ROBEL Strengthens Its Position in France

URMA Rail/Maintenance turn into Robel France SAS The Robel Group continues to grow – following Robel North America, Robel France has now gone operational. From 10 July 2019 the Robel Holding GmbH (formerly Deutsche Plasser Holding GmbH) hold 80 percent of the newly founded Robel France SAS in Burhaupt-le-Haut (Alsace). The former

Reliable Technology for Chinese High-Speed Trains

China is home to the largest and most extensively used network of high-speed trains in the world. Based in Beijing, the Chinese Academy of Railway Sciences (CARS) is the leading research and development institute, supporting this important industry with its specialised subsidiary, the Beijing Zongheng Electro-Mechanical Technology Development Co. Stäubli

Train Tracking Using Frauscher Axle Counters

Application Options: In DC track circuit-activated crossings, the replacement of only the island circuits with axle counters  Island circuits are the most challenging part of DC track circuit-based crossings, since they easily collect road salt and debris In this application, only the island circuit (middle track section) is replaced with two Wheel Sensors

Leading Rail Expert Marks 20 Years at Zonegreen

Sheffield-based Zonegreen is celebrating the achievements of its technical director, who has been driving up safety standards within the rail industry for the last two decades. Christian Fletcher is marking 20 years with the firm this month, during which time he has become one of the world’s leading experts in depot

Trackmobile: A Leader in Safety and Innovation

Innovation and safety aren’t Trackmobile’s only commitments—they also value quality and quality management. Trackmobile earned the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System certification, which is based on a wide array of quality management principles, like a strong customer focus, clear documentation processes, internal organization, and continual improvement. In short, this means

ROBEL. Whatever The Task.

Competent & Certified: The Service One-Stop Shop Robel service delivers support across the full range of small and large railway construction machines with the key European workshop approvals from Germany, France, the UK and Scandinavia. The performance includes training, supply of spare parts, machine fault repair, full maintenance servicing schedule, retrofit

Mechan Adds New Landmark To Liverpool Depot

Sheffield manufacturer, Mechan, is ensuring a newly renovated rail depot in Liverpool has the lifting power to keep its maintenance roads operating efficiently. The lifting and handling specialist has installed a brand-new jib crane at the main doors of the Kirkdale depot, to transfer bogies to storage tracks at the side

Socomec | The New Breed of Electrical Ecosystem

As a Top 100 supplier, integrated power manufacturer, Socomec, has been invited to take part in the annual CBRE Supply Partner Event on Thursday October 3rd 2019. The event showcases market leading products with an emphasis on delivering demonstrable value and exceptional user outcomes. Participants in the event are carefully selected

DAMM Appoints New Regional Sales Director in North America

About DAMM DAMM is a world-leading provider of scalable, flexible and user-friendly digital radio infrastructure systems to industrial, commercial and public safety customers. Built for the future of critical communications, the DAMM MultiTech Platform enables voice and data communication across technologies, including TETRA, TEDS, DMR and Analog in one single system.

PowerRail Awarded Major Contract with New Jersey Transit

PowerRail, Inc., a certified AAR M-1003 Quality Company, was recently awarded a multi-year $1.9M contract with New Jersey Transit to manufacture new Passenger Car Class F Journal Adapter Boxes. Paul Foster, President and CEO of PowerRail, stated: “This is a fabulous opportunity for PowerRail, and our bearings and journal box facility, Cooper

Schaltbau to Exhibit at the Rail Infrastructure Networking Event

About Schaltbau Schaltbau manufacture contactors, switches, connectors and train controls that are used in rail vehicles where electrical systems have to be connected, contacted and controlled reliably and repeatably in harsh operating conditions. Schaltbau products are used in many applications within the rail industry including traction and braking controls for all classes

intreXis Present Compact 500 W DC-DC Converter with Power Boost

In railway-applications, a DC/DC-converter has to frequently power various load-branches. These load branches are often individually protected with circuit breakers, to isolate them selectively in case of a fault. In case of such a fault (short-circuit), the intreXis DC/DC-converter will source enough current to trip the circuit breaker fast and

LED Bulbs – Are They Worth the Investment?

