decision making is more complicated than it needs to be. Cactus Rail combines its heritage as a TMS provider with the latest innovations in software. This combination gives Cactus the advantage of both understanding legacy systems in the railway domain and being able to use new technology to deliver unparalleled capabilities. The true enabler for combining information from all systems is the Cactus best in class industrial integration platform. The fully scalable Cactus CCS offers real-time performance with continuous integrated automation throughout its life cycle.
The easiest, quickest and most economical solution to determine wire lengths in control cabinet wiring: The first step is that a customer orders a wiring unit with standard lengths, whereas each wrap-around label includes a bar code printed on the B-side. Wiring bundle is installed in the first control cabinet. During wiring, the excess lengths are cut off, scanned and measured in WirePicker based on the data collected, the wiring list is corrected. Even huge lists of 1,000 wires can be measured within the shortest period of time. Every further wire bundle is then delivered at the exact length required. It doesn’t get any easier! Wire Picker by CadCabel isn’t only optimal for the smallest of series starting from a count of two, but also for larger series/variants, WirePicker can be optimally implemented in connection with the variant generator.
Train virtual coupling
CAF is presenting a first implementation of the Virtual Coupling mechanism using two fully operational rail tramways. Under the name "Connected Trams" this world premiere showcase involves the first deployment of the new TCMS wireless train backbone to control functions like propulsion, braking, doors, lights or passenger information. The control of distance between vehicles is achieved through sensor data fusion and transmitted information between both trams, together with the use of tram dynamic models. This Shift2Rail initiative development will serve as the foundation for the incremental design and implementation of a whole system-wide Virtual Coupling based operation. The demonstration will be taking place on September 18th at 12:00pm at the Shift2Rail stand (Hall 4.2, Booth 203).
CARL Flash: Mobile application for service requests
CARL Flash allows users of public transport, or public areas, quick access to a range of services such as reporting malfunctions, damage or vandalism, issuing and tracking work requests by interacting with the technical services department in charge of their maintenance and operations directly from their own smartphones. For technical services CARL Flash speeds up service requests making them simpler and ensuring traceability. Requests are stored digitally in CARL Source Transport. CARL Flash also avoids multiple requests being made for the same issue and detect urgent requests when the same problem is reported several times. Requesters have also a real-time view of the status of their requests and can accept or reject work performed. CARL Flash is accessible via a QR Code and works on all operating systems (iOS, Android or Windows).
ARCOsystem – Elevated GRP cable duct
In recent years, the ARCOsystem elevated GRP cable duct has been installed not only along tracks on sigma posts, but also on walls, bridges or on the ground. Installations have been erected in urban areas with dense traffic in which a classical elevation with an attachment to the post is no longer possible. The mounting parts have been continuously expanded and adapted for these installations. Installations have been successfully implemented at the new Liverpool Lime Street train station (wall mounted), Crossrail Anglia from Stratford to Liverpool Street (wall mounted), London Bridge (wall mounted), St. Goarshausen - Boppard (wall mounted on the Rhine route), Erasmus Bridge The Hague (floor mounted), Husum and Lübeck (wall mounted EINLWL size 0).
Auxiliary converters for air-conditioning on traction vehicles
Cegelec’s auxiliary converters of the MK series are a built-in, tailor-made solution designed for the installation in air-conditioning units (HVAC) mounted on traction vehicles. No additional power supply is required for HVAC – direct feeding from trolley. The converters are based on the IGBT technology and powered by nominal traction voltage of 600/750 Vdc without any modification. The rated power is up to 22 kW. The concept consists of AC output without galvanic insulation for HVAC compressor equipped with LC sinus filter. Options: Short-term supply voltage dropout backup, DC output with galvanic insulation for ventilators, DC output without galvanic insulation for heating units. All outputs are short-circuit resistant.
High voltage DC solid state relay
A new powerful DC SSR is born at Celduc Relais, the French expert in Solid State technologies and magnetic sensors. The new IGBT based SDI0501700 SSR can switch 50 A at 750 VDC nominal in a fast, reliable and safe way. In every situation, safety operation is preserved thanks to built-in over-voltage protection for inductive DC supply lines (max L/R = 20ms). With built-in load short circuit protection by detection of IGBT saturation, short circuits on the load will block the unit, keeping it safe. Finally thanks to built-in overload temperature protection, whenever over-heating should occur, the unit will automatically be switched off. The SDI SSR is definitely designed for the most demanding DC power switching applications in rolling stock or infrastructure.
New SIL 2 HMI
CENTRALP is expanding its range to bring new solutions to users asking for safe HMIs. This DMI handles the display and management of user controls in SIL 2. The integrator is able to add its unsafe application to the platform by using the security features of the DMI environment to obtain a SIL 2 system. CENTRALP is offering a fully developed HMI application according to ETCS ERA 3.4.0 with all the security widgets (cf. ERA). This project is the result of a collaboration with CLEARSY, a specialist in security systems. CENTRALP is also proposing a solution based on two 8-inch screens sharing the standard ETCS image. If one of the screens fails, the other is able to reconfigure itself to support the entire display, with only a very slight degradation of functionality so the train can remain in operation.
Catenary geometrical parameter detection in rail transit systems
The Dr.S catenary system detector, presented by Centuray Technology, is a high-tech appliance in rail transit systems, using a hand pushed trolley as a carrier to perform the non-contact, continuous and dynamic test of geometrical parameters, wear and mast gauge of the catenary system. Dr.S is the integrated intelligent product of mechanical engineering, electronics and computer science. It is composed of a H-type measuring trolley platform, high-speed industrial linear array camera, linear laser generator and data acquisition processor. With automatic online analysis, display and advance warning of the test information or subsequent analysis replay of test data, Dr.S provides scientific guidance for maintenance work on electrified railway catenary systems.
First self-controlled safety critical relays to guarantee opening of their NO contacts at SIL4 level
The six safety critical relays developed by CLEARSY France are the first self-controlled safety critical relays to guarantee opening of their NO contacts at SIL4 level. SIL4-certified, they are in compliance with the EN 50129 and EN 50155 standards. RS4-range relays are available from 24 to 110 Volts. Models have 2 to 4 make contacts (NO) and 2 to 6 break contacts (NC). Available in two formats, a DIN rail box or a 3U card, these relays provide galvanic isolation between control and contacts. The relays are designed for even the harshest environments (-40° C to +70° C) with high vibrations and/or shocks and salt spray. They are fit for all conditions. The RS4 range constitutes significant technological progress for on-board and/or trackside critical control applications. RS4 is able to make contacts even with very low current, for all applications requiring an interface with PLC.
Real-time passenger information services in the vehicle
Keeping passengers up-to-date at all times about punctuality and connections is a key success factor for transport companies. CN-Consult is setting new benchmarks with its hardware-independent DiLoc®|OnBoard software: vehicles are supplied with data in real-time from a central system such as DiLoc|Motion or third party systems via the open Mobile Passenger Information interface developed in-house. The adapter concept created for this purpose integrates both existing and innovative hardware with current network standards. This guarantees requisite security of investment despite increasing complexity of mobile passenger information systems and the fact that lifecycles of hardware components are becoming shorter. DiLoc|Sync software currently supplies over 18,000 drivers throughout Europe electronically. Automated reception and distribution of daily speed restriction zone updates are new, as is the PDF reader, which allows two documents to be shown next to each other (split screen).
Voices for mobility
Code Factory is the all-in-one partner for Speech technology on public transport. With more than 20 years´ experience and powered by NUANCE® world leading speech technology (Text-To-Speech & Automatic Speech Recognition) the company offers the biggest language, voice and platform range worldwide, adapting to business model requirements to add value and improve the way people interact with mobility solutions.
Wooden sleepers with long useful life
DECCO is a Mexican producer of wooden sleepers. Wood´s physical and mechanical properties make it the ideal material to manufacture sleepers because it has the necessary strength and toughness to withstand heavy loads and also has the flexibility that allows it to absorb vibration, avoiding crumbling or breaking. Treating with DOT + creosote protects the sleepers against fungi and insects, extending its useful life up to 40 years. Wood is the “greenest” and most environmentally friendly material for sleeper production, it is a renewable natural resource. A tree grows for many years capturing carbon dioxide and sending oxygen into the atmosphere before it is transformed into a sleeper. DECCO is the leading supplier of wooden sleepers in Latin America.
Enhanced train-to-trackside communication systems
Among its railway automation components, COMESVIL SPA now presents its innovative solutions to support railway signaling through the design, development, and management of train-to-trackside communication systems. The FAST-TRACKS radio system provides a continuous, high-capacity, bi-directional, train-to-trackside data communication system that is capable of high-resolution train location determination and automatic train control for transit authorities. It delivers broadband services for vital and non-vital applications with no session loss by exploiting several wireless communication standards (Wi-Fi, Long-Term Evolution, LoRa). It also provides complete equipment redundancy to avoid any impact on the system in case of a single fault.
Leading the RESILTRACK project
Within the framework of the strategic National Consortia of Business Research programme (CIEN in Spanish), COMSA leads the RESILTRACK project, that aims to build a comprehensive monitoring system of the railway infrastructure to assess and prevent the negative impacts caused by adverse weather conditions in real time. RESILTRACK represents a new maintenance strategy, switching from a corrective approach to a more sustainable preventive methodology through a predictive simulation with DEM-FEM models, together with BIM (Building Information Modelling) tools. The project, which is in its initial phase, is expected to last four years and an overall investment has been made of nearly 6 million euros.
The punctual passenger counting software SIGMA
This year, Connective GmbH presents SIGMA - the new background ridership processing system. Unique thereby is the combination of the SIGMA passenger counting solution with the OPAL punctuality suite – enabling statistical analyses and evaluations from various operational perspectives. SIGMA is a highly stable system based on the latest DP technology and can process all standard data input formats. It was developed over the last two years in close cooperation with transport operators as a solution reflecting practical conditions for operators and networks of all sizes.
Automotive technology stands for accident prevention in light rail traffic
The sensor technology used by the technology company Continental in the automotive sector is intended to improve active and passive safety in stationary rail traffic in the future. Radar sensors and cameras could help to reduce the number of serious or even fatal accidents in light rail traffic. They could detect difficult to detect obstacles such as pedestrians, cyclists or crossing vehicles and provide the tram driver with information directly into the vehicle cockpit via visual signals, for example via head-up displays, or trigger an automated braking process. At InnoTrans, the company presents its ideas and concepts with a view to trams.
Heat exchange solutions for diesel engines
Cooling Systems Plant LLC, based in Belarus, specializes in design and manufacture of copper-brass radiators for cooling different types of coolant fluids (oil, water, antifreeze) used in high-power internal combustion engines (up to 5,000 kW). The Company is exhibiting at InnoTrans for the first time with its latest range of high performance cooling systems of diesel engine of railway machinery such as main-line and shunting locomotives. One of the Company’s brand new products is mechanically bonded radiator. Bolt-on radiator does not have soldered joints and tube expander that provides a high degree of serviceability. The combination of technologies and high quality materials makes it possible to create an optimal radiator design for operation in heavy-duty conditions. The main advantages of cooling systems are exceptional reliability, high corrosion resistance, long service life and ease of maintenance.
SuperFlex: Flexible aluminium honeycombs
By adjusting elements of Corex Honeycomb´s production process, the cell geometry has been adapted so that the aluminium honeycomb can be formed into 3D shapes. The resulting benefit of this cell configuration is that the flexible honeycomb retains its cell shape and therefore its strength, making it ideal for use in curved, spherical, cylindrical and organic shapes. SuperFlex flexible honeycomb can be used for a wide range of applications, including train interior panels and partitions, furniture and galleys, architectural structures, boat hulls, car and caravan body panels and sports helmets. As with our standard aluminium honeycomb, the product also adds strength whilst reducing the weight. SuperFlex is part of the Corex Honeycomb aluminium range, which is also available through the on-line ordering service, Corex Express. This enables customers to order from the off-the-shelf unexpanded range of the most popular sizes and thicknesses, without a manufacturing delay or minimum order value.
Safety and tracking system
CPC Tracking premieres its safety and tracking system for railway construction and transport at InnoTrans. High-quality embedded and ruggedized controllers measure a wide range of data from rolling stock equipment in real time and present these for management. The system has proven its value on large railway construction projects and leading goods transport companies, supporting management in monitoring both own equipment and equipment from sub-suppliers. Constant focus on improving safety and optimizing cost is the driver for CPC Tracking in close cooperation with the customers, to continue supporting project management in making decisions based on reliable data.
Hybrid shunting locomotives
The hybrid AC drive shunting locomotive was designed to operate on European railways in conformance with TSI & EBA certification procedures. The locomotive will haul non-passenger trains on Germany’s railway network and shunt locomotives in maintenance areas. With hybrid diesel and electricity power, the locomotive can travel at speeds up to 80 km/h. A reliable bogie has been developed with distributed axle box, hollow shaft and hourglass spring for easy maintenance. The locomotive has a single driver cab, wireless remote control shunting system, PZB system, IMS system and has provision for the ETCS system expansion interface, providing new solutions for rescue on the mainline and shunting in the depot.
Single insulation column-type composite insulator
Used in the contact network of 25 kV electrified railways, the single insulation column-type composite insulator functions as a mechanical connection and electrical insulator between the catenary and the support frame. It has superior pollution flashover performance and light weight, etc. It can be installed as a vertical or diagonal support, or horizontally to absorb high bending torques and pressure.
CylusOne cybersecurity solution for safety-critical rail systems
CylusOne, the groundbreaking solution by Cylus Cybersecurity, provides in-depth visibility into the operational networks of railways. It detects malicious activities by applying patent-pending cyber technologies including deep packet inspection, machine learning and signature detection based on proprietary cyber research. Applying only passive listening methods and without any interference with operational or safety mechanisms, all traffic is mirrored non-intrusively and sent, via encrypted channel, to the Cylus real-time analytics engine on-site. CylusOne promptly detects threats and sends alerts to operators, enriched with automatic attack-chain assessments and effective mitigation instructions, keeping railways safe.
New generation of compact brake valves
DAKO CZ presents the new generation of compact brake valves MEMU, in which all the necessary features are integrated, including control electronics with SIL 2 to control the brake systems on metro and suburban trains. One of the main advantages of the new DAKO CZ product is that the brake valves are considerably smaller, reducing its weight. The compact design of the system as a whole, with integrated auto-diagnostic control electronics built in, greatly simplifies maintenance of the MEMU. The MEMU will be available to customers from the end of 2019, and will expand the DAKO CZ portfolio of brakes for metro trains and suburban electric units. Metro cars fitted with DAKO brake systems are in operation in cities such as Oslo, Munich, Warsaw and Kuala Lumpur.
Technology for Smart Wheel Reprofiling
The company will present its technological development for intelligent wheel machining at the upcoming InnoTrans fair. The technology developed by DANOBAT reduces cycle time, increases the process reliability and safety and extends the life of the wheels within railway fleets. The stand will also be dedicated to explain DANOBAT's comprehensive solutions to all manufacturing processes of rolling stock parts. In addition, the company will avail of this opportunity to share its digital value proposition composed of in-house, technological developments based on industry 4.0. The aim is to advance in the creation of intelligent manufacturing spaces, fitted with interconnected equipment and capable of autonomous operations.
Tram tracks are a problem for cyclists. In order to reduce the risk of accidents, Dätwyler has developed a velosafe track, which prevents wheel seizing in the rail groove. Pedestrians also benefit from it as it is less likely to twist an ankle. Dätwyler achieves this by screwing a safety profile into the rail groove. A track guiding plate restricts the sine curve of the track wheel and thereby increases the lifetime of the rubber profile. The entire construction can be removed at any time and without much work, for example to perform rail work. The groove has a draining channel in order to completely rinse it, so dust and dirt do not build up in the groove. With the newly developed RAILRESTORE, Dätwyler is presenting another innovation. With this, one can eliminate rail breaks in shortest possible time at highest level.
Seamlessly connected with Colibri
At InnoTrans 2016, DB Fahrzeuginstandhaltung unveiled its new product series Colibri (Coach Link for Broadband Information exchange). The solution includes IT products and services, such as real-time vehicle location and diagnosis, automatic passenger counting and Wi-Fi offerings. InnoTrans 2018 is dedicated to the latest generation of passenger information and innovative methods for safety systems, diagnosis and effective vehicle upgrades. At the heart of the new concept is the seamless connectivity between train, station and subsequent connections of local public transportation.
Green functions app and ordering portal for train path requests
The "Green functions of train movement control" app from DB Netz AG provides train drivers on their tablets or cell phones with messages that help them adopt a capacity-neutral, energy-saving and anticipatory driving style. The train movement control messages are sent from the DB Netz operations centers via an interface to DB Systel. From there the processed travel movement control message is sent directly via push to the locomotive tablet or cell phone with Android operating system. Click&Ride is the DB Netz AG ordering portal for train path requests in ad-hoc rail freight transport in less than three minutes. Click&Ride enables railway undertakings involved in rail freight transport to create train path requests for typical ad-hoc traffic in no time at all and to receive offers in less than three minutes. From these offers the customer can then register a binding train path on a computer, tablet or smartphone.
