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9 -11 May 2017

NEC, Birmingham, UK


SHOW PREVIEW The 13th International Exhibition of Railway Equipment, Systems & Services

Hundreds of industry-leading exhibitors Experience cutting edge railway technology Gain insights from the leading rail minds Feature areas including The Track and The Yard

Keynote speeches by:

Department for Transport, Network Rail, HS2, Rail Delivery Group, Midlands Engine / Rail Supply Group and Digital Railway

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This year’s Railtex is shaping up to be another great show. More than 430 organisations will be waiting to welcome visitors when the show opens its doors at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham on 9 May. They will be showcasing the very latest in railway technology and services, ranging from total railway systems to the smallest specialised component. The exhibition has again attracted many of the industry’s best known names as well as companies making their Railtex début. They will all be targeting a market experiencing high levels of investment, with the recent go-ahead for the HS2 high-speed line providing the industry with a further boost. This year’s exhibition features an even stronger programme of supporting events, with no fewer than seven keynote speeches by leading industry figures, plus technical seminars, updates on major UK rail projects and discussion forums. Providing valuable insights into trends in policy and technology, these will take place at the Seminar Theatre and the Knowledge Hub in the exhibition hall, and will be open to everyone attending Railtex. There will also be plenty of opportunities to get together with colleagues or to build new business relationships. And if you

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are visiting Railtex on its opening day, don’t miss our Networking Reception with drinks and canapés as the show closes for the evening.

SHOW PREV IEW The 13th Intern ationa Equipment, Syste l Exhibition of Railway ms & Services

Hundreds of industry-leading

exhibitors Experience cutti ng edge railway technology Gain insights from the leading rail mind s Feature areas including The Track and The Yard

Keynote speec hes by:

Department for Transport, Network Rail, HS2, Rail Delivery Grou p, Midlands Engine / Rail Supp and Digital Railw ly Group ay

Register NOW for free www.railtex.c SAVE £20! Railtex remains the premier uk UK showcase for railway technology. This Show Preview provides just a glimpse of some of the many highlights awaiting visitors. Much more is on offer. Entry to the exhibition, and to the keynote speeches, presentations and seminars, is free of charge if you pre‑register online ahead of your visit. You can do this right up to 8 May, the day before Railtex opens. Just go to and follow the on-screen links. For non‑registered visitors there will be a £20 entry charge payable on arrival at the NEC. #Railtex2017


We look forward to welcoming you and your colleagues at Railtex 2017! Kirsten Whitehouse, Exhibition Manager

Official Media Partners

The Seminar Theatre, The Knowledge Hub, The Platform........ 2-3 Also featured at Railtex 2017…................................................... 4 Exhibitor List............................................................................ 6-7 Exhibitor Preview.................................................................... 8-95

Supporting Organisations

Alphabetical List of Advertisers................................................. 96

Key information Venue:


Halls 3 and 3a, National Exhibition Centre Birmingham B40 1NT, United Kingdom

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Opening Hours:

Exhibition Organisers:

Tuesday 9 May 10.00 – 17.00 Wednesday 10 May 10.00 – 17.00 Thursday 11 May 10.00 – 16.00

Mack Brooks Exhibitions Ltd Romeland House, Romeland Hill St Albans, Hertfordshire AL3 4ET, UK Tel: +44 (0)1727 814400 Fax: +44 (0)1727 814401 Email: Website:

Admission: Trade visitors only. Entrance is free of charge for pre‑registered visitors or £20 at the show for non-registered visitors.

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The Seminar Theatre at Railtex 2017 On each day of Railtex 2017, show organisers Mack Brooks Exhibitions will welcome leading influential figures to deliver a keynote speech focusing on some of the opportunities and challenges facing the railway industry. In addition, Rail Engineer, published by Railtex media partner Rail Media, will host a programme of industry seminars by representatives of companies taking part in the exhibition, highlighting their latest innovations and technological developments. Open to all attending the show, these sessions will take place in the Seminar Theatre in the main hall.

Tuesday 9 May 10:30 Opening Ceremony Paul Maynard MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Transport Darren Caplan, Chief Executive, Railway Industry Association Stephen Brooks, Chairman, Mack Brooks Exhibitions 11:10 Remote Condition Monitoring Steve Roberts, Head of Engineering, Unipart 11:50 Keynote Speech Paul Maynard MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Transport 12:30 The Digital Railway: Increasing Capacity and Improving Reliability Mark Ferrer, Operations Director Digital Railway, Siemens Rail Automation

Wednesday 10 May 10:30 Keynote Speech Dr Francis Paonessa Managing Director Infrastructure Projects, Network Rail

13:10 Industry 4.0: Embedded Technology and Condition Monitoring Gavin Stoppel, Product Manager, HARTING 13:50 Rail Milling: A Key Technology in Rail Asset Management Paul Baker, Director, Bakerail 14:30 Keynote Speech Paul Plummer, Chief Executive Rail Delivery Group 15:10 Innovation in Driveline Efficiency: DIWARail Transmission – Success through Collaboration Thomas Kriegel, Manager RAMS/LCC Department, Voith 15:50 The Future of Cargo on Passenger Trains Dr Zane van Romunde, Senior Consultant / Head of Transport Sector, 42 Tech

13:10 SWIFT: Superfast Wireless In-Train for Future Travel Andrew Longyear / Steve Matthews, System Engineer / Senior Account Manager, Cisco 13:50 The Future for Electrification Control Dr Paul Hodgson, Engineering Manager – National SCADA, telent

11:10 Maximising Asset Value in Rail: The Role Of Technology In The Digital Railway Age Lee Braybrooke, Director of Marketing, Trimble Rail

14:30 The Importance of Cable Protection and its Integrity Ian Gibbs / Ian Hobbs, Technical Director / Business Development Manager, Flexicon

11:50 Low Cost Signalling Solutions John Slinn, Technical Director, Park Signalling

15:10 The Connected Train Mike Hewitt, CTO/Head of the Next Generation Networks, ADComms

12:30 Creating a Legacy throughout the UK through our Railways Nick Hughes, Sales Director, Hitachi Rail Europe

Thursday 11 May 10:30 Keynote Speech Professor Andrew McNaughton Technical Director, High Speed Two Ltd 11:10 Intelligent Infrastructure - Intelligent Drones: Changing How the World Makes Decisions Phil Storr, Director - UK Operations, MRL / Aerialtronics 11:50 Smart Steel for Sustainable Systems Daniel Pyke, Marketing Manager, British Steel




15:50 Rolling Stock Engineering: Key Point for a Successful Operation

12:30 The Digital Railway: A Toolkit of Signalling Interventions Christian Fry, Director of Strategy & Market Development– S&I, Siemens Rail Automation 13:10 Keeping on the Right Track: How to Future-Proof your Organisation at Lowest Installed Cost Simon Westwood, Technical Systems Engineer, Panduit 13:50 Adhesive Bonding: Increasing Design Options and Product Performance for Rail Assembly and Construction Dr Antonio Pagliuca, Senior Technical Specialist, 3M 14:30 Innovation in Temporary Works within the Rail Industry: the Use of BIM and Lightweight Composites Stephen Baldwin, Marketing Manager, MGF

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The Knowledge Hub at Railtex Also located in the exhibition hall, the Knowledge Hub will be the setting for presentations from leading rail industry figures, including daily keynote speeches, in a programme devised with the help of the Railway Industry Association. The sessions are open to all attending Railtex and are free of charge.