As we all know, there is no shortage of lightbulbs on and in a locomotive. With multiple applications that require a luminary, whether it be headlights on the outside, cab-lighting within, or even safety switches, the sizes and options seem to be endless. And let’s not forget the technology that

Unipart Rail: Taking Aqueous Guard Technology to China

Guangzhoh and DongGuan Metros have both invited Unipart Rail to protect their fleets external appearance with Aqueous Guard – and have been so impressed that they have now asked for their internal surfaces to be treated too. Aqueous Guard is a paint-on ceramic coating that enhances the appearance of a vehicle,

nVent SCHROFF: Modernizing Aging Equipment for Rolling Stock

Modernizing aging equipment for rolling stock presents unique challenges such as installing more electronics in on-board locations where space is at a premium. Installing a greater number of IIoT devices and interconnected electronic systems on board is a balancing act to maximize space while creating rider and operator friendly interiors. This eBook will

Unipart Rail Shortlisted for Two HR Awards

Unipart Rail has been shortlisted for two Personnel Today Awards 2019. Lucy Weaver is named in the HR Director of the Year category and Unipart Rail is up for the Graduate Scheme of the Year category. Unipart Rail Graduates As HR Director for Unipart Rail, Lucy Weaver is responsible for more than 850

Schaltbau Contactors Help Keep Nexus Trains Moving

Schaltbau are helping to keep Nexus trains moving on the Tyne and Wear Metro that serves passengers in Newcastle upon Tyne, Gateshead, South Tyneside, North Tyneside and Sunderland in Tyne and Wear by supplying CT contactors as part of an overhaul project. Tyne and Wear Metro Train © Paul Robertson under license Schaltbau

Zonegreen Begins Major Safety Upgrade for Siemens

Sheffield-based rail safety specialist, Zonegreen, is working with Siemens to overhaul the personnel protection systems installed at its UK maintenance depots. Kings Heath Traincare Facility in Northampton is the first to receive an updated version of the firm’s Depot Personnel Protection System, which was installed originally in 2006. © Zonegreen Depot Personnel Protection

ADLINK Announces New Rugged, Fanless, Real-Time Video/Graphics Analytics AIoT Platform for Railway

ADLINK, a global provider of advanced Edge Computing products, has released its latest rugged, fanless NVIDIA Quadro embedded AIoT (AI and IoT) platform, the PIS-5500, designed for real-time video/graphics analytics applications in the rail industry. ADLINK PIS-5500 AIoT platform © ADLINK Technology Inc. Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies are being adopted globally by

Phasor Achieves ISO 9001 Certification

Phasor, the leading developer of enterprise-grade electronically-steered antenna (ESA) systems for satellite-based mobile broadband applications has announced that it has achieved ISO 9001 Certification ahead of the commercial release of its products for the land mobile, maritime and aviation markets. ISO 9001 is the internationally recognised standard for a quality management

Unipart Joint Venture Wins Five-Year Contract Extension

UGL Unipart Rail Services Pty Ltd, a joint venture between Australian company UGL (a member of CIMIC Group), and Unipart has secured an approximate $900 million, five-year contract extension with Sydney Trains. Replacing the original two-year contract extension, UGL Unipart will continue the delivery of maintenance and logistics services for

Unipart Rail Engineering Director Awarded Professorship

Steve Ingleton, Unipart Rail Engineering Director, has been appointed as a visiting professor at the University of Huddersfield, within the Institute of Railway Research. Steve Ingleton, Engineering Director © Unipart Rail This achievement is in recognition of the hard work and commitment that Steve has demonstrated within the University, supporting projects and

ADLINK Launches New Embedded Graphics Products for Edge Computing Applications

ADLINK Embedded Graphics Increases Performance, Life Cycle, and ROI for Embedded Applications ADLINK Technology, a global provider of leading edge computing solutions and NVIDIA® Quadro® Embedded Partner, has introduced the latest additions to its new series of embedded graphics products for edge computing applications, the EGX-MXM-P1000 and EGX-MXM-P2000 Mobile PCI Express

Mobile Rail Welding Systems Supra Multiflex and Supra Roadflex

For mobile welding of continuous welded rails, these machines are normally integrated into an autonomously operating rail welding system. These systems are equipped with diesel-generator set, hydraulic unit, cooling unit and lifting device. Supra Multiflex Container-Based Rail Welding System Container-based rail welding systems are especially suitable for welding continuous welded rails directly

Bender UK Among Top 10 Data Center Solution Providers

Bender UK is recognized as “Top 10 Data Center Solution Providers – 2019” by CIO Applications Europe. Even the smallest service outage is not acceptable to data center operators and their customers; it can lead to major service issues and undermine confidence in the resilience of the services they provide. Tier 3