Customer experience for regional transportation of the future
At InnoTrans 2018, international trade visitors will have the special opportunity to experience a worldwide unique customer experience for regional transportation of the future: the train of ideas. DB Regio is exclusively presenting in cooperation with Bayerische Eisenbahngesellschaft the walk-in 1:1 model of the double-deck car on Berlin ExpoCenter City. 22 visionary interior landscapes, which were developed and tested jointly with passengers and numerous partners, can be experienced live at the trade fair. The topics covered range from work through sport and relaxing, from gaming and shopping through to the kids' playground. Everything with the aim of structuring local transportation of the future and taking into account all areas of life, so that customers can no longer imagine a world without the train.
Digital twins and Acoustic Infrastructure Monitoring
DB Systel, Deutsche Bahn's digital partner, is showcasing at InnoTrans how objects, such as points, rails or locomotives, can be networked with each other in the internet of things via a digital twin. To this end, DB Systel has developed the DB IoT Cloud, which provides dynamic, digital software representation. The current behavior of the objects is mapped almost in real time in the application using sensors. AIM (Acoustic Infrastructure Monitoring) is a universal predictive maintenance solution from DB Systel that detects early on faults with mechanical equipment, such as escalators or elevators, on the basis of acoustic signals. Using AI, vsion.ai automatically analyzes and assesses images and videos to provide information for decision-making processes, such as detecting snow at stations to dispatch staff automatically, or identifying hazardous situations on the railroad.
Flexible laboratory test rig for testing air conditioning systems
DB Systemtechnik GmbH, the Deutsche Bahn engineering and testing service provider, has developed LUDEK, a flexible laboratory test rig for testing and developing air-conditioning systems. At the InnoTrans 2018, the company will present the model of the new test rig. LUDEK supplies all the temperature ranges necessary for checking the cooling function of an air conditioning system, up to an outside temperature of 45 degrees Celsius. The test technology is integrated into a mobile 40-foot sea container – which is about 12 meters long and about 2.40 meters wide. Thus, if required, the laboratory test stand can also be used directly by customers.
Innovative solution for the railway industry: DBK’s insulated high-voltage air heaters
Insulated air heaters provide failsafe auxiliary heating for demanding environments. As in railway applications, where they are a powerful alternative to the tubular heaters in common use. PTC-based, they can realize voltages of 12-600 V without exceeding their preset maximum temperature value. This is crucial wherever the DIN EN 45545 fire protection requirements apply. The units are IP65 rated, complying with the DIN50124-1 insulation requirements and are vibration-resistant. By their special design they match up to conventional resistive type heaters and are a perfect heating solution for discerning customers in the railway industry.
Self-locking fixture for thermal insulation half-shells
This newly patented quick-connect system for rigid insulation half-shells enables users to significantly reduce assembly time on the part to insulate. Assembly is effortless and safe for operators, while no specific tool is required. Setting of this quick-connect system on the stainless steel outer skin of insulation products by spot welding or riveting ensure the wholeness of the insulation shells. Removal of the metallic strip is blocked by the ball located inside the attach system. Tensile strength is about 20% higher than typical attachment systems by buttons and stainless-steel thread to lace up.
Surge protection always safely dimensioned
The new ACI Technology (Advanced Circuit Interruption) improves the safety of electrical systems. The switch-spark gap combination in the DEHNguard ACI type 2 arrester makes upstream fuses superfluous. A further bonus: One avoids possible configuration errors made when selecting and dimensioning a suitable backup fuse. The new ACI arresters also have much better TOV resistance, this reduces the risk to the system and avoids wasting time and money on repairing unnecessary damage. With an ACI arrester there are no leakage currents which might lead to premature ageing, even in networks with voltage fluctuations.
Lanolin-based lubricants for superior protection
DENREX delivers high-quality products from New Zealand such as PROLAN. These are environmentally-friendly lanolin-based industrial lubricants, corrosion inhibitors and anti-seize grease lubes for use in shipbuilding, car production, electronics, agriculture and industrial manufacturing. As a market leader, PROLAN New Zealand uses a specialized process to convert raw wool grease into a range of non-toxic, environmentally-friendly lubricants and corrosion inhibitors that are safe and easy to apply. PROLAN is a fantastic natural product which provides long-lasting corrosion protection for any metal surface; it is resistant to most mineral acids and salts.
Synchronized measurement in the fastest trains in the world
TRIONet - the flexible measurement system for local or distributed measurements. Decentralized measurement tasks are easily managed with intelligent, simple cross-linking and the capability to increase the number of input channels as needed. The challenge is to analyze different signals at several measurement locations/points distributed throughout the train, with up to 100 m between the TRIONets. The system with the innovative OXYGEN measurement software acquires video, GPS, rotation speed, vibration data and calculates/analyses power parameters online, totally synchronized. Unique usability, zero-configuration functionality, gapless data recording guarantees time saving, precise and reliable data acquisition.
Dual fuel technology for diesel locomotives
DiGas brings to the market a cost-effective, modular, reliable and safe dual fuel system that can be installed onto a variety of diesel locomotives fast and without any significant adjustments to the engine. Through key innovations like multi-point and multi-layer gas injection, advanced intelligent engine management systems, air-fuel ratio management and dynamically changeable diesel ignition rate DiGas has managed to achieve an average diesel substitution rate of 70% (incl. low loads – notches 1 - 2) in combination with diesel like torque & performance. The product was successfully installed on a CHME3 locomotive and is undergoing pilot testing in real time environment on the railway track.
High-quality rail catering equipment
With more than twenty-five years of experience, Direct Air Flow offers its customers in the rail industry superior products and service. It supplies innovatively designed rail catering equipment. Rail catering trolleys can be manufactured with several panel finishing options, such as sublimation or silk screening. The lifespan of Direct Air Flow’s rail containers is outstanding. Customers appreciate the superb quality of the rail containers which provide exceptional durability and offer a great return on investment. The at-seat rail trolleys enable staff to deliver food and beverages, providing an exceptional service experience for passengers. Extensive options are available, including integrated cabinets, cash drawers and a low-maintenance braking system.
Data management and analysis system TracksNet™
TracksNet™ is an innovative integrated data management and analysis system from DMA. It is the only truly open database for infrastructure measurements; the data is stored in an open and documented format. The web-based application is flexible and customizable, which allows to save time and easily access real-time data. Users can manage thresholds, validate defects, and generate reports with just a few clicks. TracksNet™ can integrate data from any source and also fully integrates with existing asset management systems, including IBM’s Maximo and SAP. TracksNet’s™ modular display system allows to drag and drop, hide, and resize visualization components for a personalized interface which can be saved and reused. Authorized users can customize strip charts and displays in real time and export defects and data into multiple formats.
First complete solution for vehicle cleaning
The Cleaning Database is the first software solution for planning, recording, quality checking, billing and analysing all your cleaning services across the entire vehicle fleet. We offer an uncomplicated solution, ready for immediate use, which does not require any specific infrastructure. The rental option means that no investment costs are involved and it is quick and easy to get on board. The Cleaning Database is scalable for use with medium and largescale enterprises. The cleaning database is the only software on the market that covers the entire process from planning to clearing. As a result, the processes in the company are significantly optimized.
Vacuum toilet system with condition based maintenance
Dowaldwerke introduces a vacuum toilet system for rail vehicles with condition based maintenance. While conventional systems have to undergo a service according to a fixed schedule as defined by the manufacturer, maintenance for the new system is carried out according to the real condition of critical components. This system detects the condition of system components by analysing the pressure curve appearing during a special flushing procedure for diagnosis. This diagnostic flushing triggers the relevant components in a specific way and is independent from the normal flushing procedure. By evaluating the pressure curve, the control software detects the optimum point in time for a service and recommends a service in advance of this point of time. In case the service staff follows this recommendation, service is only performed if required regarding to the effective condition of the system. This is the basic difference compared to a conventional toilet system, which has to go through service according to a fixed maintenance schedule.
Use of non-contact laser measurement technology
Additional to the world-wide used RPM with Datalogger, the exhibitor has now launched the wireless, mobile wheel profile measuring device RPM BT with Bluetooth and Toughpad for metrological recording of the wheel profile on a stationary vehicle. The use of non-contact laser measurement technology guarantees a high resolution and accuracy when measuring the entire wheel profile. It is easy to fix the measuring device to the reference surface of the wheel to be measured by using permanent magnets, it is possible to measure wheels with any wheel diameters and widths. With the aid of the measuring software all necessary measurements for a qualitative wear assessment of the wheel (for example flange thickness, flange height, transverse dimension, wheel width and wheel diameter) are determined and displayed. The wheel profile measuring device was developed especially considering the space available when using low-floor vehicles.
E-paper display greater than ever
In addition to the already established 15.4 " displays with various equipment options the new 31.2 " e-paper display will also be presented at this year's InnoTrans. The large display can replace the classic DPI display at stops and shines with very low power consumption and excellent readability in all lighting conditions. Due to the fully graphical display the layout and presentation content can be freely designed and the application possibilities are almost unlimited. The first customer projects have already been successfully completed in Austria together with the partner company next urban technologies gmbh. The new 31.2 " display is available in both single-sided and double-sided versions with and without lighting.
New anti-panic lock for driver's cabin with self-locking bolt
Dény Security's experience in the railway sector, both in the French and European markets, and its knowledge of the specific technical constraints on rolling stock have enabled it to develop a complete range of panic locks that meet the current challenges of securing the cabins, which are to avoid malicious intrusion when the train is stopped, and protect the driver while securing the driver's cabin at the other end of the train when the train is moving. This new range of panic locks is equipped with a self-locking bolt which remains perfectly in place once the door is closed, even in case of attempted intrusion or despite the vibrations of the train. This innovative new technology guarantees greater resistance to intrusion and optimum security.
Capacitive sensor door handle
The new capacitive sensor door handle is ideally suited for the electronic unlocking of doors in transportation applications thanks to its intuitive ease of use and robust design. When a hand comes near or in contact with the active surface, the electronic unlocking mechanism is activated and the door can be opened. The modern and sleek door handle fits perfectly into any design of existing and new door applications. The door handle can be part of a TSI PRM compliant system that activates the electronic unlocking mechanism allowing the door to be opened with minimum effort. The product complies with EN 50155. For additional ease of use, an intuitive LED status indication is integrated at the top of the handle.
Blower for inverter cooling in railway technology
ebm-papst has developed a new blower for cooling variable frequency drives. The compact, dual-flow centrifugal blower is now also available for 110 VDC and so it can be directly connected to existing 110 VDC on-board electrical systems without the need for a voltage converter. Requirements of the highest possible protection class IP69K (dust-proof) are satisfied and the motor is protected against water ingress during high-pressure cleaning. The DC motor used in the blower is highly versatile and completely wear-free. The control, motor characteristics and connection remain identical, regardless of the impeller it is combined with. Once validated, a motor can be quickly and economically put to use in a wide range of applications. ebm-papst fans for railway use satisfy the requirements for Hazard Level (HL) 3 of the EN 45545-2:2013 standard for fire protection in rail vehicles.
Passenger safety increased with the latest in rail upholstery
Codes of practice for fire precautions in the design and construction of passenger carrying trains in the UK has meant ‘low smoke’ performance is critical for meeting the standards and ensuring rail operators can reduce passenger safety risks to fire. Until now, there has been no leather based product available that can meet British Standard BS 6853, leaving operators little choice in seating upholstery materials. Now ELeather can offer an independently approved product that is not only compliant, but is intelligently designed and rigorously tested to deliver unparalleled performance while reducing overall operating costs.
High-performance headlight at an attractive price
Our HP4500 LED light is a superbly manufactured, high-performance headlight whose deep-penetration working angle makes it ideal for applications in the railway sector. The high-power Osram LED lights and our proven ceramic technology combine to produce an extremely reliable product, while its special sealing ensures that the light is not only vibration- and dust-resistant but also completely watertight. With its robust construction of machined aluminium and 6 mm tempered glass covers, it is a corrosion-free working light. Special drivers with a filter unit to standard EN 50155 for operating voltages of 12 V/24 V (9 V-50 V) and 110 V (35 V-156 V) make it suitable for use on all rail vehicles. The special beam angle of 8 ° produces a luminance of 20 lx with a power of just 40 W at distances of up to 100 m.
EBG universal enclosure
EBG electro’s universal enclosure offers flexibility in every respect. It is available in nearly all conceivable dimensions and with a large number of individual configuration choices, e.g. as meter exchange cabinet or for the use of control units. The recyclable plastic material is shock-proof and flame-resistant and allows a fully insulating design of the enclosures. Front doors are sealed against ingress of moisture or dust. Inside hinges allow flush placement of several enclosures next to each other; wall-mounting is possible from inside or outside.
CDR series: Changeover disconnector / earthing switch
The CDR series can be used in a wide range of applications: as changeover switches, earthing switches, disconnectors, security system isolators. In rolling stock, CDR series components are used to perform series/parallel switching between the winding of drive motors, brake resistors and earthing switches. They are constituted by a body of compact modular structure and enable various solutions with optimal functioning even for high short-circuit currents. They can be enclosed in a metal case and mounted externally on the roof or under the coach floor: they work reliably in any installation position. They can be of four different types: manual or motorized, or with direct or independent torque movement. Upon request the system can be supplied with interlocking keys. ELERON has filed a patent application for CDR.
Innovative solution for the assembly and installation of prefabricated crosscut closures in tunnel
Basically, this Plug-in Crosscut Element (PCE) system functions in every kind of cross-connecting gallery. A prerequisite for a smooth execution is a corresponding project planning during the shell construction planning as well as a 3-D laser scan of the cross-cut ends. The transport of the PCE in the tunnel can be done rail-bounded in case of a railway tunnel or on a flatbed trailer. An animation video provides the fabrication process, the transport and the installation workflow of the PCE is shown step by step.
The “ELL Vectron”
The European Locomotive Leasing Group (ELL), operating throughout Europe, with headquarters in Vienna, has currently 40 employees and is specialised in leasing modern AC and MS locomotives along European corridors, assuring a remarkable availability rate. The “ELL Vectron” is known for its very own spare parts inventory, the ELL Academy in terms of Energy Saving workshops and Expert Trainings, ELL train drivers and the lately optimized maintenance program. Maintenance 4.0 is a key to the ELL Group and with every further month of operations, the ELL fleet provides new findings in terms of predictive maintenance. First results are currently used in the optimized maintenance manual. This package of additional services offers customers the unique opportunity to remain competitive in a challenging market.
3-in-1: the Rectiverter
The Eltek Rectiverter is a completely new concept in power conversion. It combines the functionality of a rectifier, an inverter and a static transferswitch in only one bidirectional power module. The concept is very simple: 3 appliances in 1 module. The Rectiverter has three ports - AC input, AC output and one bidirectional DC port for both input and output. During normal operation, the Rectiverter provides both AC and DC power with a total load of up to 2,000 W per module. The AC input is rectified, then fed to a built-in inverter for AC output. The rectified AC input is fed to a DC/DC converter for appropriate DC load output, and to batteries for charging. In case of AC (mains) failure, the DC flow is reversed from the batteries to feed the inverter for conversion to AC, and to take over the DC load. The transition from AC to DC feed is instantaneous and with no load disturbance!
New platform for combining means of transport inclusive best price guarantee
Bus, train, taxi or better still, car-/bike sharing? There are as many options for getting from A to B as there are different fares and special rates. So it’s no surprise that some passengers need help navigating the mobility maze. Together with Siemens and HaCon, eos.uptrade presents a platform enabling customers to use different mobility services (incl. parking) through an app that also calculates the best price. Just register and log in for quick access. In addition to the usual payment methods, passengers can also use Google Pay or Apple Pay without the need to register first. The new platform from leading innovator eos.uptrade meets all the requirements of intermodal mobility within the meaning of a MaaS concept: The platform integrates different mobility services, thus providing users with an easy cruise to the cheapest fare.
era-contact solves installation space problem with Fast Ethernet transmissions
PIS, CCTV, Infotainment - limited installation spaces make it difficult to equip e-couplings for necessary multiple Fast Ethernet signals. era-contact is expanding its future-oriented solution of the era-transceiver®, which transmits up to 10 GB without interference: By integrating the era-transceiver®-technology into the car interior, only two fibers and contacts with the installation space requirements of a normal pin contact are required. The packing density can thus be increased by a factor of 5. It will be possible to install 20 era-transceivers®. The signal amplification of the era-transceiver ensures a sufficient transmission budget to tolerate losses of further optical separation points at the wagon transition. A highlight: The solution can be retrofitted into any e-coupling with an existing standard K-10 bore.
Cab Radio communication platform (FRMCS-Ready)
ErvoCom presents at InnoTrans 2018 the new FRMCS-Ready Cab Radio TCH2170 for Rolling Stock. This modular system allows for seamless integration of Cab Radio voice and data functionalities based on the most recent Mission Critical Push to Talk (MCPTT Rel. 13) standardization of ETSI alongside with existing Dual-Mode solutions to allow a smooth system technology migration. The TCH2170 system comes with a wide set of extensions such as PAS- and PIS-modules for the entire on-board train communication aspects. The voice solutions for PA, INTERCOM, etc. are available either in modern IP technology (VOIP SIP) or according UIC558 & UIC568 standards.