Tuesday 9 May

Wednesday 10 May

Thursday 11 May

11:10 Topic to be announced Julian Worth Chair, Rail Freight Forum

11:10 Middle East Rail Projects Mike Shears, Rail Specialist, Department for International Trade

11:10 Keynote Speech David Prout, Director General, DfT/HS2 Ltd

12:30 Keynote Speech Gordon Wakeford, Chair, Rail Supply Group

11:50 Keynote Speech David Waboso, Managing Director, Network Rail/Digital Rail

13:10 The Platform – see below 13:50 Topic to be announced Steve Featherstone, President PWI and Brian Counter, Technical Director, PWI

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14:30 Topic to be announced Jeremy Long CEO, MTR Corporation 15:10 Panel Discussion Led by Gordon Wakeford, Chair, Rail Supply Group 15:50 Technology & Strategic Supply Chain Partnerships Graham Hopkins, Group Director of Safety, Technical & Engineering, Network Rail

12:30 UK Rail Research & Innovation Network Professor Simon Iwnicki, Director of Institute of Rail Research 13:50 RTS – Capability Delivery Plan Trevor Bradbury/Guy Woodroffe, RSSB

11:50 Topic to be announced Delphine Merlot, Head of Innovation & Partnerships, Rail Delivery Group 12:30 Skills for the Future Neil Robertson, Chief Executive, National Skills Academy for Rail 13:10 Diversity Matters – EDI@HS2 Mark Lomas, Head of Equality, Diversity & Inclusion, HS2 Ltd

14:30 The Platform – see below

13:50 The Platform – see below

15:10 Better behaviours build a better industry Kevin Tozer, Head of Collaborative Working, Network Rail

14:30 Productivity and Industrial Strategy Taya Leybman, Director, Arriva

15:50 The Technology Development Pipeline Trevor Bradbury/Guy Woodroffe, RSSB

15:10 Testing and Trialling Facilities Amanda Mackie/ Robert Hopkins, RIDC/Rail Alliance

The Platform On each day of Railtex an interactive discussion forum hosted by Rail Technology Magazine will take place, covering contemporary and future industry topics. The Platform sessions will take place in The Knowledge Hub.

Tuesday 9 May

Wednesday 10 May

Thursday 11 May

Productivity and Industrial Strategy


Midlands Engine

Shamit Gaiger, Director of Strategy, NSAR

Lord Adonis, Chair, National Infrastructure Commission

Maria Machancoses, Programme Director, Midlands Connect

Jo Kaye, Strategy and Planning Director, Network Rail

Laura Shoaf, Managing Director, Transport for West Midlands

Chris Curtis, Head of Crossrail 2, Network Rail

Malcolm Holmes, West Midlands Rail

13:10 – 13:45

Catherine De Marco, Deputy Director for Infrastructure Skills, DfT Kirsty Derry, HR Director, East Midlands Trains Richard Postance, Infrastructure Projects Authority, HM Treasury Peter Loosley, Policy Director, Railway Industry Association

14:30 – 15:05

13:50 – 14:25

Representative of Transport for the North

David Ralph, CEO, D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership

Representative of Transport Scotland

Representative of Network Rail

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Also featured at Railtex 2017… Opening Ceremony The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Transport Paul Maynard MP, will formally open Railtex 2017 on Tuesday 9 May at 10.30am. The ceremony will take place in the Seminar Theatre in the main exhibition hall.

The Track display with British Steel Leading track products supplier British Steel is the sponsor of The Track. This display area located in the main exhibition hall comprises sections of track provided by the company which are used by exhibitors to display and demonstrate tools and equipment in an authentic rail setting. Companies participating this year are British Steel, Holmatro, Innovative Railway Safety (Rail Safety Systems BV), Sperry Rail, Traka - Assa Abloy and TSP Projects.

The Yard Supported by the Rail Plant Association, The Yard provides an area for the display of larger items of plant and machinery used for rail construction and maintenance. Camfaud Concrete Pumps will be present.

The Rail Alliance Hub Members of the Rail Alliance suppliers’ networking organisation will be promoting their products/services and innovations within a dedicated and clearly signed area in the exhibition hall. Participating companies will include ABG Geosynthetics, Air Products, Bolle Safety UK, Cecence, Cisco, Concrete Canvas, DRB Group, Dyer Engineering, Cabinet Office - Emergency Planning College, Erlau, Findlay Irvine, iLine Technologies/Channeline International, JBP, Keyline Rail, L C Switchgear, Lista UK, Prysmian Cables & Systems, PSV Wipers, Rainford Solutions, Rowe Hankins, Royal British Legion Industries, Silver Fox Labelling Solutions, Steel Line, Tecforce, Tinsley Bridge Group, Track Access Services, Visul Systems and Zircon Software, plus the Rail Alliance. The Rail Alliance Breakfast Networking Meeting will take place on the first day of the show, ahead of its opening. More details at Companies will also have access to Rail Mentor programme clinic sessions as part of the Mentoring Scheme run by the Rail Alliance on behalf of the Rail Supply Group. For information go to

Business Matching at Railtex Make sure you meet key companies at a time to suit you! For the first time at Railtex, organisers Mack Brooks are offering all participants access to Business Matching. Registered visitors will receive an email invitation via our partner Jublia to sign up to this free service and pre-book their Railtex meetings online. This means you can confirm your meeting schedule before you even arrive at the event, thus maximising your productive time on-site.

The Recruitment Wall This feature will allow exhibitors to publicise work opportunities and job vacancies in the rail industry. Available throughout Railtex, it aims to help to match participants’ skills with companies’ personnel needs.

Networking Reception An established and popular feature at Railtex and hosted by show organiser Mack Brooks, the Networking Reception provides an opportunity for exhibitors and visitors to relax over drinks and canapés, with live music. The reception takes place in the Networking Zone from 4:45 to 6:30pm on the opening day of the show, 9 May.



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Planning Your Visit to To get the most out of your visit to Railtex, check the programmes on the previous pages for the events you wish to attend and this list of exhibitors for those you plan to see.

Exhibitor list 3M UK plc 42 Technology Ltd

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A Abacus Lighting Ltd GB AATI Rail Ltd GB ABG Geosynthetics GB Acal BFi UK Ltd GB Access Design & Engineering GB Achilles Information Ltd GB Acksys Communication & Systems F Acorel F ADComms GB Adey Steel Ltd GB ADLINK Technology Inc GB Advance-TRS GB Advanced Resource Managers GB Advantech Europe BV NL AEI Cables Ltd GB Aerco Ltd GB Aerialtronics GB Aggreko GB Air Products plc GB Airquick (Newark) Ltd GB AKW A+V Protec Rail GmbH D Allan Webb Ltd GB Alstom Transport UK Ltd GB Altro GB Aluminium Lighting Company GB Ambersil (CRC UK) GB AMiT Ltd CZ Anamet Europe BV NL Anderton Concrete Products Ltd GB Andre Abrasives Articles PL Anixter Ltd GB A-Plant Rail GB Aqua Fabrications T/A Aqua Signal & Telegraphic Systems & Aqua Geocomposites GB ArcelorMittal Europe - Long Products GB ArcelorMittal Ringmill SA B Arco Ltd GB ASL GB Associated Rewinds Ireland Ltd IRL Aura Graphics Ltd GB AWEX - Wallonia Export Investment Agency B Axminster Carpets GB B B Hepworth & Co Ltd GB Bakerail Services Ltd GB Bakerbellfield Ltd GB Ballyclare Ltd GB BBM Spa I BCM GRC Ltd GB Beeswift GB Bender UK GB Bernstein Ltd GB BMT Asset Performance GB 6

Bolle Safety UK GB Bonomi I Botany Weaving Mill Ltd IRL Bott Ltd GB Brady GB British Steel GB ByteSnap Design GB C Cabinet Office - Emergency Planning College GB Cablecraft Ltd GB Camfaud Concrete Pumps Ltd GB Camlin Rail GB Camozzi Pneumatics Ltd GB Cannon Technologies Ltd GB Capitol Industrial Batteries Ltd GB CeCence GB Cembre Ltd GB Cerdic Foundries Ltd GB Charcroft Electronics Ltd GB The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport GB Ciesse SpA I Cisco GB Clemtech GB Colchester Fuel Injection Ltd GB Commend UK GB Concrete Canvas Ltd GB CPM Group Ltd GB Craig & Derricott Ltd GB Creative Composites GB Cromwell Ltd GB CRRC Corporation Ltd RC Cubis Systems GB D D2 Rail GB D-Grease UK Ltd GB DAC Ltd GB Daktronics Ireland Co Ltd IRL Danobat Group E Data Track Systems GB Deltron Enclosures GB Depe Gear Company Ltd GB Depot Rail Ltd GB Deutsche Bahn GB Diamond Point International (Europe) Ltd GB Digital Railway, Network Rail GB Dilax GB Direct Track Solutions Ltd GB DMS Technologies GB Dold Industries Ltd GB dormakaba GB DRB Group GB DTI Group Ltd GB Ducab UAE Dura Composites Ltd GB DVR Ltd GB DWG GB



