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Safely move locomotives with the PSS 4000 automation system

Safely move locomotives with the PSS 4000 automation system

The railway technology specialist Schweizer Electronic AG offers innovative solutions to safeguard construction sites, level crossings, and radio remote control systems for locomotives. For the remote control of a freight train locomotive from Bombardier the automation system PSS 4000-R(ail), as an interface between receiver and locomotive control, checks the signals for feasibility and consistency, and it ensures the required safety in accordance with SIL3.

PSS 4000 rail solves complex safety and control tasks

The Bombardier line locomotive equipped with the radio remote control system LocControl100 from Schweizer Electronic can disassemble or assemble freight trains without a driver. From a manual control the shunter moves the locomotive back and forth, brakes and accelerates up to a distance of 1,000 m away. Schweizer Electronic, responsible for control system, programming, validation and documentation had to clarify, among other things, how the additional performance and safety features could be implemented best in electrotechnical and control technology terms.

The Automation system PSS 4000-R controls and monitors safety-relevant signals. If the locomotive exceeds the specified travel speed, for example, the system initiates an automatic train stop. The rail modules are robust against the electromagnetic interference, extreme temperatures and mechanical loads that typically occur in a railway environment.

PSS 4000 rail solves complex safety and control tasks

The benefits at a glance:

  • SIL3-certified radio remote control system
  • Suitable for a variety of applications in railway technology
  • Solves complex safety and control functions
  • Makes automated rail operations more flexible and productive
  • Fulfils CENELEC approvals
  • TÜV-approved, cost-effective, can be used as a standard
Safely move locomotives with the PSS 4000 automation system

“We were looking for a powerful, safe and yet easy-to-use solution to be able to implement the diverse requirements from Bombardier in an efficient and cost-effective way. We found this solution with the automation system PSS 4000-R!”

Thomas Koch, Product Manager radio systems at Schweizer Electronic
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About Schweizer Electronic

Schweizer Electronic with their headquarters in Reiden/CH has made a name for itself in recent years with competence and expertise on and along the railway in Europe and overseas. With its 150 employees the company focuses on innovative solutions for safeguarding construction sites, level crossings, and radio remote control systems for freight locomotives.

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