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UPS for harsh industrial working environments

Secure the reliability of critical systems in demanding marine, rail and process industry environments



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



Wireless computers for large scale, big data WAN computing

The UC-8100 series wireless computers are specially designed for industry automation and field applications



Large commutator refurbishment

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



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



Custom OEM inclination, acceleration and vibration sensors

For a variety of industry sectors such as rail, military, aerospace and defence, automotive, agricultural machinery, access platforms and off-highway vehicles



On-board battery chargers, inverters and DC/DC converters for up to 450 locomotives

AEG Power Solutions wins Bombardier Transportation contract to equip Deutsche Bahn Locomotives



Eddy current sensors withstand 100g shock loads on trains

Sensors measure the radial and lateral displacement of bearing cages relative to the gearbox drive train



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



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



High power density levels

Enclosed in ultra-low profile 1U format packages, with 90VAC to 264VAC inputs supported, the NM0501 and NM1001 have 504W and 1008W outputs



Wheelset bearings essential to train running

NSK extends the service life of its wheelset bearings for new Intercity Express Programme trains



High voltage boost for trains

Suitable for use as an auxiliary supply, the REOLAB 420 is used for the development and testing of frequency converters for railway engineering



Investigating airborne sound and vibration behaviour

Schaeffler sets-up new acoustic testing facility to test in-vehicle drive trains, chassis and assemblies



Safety and reliability could be jeopardised by skills shortage

Standards across all manufacturing sectors could be compromised if the number of engineers specialising in non-destructive testing and condition monitoring continues to decline, warns engineering institute



3D measurement for railway bearing quality control

Using an LMI Gocator 3D smart camera, the system measures the height of various bearings used in bogies in the rail industry



PC serves as a train communicator or controller

The Box PC is equipped solely with circular and screwable connectors, a choice that guarantees easy integration – connections that are both robust and stable



Polymers have high resistance to wear and abrasion

Nylacast materials and components offer many beneficial qualities to the rail sector, including a high resistance to wear and abrasion, with a low co-efficient of friction



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