E EAO Ltd GB Edesix Ltd GB Edmundson Electrical Ltd GB EKE-Electronics Ltd SF Ellis Patents Ltd GB Elma Electronic UK Ltd GB Eltek Power (UK) Ltd GB Emtelle UK Ltd GB ENAG SAS F EnerSys Ltd GB Erlau GB ETA Enclosures (UK) Ltd GB Eurogamma Spa I Eurotech GB Express Medicals Ltd GB Exxelia GB F Federal-Mogul Motorparts Fenix Signalling Ltd Finder plc Findlay Irvine Ltd FISA Fabbrica Italiana Sedili Autoferroviari Srl Fishbone Solutions Flexicon Ltd FLI Structures Flotec Industrial Ltd Ford & Stanley Frauscher UK Ltd Frequentis AG Freyssinet Rail FT Transformers Ltd Fuchs Lubricants (UK) plc


G GAI-Tronics, division of Hubbell Ltd GB Garrandale Rail GB Gee Communications Ltd GB GenQuip Groundhog GB Gillam - Fei B GKN Powertrain Services D Glenair UK Ltd GB Global Rail News GB GLS Coatings Ltd GB Glutton Cleaning Machines B GNB Industrial Power GB Go Custom Clothing GB Goldwing Cable Ltd GB GrayBar Ltd GB Greenwood Engineering A/S DK Griflex GB H Had Fab Ltd Hammond ECS Ltd Hampton Knight Ltd Harmill Systems Ltd HARTING Ltd Hartridge Ltd


HaslerRail / Saira Electronics GB Hayley Rail GB Hegenscheidt - MFD D HellermannTyton GB Henkel Ltd GB Henry Williams Ltd GB High Speed Two (HS2 Ltd) GB Hill and Smith Limited T/A Variable Message Signs GB Hilti (Gt Britain) Ltd GB Hima Paul Hildebrandt GmbH D Hima Sella Ltd GB Hird Rail Group GB Hitachi Rail Europe GB Holmatro NL Hoppecke Industrial Batteries Ltd GB Horizon Utility Supplies Ltd GB Houghton International GB HTA Group Ltd GB Huber+Suhner Ltd GB Hutchinson Stop-choc GB HYT Engineering Co PVT Ltd Ind Hytorc Unex UK Ltd GB I iLECSYS Rail Ltd GB iLine Technologies / Channeline International GB ILME UK Ltd GB Infodev Electronic Designers CDN Infotec Ltd GB Innovative Railway Safety Ltd (Safety Systems BV) GB The Institution of Engineering & Technology (The IET) GB International Railway Journal - IRJ GB Iris GmbH D IRMIE Impianti I Ixthus Instrumentation Ltd GB J JBP Ltd Jewers Doors Ltd J-Flex JHM Butt & Co Ltd


K Kee Systems Ltd GB Kelox SA E KeTech Systems Ltd GB Keyline Rail GB Keytracker GB Klauke UK Ltd GB Knorr-Bremse Rail UK GB Kwik-Step Ltd GB L L.C. Switchgear GB Lakowa GmbH D Lantech Communications Global, Inc TA Lindapter International GB Lista UK Ltd GB Loram UK Ltd GB

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Railtex 2017 Lordgate Engineering Ltd GB LPA Channel Electric GB LPA Connection Systems GB LPA Group Plc GB LPA Lighting Systems GB LPA Transport Plus GB Lundy Projects Ltd GB LUR Ltd (Lucchini Unipart Rail) GB M M Buttkereit Ltd GB Mabey GB Masteris F MC Electronics Ltd GB Mechan Ltd GB MGF Ltd GB Mick George Ltd GB Micromega-Dynamics B Midlands Engine GB Milwaukee Composites Inc USA Mini Gears Group GB Mitsubishi Electric GB Modern Railways Magazine GB Monks and Crane Industrial Group Ltd GB Morris Line Engineering (MLE) GB Moxa UK GB MPI Ltd GB MRD Rail Technologies Pty Ltd AUS MRL Eye Ltd GB MSc Traction Oy SF MTL Advanced GB MTM Power Messtechnik Mellenbach GmbH D MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH D Multipulse Electronics Ltd GB N National College for High Speed Rail GB Next Generation Rail Technologies SL E Nomad Digital Ltd GB Nord-Lock Group GB norelem Ltd GB Norka Lighting UK GB Nusteel Structures Ltd GB O Omicron Electronics UK Ltd GB OMNIA I Onyxrail Ltd GB P Pace Networks GB Panasonic Business GB Panasonic Toughbook GB Panduit GB Paramount Security Group GB Paramount Steel Fence GB Park Signalling GB Parker GB Passcomm Ltd GB Patentes Talgo SLU E PCC.EU GB Permanent Way Institution GB Petards GB Pfisterer Ltd GB PID Systems GB Pipe and Piling Supplies Ltd GB

Plura Innovations GB Polarteknik Oy SF Polyrack Tech-Group Holding GmbH & Co KG D Portaramp UK Ltd GB Powersystems UK Ltd GB Pre Metro Operations Ltd GB Prefarails B Premier Concrete Pumping Ltd GB Pressure Vacuum Level Ltd GB Project7 Consultancy GB Provertha GB Prysmian Cables & Systems Ltd GB PSV Wipers Ltd GB Pulsar GB Q Quantum Seating Ltd Quiligotti Terrazzo Tiles Ltd


R r2p GmbH D R E Cooke GB RAIL & RailReview GB Rail Alliance GB Rail Engineer GB Rail Forum East Midlands GB Rail Media GB Rail Order GB Rail Professional Ltd GB Rail Safety Systems BV GB Rail Supply Group (RSG) GB Rail Technology Magazine GB Railmetrics CDN Railway Gazette International GB Railway Industry Association GB Railway Interiors Expo GB GB Rainford Solutions Ltd GB RCM (Remote Condition Monitoring) GB Rebo BV NL Rebosio I Relec Electronics Ltd GB Renown Consultants Ltd GB RISQS (The Rail Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme) Rittal Ltd GB Rosehill Rail GB Rotork Midland GB Rowe Hankins Ltd GB Royal British Legion Industries GB Rubbergreen Industrie B S Sabre Rail Services Ltd GB Safeaid LLP GB Safop SpA I Santon Switchgear Ltd GB Sapa Pole Products NL SCCS Survey Equipment Ltd GB Schaeffler UK GB Schaltbau Machine Electrics Ltd GB Schweizer Electronic Ltd GB Schwihag AG CH Scott Cables Ltd GB Scott Parnell Ltd GB Sécheron CH

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First Class Exhibitors

Selectequip Ltd GB Semmco Ltd GB Semperit AG A Sense Business Development Ltd GB Servelec Technologies B Servo Connectors Ltd GB SHC Heavy Industry Co, Ltd KO Shield Batteries Ltd GB Siemens GB Sievin Jalkine Oy SF Signature Aromas Ltd GB Sika Ltd GB Silicone Engineering GB Silver Fox Labelling Solutions GB Site Eye Time-Lapse Films GB SKF GB Smiths Rail GB SMP Electronics GB Snap-on Industrial GB Socomec - Innovative Power Solutions GB Solo Rail Solutions Ltd GB South Coast Concrete Pumping Ltd GB SPAL Automotive UK GB Specialist Engineering Services Ltd GB Sperry Rail GB Stadler CH Steel Line Ltd GB Step on Safety Ltd GB Strail UK Ltd GB Strukton Rail NL Sulzer GB T Taylor Construction Plant Ltd GB Tecforce Ltd GB Technocover Ltd (incorporating TechnoRail) GB Tecton Ltd GB Telegärtner UK Ltd GB telent GB Televic Rail B Ten 47 Ltd GB Tenconi SA CH Terram GB Thermal Vision Research Ltd GB Thinking Forward XXI SL E Tidyco Ltd GB Tiflex (Treadmaster) GB Time 24 Ltd GB Times Microwave Inc GB Tinsley Bridge Group GB TPA Rapid Rail Access GB Track Access Services Ltd GB Train Door Solutions Ltd GB Trainfx Ltd GB Traka - Assa Abloy GB