New connectivity for the rail industry
The connectivity specialist ESCHA extends its “rail approved” product range by new components. In addition to the rail-specific products for data transmission (ETB and ECN) and sensor-/actuator-wiring, ESCHA shows overmolded M12x1-connection- and junction-cables for power supply as well as sensor-/actuator-connectors in M8x1-housing style for the first time. As it is the case with all “rail approved” products, the new components meet the rail specific and relevant standards DIN EN 45545-2 and DIN EN 50155. In order to accommodate the individual rail requirements, ESCHA does not specify any standard cable lengths and supplies inch-perfect. In addition to kitting, labeling, and further services ESCHA offers, upon request, M12x1 grip bodies with thread. The thread allows a protective hose to be pulled over the cable. The protective hose protects the cable against damage by stone chip and pollution on exteriors.
The latest generation of Switch Inspection and Measurement (SIM) vehicles
Eurailscout´s latest generation of Switch Inspection and Measurement (SIM) vehicles is fulfilling high output demands. The complete rail profile is measured every 20 mm up to 60 km/h (40 mm at higher speeds). This accuracy of the measured profiles allows turnout geometry parameters like gauge, check gauges and flangeway gaps to be calculated in compliance with the EN13848 standard, as well as quantifying verticalhorizontal rail head wear and rail inclination with good reproducibility. Virtual gauge calibre measurements make it possible to apply conventional safety assessments under loaded circumstances. Together with track geometry parameters and video inspection complete assessments of turnouts can be made using Eurailscout’s SIM.
GNSS and virtual balises for rail
Satellite-based positioning is a game changer for ERTMS innovation, with the potential to reduce infrastructure-related costs and increase the efficiency of railway signalling systems. Augmented GNSS - including Europe’s Global Navigation Satellite Systems Galileo and EGNOS and complemented by other sensors - can satisfy the stringent rail safety and integrity level requirements. Based on the results of the latest EU R&D projects, in the near future, train positioning – currently based on physical balises – can be complemented by virtual balises, relying on precise GNSS-based positioning and maintaining the operational safety of the ETCS. Galileo and EGNOS deliver integrity, improve availability and enhance accuracy, providing the innovation backbone for safety-critical positioning.
Patented Edscha TS sealing system and Railway OpenBox
The new Edscha TS sealing system for the initial and retrofitting of all wagons of the Shimmns and Rilns classes with standard covers eliminates the problem of leaks and saves the shipping companies the high consequential costs. These rubber profiles, developed and presented as a world premiere by European Trailer Systems are easy to retrofit, even on older wagons with corresponding signs of wear. The patented clip system can be mounted on every bow form at any time. No rivets, adhesives or special tools are needed – just press into place and that’s it. Another world premiere for open freight cars in the standard design E - known as the Railway OpenBox – will be presented at InnoTrans. With this innovation Edscha TS is signalling the end of time-consuming and hazardous covering work with loose tarpaulins. This roof can be operated by one person and only weighs about 300 kilograms over a length of ten metres, thus guaranteeing greater cargo load.
Control desk station of the future: Response NEXTGen
Evans Consoles is the world's largest manufacturer of consoles and the biggest supplier of control room solutions across all industries. It is produced in Canada, China and the Netherlands. At InnoTrans, the railway customers will first be presented with the control station of the future "Response NextGen ". It has been specially developed for requirements that are mainly found in the DB Netz, 3-S-headquarters of DB Station & service and other infrastructure projects of DB AG or other railway companies. The patented monitor support systems, the flexible modular design, the cable management system and ultimately the possibility of large displays make the control room workplace of the future from this control station.
Photoluminescent safety signs & systems for public transportation
During an emergency, clear recognition of the location of emergency and fire-fighting equipment, along with clear and unambiguous identification of the escape routes, can make all the difference when safeguarding human-lives. This clear recognition of such safety systems can be secured with the installation of Everlux photoluminescent safety signs and systems. Everlux has been developing and manufacturing photoluminescent safety signage solutions suitable for installation in industrial, commercial and residential buildings since 1989. This wealth of knowledge and experience has been brought to bear in the development of a specific range of products suitable to meet the requirements of the public transportation sector including trains, trams, buses and coaches. At InnoTrans, Everlux will present for the first time its new range of photoluminescent safety signs and systems for the public transportation sector.
Supply chain visibility platform for railway freight
Logistics is still a black box for industrials and freight forwarders. With a wide variety of stakeholders and many scattered data sources, rail transport is particularly exposed to lack of visibility. Too often, this affects rail efficiency and quality. Everysens designed a real-time tracking and optimization software to provide complete operational visibility as well as strategic business analytics. This SaaS platform transforms tracking data into actionable information to improve assets’ fleet and flow management. Through new supply chain use cases, the clients boost their quality of service (reactivity, punctuality) and benefit from productivity gains. With the largest connected industrial fleet, Everysens is the leader on the French railway market.
New strengthened wiper arm
Exalto Wiper Technologies has introduced a new and stronger wiper arm for extended service life. Today’s windscreen designs generate bigger, curvier windscreens. This requires longer and stronger pantograph arms that last for a long time. At the test facility of Exalto Wiper Technologies in the Netherlands, a new construction has been designed and tested over many millions of cycles. The result is a reinforced gallery and improved wiper arm head. The new design has already been launched in numerous new projects.
New EWKO 45º product group
EXMAR has added a new product group to its standard range. The adjustable EWKO 45° elbow fittings with taper and O-ring open up new possibilities for alignment in the system. It features the limited tightening distance with low torque of the robust taper fittings. Users therefore benefit from reduced assembly work. With an own make-to-stock production, the company can guarantee the usual high quality standards and delivery availability. The 45° design is particularly in demand in connection with high-pressure hydraulic hoses. But also in low-pressure applications, e.g. in the railway industry, and in tight installation conditions, the customers like to use elbow fittings. Currently, the EWKO 45° fittings are installed in bogies.
One click to the cheapest ticket
FAIRTIQ is "public transport made easy". No more hassle to get the right ticket at the vending machine or in the app. With the FAIRTIQ app this is done automatically with just one click. Thanks to "Check-in/Assisted Check-out technology", the journey is recorded by geolocation with a tap on "Start". A second tap after the trip ends the journey and the optimal ticket will be charged. An automatic reminder minimizes forgotten check outs. Since the launch in april 2016 together with three transport companies, new partners have been constantly added. FAIRTIQ now has 21 partners in Switzerland, including Swiss Federal Railways, and can be used throughout Switzerland for all public transport. The use could be quintupled within a year. On the basis of high scalability, FAIRTIQ strives for an extensive international coverage. Contracts have already been signed in Germany, Austria and the Netherlands.
New PIN pad terminal for contactless payment systems
The latest development for contactless payment at ticket machines is a PIN pad terminal with integrated NFC unit (cVEND PIN) for high value Tap & PIN transactions. This robust, handicapped accessible terminal reduces installation and maintenance efforts for the operators notably, since one less opening in the machine must be provided and fewer components must be wired. Also available is a SmartCard reader for contact cards, specially designed for an optimal interaction with the cVEND PIN. The contactless payment terminals of the cVEND product family are the optimal solution not only for public transport applications but also for integration into ticket machines, rental bikes, charging stations or vending machines. Certified according to EMVCo and PCI PTS they provide secure, fast and easy payment with contactless credit-, debit- and customer cards (open loop and closed loop) or payment-enabled mobile phones.
FALCON - Kanban redefined
FALCON, the revolutionary kanban solution from Ferdinand Gross, visualizes all kanban storage locations, so that no more articles have to be searched for. An Excel export function implemented in the software cockpit for individually created filters allows the buyer to control the use of their C-parts even more specifically. Statistics, reports, and fast response to demand peaks are no longer problems thanks to the reporting tool – and that means all the data, from consumption to capacity to price, is all completely transparent. FALCON is also available as an app. Whether in the office or on the road – with FALCON C-parts management just got a little bit more transparent and more convenient.
Pultruded profiles: New standards in railway construction
As an innovative and leading manufacturer of pultruded profiles for constructive applications, including railway construction, Fiberline is setting new standards and has obtained a CE-label (ETA 16/0901) in connection with a design approval (DIBt) of its GRP structural profiles. Hereby lightweight constructions with verified characteristic values can be calculated and the former single approval is omitted. The German railway company has also put new standards for GRP-profiles and GRP-gratings for railway applications into circulation. The Fiberline structural profiles meet the requirements of the new standards in all points and can therefore be used as lightweight material in various scopes of application. Among these are platforms, landings, walkways and working paths, roof constructions and rail crossings. GRP-profiles are weatherproof, non-conductive, light, and have good static carrying capacity.
Fiberline Composites A/S
Denmark - Middelfart
Hall 5.2, Booth 206
Contact: Stephan Wischnewski
Phone: +49 40 22696841
Anti-noise covers for ballast hopper wagons
As unload ballasting operations are the loudest operations done by the railway operators, an important safety disposal must be set up. In collaboration with SNCF, FIMOR has developed a simple, efficient and sustainable solution to reduce noise at the source: anti-noise covers in polyurethane. Results are significant: reduction of 15 dB (noise level: 110 dB without covers and 95 dB with covers).
Thermomanagement HeliosFFB – DPF after SCR
The intelligent control of thermal management system HeliosFFB allows a combination of in-house developed DPF and SCR systems and third-party products. This finally enables the combination of thermal management HeliosFFB and DPF after an OEM SCR system. The hardware allows the use in extreme environments with very small space requirements of the components. Data logging of exhaust backpressure and exhaust temperature are VERT compliant. The controller additionally ensures the operation and monitoring of safety components, e.g. a security bypass. This ensures that the vehicle can independently leave a danger spot every time. All relevant data is displayed to the operator on a coloured display.
Railway couplings from Flender: Good connections thanks to quality
Grease-lubricated FLENDER ZBG® gear couplings make the best-possible contribution to safeguarding the maximum availability of rail vehicles. Millions of kilometers of track, icy Siberian temperatures, extreme heat, maximum starting torques and revolution speeds, extremely dusty conditions, axial or radial jolts at high speeds – whatever route one uses it on, the ZBG is always in its element. The torsionally rigid coupling has a robust, weight-optimized design. Heavy parts are directly attached to the motor or gear unit shafts; the coupling’s inner components compensate for any operational misalignments so that only the slightest unbalanced forces and oscillations apply.
Flexible cable protection solutions
System integrity is essential for the safe functionality and continuous operation of rail and transport systems. Ingress protection and dynamic performance as well as vibration, constant movement & sudden inertia can compromise system performance. Flexicon Ultra™, the latest product innovation is a one-piece non-metallic fitting solution which offers fit and forget assurance when it comes to performance and integrity. With integrated sealing technology, providing superior IP levels of IP68 (2Bar) & IP69, these fittings offer up to 70 kg tensile strength and provide anti vibration and shock protection. Simplicity & reliability is achieved with a push fit connection and the unique design offers a removal facility using a screwdriver. Flexicon Ultra™ will be put to the test at InnoTrans 2018 on three live demo rigs to illustrate its strength, integrity & assurance.
Across frame connectors
Fluid Controls´ Across Frame Connectors are custom-designed double ferrule combination fittings with a bulkhead application at one end and a swivelling action at the other. They are used to connect pipelines separated by a panel, such as connections between the shell and bogie. The swivelling action ensures that these connectors can be installed at any orientation, and the bulkhead connection allows the height of fittings to be adjusted to the tubing. Across Frame Connectors can also be used to join tubing of different material and the use of washers ensures vibration resistant joints. Across Frame Connectors offer easy installation and eliminate welding processes. End connections of these connectors are tested and validated to ASTM F1387 standards.
3D obstacle detection systems
The systems are designed to detect obstacles and monitor dangerous areas such as level crossings, station platforms, tunnels, bridges, viaducts, places under the road overpasses etc. They can detect dangerous situations such as cars or people who are stuck on the level crossing, passengers who have fallen from the station platform to the track, lost load and other objects that have fallen from overpasses, landslides, avalanches, mud, rocks, trees and other dangerous obstacles. The devices operate in all lighting conditions (day, night, direct sunlight) and in the most severe weather conditions. Obstacles can be detected reliably regardless of the type of material.
Reliable cable protection solutions with the highest degree of protection
The ATPA T-distributor and the AYPA Y-distributor of the FIPLOCK® ONE program are the first on the market bearing the IP69 rating. Both distributors of Fränkische Industrial Pipes GmbH & Co. KG feature the newly developed 360 ° interlocking system as well as an inside conduit seal and are dustproof and waterproof. The ATPA-CA push-fit T-adapter can be mounted individually and in a space-saving manner next to each other – this allows many combinations with the highest IP protection class. In addition, the T-adapter saves time during installation and removal: FIP provides the stable adapter preassembled, and the installed component can be re-opened at any time using a slotted screwdriver. Special FIP solutions for railroad technology ensure fire protection and highest mechanical and dynamic load capacity. This protects cables and wires inside and outside the train.
Proof of strength for driverless passenger transport system
The INNOVIA APM 300 driverless passenger transport system by Bombardier Transportation will be introduced at Munich airport. To obtain operational acceptance and regulatory approval, the Fraunhofer Institute for Structural Durability and System Reliabiity LBF prepared a proof of strength for the bogies with particular reference to local operating conditions. This enabled the manufacturer to precisely define the very specific operating specifications and provide proof of durability for the entire assembly under exactly these conditions in a test designed especially for this purpose. All load assumptions and the service life requirement had to be defined from the ground up. No standards existed that Fraunhofer LBF could use either for the measurement concept or the strength test.
Fraunhofer-Institut für Betriebsfestigkeit und Systemzuverlässigkeit LBF
Germany - Darmstadt
Hall 23, Booth 207
Contact: Andreas Herbert
Phone: +49 6151 705279
Airborne Profiler, Clearance Profile Scanner and Framework for 3D-Data Interpretation
The Lightweight Airborne Profiler LAP was developed by Fraunhofer IPM for application on airborne platforms. Local orientation of the LAP is based on a combination of IMU (inertial measurement unit) and GNSS (global navigation satellite system). The system is especially appropriated for shaded and complex structures. The CPS sensor is mounted at the inspection car's front. A rotating mirror projects a high frequency modulated laser beam on the surroundings and deflects the returning light for deflection and analysis. The CPS is based on phase shift measurement for determining the distance. Based on the CPS the railway and the surrounding can be monitored. Today, infrastructure is surveyed using cameras or laser scanners. The acquired data is generally evaluated manually. Fraunhofer IPM has developed a “Deep Learning Framework” which automates this process.
Fraunhofer-Institut für Physikalische Messtechnik IPM
Germany - Freiburg
Hall 23, Booth 207
Contact: Prof. Dr. Alexander Reiterer
Phone: +49 761 8857183
Checking out residual stresses on freight car wheels
Fraunhofer IZFP engineers will present the optimized generation of an ultrasonic inspection system at InnoTrans. Damage to freight car wheels can be detected early and wheel breakage in critical situations can be prevented. By optimizing the hardware, experts have succeeded in adapting the so-called UER inspection systems even better to the specific needs of the maintenance and manufacturer facilities for wheels. Test personnel can now run the inspection software directly on the manipulator via touchscreen, combining easy operation with the inspection speed and accuracy of the known systems. All new systems, as well as all systems already delivered, are integrated in Fraunhofer IZFP's remote maintenance network.
Fraunhofer-Institut für Zerstörungsfreie Prüfverfahren (IZFP)
Germany - Saarbrücken
Hall 23, Booth 207
Contact: Hans-Rüdiger Herzer
Phone: +49 681 93023843
Intelligent sensors for more efficient track vacancy detection
Based on proven know-how and the concept of the Internet of Things (IoT), Frauscher has created a new wheel sensor. The evaluation of the signal has been integrated directly into the sensor, which now works as an intelligent device on track. By integrating additional sensing modules, it generates even more information than established models, enabling additional and more efficient railway applications to be implemented. The sensor’s digital output and the ring architecture – based on a specifically developed bus system – hugely reduce the cabling requirements. With this innovation, Frauscher will again set a new benchmark in track vacancy detection.
SMC/BMC powder coating in the pressing tool
The powder coating of SMC/BMC using the Powder InMould Coating (PIMC) process can be easily integrated in the pressing process. The powder coating is sprayed into the pressing mould manually or automatically. The highly reactive coating hardens in a few seconds so the SMC/BMC can be laid in immediately and pressed. The cycle time is only extended by the duration of the powder coating application (depending on the component, approx. 30 seconds). After pressing in a single work step (without laborious subsequent coating), the finished, coated component can be demoulded as usual. The typical fibre marking is completely levelled out by the PIMC process, the parts are given a highly resistant and very homogeneous surface.