Unipart Rail – Supporting the Devolved Railway

A devolved railway needs a new way of thinking. It needs to be underpinned by a robust supply chain that is agile, delivers effective planning and sourcing and places the requirements of the digital railway at its core. Through this time of change, the supply chain needs to align itself to

ROMITAMP – New Robel Tamping Machines for the UK

Over the past 20 years the Robel ROMITAMP (formerly called the GWS 75) has proved to be an extremely effective and reliable machine in tackling localised track quality issues. The machine’s light weight and compact design allows for easy transport and delivery from a low loader, making it ideal for

Induction Welding System for Rail by Mirage Ltd

Mirage is proud to announce the arrival of its induction welding system for rail. We have developed the process and the mobile induction-welding head to be suitable – initially – for European Norms CEN 56 & 60 rail profiles. Other profiles will follow. We have been working towards Network Rail product acceptance

Mechan Transforms Turntable Design

Rail maintenance equipment specialist, Mechan, has reinvented one of its most enduring products, saving depot operators time and money during installation. Mechan’s new turntable for use in rail depots. The Sheffield-based manufacturer has launched a new turntable design, following 18 months’ research and development into ways to overcome common problems with pit

50 Years of Expertise in High Performance UPS Solutions

Our customers tell us that we are their best asset when it comes to protecting critical infrastructure and ensuring power availability with our high performance UPS solutions. The reason? Because you’re our inspiration. For more than 50 years, we have partnered with you to continuously evolve our products and services. Including modular

Zonegreen Delivers Depot Safety in Doha

Sheffield-based rail depot specialist, Zonegreen, is ensuring staff working on one of the most prominent transports projects in the Middle East are among the safest in the world. The firm has successfully installed its flagship Depot Personnel Protection System (DPPS™) at three depots on Qatar’s new Doha Metro network. Zonegreen’s innovative technology

Overwhelming Response to Bender’s RS4 at Railtex

New signal power protection systems from Bender UK were officially unveiled at Railtex 2019. The launch of new multi-tier fault detection and location systems was a huge hit with customers and visitors alike. They were all extremely impressed with the display of new Rail Signalling 4 (RS4) NR/L2/SIGELP/27725 Tier 1, 2

Camira: Made for Travelling in Style

With the ever-increasing demand on rail networks and operators striving to design trains that offer more for passengers, suppliers are being put to the test and asked to up their game in what they can provide to the rail sector. It all comes down to what defines a good train journey

Bollé Safety – a World Leader in Lens Technology

Life is normally full of compromises but not anymore with a new range of high-tech lens developments from Bollé Safety for the rail industry. For any condition, in any working environment Bollé Safety has the lens for you. BAXTER PLATINUM Bollé Safety has revolutionised eye protection with an innovation that exceeds the requirements of

Nomad Digital Secures Next Generation WiFi Services Contract in California

The Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA), an intercity passenger train system in California, has formally awarded Nomad Digital with the “Next Generation WiFi Services Contract”. CCJPA has procured, by the selection of Nomad Digital, the future installation, testing, operation, and maintenance of a next-generation WiFi network on board Capitol Corridor trains

The Network in Transit(ion)

Global Demand for Transportation is on the Rise Co-authored by: Kyle Connor, IoT and Transportation Industry Principal, at Cisco &Dani Schrakamp, Global Government Market Manager, at Cisco The past year turned out to be a success for the rail industry – outperforming the original projected growth rate, rail traffic grew at 2.9

Unipart Rail: Value through Innovation

Innovation for innovation’s sake is not a good position to take. It’s critical that innovation delivers value, helping the railways to improve and deliver a better service to operators and passengers. Our value in innovation is added though: Increasing safetyOptimising costReducing riskImproving performanceIncorporating digital solutionsIncreasing corporate responsibility At Unipart Rail we carefully assess both

Transforming the Rail Industry with AI and IoT Technologies

Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies are being adopted globally by all industries to drive efficiency, improve productivity and reduce costs. The rail industry is no exception. Fuelled by intelligence from AI-driven systems and applications, railway operations are becoming safer, smarter and more reliable, significantly enhancing the passenger travel experience and freight logistics

Stäubli: Strong Connectors for Swissloop

Swissloop once again calls upon Stäubli’s performance and know-how. A new round of Elon Musk’s Hyperloop Competition for high-speed transport systems in evacuated tubes will soon take place, following the pre-qualifications that were held in fall last year. The technical concept of the newly formed young Swissloop team from the Zurich