Transcal Ltd GB TransCityRail - Northern Powerhouse Rail GB Transformers & Rectifiers GB Transurb B Tratos GB TRB Lightweight Structures Ltd GB Trimble Railway Solutions IRL Trimite Global Coatings GB Trough-Tec Systems Ltd GB TSL-Escha GmbH D TSP Projects Ltd GB Turbo Power Systems GB Tyrolit Ltd GB U UK Rail Industry Awards GB Ultrimax Coatings Ltd GB Unex Aparellaje Electrico SL E Unilite International Ltd GB Unipart Dorman GB Unipart Rail GB Unitrunk GB V Vector GB Ltd Viewtec Signs Viper Innovations Ltd Visgomma Srl Visul Systems Vogelsang Ltd Voith Turbo Ltd


W WAGO Ltd Wavetrain Systems AS Webro Cable and Connectors WEC Group Ltd WEC Rail Wedge Group Galvanizing Ltd Welsh Government Westcode (UK) Ltd Wilcomatic Ltd Windhoff Bahn- & Anlagentechnik GmbH WMG Centre HVM Catapult Worlifts Ltd


Y York EMC Services


Z Zephir Spa Zetica Ltd ZF Services UK Ltd Zircon Software Ltd Zöllner Signal GmbH Zonegreen Ltd Zoppas Industries Heating Element Technologies



List as at 13 March 2017. List includes reservations For the very latest list of exhibitors visit RAILTEX 2017 OFFICIAL PREVIEW



Siemens to showcase range of solutions

Siemens has been an intrinsic part of the UK rail industry for over 170 years, with an unrivalled pedigree in the design, development and delivery of vehicles, equipment and infrastructure. At Railtex 2017, the company will be showcasing its portfolio of solutions, which range from rail vehicles to signalling and control systems and from electrification to communications equipment. Visitors to the exhibition will be able to discuss Siemens’ full range of rail vehicles as well as its maintenance capabilities. Operating from some of the most advanced depots in the UK, the company’s teams maintain more than 370 Siemens passenger trains which run over 60 million miles a year. These highly-skilled teams carry out maintenance 24 hours a day for 364 days of year, only closing on Christmas Day. Visitors will also be able to discuss the company’s signalling and control systems, which are used extensively on both main line and mass transit railways throughout the UK and worldwide. Its proven expertise spans the design, supply, installation and commissioning of trackside and train-borne solutions, with the company being the only supplier in the sector to have major manufacturing and research and development facilities in the UK.

The electrification of rail routes is also a key element of the company’s work, with its comprehensive range covering the complete spectrum of requirements for AC and DC electrified railways. Siemens engineers will be on hand to discuss both the product and supply options – from turnkey projects to equipment and component-only supply. Spanning a wide portfolio of work and a range of projects of all scale, scope and complexity, Siemens is currently involved in some of the UK’s most high-profile infrastructure schemes. For example, for the government-sponsored Thameslink programme, due

Siemens Class 700 EMUs are now widely used on Thameslink services.

The company’s signalling technology is being used for both Crossrail and Thameslink projects in London.



Siemens’ signalling expertise spans the design, supply, installation and commissioning of trackside and train-borne solutions.

for completion in 2018, the company is providing a fully-integrated solution that covers the trains and signalling systems that will allow safety, reliability and capacity all to be increased on this critical route through London. Thameslink is just one example of many that Siemens’ highly-skilled and experienced teams are delivering across the country. Other major programmes include the delivery of a signalling, control and communications solution for Crossrail; the supply of 17 new Velaro high-speed trains for the Eurostar fleet (the Eurostar e320); and work for London Underground on further upgrades to the Victoria Line and to enable the operation of a Night Tube service. Working closely with key stakeholders, the company is also supporting a number of major industry initiatives and programmes, including the development of the digital railway and HS2. In all its work, Siemens says it is continuing to play a major role in the rail industry, safely delivering programmes across the UK’s railways that will increase safety, reliability and capacity.

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Mobility for tomorrow

With a track record of over 100 years dedicated to anticipating and solving tomorrow's challenges ahead of the rest, Schaeffler is a preferred development partner for rail sector manufacturers and operators worldwide. Future trends are clear ... Increasingly intelligent rail systems require revolutionary lifecycle management of tomorrow's demands on bearings and mechatronics. Maintenance management is being revolutionised by using Schaeffler condition monitoring products and services. Schaeffler remotely evaluates complex volumes of real-load data to determine requirement-based maintenance. In this way maintenance intervals can be reliably extended, leading to greater rolling stock availability, safety and overall cost savings. The mobility of tomorrow must be more sustainable, more efficient, quieter and safer. Whether you are a high-speed, freight or local transport provider, we look forward to sharing our comprehensive technical expertise. Stand Q10 at RAILTEX |


Stadler – bringing 75 years of rolling stock innovation to the UK Over the past year, Stadler has made significant strides in the UK market, securing two major orders which are redefining its position in the country. Earlier this year, Stadler was awarded its largest UK contract, a £700 million agreement with Merseytravel to build and maintain 52 metro trains for the Liverpool city region. Replacing one of the country’s oldest fleets, from 2020 these vehicles will have a transformative effect on the travelling experience of Merseyrail’s passengers.

Stadler’s EMUs for the Merseyrail network will feature sliding steps to eliminate variable gaps between platform and train.

From 2019 Stadler FLIRT intercity EMUs and regional bi-mode multiple-units will enter service on Abellio East Anglia routes.

They have been designed to meet the specific needs of people travelling across Merseyside. In particular, using applied innovative technology to enhance the safety of passengers – in a first for the UK – intelligent sliding steps will completely eliminate the variable gap between the platform and the train. As well as supplying the units, Stadler will also undertake maintenance of the vehicles and open a new depot in Kirkdale. In October 2016, Stadler was awarded a contract to supply 58 FLIRT units to Abellio East Anglia, part of the country’s largest ever private procurement of trains. The contract covers a combination of 12-car intercity EMUs and regional BMUs (bi-mode multiple-units) that can run under electric or diesel power. All will feature regenerative braking, climate-controlled air-conditioning, WiFi and power points throughout the train, a low floor design, and real-time passenger information systems. In Sheffield, Stadler has delivered the UK’s first ever tram-trains. Part of a government-sponsored pilot, these bi-directional light rail vehicles are able to operate under both

750 V DC (tram network) and 25 kV AC (railway network) overhead voltages. From 2020, Stadler’s bespoke underground trains will be operating on Glasgow’s subway which, as the third oldest metro system in the world, presents unique challenges for modern rail: the Victorian tunnels have a diameter of only 3.4 m and a track gauge of 1,220 mm. These highly passenger-friendly trains are due to be operated as the first driverless underground network in the UK. Finally, 25 Stadler Class 68 diesel-electric locomotives are successfully supporting passenger and freight services across the country. And more is to come – a brand new bi-mode locomotive has been developed by Stadler for Direct Rail Services. The Class 88 can be used for passenger and freight services at speeds up to 160 km/h and will be entering UK operation this year.

Interior concept for EMUs to be supplied for the Merseyrail network.

From underground vehicles to high-speed heavy rail, Stadler provides a comprehensive range of products – vehicles that demonstrate its passion for rolling stock that is tailored to meet the specific needs of each of its customers. Using cuttingedge technology to constantly improve the performance and efficiency of its products, Stadler is always seeking to innovate to give partners new solutions to different operational challenges. A visit to Stadler’s Stand G80 will reveal much more about all of its products. Stadler-built Class 88 bi-mode locomotive for Direct Rail Services.

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AATi stair treads for safety and style AATi (Antislip Antiwear Treads International) will be displaying its signature product, cast stair treads, which have been an enduring and effective feature of the London Underground network for over 50 years. The company has a product range of more than 50 designs that comply with current building regulation requirements in modern stairway design. It is now also focusing on uses outside its traditional markets, such as light rail, main line rail, stations and commercial and architectural applications. All AATi designs include a cast profile with encapsulated silicon carbide

in the wearing surface. This ensures pedestrians have the best antislip foot contact, both at initial contact and as full body load is put on to and leaves the step. Casting the profile means that product design features are not constrained by the extrusion process and bespoke features can be incorporated.

Metro four-seat perch bench and litterbin.

AATi’s cast stair treads.