Railalert – Safety for man and machine
As a world first, FRIKE electronic AG presents the Railalert system. The system consists of a signal light and an alarm station. The lamp serves as a visual warning in the event of a track lock. Should the light be overlooked by a train and fall over, it sends a radio signal to the alarm station. The alarm station warns the construction staff, as well as the train drivers visually and above all acoustically with up to 146 dB. In addition, the market leader from Switzerland offers a comprehensive portfolio in the field of temporary lighting. Its slow-speed lights (Railamp) and train-closing lights (Railstop) will also be shown for the first time.
Intelligent Mobility 2025: Digital future of transport
Mobility is changing sustainably in times of digitization - with far-reaching effects on urban life in the future. At InnoTrans, visitors learn how Fujitsu technologies transform cities into smart cities. How the SPATIOWL platform integrates a wide variety of transport data using big data and cloud computing. How the flow of traffic can be channelled through video tracking of goods flows and people, for example. And how the analysis of parking space optimizes the space available in the cities.
RECOSPRAY railway weed control
The sustainable RECOSPRAY system sprays only where weeds are detected through the use of weed mapping technologies. Herbicides are therefore used to their maximum effect with no wastage created. The amount of emitted chemicals adapts to the working speed. Using GPS data, the system automatically stops in sensitive areas ensuring no chemical is sprayed. RECOSPRAY offers high level, flexible and accurate reporting functions for monitoring purposes. By using GIS solutions, the system effectively monitors the sensitive sites, and also provides accurate automatic interactions and reporting information. The RECOSPRAY railway weed control system has been developed by G&G Ltd, Hungary, and is used by Weedfree On Track Ltd. in several European countries.
Connected catenary: Automatic tensioning device without counterweight
GALLAND has designed a new generation of automatic tensioning devices. This ATD, named AERO, is completely self-sustaining and works without counterweights. The conception of AERO is based on the industrial gas spring technology, which secures constant mechanical load up to 40 kN, whatever the external temperature. The device is also equipped with built-in sensors. So, mechanical load in the catenary and piston stroke data can constantly be recovered, and remote-transmitted with a GPRS module or through a SCADA system. This new AERO ATD gives a record and survey on the catenary system, alerting any incident in real-time.
Weight-optimized infusion component with high stiffness
Gaugler & Lutz oHG has been the leading provider of preassembled core materials and complementary accessories for lightweight and sandwich construction. In collaboration with the FVK GmbH based in Dessau, Gaugler & Lutz developed a weight-optimized infusion component. Wafer-thin sheets are used for stiffness. The PEELCORE® process involves peeling individual sheets from blocks of thermoplastics. They can be thinner than a match head, offer innumerable benefits and have a high weight saving potential. The 1-4 mm thin AIREX T90 sheets ensure the stiffness of the FVK infusion component. The component, which is presented at this year’s InnoTrans, is currently still in the development phase.
Design Award for control units series Rondex- Juwel®
Georg Schlegel GmbH & Co. KG as well-known manufacturer of control units, pilot lights and terminal block for electrical controls is also known for elegant design. With the „RED DOT AWARD: Product Design 2018“ the company recently got the 93rd award in its history. It was awarded for the control unit series Rondex-Juwel® in the category "Industrial devices, machines and automation". Convincing was the round flat shape of the front ring of only 2 mm height and the fine surface in the colours anthracite and silver. In addition, the range is being completed by an exclusive version in stainless steel. The devices of this range for mounting diameter Ø 22.3 mm comprises illuminated pushbuttons with labelling option, pushbuttons with ring illumination and laser engraving, selector and key switches, buzzers, pilot lights, an emergency-stop and numerous data jacks. Depending on the contact block a mounting depth from 49.5 mm is possible. Screw, cage-clamp or push-in connections are available, also for high switching currents.
Modular UPS system for electronic interlocking systems
An interruption of the local network of electronic interlocking systems must not lead to a failure of the signalling technology. On electrified lines, the catenary network with 15 kV/16.7 Hz is used as a network substitute. This voltage prevails in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden and Norway. However, the loads expect a voltage of 50 Hz, as it comes from the local network. The world novelty UPS works with 3-phase, bidirectional UPS modules AGIL, fed from the transformed catenary voltage, and controlled smart bypasses, fed by the local network. A typical UPS, consisting of 4 AGIL modules, a smart bypass and manual bypass, provides 30 kVA/30 kW. The cabinet in which the UPS is housed has dimensions [WxHxD] of only 0.6 x 2 x 0.6 m. By juxtaposing a power of up to 320 kVA/320 kW can be achieved.
Under sleeper pads according to EN 16730 and vibration dampers Isotop® DZE Railway
As the leading specialist for vibration protection, Getzner Werkstoffe will be presenting two world premieres at InnoTrans trade fair. Getzner’s under sleeper pad portfolio has been tested according to the extensive test procedure EN 16730. The standard defines the specific test procedures for under sleeper pads and facilitates the comparison of under sleeper pads and their quality monitoring. The second innovation – the spring/damper combination DZE Railway – was especially developed for the use in train carriages. The product effectively protects the passenger area from vibrations caused by air-handling units and other equipment mounted on the carriage roof or under its floor. The polyurethane materials Sylomer®, Sylodyn® and Sylodamp® are used in the stainless-steel core of the product. In comparison to rubber-metal products, a higher insulation effect of up to 12 dB can be achieved.
Getzner Werkstoffe GmbH
Austria - Bürs
Hall 25, Booth 213 (Under sleeper pads) Hall 1.1, Booth 511 (Isotop® DZE Railway)
Contact: Stephan Moosbrugger
Phone: +43 5552 2011862
Cast iron poles for tram lines
GHM at the InnoTrans presents cast poles for tramway overhead lines. The use of cast iron offers incomparable freedom of design, elegant integration of accessories, reduced mast diameters and unfailing robustness. Cast iron is highly stable by nature, with significant resistance to corrosion, and requires hardly any maintenance. One-piece casting right down to the detailing means no welding is needed at all. Usable in large thicknesses, it can conversely be used at diameters smaller than steel with equivalent strength. Cast iron has outstanding shock resistance. Furthermore, the different textures and reliefs available offer solutions against fly-posting and vandalism. GHM poles have been used for tramway projects in 2016/2017 at: Strasbourg/Kehl (France/Germany), Luxembourg City, Florence, Ouargla (Algeria).
LaneLED WALL lighting system – universally applicable, continuous LED lighting
The light bar «LaneLED» from GIFAS is the base element for the illuminated handrails LaneLED INOX 48, INOX 42, GFK as well as LaneLED WALL which are used for diverse continuous lighting applications. The correct type is selected depending on the project and light requirements. This new product is based on our 20 years of know-how with LED guidance systems for road and railway tunnels. The main feature of LaneLED WALL is its compact and small structure combined with its excellent luminous efficiency. Installation and assembly can be carried out wherever is little space available. The smallest possible dimensions with an inconspicuous installation as result.
SensorSafe Rail Range
GKD will be showing the newly upgraded 3RCi+ system - the latest version of the world’s most popular retrofit RCI for road rail applications. Slew limits, virtual walls and height limits are included, featuring selective intelligent hydraulic motion cut of any boom or slew function at limit to prevent movement further into danger. The 3RCi+ also features a touchscreen display inside the cab where the operator can see the details about the machine. Also new is the additional SpaceGuard feature for the 3RCi+ which has dual sensing for extra accuracy and protects against system sensor malfunction, inconsistencies and electronic failures. This feature certifies the RRV to work adjacent line open and under live overhead wires. New gyro tilt sensors provide a true clean angle of the excavator boom.
Glenair series Octobyte™ connectors
Glenair series ITH connectors with Octobyte™ contacts are easy and fast to assemble, making them the best solution for harsh environment applications where signal reliability is a must. ITH connector with Octobyte™ contacts is available with fully dedicated Ethernet protocol or in a combo version where a mix of signal-power and Ethernet is required. RoHS compliant, IP67 (IP68 on request) exceeds performance expectations typical in harsh environmental applications found throughout rail and industrial markets. To the applications belong commuter rail, passenger information systems (Audio/Video/Digital Displays), monitoring and control (braking/doors/lighting/data), heavy industry, data control and safety systems.
Smart recognition systems for predictive maintenance
GST has developed smart IOTs linked to a centralized processing unit. Each system is composed of a camera and image processing plus AI modules. The system processes video streams of millions of images 24 hours a day, and then transmits critical pieces of information to an IT customer server after performing detection, searching, deepening, and real-time identification. In the field of predictive maintenance, a case of application is the identification of critical defects on the roofs of trains running at high speed (example: pantographs). It assists the operator to prevent any type of incident and/or damage. It contributes directly to the efficiency of the maintenance teams and significantly reduces costs.
WELDYX MASTER – New high-performance adhesive in certified quality
Under the motto "Maximum safety - high-performance adhesives in certified quality", GLUETEC will be presenting the latest generation of structural adhesives. WELDYX MASTER has been developed specifically to meet the requirements of railway applications, is compatible with all common substrates of the railway industry and even fulfills the guidelines for rail vehicles with high risk category (DIN EN 45545-2, R1 HL3). With WELDYX MASTER, structural, high-strength and at the same time flexible and highly resistant bonds are possible. The 2-component methyl methacrylate adhesive in a mixing ratio of 10:1 is available in processing times of 5 and 15 minutes. WELDYX MASTER is a high-performance adhesive developed for structural bonding of metals, composites and plastics. Compared to others, WELDYX MASTER scores with even lower shrinkage behaviour and longer reaction time. These properties were also confirmed in a product analysis by the Fraunhofer LBF Institute.
Shunting locomotive with electric power transmission and flexible energy supply
For the first time, GMEINDER LOKOMOTIVEN will be exhibiting with the model DE75 Bo´Bo´ a 4-axle shunting locomotive with diesel-electric drive for the heavy shunting service. The electric power transmission, using four independently controlled traction motors, realizes an optimum friction coefficient utilization, and at the same time the use of different energy sources. Due to the symmetric composition of the locomotive, two independent energy sources are installed, e.g. two Diesel Gensets (Dual Engine), or one Diesel Genset and a Lithium-Ion Traction Battery (Hybrid). Even the energy supply via Third Rail (DC 750 V) or Catenary is possible. Consequently, the symmetric composition of the locomotive is continued with the Power Electronics. Two independent subsystems are the guarantee for highest availability.
Lifecycle management of public transportation
The gmv planner offers PTA/PTOs a mighty tool for lifecycle management of PT service planning and operation with strong optimization capabilities. It generates optimal solutions for timetabling, scheduling and rostering, as per business rules, union agreements, etc. It reduces operating costs and improves offered services, thus providing a fast, proven ROI. It saves time-consuming tasks managing big data efficiently in an integrated way; i.e. rostering time reduced 25 times. Artificial Intelligence algorithms with multi-criteria optimization allow to plan multiple diverse scenarios comparable with custom KPIs, as well as to obtain alternative suggestions. The gmv planner currently supports the daily activities of approximately 30,000 vehicles and around 1,000 operators, providing an average reduction of 18% in downtime cost and 15% overtime labor cost.
GEMINIS GR3-W wheel hub boring machine
Geminis, the brand of the manufacturer Goratu, will present a new wheel hub boring machine at InnoTrans 2018. This will be the first time the vertical machine for boring applications is shown at a trade fair. The GB3-W integrates the latest technologies and some of its most important features are: special design for hub boring application, easy to use interface, automatic tool change, integration of wheel hub measuring system, automatic report generation, hydraulic autocentring of chuck. Geminis machines specializes in machining of axles, wheelsets and wheels. Geminis has a track record of more than 60 years supplying highly demanding machining solutions and service all over the world.
Accurately synchronized time for railway and metro
GORGY TIMING’s railway solutions combine complete, fully redundant time systems including master clocks, submaster clocks, analog and digital slave clocks. The new Radio Timing® 4000 modular time center has been optimized to offer the best possible reliability in order to transmit an identical time to clocks and to synchronize all VDI networks (voice, data, images), e.g., access control, automated ticketing machines, display boards and alarm systems. Radio Timing® 4000 offers the capability to customize module setting in one rack and allows redundancy for all outputs while retaining a high security level. All RT4000 modules can be configured and monitored remotely via HTTPS or SNMP.
The 3-axle bogie type 3ALs1o-K(V) is designed to equip heavy freight wagons with a maximum weight of 25 t/axle. It is constructed in accordance with UIC and EN requirements. The weight is ca 7,6 tons. The bogie consists of 3 wheelsets with a diameter of 920 mm, a welded bogie frame, suspension with progresive leaf springs, fixed side bearings and a clasp brake using composite blocks 2xBg. If required the bogie can be equipped with a weighing valve.
EQUINOX – the new premium class seat
A world premiere: The new railway seat EQUINOX is a response to the constantly growing requirements and expectations of the global railway market. The new seat meets the highest innovation and functional standards with the target application for premium segment carriages. Modern construction with advanced materials have been applied for this model, enabling a significant reduction in a total weight. At the same time, the new seat fulfills the highest esthetic, ergonomic and strength standards along with restrictive flammability norms. Applied technologies allow a modular configuration of the seat, while universal construction enables various seat modifications reflecting individual customer needs.
Highly variable bevel gears
Bevel gears show a big diversity in different gearing principles and manufacturing technologies. There are bevel gears with various spiral angles and different lengthwise shapes of the curved teeth. For a company supplying different market segments in gear industry it is crucial to have technologies that are able to deliver both: highest productivity and maximum flexibility. The economic success depends not only on highly productive and top quality machining but also on costs per part, lead time and a high utilization of the machining equipment. This diversity allows to produce large batch sizes with a clear focus on productivity and shortest possible machining times as well as smallest batch sizes with shortest possible lead times. Grupos Diferenciales is a worldwide gear manufacturer.
PIS Wi-Fi 2.0
With the current generation of the Wi-Fi system, GSP has developed a new vehicle interface: PIS Wi-Fi 2.0. This innovation enables railway companies to inform their passengers better by linking passenger information (PIS) with the GSP Wi-Fi. The benefits are obvious: Passengers can receive travel information, such as arrival forecasts, connections or track changes directly from the vehicle on their mobile devices. This connection to the on-board computer provides information in real time and is independent of the current network coverage. Passengers can thus always access travel information. GSP has a broad Wi-Fi portfolio: from routers for buses and trams to the equipment in double-decker trains with systems for Wi-Fi and entertainment.
Front working platform with 3-in-1 chassis
A multi-purpose front working platform with innovative chassis for multifunctional use from GÜNZBURGER STEIGTECHNIK increases safety and efficiency at work, while replacing wind screens, repairing screen wipers and servicing the headlight. The front working platform is built on a stable chassis with polyamide swivel castors (Ø 200x80) and can be used and moved anywhere on all flat surfaces. It can also operate on tracks and elevated tracks. The heart of the system is the ingenious 3-in-1 chassis solution with a telescopic tube system and outriggers that are lowered by spindle jacks. The platform is 3,260 mm wide with a work surface of about 4 m2 it can be raised, lowered and adjusted with a cable winch. Access is via a vertical ladder.
TPS Online for effective short-term traffic management
The new TPS Online and the integration of DRT services will be presented for the first time on InnoTrans. TPS Online has been specifically developed for ad-hoc disposition that controls and optimizes everyday rail operations. Short-term disruptions can be processed in real time, e.g. delays, broken shunting points or signaling systems. TPS Online detects conflicts that have an impact on the entire railway network and offers automatic, semi-automatic and manual conflict resolutions. As a result, dispatchers can immediately react to the respective disturbances, for example by advising trains to wait for each other, by redirecting them or by scheduling a change of track. In addition, the HaCon team will be presenting the latest in HAFAS trip planning, such as the integration of DRT services, the first HaCon Kids App “VBB jump,” current MaaS projects and enhancements to the web-based vehicle management system HAFAS Smart VMS.
Nanometer alloy wear-resisting pickax series
The tamping pickaxes are the most sensitive parts in a railway ballast tamper. The nanometer alloy wear-resistant 08-32, 09-32, 08-475 series tamping pickaxes have the following characteristics: The appearance design reduces underthrusting resistance, achieves better tamping effect, and reduces ballast inclusion probability between pickaxes. Nanometer hard alloy materials with excellent wear-resistant, impact-resistant properties are adopted. An advanced welding technique is used to ensure an extremely firm connection between the base material and hard alloy, which prevents the alloy pickaxe from being easily abraded or broken. Ring steps are provided to facilitate installation and removal of pickaxes.
A self-locking solution in extreme environments
A nut-and-bolt joint tend to loosen by rotating when exposed to external vibrations and impacts, which causes a drop in the initial clamp load and often leads to an accident. HARDLOCK Nut counteracts self-loosening by reducing the gap (amount of space) between the threads of the nut and bolt. Its exceptional self-locking effect will bring about a significant decrease in maintenance related work in combination with the advantage that it can be reused multiple times without almost any decrease in performance. HARDLOCK Nut is entirely made out of metal unlike other common self-locking nuts - also available in various materials and surface treatments, suitable for a wide range of environments.