Unipart Agrees Five-Year Sicut Deal in Australia and NZ

Sicut Composite Railway Sleepers deliver superior performance, longer life and better value for rail track asset owners. They also offer a truly sustainable option where the use of recycled and recyclable materials and carbon reduction are important factors. The unique technologies used in Sicut’s sleepers have been developed by the globally-renowned polymers research

nVent ERICO – Railway Electrical Protection

Lightning strikes can cause catastrophic damage to critical rail infrastructure and equipment. Unexpected transient events or momentary bursts of extremely high voltages can occur even during normal operations. That’s why railway electrical protection is a vital part of safe, reliable operations. nVent ERICO offers a comprehensive portfolio of products that

Two Unipart Rail Leaders Named Everywoman Awards Finalists

Two Unipart Rail leaders have been named as finalists for awards celebrating remarkable women in the transport and logistics sector. Kelly Pepper (left) and Karen Beardsley Karen Beardsley and Kelly Pepper are shortlisted in the Supply Chain category at the 12th annual Everywoman Awards (Transport & Logistics), to be held in June. Managing

Record Jack Numbers Boost Mechan Order Book

Rail maintenance equipment specialist, Mechan, is enjoying record-breaking demand for its flagship lifting jacks, securing orders for more than 160 already this year. Most of the jacks specified so far are being built by the Sheffield-based manufacturer for UK rail depots, although sets will also be heading to France and New

Visit Unipart Rail at Africa Rail 2019

Unipart Rail are exhibiting at Africa Rail 2019 on 19th & 20th June at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg. We are exhibiting alongside our partner Gear Rail – leaders in railway safety and control solutions in Africa. Visit our team on the Gear Rail stand to understand more about how we deliver

Zonegreen Launch Depot Protection RFID Control Panel at Railtex

Sheffield safety specialists, Zonegreen, celebrated the 20th anniversary of their flagship system, which revolutionised working conditions in depots, at Railtex earlier this month. Zonegreen’s Railtex Stand To mark the occasion, the firm launched the results of their latest research and development project at the exhibition. The new Depot Personnel Protection System (DPPS)

Artesyn Launches New 10 Watt Isolated DC-DC Converter

Artesyn Embedded Technologies has extended its range of low power output industrial DC-DC converters with the launch of the ATA series 10 watt isolated DC-DC converters, comprising 14 variants. Targeting a diverse range of applications, including instrumentation, data communication, telecommunication and computer peripheral equipment, industrial automation and mobile battery-powered systems,

A Fresh Approach to Rail Depot Operations

Having secured several major contracts in their first year for operators such as GWR, LNER, Siemens, Bombardier and Hitachi and working with many Tier 1 contractors such as C Spencer Group, Hochtief and Volkerfitzpatrick, FCSC is looking forward to another successful year in 2019 and would welcome the opportunity to

Polarteknik: Door System Products and Expert Services

More Safety, Reliability, Availability and Fire Integrity for Your Fleets The Polarteknik Door System products range includes: complete fire barrier wallsautomatic single or double leaf sliding doorstelescopic doors, curved doorsmanual doors All our products are tailored to customers’ specific needs. The service portfolio includes design, installation and commissioning support, maintenance, modernisation, spare parts and

Innovation – Revolution or Evolution?

When we talk about innovation the discussion often focuses on new-to-world, newly developing or breakthrough technology. However, it was refreshing at this year’s Railway Industry Association Technology and Innovation conference to hear reference to incremental innovation with existing technology. So, innovation is not just related to revolutionary new technology but also

Bender UK RS4 Rail Signal Power Protection

Proven, Compliant, Retrofit and Replace Solutions for Intelligent Rail Monitoring and Maintenance Next-generation Rail Signal Power Protection with increased sensitivity for first fault location and compliance with Network Rail’s Insulation Monitoring and Fault Location requirements is the focus of Bender UK Stand H91 at Railtex 2019. Bender UK’s Rail Signalling Protection System

Changing the Fabric of the Rail Industry

As train companies strive to improve the overall passenger journey, they are increasingly recognising that a single carriage design simply cannot meet the needs of every traveller. To improve customer experiences, they must address a broad range of needs. It’s inevitable that the needs of a business traveller, for example, will

Treadmaster Flooring – We’re All Over the Place!

