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), acts as an interface between receiver and locomotive control system, checking the signals for feasibility and consistency, and ensuring the required safety in accordance with SIL3.
Move locomotives safely with the automation system PSS 4000
PSS 4000 Rail solves complex safety and control tasks
The Bombardier mainline locomotive equipped with the radio remote control system LocControl100 from Schweizer Electronic can split or assemble freight trains without a driver. The shunter uses a hand-held terminal to move the locomotive forwards and backwards, brake and accelerate from a distance of up to 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 electronic and control technology terms.
The automation system PSS 4000-R controls and monitors the 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.
The benefits at a glance:
- SIL3-certified remote control
- Suitable for a wide range of applications in railway technology
- Solves complex safety and control tasks
- Makes the automated rail operation more flexible and productive
- Meets CENELEC approvals
- TÜV tested, cost-effective, for use as a standard
“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!”
About Schweizer Electronic
Schweizer Electronic has its headquarters in Reiden/CH. With its competency and expertise it has made a name for itself on the tracks over the years, both in Europe and further afield. With its 150 employees the company focuses on innovative solutions for safeguarding construction sites, level crossings, and radio remote control systems for freight locomotives.