FAdC

Future-proof integration and greatest flexibility thanks to open software interfaces

 

FRAUSCHER ADVANCED COUNTER FAdC

The greatest flexibility

Functional modularity, flexible scalability and an Ethernet-based software interface permit a wide range of configurations. The savings on space, energy and investment costs increase with project scale thanks to state-of-the-art communications technologies.

For example, the operation of small, centralised systems is just as possible as the implementation of complex systems. 

Optimum integration

Connection to a high-performance electronic interlocking is possible both via a customer-specific interface and the Frauscher protocol FSE. In this way, higher-level applications can be provided with all the functional and diagnostic information required.

In addition, clusters that are spread along the track can also be connected via the Ethernet to form a decentralised architecture.

Outdoor equipment

Outdoor equipment
Benefits to you
  • Highly available wheel sensors
  • Simplified mounting
  • In-house accessories
  • Maintenance-free operation
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The outdoor equipment is composed of the sensor, mounted on one of the running rails, the trackside connection box and the cables that connect them. As is the case with all Frauscher axle counting systems, this equipment is also based on the Frauscher RSR180 and RSR123 wheel detection system sensors. Frauscher wheel sensors are mounted on one of the running rails easily, quickly and without the need for drilling, using rail claws. This reduces the time spent by personnel in a hazardous area to a minimum.

Indoor equipment

Indoor equipment
Benefits to you
  • Perfectly coordinated components
  • Flexible configuration options
  • Option for decentralised architecture
  • Minimal space requirements
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The data from the sensor are transmitted to the indoor equipment. At this point, the AEB evaluation board of the FAdC takes over the evaluation of the information supplied by the sensor as well as the counting of axles. Data generated in this way are transmitted to the communication board, which provides the acquired data to higher-level systems via various interfaces.

Interfaces

Interfaces
Benefits to you
  • Flexible interfaces
  • Vital data transmission
  • Wireless communication is possible
  • Simple integration
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Efficient software interfaces are what make the FAdC stand out in particular. System integrators have the opportunity to implement the Frauscher Safe Ethernet FSE without using their own software protocol. Alternatively, customer-specific protocols can also be integrated. It is also possible to connect existing systems via hardware interfaces such as optocouplers or relays.