Award winning stair treads to be shown by Dura Composites Dura Composites will be presenting its new Dura Slab Structural Stair Treads, which won a top award for Innovation in Composite Design at the prestigious Composites UK awards in Birmingham at the end of last year. Ideal for both new-build footbridges and for essential refurbishment works, the new products are lightweight, meaning that the treads and landings can be easily fixed into position thanks to their single unit construction. They feature a built-in riser for rapid installation and an inbuilt fall to assist with drainage and reduce pooling on stair surfaces. To ensure safety and ease of access for people with limited vision, the treads have DDA and Equality Act compliant contrasting coloured nosings, and provide a slip-resistant surface, particularly when wet. Available in thicknesses of 65 mm or 90 mm, Dura Slab Structural Stair Treads can span up to 2.1 m, achieving the required 5 kN/m² at L/300 deflection, meaning that additional supports can be avoided in most applications. The 65 mm and 90 mm sizes are designed to map to the two most customary timber stair component sizes in common usage, 75 mm and 100 mm, providing for a 10mm adjustment in each case and allowing for easy replacement of degraded timber. Dura says ongoing maintenance of the system is not required as fibre reinforced plastic (FRP) will not rot, corrode or even lose colour throughout its design life, and it is ideally suited to situations where the footbridge or staircase is located close to overhead power lines or electrified areas, due to its non-conductive Dura Slab Structural Stair Treads in 65 mm thickness. properties. 12

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Metro seating on the Tyne & Wear Metro system.

On display by Steel Line will be examples of its stainless steel public realm furniture, balustrades and handrails that are particularly suited to robust public environments such as railway and bus stations, transport interchanges and shopping centres.

come as a suite of seating comprising: a seat with backrest and the option of DDA armrests; a bench with the option of DDA armrests; and a perch bench. The seating is manufactured at the firm’s Sheffield factory in two- to four-seat space models, but can be extended or joined together to form long banks of seating. Steel Line also makes bespoke design seats for clients in stainless steel and bronze material. Oak/iroko seating panels can be substituted for metal panels as an option. The company’s strongly constructed stainless steel DDA balustrades and handrails provide safe and secure access to platforms and bridges, and complement an extended range of stainless steel public realm furniture, including bollards, litter bins, cycle stands, planters, tree guards and finger posts.

Standup seats installed on both a platform and in a waiting room.

The Metro and Standup seating ranges are durable yet elegant whole life products already gracing the platforms of some of Britain’s railway stations and proving their value for resistance to vandalism, corrosion and graffiti while providing comfortable seating and DDA armrests. Metro and Standup products

Standup perch benches and litterbins.

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Busy times for Hitachi With its £82 million manufacturing facility at Newton Aycliffe, County Durham fully operational, Hitachi Rail Europe (HRE) will have plenty to talk about at the show. Last December the firm rolled out the first Intercity Express train to

be built entirely in the UK. Initial IEP deliveries will be bi-mode vehicles for Great Western Railway for operation mainly on newly electrified lines. GWR is also procuring 36 AT300 bi-mode trains from HRE. Configured as 22 five-car and 14 nine-car

units, these are for routes from London to Devon and Cornwall. Construction of these is being undertaken at Hitachi Rail Italy’s Pistoia facility, with entry into passenger service planned from summer 2018. Meanwhile, Newton Aycliffe is also being kept

First UK-built IEP train was rolled out at HRE’s Newton Aycliffe plant last December.

busy building most of a fleet of 46 three-car and 24 four-car Class 385 EMU trains for ScotRail to operate between Edinburgh and Glasgow and from there to Stirling, Alloa and Dunblane. They will be followed by five five-car AT300 bi-mode trainsets for Hull Trains and 19 similar vehicles for TransPennine Express, all due to enter service in 2019. In addition to building these fleets, HRE will maintain them at newly built facilities. By 2020 Hitachi will be one of the UK’s largest maintainers of rolling stock, with 281 trains running on the network. Railtex visitors will also be able to learn more about Hitachi’s satellite-based signalling technology and receive a demonstration of the Traffic Management System, which recently won HRE and Hitachi Information Control Systems Europe a contract to supply Thameslink TMS in the UK using a system is tried and tested in many of Japan’s busiest train control centres.

IRJ – the world’s railway magazine International Railway Journal – IRJ – was launched in 1960 as the world’s first magazine reporting on the railway industry worldwide. Over half a century later, IRJ maintains its position as the world’s brightest and best international railway magazine, covering all aspects of the world’s railways and transit systems.


IRJ has an average qualified circulation of 10,459 rail professionals (January-December 2015 ABC audit), with 90.5% of this requested. With impartial coverage, superior design, an expert editorial team and highvalue readership, no other global railway magazine comes close. IRJ’s industry-leading website provides a one-


stop-shop for global rail news covering both main line railways and metro/ light rail in one site, while the website’s channel structure takes readers to the topics which are most relevant to them. IRJ contributes to Rail Group News produced each weekday in partnership with Railway Age and Railway Track & Structures. It also

produces IRJ Rail Brief, a weekly round-up of industry news from around the globe. In 2016 IRJ launched IRJ Pro, an online data service which keeps subscribers up-to-date on market developments in rolling stock and new railway construction.

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Track-related products from HIRD Group TTS Rail and HIRD Rail Services will explain why they are respected as leading specialists in track-related products and services worldwide. Working in partnership with their customers and suppliers means they are constantly innovating to meet the ever-changing demands of the rail industry to deliver fit-forpurpose solutions. These extend from the supply of new rail, permanent way and heritage rail supplies through to the manufacture of insulated block joints and the distribution of Green Trough, the world’s most versatile cable troughing system. Together the business is the appointed global reseller of US-based Fatigue Technology, renowned for its high quality cold hole expansion solutions, proven to significantly diminish rail breakages, track-related incidents and derailments.

Lankhorst Mouldings plastic bridge bearers are supplied by HIRD Group.

The process can be applied to fishplates, wheels, bridges and other metal structures. Also now supplied is the Lankhorst Mouldings range of sustainable hybrid plastic S&C bearers, bridge bearers and sleepers made

Installation of Green Trough cable troughing system.

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from 100% recycled plastic. In the UK the companies work in close collaboration with Network Rail, Transport for London and other key rail infrastructure companies on some of today’s strategic rail infrastructure projects,

while internationally their innovative products and solutions are delivered to rail authorities in the Netherlands, Singapore, Australia and North America. HIRD Rail Services not only provides 21st century innovation to international organisations; it also caters for the specific needs of heritage railway operators. Its Heritage Rail division has been specially created to provide operators in this sector with a single source of supply for new and serviceable railway materials, with fast and efficient deliveries. Michael Hird, Managing Director says, “We understand how key track-related components work, and the implications when they don’t; but more importantly, we know how railway projects work. Our staff deliver efficient engineering solutions and products in the way rail operations need them.”



Rittal will be showcasing its PADS and LU approved Stand enclosures at Railtex 2017. N41

Exhibiting a range of Network Rail and London Underground approved enclosure systems used extensively within the rail network, rail telecoms and throughout the underground network. The company’s range of approvals includes PADS for track side and the S-1085 for the underground.

Visitors to Stand N41 will also be able to talk to the company’s expert team, who will be on hand throughout the show to provide advice. Protecting critical infrastructure equipment: Come along to see for yourself and speak to the product experts to understand what ‘Rittal - The System’ will mean for you. „ Modular enclosures & 19” rack systems „ Outdoor cabinets „ Signalling, network and comms enclosures


Adey Steel helps move OLE towards BIM OLE steelwork fabricator Adey Steel will explain how it is helping in the drive to maximise the benefits building information modelling (BIM) can bring to the rail network and its structure assets. The company is fabricating steelwork for electrification projects including the Great Western, Northern Hub and Great Eastern lines and has optimised its Tekla 3D modelling software in order to build 3D models of the entire Series 1, Series 2 and OLEMI type structures. These models then can assist with interface clash detection and visualisation as well as providing the required NC data to feed the

CNC machines and robots that produce the steelwork components. This innovative approach to OLE steel fabrication has the extended potential of allowing each structure to then be included in a BIM-compliant virtual Infrastructure Asset Management System from which to better control accountability, maintenance and ultimately value for money of the physical assets once in service. Adey Steel has also taken steps to optimise the efficiency of the fabrication process within its production facilities by investing in semi-automatic submerged arc welding plants that can lay heavier welds faster and

more consistently than the traditional manual process. This investment has led to an increased output of finished structures to Network Rail and Tier 1 contractors, enabling them to respond faster, improve programme deliveries and reduce down time on the lines being worked on. Visitors to the Adey Steel stand will be able to see both the 3D steel models that can be interrogated and a scaled down fabricated OLE galvanised gantry structure to demonstrate the precision and capability of the people, machines and processes that deliver the 2,000 tonnes of OLE structures that Adey Steel produces each year.