Innovative bearings for rolling stock
The bearing plant HARP presents innovative bearing products for rolling stock. The new modification of tapered cartridge bearing TBU 150×250 with a life period of up to one million kilometer is a double-row cartridge bearing with tapered rollers, adjusted for clearances and lubricated with Kluberplex BEM 41-141 HARP grease. The modification of the cylindrical cartridge bearing CRU 130×250 is a new unit for the axle boxes of freight cars with a maintenance-free period increased by more than 2.5 times (up to 800,000 km). HARP bearing plant has also completed the development and launches mass production of axle box bearings for freight cars with Y25 bogies. It can be applied in freight cars in different countries with 1435 mm track gauge. The high-level quality of the used materials and technologies allow HARP bearings to be more reliable to customers.
Dynamic wheel load measurement
The dynamic wheel load measurement system WILOC is optionally equipped with distance sensors, which measure the position of the wheel across the road. The influence of the lateral axle displacement to the wheel loads left and right can be compensated. This produces better results and leads to higher measurement reliability. WILOC determines the wheel loads of multiple and articulated trains also of single wagons and locomotive before they will be put into circulation. In combination with a measuring track, geometric logs, wheel loads, axle loads and vehicle mass can be defined. WILOC is a powerful instrument used by railway car manufacturers and maintenance workshops.
Innovative solutions made from aluminium foam for the railway and infrastructure sectors
The Havel metal foam has worked with the series Havel Lite® for the development and production of aluminium foam and aluminium foam sandwiches-highly innovative and lightweight materials. The potential savings in energy of up to 30 per cent compared to pure steel plates is particularly significant in rail transport. This decreases the energy consumption and increases the efficiency. Less fuel consumption also leads to fewer emissions. The material joints consist solely of metal, with no adhesive bonding. As a result, these product can be classified as non-flammable according to DIN EN 45545.The application areas are, for example, in the front modules for rail vehicles, floor panels, ceiling and wall elements, door systems and the use of aluminium foam sandwiches in wheel arches for noise reduction.
Statements of work: legally compliant, reliable and efficient
As one of the globally leading personnel service providers for qualified specialists in engineering and headquartered in Mannheim, Hays operates across the private and public sectors and places experts in temporary assignments, permanent positions and projects. Now, the exhibitor also supports its customers with statements of work. Therefore, Hays Technology Solutions GmbH as independent subsidiary of Hays was founded in 2014. According to the management, the company draws on its bundled know-how and ISO-certified processes to manage customer projects reliably, efficiently and with full legal compliance. They comprise, for instance, the development and testing of train software or developments in autonomous driving. Realising a project for a Canadian train manufacturer, the Hays project team performed all system checks under real conditions on a test track.
Measurement and evaluation of the closing force
At InnoTrans 2018 the Herbert Gehrisch Elektrotechnik GmbH presents an updated version of the door closing force measurement device HGE-DC700N for measuring and evaluating the closing force of railway, tram and bus doors. The measurement device meets all the requirements of “DIN EN 14752: 2015 resp. prEN 14752:2017 Railway applications – Bodyside entrance systems". The device is supplied with different spacers for measuring the closing force with door opening widths of 50, 100, 200, 300 and 500 mm or according to individual requirements. The associated robust handheld computer "PSION WORKABOUT" with color display in protection class IP 65 offers input options for all important data and shows the peak force (Fp), the duration of closing procedure (tpeak) and lag of the door´s reversing (trev). Practical is an optical and acoustic signaling, if the predetermined limits are exceeded.
Hexagon introduces the Leica Pegasus:Two Ultimate
Hexagon AB, a global leader in digital solutions, will be showcasing the Leica Pegasus:Two Ultimate, an updated version of the Pegasus:Two, Leica Geosystem’s trusted mobile mapping platform. With a new 360-degree 24 MP camera system, the Leica Pegasus:Two Ultimate provides stitching free panoramic images calibrated to the LiDAR profiler data, and enables digital reality captures from train, car, or boat. Digitisation of rail or road infrastructure is the foundation of increasing efficiency of new and legacy networks – leading to digital transformation. The Leica Pegasus:Two Ultimate provides survey-grade 3D information for transport infrastructure including as-built new construction, clearances, best-fit geometry, incident response, GIS, and track alignment.
The self-propelled wagon can be used for different activities related to rail construction or rail maintenance. It can be equipped with a Hiab loader crane and a mobile elevating work platform. The machine and all its equipment is stand-alone and can be used without any external power supply. The vehicle can be used for transporting different goods or equipment on the transport platform. With the help of the crane different tasks can be fulfiled like loading and unloading, lifting of different objects and working with different tools (sleeper grab, rail grab, auger, bulk load grab). Travelling on rail can be controlled from the cabin but also from the lifting platform and from the crane remote control.
3-level inverter configuration for Hotel Load Converter
An innovative 3-level configuration has been adopted by HIRECT for its indigenously developed Hotel Load Converter used in electric locomotives by Indian Railways. Key achievement of this design is the use of 1,200 V IGBTs in place of 3,300 V IGBTs used in 2-level inverters. This has resulted in 2% higher power efficiency and smaller magnetic components due to higher switching frequency (1,200~1,400 V IGBTs can switch at 5 kHz instead of 750 HZ incase of HV IGBTs). This unique and first of its kind design for Indian Railways has been patented by Hind Rectifiers Limited. The prototype has successfully cleared all the full load tests. The unit is undergoing various type tests for railways application as stipulated by Indian Railways.
Tension bands for tank systems
The company produces tension bands made of strip steel for fastening pressure vessels and fuel cells used in hydrails. By using tension bands from HoKon e.K, the components are protected from unvoidable operating influences such as vibration, shock loads and changes in pressure. The use of tension bands leads to a balanced pressure distribution. Thus, less energy is consumed and a better performing degree of efficiency is ensured. Furthermore, as a reliable partner to the railway industry. HoKon e.K. is working towards IRIS certification in September 2018. HoKon e.K. is a supplier of hinges, tension bands and locking possibilities in diverse forms. Customized component engineering is also possible.
p-RCM – A breakthrough technology powering predictive maintenance
p-RCM provides an improved, data driven approach to obtain RCM benefits; minimising service interruptions and the associated costs due to unplanned downtime. p-RCM utilises advanced data driven algorithms and anomaly detection techniques that do not require threshold setting to provide industry proven diagnostics and risk-based forecasting of remaining useful life, enabling the dynamic scheduling of maintenance across a range of assets. p-RCM ensures 100% surveillance of asset health 100% of the time, allowing rapid identification of potential asset health issues. The novel and easy-to-understand HMI provides actionable information that enables engineers and planners to assess information without the need for detailed analysis of the data.
VariaPro Rail is suitable for use in rail transport
The new VariaPro Rail cable gland from Hummel AG meets all the requirements for use in rail transport. It has successfully passed the tests of the fire protection standards DIN EN 45545-2 and 45545-3. This means that the VariaPro Rail can be used without restriction in all trains on the European rail network. Fire protection is of the utmost importance in railway technology. In case of fire, the gland must withstand the flames for at least 15 minutes. The VariaPro Rail defied the flames for even longer. Hummel AG uses sealing inserts made of EPDM for their cable glands for rail technology with a temperature range between -40 and +150 ºC. Also in terms of leak tightness the new gland impresses with an IP 68 degree of protection up to 10 bar.
Noise reduction made easy
The Automatic Train Monitoring System (ATM) is used for acoustic and visual recording of noise emissions. The monitoring and recording system can be used wherever a frequency-dependent decibel measurement is needed for noise reduction. The optionally available camera is activated by movement. The collected data is read out, evaluated and displayed graphically by a software program. The sounds captured are assigned by the images which are recorded synchronously. The effectiveness of the set noise reduction action is proved in a before/after comparison. The ATM can be combined with HY-Power rail lubrication systems.
Autonomous track inspection trolley
Track maintenance is underpinned by non-destructive inspection, using inspection trains for fast track survey, followed by manual inspections in suspect areas. I-moss has developed within the EC research project “AutoScan” an autonomously operating measurement trolley. The self-powered inspection cart can carry various inspection systems. It uses a brushless DC motor with energy recuperation and a GPS-based routing engine to execute preprogrammed inspection routes. Safety is ensured by real-time camera supervision, ultrasonic object detection and front and tail lights. The cart has been applied for the detection of rolling contact fatigue faults via electromagnetic acoustic transducers (EMATs) and for robotic ACFM inspection. A collaborative robot allows for detailed rail head inspection from any desired viewing angle. The cart has also been demonstrated for rail roughness measurement.
Carriages in a user-specific design
IBC Wälzlager GmbH has adapted and extensively expanded its comprehensive wide range program of linear motion bearings and telescopic guides to the requirements of their customers for applications in the area of railway technology. The IBC product range has new systems for door openings, steps, battery extraction, electronic-cabinets and interior parts now available. For example carriages in user-specific designs that are used in door opening systems with several locking positions of telescopic pull-outs for electronic-units, that for service purposes, have to be extendable in various positions. IBC additionally offers separable telescopic pull-outs for applications with difficult to access housings, that fulfil all safety requirements. The outstanding features of the linear motion bearings and telescopic guides of IBC include their long service life, their user friendly-handling as well as their economic-efficiency.
AC-900 axle counter system
The AC-900 axle counter system presented by ICF features the latest technical innovations and SIL4 certification. With the aid of SDE-900 axle sensor detectors, the system meets all current international specifications, allowing multiple configurations and unparalleled flexibility. The capability of connecting equipment via radio or wire and implementing a solar power supply creates an eco-friendly system with reduced civil works, minimum environmental impact and high reduction in costs. All these specifications and the ability to connect up to eight SDE-900 axle sensors to the same cable reduces the costs drastically and ranks it as one of the most competitive systems on the market.
Next generation” of mobile Internet technology for public transport
Icomeras Passenger Wi-Fi-Service wurde in Tausenden Zügen, Bussen, Reisebussen, Straßenbahnen und Wasserfahrzeugen auf der ganzen Welt installiert und dient täglich Millionen von Passagieren. Die innovativen Router von Icomera können mehrere ressourcenintensive virtuelle Anwendungen hosten und ausführen. Sie bieten eine einfache, leistungsfähige und wirtschaftliche Lösung mit nur einer Box. Anwendungen wie Passagier-WLAN, Infotainment und Echtzeit-CCTV-Streaming können gleichzeitig unterstützt werden. Betreiber können Video- oder Medieninhalte an Bord zwischenspeichern, wodurch die Notwendigkeit von Medienservern und CCTV-Rekordern entfällt. Das Unternehmen, heute eine hundertprozentige Tochtergesellschaft von ENGIE Ineo, ist weiterhin führend in einem sich ständig verändernden und schnell wachsenden Markt.
Passenger information and digital signage software for transport
The DENEVA Passenger Information System evolves into a comprehensive communication system, designed not only for travellers’ needs, but also as a potential customer service system in areas around railway stations or airports. ICON Multimedia incorporates its intelligent technology in digital signage to attract passengers’ attention more effectively. The DENEVA Digital Signage control system solution for transport includes wayfinding systems, target group measurement that allows targeted advertising campaigns and the traveller’s experience measurement based on their emotions. DENEVA software also enables the use of these systems by third-party companies, reducing the costs of public infrastructures. A service desk is available, a personalised multilingual service 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.
New fire penetration seals for cable entry systems
icotek is now offering cable entry systems combined with fire penetration seals for the railroad industry. The intumescent (foaming) IFPS fire penetration seals are based on expandable graphite and significantly increase their volume at high temperatures. The result is a barrier that prevents the penetration of flames as well as heat transfer from one room to another. The IFPS seals are mounted on the back side of the cable entry frame. The icotek cable entry components with mounted fire penetration seals IPFS are certified with fire barrier classifications E45 and EI30 when mounted on 18 mm fire protection panels, E30 when mounted on 3 mm sheet steel plates (acc. to EN 45545-3 and EN 1363-1).
OpenPowerNet – New Engine Energy Storage simulation model
OpenPowerNet is a traction power supply (TPS) system and vehicle propulsion simulation software. The tool is suitable for all common AC and DC TPS systems taking into account the entire TPS structure as well as the vehicles’ propulsion systems. Various post-processing tools allow multiplex and professional data analyses and presentation. OpenPowerNet is used as an energy prognosis and analysis tool as well as for the design, rating, and optimization of traction power equipment. The accuracy of the simulation results was verified by field measurements. The newly developed Engine Energy Storage Model allows to investigate different charging scenarios like opportunity charging, OHL-charging, or depot charging for e.g. LRT and bus systems.
Test automation to optimize assembly and maintenance
IGH Automation GmbH presents assembly test benches with residual system simulation for assembly and maintenance. The test stands are used to test the function and error situation of assemblies. The universal testing system can adapt to different testing tasks and measured variables. In addition, accompanying documents and checklists can be processed and documented digitally. The unit under test is only released when it is free of defects. This significantly reduces the processing time for function tests and documentation. The IGH test bench simulates all signals relevant for the assembly, both for new and repaired assemblies. Whether wagon or whole train, whether compressed air frames or wheelsets - IGH Automation offers more than testing technology.
Hard-wearing iglidur® RW370 polymer material for railway technology
In the area of transportation, it is essential that mechanical components are stable, strong and reliable and have a long service life. In applications with a high number of cycles where weather conditions fluctuate, maintenance-free continuous operation is especially important. With the use of wear-resistant tribo-polymers from igus®, it is not only possible to do without external lubrication; valuable resources can also be saved due to optimised sliding pairs with high degrees of efficiency. iglidur® RW370 is a new bearing material which conforms to the European standard for rail vehicles and can be used in door guides and hinges, swivel joints, entry steps, seat and table adjusting mechanisms, to name just a few applications. The material features a high degree of resistance to diverse media and outstanding wear resistance.
The right product for every application
The ILME E-Xtreme series of heavy duty enclosures guarantees a resistance of 3,000 hours, according to EN: ISO 9227 Ed. 2.0 and ASTM B117-16. These values are also achieved after extreme mechanical influence, such as IEC 60068-2-68 (sandblast test) and ISO 20567-1 (stone impact test). The E-Xtreme enclosure series covers ratings IP66 / IP67 / IP68 / IP69 according to EN 60529. Various locking lever systems are available, such as the V-Type lever (all-stainless steel lever with high vertical locking force), the C-Type classic lever or the IP68 series with internal seal. The enclosures are highly resistant to permanent UV radiation and various chemical substances.
Indra transforms and builds the mobility of the future
Indra leads transport digitization through its strong commitment to innovation. As part of the highest governing body of Shift2Rail, it contributes its technological and digital capabilities and experience in railways and many other industries. Particularly noteworthy is its role in the IP4 programme, with projects like Connective, which position the company as a European benchmark in interoperability technologies applied to transport at a pan-European level. It is also involved in IP2, for the development of advanced traffic management systems, and in IP5, in the search for a more efficient, sustainable and competitive goods transportation. Indra is also positioned as a leader in new smart and reliable IoT technologies, barely exploited until now in the railway sector due to the high demand for safety, but with a high growth potential.
New compact brake testing unit BPG Gz 3 „Compact“
To meet the requirements of a lite and more cost-effective brake testing unit IP RailEquipment debut the new brake testing unit BPG Gz 3 „Compact“. It is based on the approved brake testing technology and is featured by a new compact housing with a depth of 100 mm and minor requirements for the fundament. New requirements from DB Systemtechnik and DB Netz result in an optimized brake testing. The unit will be installed stationary between the tracks on a foundation and can perform the brake testing or pressure maintenance at cargo trains. The targeted adaptation at the new requirements and application fields results in a significant reduction of investment costs.
Comprehensive solutions to support the operation of e-buses
With its extensive range of integrated products that cover the full scope of operational processes, INIT is the ideal partner to guide PT operators through to a well-planned and successful launch of electromobility in your operations. INIT will present its latest, comprehensive solutions to support the operation of e-buses at InnoTrans: The MOBILE-PLAN planning system can be used to calculate the effects of changes in the electric bus fleet on costs and personnel requirements through various services simulations. The MOBILE-ITCS (intermodal transport control system) can display information such as the current charge level and the remaining range of each vehicle. The MOBILEopti² optimisation tool accommodates the different requirements of e-buses when compiling blocks. The MOBILEcharge charge management tool makes it easy to control parallel and automated charging processes in the depot.
D-Sub diagnostic plug and top hat rail adaptors
Inotec electronics, specializing in EMC-compliant connector solutions and offering the largest range of full-metal D-Sub connectors worldwide will present the world’s first HD15 diagnostic plug for free assembly, based on flex-rigid PCB technology. This 1:1 diagnostic plug has been designed for 15-way HD interconnections and may serve as an intermediate plug to integrate diagnostic tools on device controls in automation systems. The conductors of the diagnostic cable can be soldered directly to the flex-rigid PCB, developed in cooperation with Würth Elektronik. Further highlights: Inotec D-Sub M11-series adaptor hoods as an approved base for EMC-compliant special assemblies. The updated hood design provides improved compatibility with various Inotec features like the original Inotec coding system, slide-locks or an integrated snap arm for top-hat rail mounting.
Inotec electronics GmbH
Germany - Lauffen a. N.
