The system Frauscher Advanced Counter (FAdC®) represents the latest generation of axle counting systems based on a serial interface. This open communication interface permits a reduction in components and therefore offers a range of benefits with regard to functionality, space required and investment and operating costs.
Benefits of the FAdC:
- Serial, customer-specific interface
- Central or decentral architecture
- Flexible and customer-specific calibration process
- Requires less space (up to 70% less)
- Hardware savings on the user side
Flexibility and scaleability
Due to its modular structure and the flexible scalability via the Ethernet interface, the FAdC system can be configured for a huge variety of applications. The possibilities range from small central systems with voltage-free relay contacts and touch screens, to complex systems located in decentral clusters along the track and networked with one another via Ethernet. As the complexity of the system increases, the saving on space, energy and investment costs compared with traditional axle counting systems increases significantly.
Integrated into high-performance electronic interlocking systems, the FAdC is fully functional with minimal hardware outlay, reliable future-proof communication and maximum flexibility. The development of customer-specific interfaces takes place individually with the relevant systems provider, based on the stipulated interface environment.
The first field tests have recently been completed successfully. In early 2012, the first project using FAdC will commence real time operation.