Adey Steel is a major supplier of OLE structures for current electrification programmes.

OLE fastening for Track Geometry Survey Points Specialising in construction technology, Hilti is a global market leader providing system solutions for the rail industry. And with 4-5% of global sales invested in research and development annually, it brings more than 40 new products to market each year. A key example is the Hilti solution for fastening Track Geometry Survey Points on OLE masts. Investments in the National Electrification Programme have seen a substantial increase from £200m in Control Period 4 to £4bn in Control Period 5, which runs until 2019. Although the increase in investment is welcomed by the industry, there is pressure on contractors to complete a greater workload in compressed engineering hours to minimise disruption to services. The Hilti X-BT direct fastening solution for Track Geometry Survey Points is Network Rail approved, saving time with fast and easy installation. The lightweight, portable equipment delivers a highly corrosion-resistant fastening (A4 Grade 316) with high load and pull out values.

Hilti’s X-BT direct fastening solution for Track Geometry Survey Points on OLE masts.

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New tool management service Hilti will also highlight its industry-leading services such as its three-day turnaround on repairs, now backed up by the Hilti Tool Service time promise, ‘3 days or FREE!’, or its innovative new asset management solution, Hilti ON!Track. Hilti says that research with its customers suggests that on average, 90 hours per month are spent searching for assets and 65% of of them have trouble managing certification due dates. In addition, on average six assets are lost every month, adding up to a total cost of approximately £7,000 per year. Launched in the UK last year, Hilti ON!Track is the professional asset management solution to overcome this; managing all assets, regardless of manufacturer. Sonic Rail Services was one of the first firms in the industry to adopt Hilti ON!Track, not only to track their Installation kit for the X-BT tooling, maintenance and fastening. calibrations but also to manage consumables and PPE. The company is now looking to add Training Management and Certification to the system. Alerts set up in the system can make sure certification is kept up to date before it runs out. For Sonic Rail Services’ full testimonial, readers can watch the YouTube video: RAILTEX 2017 OFFICIAL PREVIEW



Aerialtronics and MRL Eye drone-powered solutions keep business on track

Aerialtronics’ Altura Zenith ATX8 drone.

Aerialtronics and MRL Eye will tell visitors how they are taking the management of critical rail infrastructure to new heights through combining commercial Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) technology and the power of cognitive learning. Netherlands-based Aerialtronics, which designs and manufactures commercial unmanned aircraft systems, and its UK partner MRL Eye, will show how future drone powered solutions can provide high-quality inspection data. They will demonstrate how this data supports rail infrastructure managers to intelligently inspect critical assets safely and analyse, identify and prioritise remedial actions. Aerialtronics was the first commercial drone manufacturer to integrate cognitive computing capabilities from IBM Watson with the Altura Zenith ATX8 commercial UAV. “The third generation Altura Zenith ATX8 sets a precedent for the design of unmanned aircraft systems, by combining state of the art technology with remarkably flat, compact and lightweight design,” says Jeremy Wigmore, CEO


of Aerialtronics. “Starting from scratch enabled a new and radical idea: develop a multi-rotor aircraft system that can meet a wide variety of commercial applications without compromising on design.” Able to demonstrate reliability, stability and versatility even when operating in 26 mph winds and temperatures ranging from -30°C to +40°C, the Altura Zenith ATX8 is globally renowned for offering quality, innovation and safety as its key design pillars. Specifically designed with commercial operating environments in mind, the Altura Zenith ATX8 can also integrate a number of industrial sensors and cameras, making it the UAV of choice for professional customers completing inspections, ground measurements, 3D modelling or topography surveying. Hidden within a super flat design, the Altura Zenith ATX8 facilitates up to 35 minutes of flight time and is capable of carrying payloads of up to 2.9 kg. All parts are carefully selected to form today’s best-balanced remotely piloted aircraft system. But the real power of


using UAV technology comes when it is combined with Visual Recognition capability. By putting IBM Watson capabilities into flight operations, Aerialtronics and MRL Eye can help infrastructure owners open up an infinite number of new possibilities to gain insight into places not easily accessible by current working practices or human interaction. “Instead of placing staff in hazardous or difficult to reach areas, or by stopping processes and service delivery to complete a task, UAV technology now allows key assets to be remotely inspected, safely and accurately with findings reported back quickly” says Phil Storr, Director, UK operations. “In turn this supports a more

dynamic workflow allowing prioritisation of resources to resolve problems effectively before they impact on service delivery.” The Altura Zenith ATX8 drone can be flown from ground level and, using high definition cameras, immediately gain a complete 360° high resolution overview of the structure. “But the major step forward is understanding what it’s seeing” says Phil Storr. “Drones can capture these important images in minutes and immediately send them to the IBM Watson platform to be analysed in near real-time. This reduces the need for thousands of images to be manually reviewed for problems – for example due to corrosion – before technical teams can be deployed to site.” In the rail sector, this combination of technologies enables data to be analysed quickly and specific areas of concern identified that could impact the quality, performance and integrity of critical infrastructure – for example loose or fraying cabling on OLE, damaged bridge structures or ground movement. Combining reliable UAV technology with cognitive learning means over time, this integration gives businesses confidence in increased infrastructure resilience through cost-effective asset inspections, reducing possible human error and improving worker safety while ultimately reducing disruption to rail services.

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NGRT to unveil novel detection systems A new exhibitor to Railtex will be Next Generation Rail Technologies (NGRT), a privately owned Spanish company focusing on developing innovative solutions for the railway industry globally. Its objective is to enhance safety for all users and to assist infrastructure managers and train operators to secure the infrastructure and their operations with state-of-theart tools and applications. With its patented technology, combined with filters and algorithms, NGRT says it is the world leader in detection of trains, various types of rolling stock and hazardous scenarios based on sound and vibrations

generated through the rails. Its applications are suited for freight, passenger, highspeed or low-speed trains on electrified and nonelectrified lines. Neither humidity, temperature, nor weather conditions will impact the performance or reliability of the system. Whether there is a need to detect broken rails, rock falls or flooding, NGRT applications cover them all. All applications are based on utilising the same hardware, giving railway infrastructure owners a huge advantage when it comes to maintenance, and not least ROI. Even though each system can work independently, by

interconnecting the systems into one network, NGRT offers clients the possibility of full monitoring and surveillance of the entire infrastructure. Alarm levels for each application can be set by the client. Alarms are then generated automatically and distributed to the appropriate personnel. Among NGRT products presented at Railtex will be its Broken Rail Detection (BRD)system designed to detect cracks in the rails, complete rail separation, including any anomalies within the rail profile that could contribute to a risk of rail failure or derailment. Also showcased will be the Rockslide and Avalanche

Detection (RAD) solution to detect objects falling onto the track caused by natural hazards which subsequently could result in a derailment, a train stuck in snow or even a mud-slide. Common for both applications is that only one Main Assembly and four Vibration Detection Units are required to cover a single track. The Vibration Detection Units are connected via cables to the Main Assembly located trackside in a cabinet or enclosure. One entire system requires less than 20 W power to operate. NGRT hardware and software are designed and built according to CENELEC standards.

NGRT’s Vibration Detection Unit in situ.

Remote monitoring solutions from ByteSnap Visitors to Stand D56 will be able to discover how ByteSnap Design accelerates time to market for both hardware and software embedded systems projects and see how its remote monitoring demo with ground movement sensors can help improve maintenance response times. The bridge bash demo will show how LoRa can

be deployed for status monitoring/reporting. It simulates a collision event between a train and a stationary object, such as a bridge or barricade. Acceleration data is collected from the stationary object and transmitted wirelessly to a receiving module. Using the receiving module, real time information about what acceleration the object is

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undergoing can be processed and displayed to the user. The remote monitoring system can be powered by a super lowpower battery. “The Product Design Journey” display shows how ByteSnap Design worked with a smart home security company to help develop its ground-breaking device. This particular project won the company the Design

Team of the Year accolade at the prestigious 2016 British Engineering Excellence Awards. Visitors can receive an introduction to the new version of its user interface development framework, SnapUI. Now supporting Raspberry Pi, it is more proficient than ever at taking software to production.