Hall 12, Booth 201The compact DGA09M11 with top-hat rail adaptor allows high packing densities e. g. in switching cabinets or controllers.
Contact: Martin Danielczick
Phone: +49 7133 980012
Maximum protection while using standard accessories
With the InterProtect®, Intermas-Elcom has launched a new subrack which is entirely in accordance to the 19-inch standards and offers maximum protection while using standard accessories.
The ingenious and unique construction and sealing concept allows protection up to class IP66 strictly complying with all 19-inch system dimensions. An optimal EMV/ESD-protection is achieved by using a special conductive silicone sealing. Therefore, the InterProtect® is well suited for use in tropical as well as desert regions within a temperature range from -55 to +160 °C.
The robust construction guarantees shock and vibration resistance in accordance to the relevant railway standards up to 20 g / 200 m/s2.
The standard subrack with an overall depth of 295,4 mm is designed for PCB depths of 160, 220 and 240 mm. Besides the typical 19-inch width (84 HP), special widths can be produced easily.
inxire Digital Maintenance: The digital maintenance management platform
By using inxire Digital Maintenance, new standards will be set for maintenance management. From the development of regulations to predictive maintenance, the highly specialized software fully adapts to any organization’s needs. inxire Digital Maintenance reduces maintenance costs and repair time, extends the life cycle of vehicles and equipment, and provides maximum operating reliability. Automated dynamic workflows accelerate maintenance processes and substantially increase an organization’s performance. Thus, the platform enables complex maintenance requirements to be met, resulting in significant optimization of economic potential.
IRMA 6 makes it easy
Even simpler, more intuitive and flexible: IRMA 6, the new generation of iris sensors for automatic passenger counting, will make its debut from September 18 to 21 at InnoTrans in Berlin, the original birthplace of iris GmbH. To allow more flexible mounting positions and heights, the counting sensor was fitted with an advanced technical feature in lighting technology. The implementation of the ITxPT sensor communication achieves maximum standardization. IRMA 6 = Plug & Play. Apart from technological advances, the company iris is committed to new and improved product design. Cleverly devised details save time and thus cost on installation. A user-friendly web interface allows direct access to the system using a browser. In the development of the sixth generation of IRMA sensors, iris not only intends to expand the options of the technology, but also aims to create an intuitive product which shortens and facilitates all work steps on all levels of use.
New electronically controlled seat for train drivers
ISRI and SKA seating specialists are working together on new generation of train driver seats, which has been optimally tailored to the wishes of rail vehicle operators. The developers based their orientation on the "Driver Seat Policy Document" of the GDL professional trade union. Particularly noteworthy is the partially electronic operation of seat adjustment functions as well as the ergonomics of seat and backrest cushions, which have been designed in accordance with the ergonomic aspects specified in the ISO TSI LOC & PAS. An integrated compressor allows the seat 7560KA/885 NTS2 to be used in rail-mounted vehicles that do not have their own compressed air supply.
Customised wash systems for all rolling stocks
ISTOBAL, a multinational group leader in wash and care solutions for all transport vehicles, will present customised wash systems for all rolling stocks at InnoTrans 2018. Through its ISTOBAL FDI+ railway division, the Spanish group will show the latest developments in customised wash systems for trains, trams and metros, ensuring an efficient and top-quality wash with minimum maintenance and impact on the environment. Rolling stock wash equipment by ISTOBAL FDI+ stands out for its ability to adapt to customer needs thanks to a thorough developing process, from the first sketch to the final set-up. This adaptability enables to install the equipment on new washing stations, but also to fit it in existing facilities.
Streamlined software for mobile ticketing
IVU is to display the new ticket.app for mobile ticketing at InnoTrans 2018, which is developed in cooperation with the London-based technology start-up UrbanThings. The streamlined software comes complete with a connection search tool and generates VDV-KA-compliant barcode tickets for bus and rail travel. Users can easily log in via their existing Facebook or Google accounts and store their payment method directly in the app for fast ticket purchasing. The app will communicate with Bluetooth beacons to track journeys and manage fare collection. This way, the system facilitates an easy and low-cost ‘Be-in/Be-Out’ solution, which means that passengers can board vehicles while keeping their phones in their pockets. When used with the settlement software IVU.fare, extensive evaluation functions are available to transport operators.
Low-jitter multi-channel hall-effect speed sensors with galvanic insulation
The multi-channel hall-effect speed sensor is available for 3-channel and 4-channel railway applications. The multi-channel speed sensor family (DSD 25) comprises of two galvanic separated circuits, each having up to two phase shifted square wave signals proportional to the rotary speed. They have three or four independent sensing elements consisting of magnetic biased differential hall-effect semiconductors with static behaviour (frequency down to 0 Hz). This lowers jitter and static characteristics that are extremely important for modern propulsion control systems. The versatility of these sensors means one can create different combinations for applications such as propulsion control, wheel slip protection (WSP) and signalling (ATP, ATC, TPWS, ECTS, CBTC). This can be a cost effective solution as applications can be combined for retrofit and upgrade cases.
Digital, rail certified accelerometer for train control
The DXA-100/200 is a rail certified, digital accelerometer that is typically embedded within passenger rail cars to relay acceleration data to the train’s controls. This is the primary source to the train’s automatic control system (i.e. CBTC – Computer Based Train Control). The sensor can be used for train automatic acceleration/deceleration control, track maintenance and rail to rail elevation determination as well as train performance testing applications. The DXA is CENELEC/AREMA certified, validating that it will perform up to or exceed all expectations within rail transportation applications. It includes a resolution to 8 µg with a measuring range from ±0.25 to ±2 g, in one or two axes, and RS485 or RS422 digital output options.
New turnouts for center guided vehicles
In the last decade, urban transport vehicles have been introduced in Europe with hybrid characteristics between a tram and a bus. The system consists of vehicles with pneumatic wheels guided through a central rail, and a metallic wheel system that clamps it. These central guidance systems need track devices, such as turnouts and diamond crossings. JEZ has developed turnouts and diamond crossings for this type of transport systems, integrating in them a switching engine, position detection and heating. The solution developed by JEZ consists of a rotary panel with main and branch rails, preferably made of Mn steel, Cam mechanisms at the entrance and exit of switches, with integrated locking system of the end positions and integration of the switching unit, locking and detection of the electrohydraulic engine UNISTAR HR inside the turnout or the diamond crossing.
Rubber-metal components with new fire protection system
Rubber-metal mounts are widely used in railway applications, especially in the bogie. Regarding fire protection, strict regulations apply here. The world premiered solution provides fire protection of the rubber body through heat shielding. The type of protection has no adverse effect on the mechanical properties of the components, it can be used with all rubber compounds. The shielding principle of Jörn is based on materials that expand in heat and so multiply their volume. Existing free spaces, such as free spring travel closed and the component encased thereby, mechanical properties are largely retained. Compared to other solutions there is no mechanical restriction of the rubber components; existing systems can also be retrofitted.
Proven JUMO measurement technology points the way ahead
JUMO meets the stringent requirements governing rail vehicles with an extensive portfolio of sensors and measurement transducers. For example, the thermostats used for climate monitoring are certified to DIN EN 50155, DIN EN 50121 and DIN EN 45545 and have a very long service life of about ten years (in normal operation). The various resistance thermometer models are also designed to withstand the harsh environmental conditions including in wheelset transmissions or axle bearings and can operate in temperature ranges from -50 to +260 °C. For pressure and level monitoring applications, JUMO also offers transmitters for monitoring the pressure in brake circuits or levels in wastewater tanks, for example. Here, measurements cover ranges from 0 to 40 mbar and from 0 to 16 bar differential pressure.
FRMCS: The next generation railway communication system
Focusing on mission-critical networks ever since, Kapsch’s railway portfolio provides the critical mix of scalability and high reliability which operators need. With more than 83,000 km of radio access technology and Release (R) 4 based core networks in 20+ countries, Kapsch solutions are trusted by railway operators around the world. At InnoTrans, Kapsch presents a live demo of its driver’s cabin. The next-generation railway communication system is based on Kapsch’s end-to-end Mission-Critical PushToTalk (MCPTT) solution. The demo shows how this solution allows a seamless migration and paves the way to the next-gen, by connecting Global System for Mobile Communications-Railways (GSM-R) and the Future Railway Mobile Communication System (FRMCS).
RFID rides the rail
The nationwide network of Kathrein UHF readers lays the foundation for cost savings as well as optimisation for logistics and maintenance. One of the main objectives of the system is to specifically track international freight wagons from the moment they cross the border in real time. In order to create a centralised pool for all data including the time stamp, ID and status, the RFID readers were intelligently linked to the backend – either wirelessly via WLAN bridges or using LAN cables. Data can be generated, analysed, filtered and cached in real time in the event of a network failure. Using the intelligent Kathrein RFID software, planning and process safety decisions can now be made more quickly and reliably. This significantly increases efficiency and optimal logistics planning along the entire value creation chain.
Two world premieres for more enhanced passenger comfort
IFE, the global market leader for rail vehicle entrance systems, is presenting two world firsts: A sliding door sealing system with improved acoustic insulation that enhances passenger comfort. Conventional seals only seal the doors’ front and rear edges. The new IFE sealing system has integrated a lifting mechanism into the standard closing operation. This raises the door leaf shortly before locking so that the top and bottom edges are sealed. Additional benefit in summer and in winter: It reduces the amount of hot or cold air forced into the vehicle by the headwind. At InnoTrans, IFE will be showcasing the sealing system as part of the S4 entrance system display. The other world premiere being presented by IFE is its new finger protection rubber that detects people or objects caught in the doors during boarding or alighting. When the system is triggered, it interrupts the start-up sequence, preventing the vehicle from setting off and thus improving passenger safety.
Knorr-Bremse GmbH Division IFE Automatic Door Systems
Austria - Kematen/Ybbs
Hall 1.2, Booth 106
Contact: Natalie Palmetshofer
Phone: +43 664 8577743
PowerBriX: highly efficient, compact auxiliary power converters based on SiC
Knorr-Bremse PowerTech is presenting its new generation of auxiliary power converters “PowerBriX”. These feature state-of-the-art silicon carbide (SiC) power semiconductors that enable higher switching frequencies and a significant reduction in weight and volume. Power density increases up to 50% compared with previous converter generations. PowerTech has deployed this technology for the first time in the 55 kVA power class, ideal for use in light rail vehicles and metros. The basis of the new product family is a modular system of type-tested modules, which can be flexibly and scalably combined. As a result, the customer benefits from significantly reduced application efforts. The combination of effective standardization, modular and highly compact design also increases the overall system efficiency and contributes to sustainable resource use over the whole life-cycle.
EP2002 3.0 distributed brake control
Relying on the overwhelming field experience of more than 25,000 rail vehicles equipped with EP2002, the successor EP2002 3.0 will be brought into the market at InnoTrans 2018. Knorr-Bremse extends the top-selling Metro Brake Control System with innovative features and the usage in multiple unit trains. EP2002 3.0 is based on the well proven principles and architecture as its predecessor and its construction is just as compact, light and robust. The Electronically Controlled Emergency Brake and the Deceleration Control are innovations that are available for the first time with EP2002 3.0. They enable the usage of the electro-dynamic wear-free brake also in case of emergency braking. In addition, the optimized wheel slide protection MGS3 coping with very low traction situations is available for the first time for metros and multiple unit trains. Further improvements are created by the integration of the indirect brake, an extended low temperature range and the optimized train-wide braking performance.
ecoMOTO EV charging stations
The ecoMOTO is a device for charging electric cars and e-bikes. The device is ergonomically designed with high resistance to bad weather and vandalism. This device is simple and intuitive to use, equipped with a 7" touchscreen, by which the owner of the electric vehicle chooses the charging position and the amount of electricity. Payment for electricity is made using a contactless bank card or MiFare reader. The charging session and the printout of the payment confirmation are made after the charge has been accepted and credited to the account of the energy provider. Unused payment for energy from a particular charging session may be used for charging at a later date. The ecoMOTO charging station is equipped with standard type 2 three-phase jacks (2 x 22 kW AC). Wall mounting is also available.
KORA predictive maintenance made easy
Track switches are the most critical part of the rail infrastructure and, until now, the hardest to monitor. Frequent manual inspections and premature replacement of healthy assets lead to higher maintenance costs, while unforeseen downtimes disrupt train operations. KORA by KONUX is an end-to-end solution which uses intelligent IoT sensors to monitor the condition of assets and identify and evaluate anomalies in the data using artificial intelligence. KORA recognizes possible failures in time and enables the corresponding scheduling of maintenance measures. This solution by KONUX makes predictive maintenance easy, reduces costs, prolongs the life of the assets and improves the availability of its customers' networks.
Inspection system for internal and surface rail defects
Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing (PAUT) inspection system is used to quantitatively determine the position, scope and direction of propagation of an inner rail defect. For a more accurate determination of the scope of the error, the rail is irradiated by phased array search units, each with different angles. The previous problems with defect detection in the dead zone are also now a thing of the past. The phased array ultrasonic testing also extends the life of the wedge. The Eddy Current Testing (ECT) inspection system is a multi-channel plus point sensor which is less sensitive to noise and lift-off. By applying an algorithm to determine the depth, width and length of the defect, surface errors on the rail head can be detected with greater accuracy. This inspection system gives the operator an optimal defect detection solution so that he can easily evaluate the condition of the rails.
Railroad station intelligent safety management automation system
This technology is the safety management automation system designed to recognize and spread the various situations occurring at railroad stations in real time. The CCTV image analysis and 3D calibration technology can detect passengers' falls from platforms, escalator accidents and fires. In addition, the deep-learning and real-time tracking technology can detect drunk passengers and prevent their accidents. The accidents, detected by the image recognition, are displayed in real-time accident images and in 3D map location, through the monitoring system. The technology enables the station employees' smart device app. to speedily receive and confirm the accident information from the site.
Sub ballast mat: Soft spring is a constant in vibration isolation
At InnoTrans 2018, KRAIBURG Purasys GmbH & Co. KG will present the newly developed sub ballast mat SBM PN 22-0.02 (25 mm incl. fleece lamination) made of closed-cell material with low dynamic stiffness. The dynamic bedding modulus is only slightly higher than the static bedding modulus of 0.02 N/mm³. It is fully tested according to DIN 45673-5 and further reduces vibration and shock emissions. The sub ballast mat is supplied with the new SBM hook-and-loop-system which further simplifies laying and bonding of two mats. It can be used for underground, tram and mainline railways with axle loads up to 16 t and speeds up to 120 km/h.
Working platforms for trains, as individual as each customer
When the project managers of Bodensee Railway asked for a stationary roof working platform for trains, it was clear an individual solution was required. No problem for the access technology experts from KRAUSE. Once the requirements had been defined, they designed an electrically adjustable roof working platform on both sides, which can be driven directly up to the train, thus reducing service life. Both electronic ramming protection on the train side and interrogation sensors were integrated. They measure whether the train is in the right place and whether the security door is closed. The train driver always receives the current status of the train via light signals. Maintenance and repairs can thus always be carried out safely and efficiently.
SlimTick – new cashless mini ticket machine
krauth technology presents a product innovation - the first cashless mini ticketing machine. A product solution that was not available on the market before. The new development can be used as a ticket vending machine, mobility station or information terminal. SlimTick can easily be integrated into any environment and can therefore be installed in buses and trams as well as in stationary areas at bus stops and mobility stations. The device has a practical large screen, with simple payment option and printable tickets to be used for checking, as a receipt or for identification. The solution supports contactless payment via EC or credit card. Thanks to a "click2go" system and an additional cover, the device is also extremely service-friendly.
New cylindrical roller bearing cage design for high performance railway gearboxes
Kugel- und Rollenlagerwerk Leipzig GmbH (KRW) presents the new MPEA cage design for cylindrical roller bearings at InnoTrans this year. The design was tested for its potential using a design-accompanying finite element analysis and a practical test at the TU Bergakademie Freiberg. All results clearly show the increased performance. Many European gear manufacturers already trust the MPEA design and equip their products with KRW cylindrical roller bearings.
Inspection vehicle MIV 1-25 for all monorail systems
The Maintenance Inspection Vehicle MIV 1-25 developed by L&S is primarily designed for track inspection and maintenance of monorail systems. The 24-ton specialized machine is equipped with a GPS-guided video recording unit to detect possible damage to the track with the utmost precision. The fully air-conditioned operator's cabin offers a 4-person team of experts a safe and comfortable working environment even under the most extreme operating conditions. The specialized machine is additionally equipped with height-adjustable working platforms on both sides of the vehicle, an up to 8 m telescopic passenger basket for signal or station maintenance and an installed auxiliary crane. These extra features make the MIV 1-25 vehicle an indispensable rolling tool for efficient track maintenance. Furthermore, the specialized machine is provided with appropriate couplings and sufficient tractive force for salvaging defective vehicles.
