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For some years now, modern axle counting systems have been deployed increasingly frequently for automatic track vacancy detection, in place of the track circuits that were formerly widespread. The reliability, availability and cost-effectiveness of these highly-available systems, together with the flexibility with regard to the track superstructure, create significant rationalisation potential for railway operators.
Our innovative axle counting systems ACS2000, FAdC and FAdCi offer a number of additional functionalities as well as the fail-safe generation of clear/occupied notification.
"Global Markets – Customized Solutions” is this year's Frauscher motto for InnoTrans in Berlin. Experience has shown that customer-specific adaptations are required in order to be able to guarantee maximum availability with the highest level of safety and low life cycle costs.
As a system integrator, you can benefit in particular from the serial interface of the new FAdC and FAdCi axle counting systems, which makes considerably more information available whilst greatly reducing hardware usage and wiring costs. As an interface, you can import your own protocol or even the Frauscher protocol. In comparison to conventional axle counting systems, the investment costs for the FAdC and FAdCi are up to 30-40% lower.
Moreover, the re-developed software tools offer enormous potential for saving, as you can carry out the configuration, diagnosis or simulation yourself. With the tools, you can design track layouts quickly and simply, and generate all other information such as configuration files or planning documents automatically. This reduces the time and programming outlay considerably, and further changes can be made in the course of the project without incurring high additional costs.
At the beginning of December Network Rail granted approval for the introduction onto the UK rail network of the Frauscher axle counting system ''Frauscher Advanced Counter'' FAdC®. This approval is valid for diesel traction applications including all Invensys Rail modular signalling projects as well as the Cardiff Area Signalling Renewals upgrade. After completion of successful field trials during the first/second quarter of 2013, this approval will be extended to include the use of the FAdC on AC and DC traction lines also.
Thanks to the Ethernet interface, which offers several benefits for both operators and system integrators, these projects have been equipped with the latest generation of axle counting equipment from Frauscher. Due to the customized interface the FAdC can be optimally integrated into modern electronic interlocking systems and therefore offers maximum flexibility in the design and configuration with minimal use of hardware.
The axle counting generation FAdC® and FAdC®i with serial interface attracted many visitors.
The new software tool for planning, configuration, diagnostics and simulation was of particular interest. Moreover all the various applications of our broad product portfolio in the area of wheel detection were impressively presented. CEO Michael Thiel summarized the exhibition as follows: “An extremely positive customer response was very welcome for the company. Frauscher’s newly generated exhibition booth further strengthened the position as technology leader for wheel detection and axle counting system.”
A highlight is the Frauscher Advanced Counter system (FAdC), which represents the latest generation of axle counting systems, based on a fail-safe serial interface. Its open communication interface allows for optimal integration into the signalling system and for reduction of components.
Find out more about current Frauscher-projects in the UK, such as the modernisation of railway between Crewe and Shrewsbury at Network Rail as well as the new solutions for Safety measures for level crossings.
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The AusRail trade fair, which will be held in Brisbane from 22–24 November, is the perfect opportunity to discover the diverse applications of Frauscher products. Together with its sales and service partner Selectrix, Frauscher will showcase highlights from the fields of wheel detection and axle counting.
Martin Rosenberger, Sales / Head of Product Management, will give a presentation on the topic of "The track vacancy of the future – Frauscher Advanced Counter FAdC" during the fair. The presentation will take place on Wednesday 23.11.2011 at 13:20.
We look forward to seeing you in Brisbane, Australia, and would like to invite you to visit us at stand no. 49 in Hall 3.
Field tests and/or test installations are a major part of the CENELEC process for validation of pre-set specifications – particularly with the new axle counting generation Frauscher Advanced Counter (FAdC).
The test centre constructed for this purpose on the Passau – Wels stretch of track that belongs to the Österreichische Bundesbahnen (ÖBB), located close to St. Marienkirchen, offers optimal basic conditions for this.
FAdC is an ongoing further development of the axle counting system ACS2000, which is used throughout the world. Significant innovations include the implementation of the counting head evaluation and the axle counting algorithm in one single board – the Frauscher Advanced Evaluation Board – AEB for short. The innovative FAdC therefore replaces the relay or optocoupler interface with a secure serial protocol on an ethernet basis.
Read more about the topic “FAdC field test” in the current edition of our new customer newsletter “ultimate rail”.
Field testing is a fundamental and vital step in the development of a product.
In the course of the renovation work on the Passau-Wels stretch, we were able to set up our own test centre for the purposes of field trials and tests. This was constructed on the western railway track in the vicinity of the Allerding gravel mill.
It therefore provides sufficient space for two mounting rack frames, a cable termination support and one data processor.
The field testing of our new axle counting system Frauscher Advanced Counter FAdC is currently in progress in the Allerding switchgear building, along with other trials for speed measurement and tests on wheel sensor RSR123.