Galley systems for railway vehicles A specialist in comprehensive galley systems for rail vehicles, Spanish company Kelox will demonstrate how it can develop a specific product to suit each project in its context, providing added value to the customer and end user.

On-board galley designed and manufactured by Kelox.

Buffet area by Kelox.

The firm provides engineering solutions through analysis, improvement and optimisation of industrial processes, manufacturing and developing products and services based on its experience in the areas of computeraided design, quality assurance and lean manufacturing. Kelox says its Madrid factory is a high-tech facility employing the most advanced techniques for production optimization and where adapting its processes and fabrications to the circumstances and requirements of each customer is part of its working culture. Installation, start-up and commissioning of its galley systems is performed quickly and efficiently by its own expert team of qualified specialists.

New solutions from Lucchini Unipart Rail The team at Lucchini Unipart Rail (LUR) expects a busy Railtex 2017 – the firm’s stand is always popular with visitors, and not just for the excellent lunches with their authentic Italian flavour! The LUR stand always features Lucchini RS Group’s latest innovations in wheelset technology, and this year will be no different. Whether it will Bogie overhaul in progress at LUR’s Manchester facility. be Lucchini’s rethink of a low floor tram wheelset, or a “smart” wheelset that transmits data on axle stresses to predict maintenance periodicity, or a freight wheelset with new technology in ultrasonic instrumentation, this remains a secret revealed only to visitors to Stand H31. The research engineers at LRS are continually working on fresh solutions to customers’ problems – thermo-stable (low stress) wheels, for example, laser coating technology or long term solutions for axle protection. Railtex is one of the rolling stock industry’s main exhibitions where such ideas and solutions are showcased, and LUR (formerly known as Lucchini UK) has been exhibiting at Railtex since 2005. The drive to exhibit then was LUK’s move into wheelset overhauls, having just completed a substantial investment in wheelset stripdown at its Manchester factory, complementing the existing wheelset assembly line that until then had been used exclusively for OE wheelsets. LUK’s early successes were to overhaul wheelsets for Siemens, Alstom and Unipart Rail, and a reputation for quality and flexibility quickly grew up. LUK then established itself in gearbox overhauls, while retaining its position as the main supplier of machined wheels and axles into the UK rail industry. The relationship with Unipart Rail developed strongly over the ensuing decade, until two years ago LUK merged all its wheel, wheelset and gearbox activities with Unipart Rail’s Doncaster-based bogie and wheelset business to form the LUR joint venture. The company now offers a unique mix that covers the whole traction system: bogie, wheelset and gearbox overhaul, OE wheelsets, machined wheels and axles, and the provision of logistical and procurement support for the traction system as a “Tier 1” service provider. Forged “black” wheelpans and axles are manufactured in Lucchini RS Group’s own steelworks, forges and rolling mills in Lovere, Italy; some 3,000 wheelpans arrive every month at the Manchester facility, where a bank of wheel lathes transform them into finished wheels, either for the company’s own production of OE wheelsets, such as those delivered to Hitachi in Japan and Italy, for its own wheelset overhaul activities or to UK-based wheelset overhaulers like Bombardier and London Underground, with which LUR has long term supply agreements. Many of the overhauled wheelsets are delivered to the Doncaster facility, with its two bogie overhaul lines. Wheels and completed wheelsets at LUR’s factory.



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Craig & Derricott to pose ‘guess the weight’ teaser To promote its extensive range of products, Craig & Derricott will be hosting a competition on its stand in which visitors can try and guess the weight of one of its larger isolation switches as fitted to Bombardier Electrostar vehicles. The isolators are mounted on the traction vehicle underframe and are designed to ensure earth bonding during maintenance or repair. The visitor with the closest guess will win a weekend break for two, so it will be well worth stopping by at the firm’s Stand D60. Having operated in the rail industry for more than 70 years, Craig & Derricott has developed a strong reputation as a manufacturer and supplier of low voltage control gear, switchgear and specialist lighting. In the rolling stock, overhaul and infrastructure sectors, the company is focused on providing high quality bespoke products and believes in working closely with clients, designing and developing components and solutions to solve problems such as obsolescence, which has created increasing demands in the rolling stock field. An example of Craig and Derricott’s ability to respond to such demands is its solution for refurbishment requirements following the government’s decision to make T12 fluorescent lighting obsolete. “Our LED tube light solution has combined the needs of easy and safe tube fitting with a unique solution to the electrical and mechanical protection of LED circuits within the dimensions of an existing tube light,” says Business Development Manager, Jonathan Beaumont. “The LEDs have been utilised and adapted for the railway rolling stock sector while offering a variety of tube lengths and operating voltages to cover the needs of UK overhaul market.”

A selection of Craig & Derricott’s products for transport applications.

In the overhaul market Craig & Derricott is well known for its work not just for its own products, but also on other branded equipment. Electro-mechanical equipment ranging from drum switch uncouplers to master controllers, isolators and communication panels can be overhauled with either a simple “clean & polish” or complete refurbishment. The company also specialises in supplying isolation equipment to the infrastructure sector. Its extensive range of products, approved for use by London Underground, include switch-disconnectors, pushbutton control stations and Automatic Transfer Switches (ATSs). ATSs are supplied in IP65 stainless steel enclosures with an integral Deep Sea electronic user interface. They will support all installations where essential power needs to be maintained, ensuring a safe environment whether in the workplace or a public space to provide continuity of vital services. 24


Supply chain solutions from Anixter Anixter Electrical and Electronic Solutions (EES) will showcase its global leadership in supply chain solutions, offering a very broad product and service portfolio. The company has a stock portfolio of over 450,000 piece parts and is at the forefront of Vendor Managed Inventory, with expertise in the sourcing, procurement and provision of mechanical fixings and fasteners, ‘C’ Class consumables, adhesives, electronic and electrical wire & cable and enterprise cabling & security solutions covering a global market. Anixter says it takes the complexity out of the supply chain by focusing on the needs of the customer. Its flexible solutions consider the individual business drivers that would include but not be restricted to: efficiency improvements; life cycle management; emerging technology innovations; and total ownership costs.

Charcroft highlights ruggedised electronic components and design support Charcroft Electronics, specialist, knowledge-based distributor and manufacturer of electronic components for harsh and high-end applications, will showcase ruggedised and rail-approved components, backed by specialist design support. Visitors to the show will be able to discuss specific design challenges with Charcroft product specialists and engineers from its franchised component suppliers. “Ensuring long-term reliability in harsh operating environments is critical in the rail sector,” explains Charcroft Director Debbie Rowland. “Charcroft combines specialised components with an understanding of the unique design challenges within the rail sector and through-life support, which includes obsolescence management. This helps rail OEMs to take advantage of the latest developments in component technology whilst minimising the risk of downtime throughout the lifetime of the electronics systems in rolling stock and signalling equipment.” Charcroft’s range of ruggedised components provides resistance to extremes of temperature, vibration, shock and harsh environmental conditions. It includes high-power, high-voltage resistors, long-lifetime and high-voltage capacitors; power supplies approved to EN50155 and 50121; pressure sensors, thermostats and circuit breakers; high-voltage opto-isolators, fibre-optic transmitters/receivers and infra-red switch sensors as well as high-power transformers and inductors. Charcroft is a franchised distributor for electronic component manufacturers which include Airpax, Exxelia Group, Kemet, Klixon, MTM Power, Sensata and TT Electronics.

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Finder switches to the future Finder will be featuring its vast range of rail industry components. These extend from applications on rolling stock like illuminated signage and automatic doors, to braking and tilting systems, pantographs, lighting control, air conditioning and maintenance vehicles to signalling, stations, ticketing machines and control panels in general. Finder offers relays with screwless sockets, timers, monitoring relays and relay modules with forcibly guided contacts, to suit a vast range of uses. Relays used for rolling stock are subject to increasingly higher technical demands – such as the need for wider operating ranges, higher resistance to shock and vibration, operation over wider ranges of temperature and humidity, and above all the fire resistance properties of the relay’s constituent parts. Finder’s relays, sockets and accessories are manufactured using specific insulating materials which satisfy requirement R26 of fire protection prescribed by the standard EN 455452:2013 for product category EL10. Requirement R26, for hazardous levels HL1 to HL3, is the conformity to V0 class following vertical small flame test according to EN 60695-1110. Resistance against random vibrations and shock of the relays and their sockets and accessories is in compliance with EN 61373 standard for Category 1, Class B products. Their resistance to temperature and humidity is in compliance with EN 50155 standard, TX class (for relay and sockets) or T1 class (for timers and control relays).