Hybrid Polymer Sleepers for city and industry
KLP® Hybrid Polymer Sleepers offer beneficial damping properties as well as optimum stiffness that mean improvements in track during its long expected lifetime of 50 years. The German Federal Railway Authority (EBA) has already approved the use of different types for operational testing. All specially engineered for their own application, and are also attractive for use in the city or industry. Additional advantages over conventional concrete and wooden sleepers are noise & vibration reduction, low lifecycle costs and weight reduction. They have high chemical resistance to moisture, acids and salts, compensate for the reduction in elasticity of the ballast in case of ballast contamination, will not break in case of derailment and have high lateral resistance making them ideal for sharp curves. In addition, the use of KLP® Hybrid Polymer Sleepers will result in a lower maintenance frequency.
Leather-like look combined with excellent cleaning properties
Lantal's new, innovative TEC-Leather not only has a noble and leather-like look, but also offers many advantages over conventional leather and artificial leather products and thus meets several customer needs at once. The unique cleaning properties of the material are particularly remarkable. The surface of TEC-Leather is highly dirt-repellent, which reduces the cleaning effort. Ballpoint marks and dirt residues can be easily wiped off with a moist cloth. The supple material has already been used by several railway companies and retained its excellent appearance even after months of use. TEC-Leather does not cause skin irritation, has very good thermal properties and is resistant to fungal attack. In addition, the high elasticity of the material makes it easy to assemble, even with complex seat shapes. The Lantal product does not require an additional fireblocker, which leads to cost savings.
Cable processing equipment
Laselec’s EasyWiring interactive harness assembly boards bring modernization to electrical harness building through the use of software that guides the operator through the entire process. Benefits are readily realized and include increased productivity, reduction in training time and traceability. It even reduces the risk of an error and trims the time spent on prototyping. The company is pleased to launch a new version of the automatic marking and cutting production line at InnoTrans. With RapidShare Wire by Wire, a label with all the necessary information can be affixed at both extremities of the cables. While marking a cable, this system can handle other tasks simultaneously: cable taping and grouping, bundle labeling, bin loading, and bin divider insertion.
Digital switch measuring technology: Installation service without any disruption
With a new innovation service, LAT Fernmelde-Montagen und Tiefbau GmbH is supporting tech start-ups with test installations, both in the roll-out phase and with subsequent maintenance. The Berlin-based, family-owned company with 50 years of experience in the transport business bridges the gap between a love of tradition and euphoria about progress. Its technicians are specialized in installing industrial IoT solutions, digital measuring technology and intelligent sensors in the track bed. This work is performed without any disruption to service. Currently, sensor technology is being installed for KONUX. Foremen use digital clipboards, while site managers document the installation work in real time.
Punctual, safe departure thanks to efficient passenger distribution
LAT Funkanlagen-Service plans and installs fullness level indicators for buses, trains and trams. From passenger counting (or video analysis) to monitors, the company offers systems with which passengers can be guided to seats. For example, passengers on the lower deck of a bus can see on a monitor how many seats are available on the upper deck. An additional video image lets them know if it is worth the effort to go up. Passengers are motivated to spread themselves out and to avoid crowding in the lower deck, particularly in the entrance area. As a result, buses can be loaded efficiently, passengers are distributed more quickly and departure delays are avoided. In addition, passenger safety is increased (through seat distribution).
New light in public transport
Lighting in trains should be sustainable, efficient and maintenance-free, and it must also be able to handle heavy loads. LCC (Laser Crystal Ceramics) produces special illuminants - with over 50% more efficiency compared to previous FL lighting systems. The requirements for railway lamps are great. Amongst others, LCC has produced for the largest private railway company in Switzerland special lighting in special dimensions and types. The existing light sources as well as the control of the interior lighting remained unchanged. The new chip generation thus solves some specific difficulties of the railway industry – efficient, environmentally friendly and no-holds-barred. LCC has its origins in Switzerland and South Korea. It differs fundamentally from LED through the organic coating and saves resources and CO2.
Intelligent LED based railway signal system
LedOnRail signal was developed for the SIL4-environments. It combines efficient LEDs, specialized optics, sensors and software to monitor and control light flux, ensuring constant luminosity and color in all conditions and environments. Benefits are achieved by using a high density centered light source with only two high-power-LEDs in five colors (red, yellow, green, blue and white) according to standards. The signal integrates with relay and microprocessor telematics systems, allowing also one-for-one replacement of conventional lamps with one or two filaments, imitating bulb and shut-off. Adjustable software parameters can meet all national safety requirements, modular enclosures and optics can fit all lighting and mechanical infrastructures.
Finland - Helsinki
Hall 15.1, Booth 109
Contact: Vassili Goutsoul
Phone: +358 40 5526040
More compact voltage measurement
DVC 1000-P measures a nominal voltage of 1,000 VRMS with insulation. DVC 1000-P is really compact, measuring only 37 x 43 x 23.5 mm & can be mounted on a printed board for a total volume of only 37.4 cm3 offering significant space savings. LEM developed the DVC 1000-P to be fully compliant with the International Railway Industry Standards (IRIS), providing engineers in the railway industry, who are working with both rolling stock and sub-stations, with a versatile new transducer. It delivers a great overall accuracy, of +/- 1% at +25 °C with a high stability in temperature leading an overall accuracy of +/- 1.5% from -40 °C to +85 °C as operating temperature range. The model weighs only 22 g, more than 60% lighter than transducers already in the market for similar voltage range. It also exhibits a fast response time of 10 µs at 90% of nominal voltage.
Fail-safe remote power controller
Leroy Automation presents its EN 50155-compliant hardware platform for on-board train control systems. The IP-based product incorporates multiple high-power output channels featuring: real-time current monitoring, user-programmable breaker tripping curves, PWM capability and ON/OFF current curve recording. It is highly reliable and designed to meet SIL2 safety level requirements. The module includes cybersecurity elements such as HTTPS and advanced hardware encryption. Applications are UIC 559-compliant remote monitoring for operators’ maintenance activities; sequencing/monitoring of power-up/shutdown of electrical subsystems; multi-channel digital circuit breakers to optimize electrical cabinets; lighting subsystem control unit; DC motor control (H-bridge).
Rail track Analyzer: Software application for 3D data analysis of the railway environment
Rail track Analyzer is a specific software tool of the “Loccioni Railway Suite” that allows to represent, analyse and process railway environment data in form of cloud points and images, collected by the Felix® robot or other instruments. The measurement systems of the Felix® robot acquire the data in compliance to specific safety and metrological requirements. The raw-data generated by these instruments can be processed by Rail track Analyzer to obtain the digital twin of the infrastructure and then, each scanned object can be visualized, recognized as a specific asset and hence measured thanks to dedicated mathematical algorithms and features similar to those used by the Computer Aided Design.
Robust lifting technology
At InnoTrans 2018, Lock Antriebstechnik GmbH will exhibit system solutions for elevating and working platforms – also with personnel transport, e.g. for train maintenance. All based on Lock’s modular product system, ranging from manually operated rack winches and rack gear units to extremely robust electrical rack winches and drives. Lock drives provide sufficient power-reserve in dynamic and static mode. These products make a light handling at rough environmental conditions, e.g. extreme temperatures and high humidity. Years of expertise and smart control technology enable Lock the construction of application-specific systems from these modules, capable of vertical, horizontal, tilting and rotating movements.
i-Cristal: The autonomous, electric and accessible shuttle
i-Cristal is a new autonomous public transport shuttle for the «last mile » mobility. This quiet and 100% electric vehicle has a zero CO2 and GHG emissions. It benefits from the industrial approach of Lohr in public transport and the experience of Transdev as a mobility services operator for a new means of transport. The capacity of the vehicle is for 16 passengers and the full charging time of the battery is 90 minutes (50% in 30 minutes). The vehicle operates in complex urban environments such as cross-roads or roundabouts and can avoid obstacles with a maximum speed of 50 km/h (70 km/h in the near future). The security module guarantees that the vehicle will stop if necessary. Its communication module assures a constant connection between the vehicle and Transdev Supervision.
All-in-one threshold switch for rail applications
Lütze Transportation presents LCON Rail Infinity which has two programmed threshold switches including converters for highly precise analogue and temperature signals. The new switches follow the “all-in-one” principle of state-of-the-art equipment in the rail sector: Lütze is the first company ever to supply combination units that integrate two potential-free threshold switches DC 110 V/1.5 A as well as a very precise analogue output in one casing. LCON offers important benefits: in addition to space savings in the control cabinet and the fact that much less wiring work is required, only one product type needs to be kept on stock in production. Lütze threshold switches each have a wide range power supply of DC 24 V to 110 V for worldwide use.
Bolting systems for assembly and maintenance
For a long time M-PT has been addressing the bolt maintenance. As world premiere M-PT introduces its electric torque wrench series MED. With the development of a highly sensitive Bolt Check Function, this tool is suitable for bolt maintenance. Bolted connections can be tested without turning the bolt further. In addition the MED can be equipped with a data logging software, which collects all bolting data to be read out on the PC. As authorized distributor of the Canadian manufacturer RAD Torque Systems, M-PT supplies the whole of Germany with bolting systems of high quality. The probably best known torque wrench is the E-RAD BLU. Repair, maintenance and calibration are naturally included in the service and are supplemented by the rental service.
Smart air filter monitoring with Senzit
Senzit enables the condition of air filters in cars and machines to be monitored anytime, anywhere. MANN+HUMMEL offers a smart device which displays an overview of all service-related facts, such as soiling status or remaining service life of the air filter, machine operating hours or the location of the machine. Senzit is rugged and sturdy and was developed for use in harsh environments. Practical and simple, the unit helps to ensure efficient filter maintenance, reduces machinery downtimes with realtime filter status, and the Senzit app (iOS and Android).Senzit ensures air filter service life can be exploited to the full
Integrated mobile and wayside video surveillance
March Networks provides rail, bus and paratransit operators with integrated mobile and wayside video surveillance systems managed with enterprise management software. The intelligent solution allows operators to enhance security, respond quickly and resolve liability claims faster using clear video evidence and integrated data from Train Control and Management, Passenger Information and CAD/AVL systems, GPS and other devices. The solution supports rapid search, centralized video management and cellular real-time communication. March Networks offers the industry’s most reliable video recorders with EN50155 compliance and support for IP and hybrid video capture, as well as ruggedized cameras purpose-built for demanding mobile applications.
Extremely light, battery operated hand-held marking unit FlyMarker® mini
For durable and forgery-proof marking of industrial parts, MARKATOR® presents the newest model of the battery operated hand-held marking device – the FlyMarker® mini. It convinces with its light weight of 2,4 kg (incl. battery) and its compact design as well as its attractive price-performance ratio. The long battery life, a big marking area of 65 x 30 mm and an integrated keyboard are other important features. It is possible to mark characters, numbers and individual company logos, test symbols or Data Matrix Codes on nearly all materials – from plastics up to hardened steel. Even after subsequent processing such as coating, the marking remains visible in most cases. Marking round work pieces (radial and axial) is also possible with the FlyMarker® mini.
Gap Filler for straight or curved platforms
MASATS shows at InnoTrans for the first time the new Gap Filler, an automatically extending running board that is installed in a station’s fixed infrastructure for safe and comfortable passenger access. The Gap Filler´s main characteristics are speed, lightness and extensive coverage. The device covers considerable gaps between a train and platform up to 400 mm with a width of up to three metres. It includes state-of-the-art motor drive technologies for full extension or retraction in less than a second. Another world premiere is ThyraLink: a direct communication system between passenger train door systems and platform door closing systems that allows the implementation of an on-request immediate, delay-free open functionality for train access doors.
Ultralight hose for ventilation systems
Matzen & Timm, a brand of the Masterflex Group, presents new and proven components and systems for rail vehicles. The highlight of the fair is the lightweight hose HPL2P-SK. Originally developed for aviation, it is also used in ventilation systems for rail vehicles. The HPL2P-SK belongs to the so called "Ultra-Lightweight-Hoses", so it is an ultra-light tube. With two Hypalon layers and a non-metallic spiral, it is relatively simple in construction, but extremely powerful due to its strong material and high-quality workmanship. Like most of Matzen & Timm products, the HPL2P-SK is approved in accordance with the requirements of the current fire protection standards for the aviation and railway industries (e.g. EN 45545, JAR/FAR 25.853 (a), ABD 0031).
Receptacle combinations for driving through tunnels safely at full speed
In many ways tunnel systems are a particular technical challenge. For example, high demands are placed on receptacle combinations in railway tunnels. With trains travelling at speeds of up to 300 km/h, they are subject to extreme stresses due to several changes of pressure. Verification of sufficient strength with regard to aerodynamic effects is required for all components that are directly installed in the tunnel. MENNEKES has developed its own range of receptacle combinations that can be reliably used for the operation of electrical rescue devices as well as for lighting accident scenes. Sub-distributors for the tunnel safety lighting are also included in the solution portfolio for the rail infrastructure in railway tunnels.
Proven lightweight construction material with new application areas
Metawell® aluminium sandwich panels and lightweight components have been used worldwide for rail vehicle construction since the mid-1980s. They combine low weight with high bending strength and dimensional stability, meet the highest fire safety requirements, can be used for sound attenuation, and the corrugation channels can be used for ventilation or to integrate and protect wires. That's why Metawell® is used by almost all well-known manufacturers. The exhibitor has supplied a new floor system with integrated sound attenuation and heating function for the EC 250 of Stadler AG. Metawell® is now also used for air ducts. By using Metawell® sandwich panels it is possible to produce large elements with low weight. Thanks to the high rigidity of the panel, additional stiffeners are not necessary and at the same time the number of attachment points can be reduced.
Stationary display for stops with e-paper technology
Public transport offers passengers more and more comfort. Even at infrequently used or remote stops the passenger should be optimally informed. This includes Information in real time about departure times, delays and disruptions. Further information can be network plans and advertising. The InfoStation from MG Industrieelektronik was specially developed for these requirements. Many stops are in places where a power supply is possible only with considerable effort. In combination with a solar module, the system is independent of an external power supply. Intelligent energy management reduces power consumption. With its high resolution, the display corresponds to a paper printout and ensures very good readability even in different light conditions.
All-round advanced recording system
Mida Solutions develops software products and other equipment for professional recording of communication in rail and public transport systems. The MidaRec recorder is an all-in-one recording platform which serves as an inexpensive total solution for all railway communication. The "all-round" approach supports all relevant communication technologies involved in the transportation and technical environments. This enables the system to easily handle the requirements of Public Announcements, Dispatchers, TETRA/DMR, and GSM-R and LTE devices. Using full virtualization, it ensures scalability, reliability and modularity. The application software is completely independent of the underlying hardware. The system provides a unified view of all communications, a search and play console accessible from any device, and advanced call scenario reconstruction tools.
Additional mobility service for public transport
The moovel on-demand ridesharing platform helps transport providers to extend their networks dynamically through intelligent journey management ("routing") and the grouping of journey requests ("pooling") to flexibly adapt their services that meet customers’ needs. Using advanced algorithms, moovel on-demand enables transport providers to manage and utilize their operations more efficiently. The solution can be incorporated seamlessly into existing local transport services, making it a valuable tool in the ongoing development and expansion of any transport network. moovel acts as a partner to cities, transit authorities, and end customers.
Rail-borne work vehicles
Maschinenbau und Service GmbH offers comprehensive development, production and service expertise for tomorrow‘s vehicles and production systems. The latest products from MSG mbH – Railcar Construction Ammendorf – are rail-borne work vehicles for maintaining the Munich Underground railway network. They have been developed and manufactured by MSG specifically for this purpose. Two of these flatbed cars will be presented for the first time on the rail yard at InnoTrans 2018. Stadtwerke München ordered three flatbed railcar variants: 14 m and 21 m (extra-long) 4-axle vehicles with a loading height of 1,100 mm above rail top edge, and 10 m long, 2-axle special flat cars with a loading height of 810 mm above rail top edge. The cars are equipped with: coupling point, control/command/signalling, front and rear lights, load-dependent graduated brake, bogies with disk brakes, shunter‘s stand usable on both sides, category C-II obstacle deflector and load indicator (overloading not possible).
New DC/DC converter with 400 W
MTM Power®'s 400 W DC/DC converters, which have been proven for years, have been completely redesigned and are now available as a PCMDS400, especially for applications in railway technology. They operate according to the push-pull principle, whereby a galvanically isolated output voltage (24 V) is produced. The dimensions of the devices which are available in an aluminium case are 150 mm x 86 mm x 55 mm. They are connected via spring clamps in push-in technology. The converters need no ground load, are maintenance free and short-circuit protected by primary and secondary power limitation. Further features are Power Good, Remote Control and undervoltage protection.
Eco-friendly drives for railcars and locomotives
MTU will be unveiling its rail drive solutions for compliance with the EU Stage V emissions standard coming into force from 2021. MTU will be able to deliver Stage-V-compliant Series 1800 and 1600 PowerPacks and Series 4000 locomotive engines in time for the new requirements. The prototype of a Series 1800 Stage V PowerPack with a system combining SCR and particulate filter will be on show. A new feature of PowerPacks is their modular structure, which will help contribute to even faster delivery times and continual improvements in quality. A hybrid PowerPack version incorporating battery packs and an electric motor for rail travel with zero local emissions will also be available.
