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Higher standard regarding fire protection in rail vehicles

Fire protection in rail vehicles remains a very important issue for the railway industry

Subracks for high shock and vibration requirements

Feature self-locking fixing screws, special rounded corners and edges and an additional top cover, locking for access protection

Avoiding track and ruin

High quality glass reinforced polyester heavy duty enclosures offer protect against impact and corrosion for electrical and electronic controls in the harsh environments found trackside

Predictive maintenance of rail traction motors

A series of studies have shown that depot-based condition monitoring of railway traction motors using underfloor wheel lathes can be implemented at a fraction of the cost of remote condition monitoring, says Dr Steve Lacey

Large commutator refurbishment

John Bird looks at the processes involved in delivering a fully refurbished commutator

Enclosures: metal is not the only choice

Chris Lloyd considers PVC, polystyrene, polycarbonate and glass-reinforced polyester as alternatives

Safe control of platform screen doors

The new Coppilot safety system that controls the opening and closing of platform screen doors

Electric shunters reduce CO2 emissions

DB Schenker Rail UK is the first rail freight operator in the country to introduce electric shunting units

Load cell for train, vehicle, and weighbridge scales

ZEMIC’s new OIML approved dual shear beam load cell added to Variohm EuroSensor range

Railtex show preview

NEC hosts 12th Railtex show in May, featuring more than 430 companies

Second all-electric bending machine for pole manufacturer

UK grab pole manufacturer installs its second Unison CNC tube bending machine

Cellular router offers broadband wireless connectivity

Rugged design for demanding environments like utilities, transportation and oil and gas

Battery pack connector meets rail industry standards

Fully compliant with rail standards including EN 50467 and EN 61373, as well as fire and smoke standard EN 45545-2

Custom enclosures help keep London Underground running

Verotec's TecServ+ Project Service used to design and manufacture bespoke enclosures to house critical equipment.

Fanless and robust micro PC for vehicles

Compact fanless system can be adapted to the requirements of various different installation locations by configuring its CPU performance

Ensuring onboard CCTV and WiFi are always available

For onboard rail applications, ensuring maximum availability of security and surveillance systems, as well as passenger Infotainment services, is critical, says Santos Muro

COTS fail-safe system for SIL4 train control and rail signalling

Artesyn Embedded Technologies has launched one of the first embedded computing systems to use commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) components to create a fail-safe computing platform. Nick Flaherty reports

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