See the future of train tracking at Railway Interchange 2017
Since founding its location in the United States in 2015, Frauscher has explored the North American railroad market, also by recruiting local experts who are developing market specific solutions based on the company’s global experience. The complete scope of these solutions will be presented at this year’s Railway Interchange, which will take place September 17–20 in Indianapolis. At stand 1801, visitors can learn more about wheel sensors and axle counters, and see the future of train tracking with solutions based on Fiber Optic Acoustic Detection (FOAD) technology.
With its innovative Frauscher Tracking Solutions FTS system, Frauscher provides a FOAD solution developed specifically for the railroad industry, representing a new generation of live tracking. It enables applications such as train tracking, asset condition monitoring, and track side security using a single solution on or near the tracks. It is possible to detect passing trains, footsteps on or near the cable, activities like sawing or digging, rock falls, animal herds and more in real-time. The technology also has the potential to revolutionize maintenance strategies by tracking defects on assets, such as wheel flats or broken rails.
Another highlight presented at Railway Interchange will be the Wheel Sensor RSR110. This sensor is available in two variants: The Single Wheel Sensor RSR110s and the Double Wheel Sensor RSR110d. A fundamental idea in developing these sensors was creating a product that provides operators and system integrators with flexibility. Based on its open interface, the sensors can easily be integrated into existing infrastructures. This offers numerous possibilities to replace existing solutions and increase system availability.
Experiencing future technologies at first hand
After having moved to its new office in Farnborough some weeks ago, Frauscher UK now hosted its first Technology Day with focus on “Future Technologies”. Besides discussing new trends and solutions regarding wheel detection, axle counting and tracking technologies in an exclusive atmosphere, the participants also had the chance to experience the company’s latest product line Frauscher Tracking Solutions FTS at first hand.
The Technology Day started with a meet and greet, followed by a networking lunch. In the afternoon, new ideas and approaches to current and future technologies were discussed. Oliver Marshall and Andrew Hall from Frauscher UK introduced the participants to the Frauscher Advanced Counter FAdC and its innovative features as well as to Frauscher Tracking Solutions FTS. By combining Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) with well-proven railway technologies, such as axle counters or wheel detection systems, this product line enables a range of new applications.
The Technology Day participants seized the chance to deepen their knowledge and understanding of axle counting and tracking technology during the live demonstrations and to discuss individual requirements and ideas with the Frauscher staff. Furthermore the event was a great networking opportunity that everybody clearly enjoyed.