Simulation trainer with enhanced functionality
Müller Systemtechnik GmbH presents the next generation of its Simulation trainer for the training of train drivers. The separate trainer unit is new and enables instructors to influence an exercise interactively. Like the driver’s cab display, it uses a tablet PC. This means this version of the Simulation trainer, like the one before it, is suitable for use in both stationary and mobile contexts. For trainees, there is a range of scenarios to help them learn how to drive safely. During the entire exercise, instructors can concentrate on the learner and his or her actions. Furthermore, they now have the option of adjusting the level of difficulty by changing the environmental conditions or adding disruptions on the line or engine failures.
Mobile Wheel Monitoring System (WMS)
The newly developed mobile WMS offers the benefits of a fully automated WMS at an attractive price. It is designed to monitor wheel damages as polygons and flats and their evolution. The mobile WMS is quick to install and grants early detection of wheel damages, noises and vibration reduction and increased safety, condition based maintenance and cost saving from less maintenance and higher runtime of wheel sets. The mobile WMS is installed temporarily, identifies the passing vehicle, analyses the wheel tread quality, stores the results to a databank and provides reliable, fast and plain results about wheel conditions within a rail fleet, spread of wheel damages and the development of wheel damages. The large datasets collected by the mobile WMS may be used for statistical analyses on identifying root mechanism.
JetMaster process gets support with SpeedMaster
The JetMaster system from mycon GmbH has been used successfully for years to clean lamellar heat exchangers and other sensitive surfaces. Kipp Umwelttechnik GmbH, sister company of mycon, has now developed another process for cleaning even viscous grease layers: SpeedMaster. The process works just as gently as the JetMaster system. SpeedMaster can be used to clean bogies in the railway sector, the inside of tanks, but also to clean pipes, bars and profiles. The cleaning agent is completely recyclable. The release of the new process for all applications is scheduled for September 2018.
Carbofol® in railway constructions
Geosynthetics are used in railway construction predominantly in the field of earthworks. Since November 2015 there is a new guideline “Technical requirements for geosynthetics in railway constructions (DBS 918 039)”, published by DB Netz AG. Within this new DBS 918 039 several geosynthetic applications and the corresponding technical requirements are defined. Besides the conventional applications there are also new applications like groundwater protection where geosynthetics are used. Geomembranes like Carbofol® work as a sealing underneath the railway track to protect groundwater e. g. in water protection areas.
Automatic simulation of primary shim plates on the bogie test stand
Anybody who is testing bogies knows: After shim plates for the compensation of the wheel loads, proposed by the test program, have been changed, the bogie will now react differently on the test stand. The load distribution is not correct anymore and the procedure starts again. The newly developed shim plate simulation on the Nencki bogie test stands enables the wheel supports for the wheel load measuring to be increased or decreased according to the calculated value of the shim plates. In this condition, a new load measuring follows. Afterwards the adjustment is repeated again, until the load distribution is correct. The operator now receives the final value of the shim plate thickness at a display and has to change them only once. This new function offers a great time saving during the adjustment and testing of bogies.
Auto Jog for automatic train alignment
The Auto Jog is used to perform automatic train alignment when a train fails to stop within the stopping tolerance limits after entering a platform. When a train fails to stop at the precise stopping point (±0.65 m) but is located within the Jog Area (±3.125 m), the train performs the Auto Jog to obtain the automatic train alignment of the passenger doors. It is also possible to control the automatic passenger doors manually from the OCC by means of OD/CD commands even if the Auto Jog fails. As seen, Neo Trans’s proven technology and continued research development raise the level of safety and customer service.
Vakmobile: The portable track cleaning unit
NEU Railways has released the portable version of its Vacuum Cleaning Train VAKTRAK: the VAKMOBILE. It is a completely self-powered & portable vacuum cleaning unit, dedicated to railway station track bed trash collection. Thanks to its non-conductive suction wand, it improves both the quality and the speed of track bed cleaning within stations compared to traditional manual cleaning. It is compact enough to be transported between stations by the cleaning crew, using the railcars. The NEU VAKMOBILE is particularly designed for underground metro networks but can also be adapted for railway or tram networks. Daily use will not only increase safety and hygiene within stations: it will also protect the equipment and rolling stock.
TRDP integration made easy: TRDP Analyzer
TRDP integration poses major challenges for manufacturers of train components. NewTec can help: The specialist for TCN security has played a leading role in TRDP development. NewTec tools and services facilitate to develop customized TRDP solutions, implement interfaces or automatically test for standard conformity, interoperability, security and robustness. The new NTOnTrack TRDP Analyzer is the world's first network protocol analyzer for TRDP: It logs and monitors TRDP telegrams and offers extensive functions for checking, filtering, sorting, evaluation and visualization. The flexible solution already includes several test and simulation modules and can be expanded into a comprehensive test and inspection tool for TRDP compliance tests.
Measurement module for rail geometry measurement
NEXTSENSE, the technology leader in the field of optical profile measurement in rail traffic, is presenting a new measurement module for the multifunctional CALIPRI profile-measuring gauge at InnoTrans 2018. In addition to measuring trains, the Calipri "Rail Geometry" measurement module provides a portable system for checking the geometric track position in a simple manner. A patented measuring method ensures independence from process influences such as operator and rail surface. In combination with the well-known Calipri measurement modules "Rail" and "Equivalent Conicity", the user receives information about the track geometry, rail wear and the equivalent conicity values with only two measurements.
Ultra-powered search- and floodlight
NightSearcher’s latest innovation, the Pro-Star, Ultra-Powered 8000 Lumens Search and Floodlight has been thoughtfully designed for both search and rescue and scene of crime sectors. This search- and floodlight is able to stand on its end for elevated height and has an adjustable 90° tilting head and adjustable shoulder straps for hands-free use. The compact hand-held unit has up to 20 hours runtime in search mode and selectable settings of 2 beam widths. A long-distance searchlight function of a 1000-metre beam and a wide-angled floodlight are perfectly suited for crime scenes at 8000 lumens. At the touch of a button, Pro-Star easily runs through a choice of 9 sequential modes to include; Boost, Search, Flood, SOS, Strobe and Dimmable that are available in Full, Half and Low.
RailClad™: The new standard for joining multi-metal system designs
While rivets and bolts have joined metals in the transportation industry for years, the major shortcomings of these fasteners is they require holes to be drilled, need special insulators, and require regular inspection. RailClad™ is produced by an explosion welding process that creates reliable, strong welds between two dissimilar metals while retaining outstanding mechanical, corrosion, and fatigue properties of the materials. Designers of rolling stock are now using carbon steel, stainless steel and aluminum in train carriages. These metals get chosen for their unique properties of strength, density and corrosion resistance. RailClad™ is the new industry standard when it comes to joining multi-metal system designs. NobelClad has been fully qualified to EN15085-2 and EN ISO 3834-2 and RailClad™ is in commercial use today by leading manufacturers.
Predict and prevent weather related slowdowns with advanced analytics and alerts
Nokia Water Events Intelligence significantly reduces the impact of water events on rail operations in severe weather. This unique analytics application uses advanced machine learning models and a sophisticated hydrological model combined with real-time weather forecasts and geospatial and historical event data to predict the risk of water events on track segments. By understanding actual and forecast precipitation and the movement of water through local soil types, Nokia Water Events Intelligence predicts water levels and track flooding. With a rich user interface and proactive alerting system, rail operators can make informed decisions to dispatch personnel and adjust operations to avoid slowdowns and prevent derailments.
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Wireless measurement value acquisition for condition monitoring
Measuring points on moveable parts (e. g. windings of a rotor in an electric motor) cannot be accessed with wired sensors. For such requirements, NORIS developed a robust and reliable solution that is based on proven technologies and provides a sensor on a moving part with energy and transmits the measurement data wirelessly via RFID to a receiver: NORIFID. The sensor system NORIFID consists of a reader that is mounted on a fixed part and a transponder with integrated measurement element that is mounted on the moving part. This measuring element can be a fixed integral part of the transponder or, if necessary, placed outside at the measuring site and wired to the transponder. Thus, NORIFID can be easily adapted for different applications.
Superior heating performance in winter – 30% more energy efficient
The nVent rail switch heating system is a proven solution for melting snow and ice on railway switches, keeping tracks clear in winter weather. This system features self-regulating heating cables that vary power output in response to sensed changes in temperature at every point along its length. This nVent solution provides superior heating performance in the most challenging winter conditions, and is 30% more energy efficient than conventional systems. The nVent rail switch heating system features advanced heating cables from nVent RAYCHEM, secured in place by nVent ERICO rail clips, and is available in a range of configurations with performance and specifications to suit the needs of many railway applications.
With coolants and digitalization on track for success
OELCHECK presents the OELCHECK-App and the coolant analysis at the InnoTrans 2018. With the App, operators and service employees enter the sample data directly at the machine. With a QR-Code attached to the sampling point, the App recognizes the machine with the corresponding data. Only changes in the sample data, e.g. time of use of the lubricant, need to be completed in the App. Errors that have occurred so far when manually filling out the paper information form or when transferring illegible handwritten data are now things of the past. With the coolant analysis which was introduced last year, OELCHECK makes statements about the coolant condition, water quality, impurities, degradation products and additives. From the test results, OELCHECK draws conclusions about the condition of the machine and the coolant.
Variable gauge OGI axles for freight
In order to solve the problem of breaks of gauge between the different railway networks in rail freight, the consortium composed by Azvi, Tria and OGI, as well as Adif, has developed an automatic variable gauge system made up of variable gauge axles and a gauge changeover facility. The variable gauge axle approval process set forth by the Spanish ETH standard is verified and certificated by Bureau Veritas, the entity responsible for publishing the evaluation report. Currently, the OGI axles have successfully completed laboratory tests and on-track tests as well as 100,000 km in phases I and II of the in-service tests set out in the standard, and they will obtain provisional technical approval for commercial operation.
Ultrasonic single rail flaw detector
UDS2-77 ultrasonic single rail flaw detector is a mechanized trolley intended for the inspection of one rail line. The flaw detector utilizes a unique scanning scheme that allows testing the entire rail section, except for foot flanges, by pulse echo, echo-shadow and echo-image techniques. The trolley is made from light but rigid composite materials, due to which the total weight of the device is 16 kg only. Both mechanics (trolley) and electronics (software) of UDS2-77 have been developed with due account for ergonomic design, user-friendly intuitive interface, as well as severe weather conditions that may occur while working on a railway track.
Simulator enables cooperation between driver and conductor
The system can also be used to train the driver or conductor separately. Full HD monitors show live action video of the front, rear, and sides of the train, synchronised with the simulated travel speed. A realistic sound system replicates the acoustics of the train with the driving operation and conditions. All meters, lights, and indicators operate accurately. The effect of slopes and curves on train speed are simulated realistically. The status of the simulated train can be changed to reflect different scenarios from the instructor’s stand. The instructor’s stand can launch preset scenarios and events during the simulation in real-time. Simulated radio handsets and intercoms allow communication between all four parties (driver, conductor, instructors).
110 Volt LED tube for trams
ONTOPx just launched the 110 Volt LED tube for trains, trams and subways. Ecofriendly, sustainable, efficient and maintenance-free: the 110 V LED tube from ONTOPx GmbH - developed based on the high standards from our 24 Volt LED tube, this innovation is unique worldwide specialized for the usage in subways. The tubes can be used with the existing T8/G13 socket without using the current ballasts which are not needed anymore and have been eliminated in that innovation. The result: easier installation with less maintenance. With lower power consumption, it can be possible to realize an energy saving rate up to 70% with the 110 Volt LED tube. With more than 15 years of experience, ONTOPx designs, manufactures and distributes high quality and reliable LED luminaires and illuminants worldwide.
Digitalization of railroad bearings and advantages of the Data Matrix code
Following the demand of current and potential clients, EPK has introduced Data Matrix marking of railroad axle box bearings. Data Matrix allows quick access to key information about each individual bearing. Data from Matrix code is easily transferred into the client’s internal tracking system and each bearing can be traced back. It also serves as an extra counterfeit protection. Data matrix is easy to use and can be applied to any bearing upon request. EPK is always open to innovations and development opportunities and welcomes customers to work together on new projects.
Defect Reporting – Efficient Maintenance Reporting
Opinsta builds enterprise apps, empowering staff to improve operational performance. Opinsta´s Defect Reporting solution is being used by Virgin Trains, Cross Country and Bombardier UK and allows staff to resolve or report any defects on trains and stations. Integrated with SAP/Maximo, this app eliminates manual entry, saving time and money for the business. Stats: 100% increase in number of defects reported regarding trains, 74% of all staff actively use the app, 100% of users find the app “very easy” or “easy” to use.
Connecting the site with the office
Vespucci technology automatically merges all data, documents, equipment and multimedia contents as well as all linked objects relating to a linear infrastructure into a super technical Google street view environment. All personnel involved can explore it from the office and share their documents directly: everybody has a global view of the infrastructure. Study plans become interactive: the entire linear project can be viewed simply by clicking on it. Vespucci logs all information, so the evolution of the infrastructure can be traced, before/during/after situations for the respective work phases can be compared. Vespucci also runs on a Windows Pad, so new information can be added on site via a simple, intuitive, efficient interface.
Innovation and new standards in passenger and freight transport
The ÖBB group is presenting two world debuts at InnoTrans 2018. Together with Siemens, ÖBB Personenverkehr AG is presenting a battery-powered prototype for sustainable, emission-free railway operations. An ÖBB Cityjet DESIRO ML serial vehicle has also been retrofitted with a battery. The ÖBB Cityjet eco is suitable for use on non-electrified or semi-electrified routes. TransANT – Less weight – more freight – platform trucks set new standards in efficiency and flexibility. The platform truck scores high on modularity and flexibility, offering more sustainable transport.
New railway workman basket
The new PALFINGER railway workman basket BB 049 requires little space, is stowed away quickly but provides outstanding performance, stability and safety. The BB 049 can be placed directly on the roof of the carrier vehicle and is therefore ideal for use in confined spaces. The newly developed rotary drive for the levelling system and the telescopic railing enable a low transport and storage position with a total height of only 800 mm in transport position. The user-friendly levelling mechanism ensures smooth, steady movement. The very lightweight basket, made of aluminium but extremely robust due to the square aluminium tubes (max. load 600 kg), is straightforward and simple to hook up and detach. Moreover, thanks to its conformance to EN280, it guarantees maximum safety.Workman basket BB049
PAT 4.0 Cable tie system – next generation
The PAT 4.0 automatic cable tie system from Panduit is designed to maximize bundling productivity with gains of up to 25% over other automatic cable tie systems and over six times the speed of manual methods. This enhanced productivity is delivered via a light weight, ergonomic tool head capable of installing up to 84 cable ties per minute while reducing user fatigue and improving tool maneuverability. The redesign of the tool dispenser features an innovative, user-friendly, touch-screen display with an icon-based menu that supports multiple languages. This simple, easy-to-use icon navigation allows users to quickly gain familiarity with the system to address quick setup/operation, ease of routine maintenance, and rapid troubleshooting tasks resulting in increased uptime.
Coach™ II multi-band antenna
The new Coach™ II GNSS-Multiband antenna (GL9X1AX-SF) offers nine antenna ports, including multi-port 4G LTE and 802.11ac MIMO connectivity. The antenna as well offers optimized 4G LTE and Dual- Band 802.11ac WiFi coverage in a 33% lower profile housing than its first-generation version. It also features PCTEL’s proprietary high rejection GNSS technology for optimized performance and support of voice- and data networks with multiple network providers. It is ideal for mounting on vehicles with low overhead clearance, or on IIoT locations with limited installation height allowances. The IP67 conform design features (when assembled on a sealed surface) maximized protection against water and dust ingress. Proprietary filtering with High Rejection enables a multiband coverage and obtains a superior Out-Of-Band rejection for all GNSS-frequencies.
Fire protection cable glands from PFLITSCH
PFLITSCH offers a wide range of products for the railway industry: one of the highlights is the blueglobe TRI® fire protection cable gland. It sets new standards in screening attenuation. Its triangular spring makes 360° contact with the braiding shield. The cable gland blueglobe TRI® with sealing insert T80s is available in sizes M12 to M63 in brass and stainless steel. Standard metric and 15 mm long special threads are an option. The cable gland offers excellent HF-damping performance and is tested according to the latest fire protection standards EN 45545-2 and -3. The sealing material T80s meets the highest requirements of EN 45545-2 HL3 for unrestricted use in trains.
Service upgrade: photo documentation of the damage
Hose damage or wear? Regarding defects and functionality of hydraulic hoses the answer to this question can be essential – not only for preventing further damages but also for liability and warranty matters. For this reason the mobile 24/7 hydraulic service Pirtek has added the photo documentation to his service. Attached to the delivery note Pirtek supplies his clients photos of the damaged hose as well as such of the new mounted one – and thus the company improves his service with a useful feature. The company’s special software for order processing, which is called MST-Online (mobile service technician online), enables this new service add. MST-Online is applied in version 4.0 at present and therefore works on the highest level of technology.