Track vacancy detection
Axle counting technology combined with inductive wheel sensors forms the foundation for fail-safe, reliable and cost-effective generation of clear and occupied statuses. Similar to standard-gauge railways, axle counting is also used in the first instance in public transportation systems for track vacancy detection for the railway traffic. Trains can, if they so choose, travel at a spatial distance from one another which is controlled by signals. The space between the signals is described as a block or track vacancy detection section.
Fail-safe and highly-available, even on short track sections
In contrast to standard-gauge railways, the sections chosen in public transportation systems are usually short. Sections of less than 200 m are not uncommon, as a high succession of trains can be achieved here. In some cases, train frequency is
under 2 min.
Our extremely modern and reliable axle counting systems offer many additional functions and can therefore be integrated into all interlocking systems in an optimal manner, whether via a relay interface or via an Ethernet-based serial interface.
Modular axle counting systems for efficient track vacancy detection:FAdC Frauscher Advanced Counter
Serial interface; hardware and software configurationFrauscher Advanced Counter FAdC (serial interface)
Serielle Schnittstelle; für vereinfachte betriebliche BedingungenACS2000 Universal axle counting system
Relay interface; hardware configuration