Safety And Style In rail, fire standards are much more stringent than for land- based buildings, but the fundamental principle should always be the same – safety should never be compromised over costs. As of 2018 the New European Rail Fire Standard EN45545-2 is mandatory across the EU and has taken over

Phasor: Ready to Transform Mobile Connectivity

Momentum has been building at Phasor, moving into the second half of 2019. The Electronically Steered Antenna (ESA) developer has begun a new phase, and is looking forward to the commercial rollout of its ESA products enabling true mobile broadband connectivity for the passenger rail mobile broadband market. With over five

Amantys Power Electronics Invites You to PCIM 2019

If you are planning to visit PCIM Nuremberg this year, we would like to invite you to join us in Hall 9, Stand 151 where you will be able to see Next Generation Power Stack Technology from Amantys Power Electronics Limited. Junction Temperature Estimation Evaluation System At the show, Amantys will be

CONNECTIONS: A Key Link in the Railway Transport Chain

Stäubli: a Market-leading Company, Continually Pushes for Innovation, Addressing the Current and Future Needs of Various Industries As global leader in advanced connection solutions for all applications – fluid, gas and electrical – Stäubli pursues the following strategies: to develop and deliver high-performance solutions that are tailored tospecific business requirements; and

PowerRail’s Newly Expanded Line of 3-Cylinder WBO and WXE Air Compressors

Air Compressors PowerRail is proud to announce the expansion of our 3-cylinder WBO (water-cooled) and WXE (air-cooled) air compressor line. PowerSeal Solutions, in conjunction with PowerRail Manufacturing, has developed a proven solution to prevent premature failures, and extend the working life of our WBO and WXO air compressors. After years of failure analysis, the newly

Mechan Celebrates Half a Century

UK rail maintenance equipment specialist Mechan has kicked off its 50th anniversary celebrations with a donation of £5,000 to a much-loved local charity. The Sheffield manufacturer handed over the proceeds of its fundraising to the city’s Children’s Hospital at a recent open day to mark its half century. Alison Riley from The

The Dyson Airblade Wash+Dry Hand Dryer

Wash and dry hands at the sink. Up to 39% quieter than its predecessor.[i] In 1907, paper towels were introduced to washrooms. The electric hand dryer made its first appearance in 1948. But both can be expensive, unhygienic and harmful to the environment. In 2006 Dyson engineers put a century of

Structural PET Foam Core Perfectly Fulfils Rail Industry Needs

Today’s train operators and manufacturers are challenged by the need for even lighter, more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly trains without compromising safety and durability. Composite sandwich constructions are increasingly used in the railway industry owing to their combination of light weight, high mechanical strength and long service life. In 2006, Armacell

A Lightweight Solution to Stick With

Enjoy even more of the benefits of a lighter weight train set by choosing Altro’s self-adhesive solution.  Through the solutions we offer we’re committed to partnering with you to achieve the optimum in safety and efficiency for your installation. Using our self-adhesive solution can save you up to 60% in adhesive

Lantal Posts Robust Sales Growth

Despite the difficult competitive situation last year, Lantal was able to generate consolidated sales of CHF 105.1 million. This corresponds to a gain of 15.4% versus the prior year. The main growth contributors were the aviation and the ground transportation segments as well as Parts & Services. This positively reflects last

Mechan at Railtex: Best of Europe at UK Rail Show

Rail depot maintenance specialist, Mechan, will be adding a continental feel to Railtex this year, showcasing its own expertise alongside some of the European innovations it represents. Sales manager Lindsey Mills (second left) with colleagues at Mechan’s last trade fair. Joining the Sheffield-based firm at Birmingham’s NEC in May will be colleagues

Rolling Railway Maintenance to a Digital Destination

In the rail industry time is valuable currency. SKF’s latest digital innovation is proven to extend maintenance levels and keep rolling stock rolling as much as possible. Condition-based maintenance (CBM), which involves measuring and monitoring parameters such as vibration and temperature to spot anomalies at an early stage, has been applied for

Zonegreen is Jewel in Crown Point Safety Upgrades

Sheffield-based Zonegreen is equipping Norwich’s Crown Point rail depot with technology that will prevent accidents and provide protection to […] The post Zonegreen is Jewel in Crown Point Safety Upgrades appeared first on Railway-News. https://railway-news.com/zonegreen-jewel-crown-point-safety-upgrades/

nVent ERICO Cadweld Plus for Rail

The introduction of Cadweld exothermic welded connections to the rail market in 1938 established nVent ERICO as the manufacturer […] The post nVent ERICO Cadweld Plus for Rail appeared first on Railway-News. https://railway-news.com/nvent-erico-cadweld-plus-rail/

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