Finder’s product offering includes relays for numerous rolling stock applications.

RFID reading system among HARTING highlights Responding to continuing growth and diversification in the rail industry, HARTING will present its expanded product offering to meet developing market requirements. One innovation is the MICA - Modular Industry Computer Architecture, implemented with an RFID reading system on both the platform and the train. This offers a variety of solutions, including platform side detection, driver authentication and wheel rim lubrication monitoring. HARTING says that with the possibility of retrofitting existing systems with minimal cost and time requirements, MICA is set to become a game changer for the rail industry. The Ethernet backbone comprises the Han® range – including the extensive Han Modular® offering, HC modular

with HPR. Rugged Unmanaged Ethernet switches and M12 circular connectors complement these products. HARTING provides a complete solution for rail applications, with bespoke requirements met through the capabilities of HARTING Customised Solutions. This incorporates inter-car jumper cable assemblies, which perform with increased data rates, giving high-speed signals along the train backbone. The requirement for consistent, quality guaranteed wiring on-board trains has been addressed by the use of backplanes. These offer the operator many advantages, such as high-speed data transmission of 40 Gb/s and meeting IRIS certifications. HARTING’s in-house team provides support from the design stage through to implementation and beyond.

New master controllers from Schaltbau Schaltbau Machine Electrics on Stand T31 will present examples of its new master controller product range for today’s and tomorrow’s rail markets, touchscreen and standard display monitors, low profile

display screens and many other innovations. In 2016 Schaltbau acquired the majority shareholding in SPII, the leading Italian manufacturer of master controllers and driving desks. SPII has been a partner with

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Schaltbau for many years, combining German efficiency with Italian innovation to create an exciting range of products for the rail industry globally. New and additional product support services are also being offered. Schaltbau

says it recognises the need to support and partner its rail customers by offering repair, refurbishment, upgrade and product innovation services, as well as on-site technical support and solution options for its product range.




GRP structures from ADE Access Design & Engineering (ADE), part of the Lionweld Group, will outline its specialisation in the design, manufacture and installation of GRP structures such as ballast retention walls, location cabinets, drivers’ walkways, debris screens, parapets, end of platform gates and fences, and GRP rail platforms. The company has been in operation for over 100 years, the last 15 of those in the rail industry, and it has over 120 platform installations to its name. ADE has worked alongside many civils and main contractors, as well as sub-contractors on numerous projects such as the design manufacture and installation of GRP decking systems for over 100 stations. The firm’s Ian Kirkup commented: “We work very closely on rail projects with our clients and get involved in the early stages of design, which ensures that all interfaces between the various trades are managed correctly and

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the projects are delivered on time. Being part of the Lionweld Group has given ADE the opportunity to develop and invest in other areas and it has achieved CE marking status for its steel fabrication facility. The Group is also BIM Level 2 compliant, which will further improve its offer through 2017.” ADE has designed a modular GRP trackside structure to be easily fabricated and installed in less time than steel alternatives, and needing no long-term maintenance, painting or earthing. Delivered complete or in large manageable sections, the structures are designed and fabricated in-house and the firm offers a full on-site installation service.

Concrete pump system on show In The Yard display area at Railtex, Camfaud Concrete Pumps Ltd will be exhibiting a new Putzmeister BSF20.09. This is one of the smaller pumps it offers, having a 20 m boom and a 90 m³ concrete pump. Its compact size makes it especially useful when setting up on a site with a limited working area. Camfaud, South Coast Concrete Pumping Ltd and Premier Concrete Pumping Ltd offer a complete hire service for concrete pumping equipment. Much of the companies’ work is with the civil engineering


industry, a good deal of that in the the rail sector. Camfaud and South Coast have the largest fleet of boom pumps in the country, including three with a reach of over 60 m. Camfaud also offers a range of static pumps, diesel and electric powered, including high pressure pumps with the capacity to pump concrete a distance of in excess of 1,000 m. Premier Concrete Pumping focuses on supplying the ground engineering sector, supplying static concrete pumps, grout pumps, grout mixers, concrete agitator/


Kwik-Step launches modular platforms remixers and mini piling rigs. In addition to the equipment it offers, the company has over 100 competent, experienced, CPCS qualified operators. It operates its own training school and trains and tests for the CPCS accreditation. Most of the equipment supplied is manufactured by Putzmeister or Schwing – the two leading German suppliers. Camfaud continually invests in new pumps, driven by its desire to offer the best, most modern equipment that meets the latest environmental standards.

Camfaud carries out a wide variety of works in the rail sector including tunnel work, shaft construction, track slabs, bridge construction, station building and refurbishment, platform extensions and concreting trackside bases. In recent years, the firm has supplied concrete pumping equipment and pump operators to many of the Crossrail contracts and to the London Underground renewals programme. These have involved pumping a range of mixes including heavyweight concrete and accelerated concrete.

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Anderton Concrete to show cable theft deterrents Anderton Concrete will be explaining how its cable theft deterrent products can help mitigate a problem that costs the industry millions of pounds a year and seemingly endless delay minutes. Products on display will Ander-fin pull test in progress, include Ander-fin – a pioneering demonstrating its effectiveness in cable theft deterrent which deterring cable theft. anchors cable within the lineside concrete trough route to prevent it being removed from site. Made from glass-filled nylon, the Ander-fin has high strength and fire resistance. It fits into the base of the trough through a specifically designed opening in the unit and is firmly held in place for easy manoeuvrability. Once installed, a Network Rail approved cable tie is threaded through the Ander-fin and tensioned around the cabling, leaving the cable route firmly anchored into the concrete troughing. Full approval of Ander-fin was awarded in January 2016 following a trial conducted at Rossett Junction by Colas Rail, which was asked to simulate a 100m cable pull with a roadside vehicle whilst the cable was anchored by Ander-fin at 1m lengths

DRB offers diverse services Deeside-based DRB is an integrated mechanical and electrical engineering group offering a wide range of services to the rail industry. These include the supply of mechanical and pneumatic components, service and overhaul of a range of components, including safety critical items, reverse engineering of obsolete components, and design, manufacture and commissioning of depot maintenance equipment. The firm employs almost 200 skilled staff and for more than 10 years has been working with many TOCs and depots across the UK, helping them to reduce the operating and maintenance costs of their vehicles and equipment. Since 2004 the company has repaired and upgraded more than 3,500 bogies for leading operators and rolling stock maintenance companies. The overhaul changes the way the brake hanging bracket is attached to the bogie based on a reengineered solution developed by DRB. The change has been adopted nationwide by a number of TOCs and vehicle owners as the new method for all similar bogies. DRB also maintains and repairs camshaft controllers for one of the leading train operators, servicing the controllers, making any necessary repairs and then testing them on a dedicated, purpose-built rig. And the firm has recently developed a new rail door manifold system to drive the door cylinder and door interlock. This is based around standard ISO1 valves, meaning that the system is not tied to any one valve manufacturer. An ever increasing range of components is supplied by DRB to a growing customer base across the rail sector. As well as supplying components produced in-house, the company is a national distributor for a large number of hydraulic and pneumatic manufacturers and can offer discounted prices across a wide range of system components. Other components offered include brake hanger and other brackets, fasteners, plates, threshold plates, body and roof panels, plus support solebars. Complementing its support to the industry is an expanding range of maintenance depot equipment, from support racking and storage units, tool jigs and fixtures, to larger kit such as motor maintenance kits, bogie stacking frames, lifting jacks and wheel removal rigs. 30


within the trough route. This trial was duplicated using a piece of lineside plant equipment, which achieved the same results – preventing cable theft. Also featured will be Ander-clip, the easy route to securing in situ cabling. Designed as a quick and cost-effective method of protecting in situ cabling by locking the trough lid to the trough unit, it additionally acts as a visual deterrent, preventing impromptu vandals and thieves from removing trough lids. Maintenance staff are still able to access and re-fit the clips with simple tools when required. The Ander-Clip dominates the market in cable theft deterrents, being quick and easy to install and cost-effective, says the company. Among other products on display will be Anderlift, the optimal lift tool for troughing sections, with a pair capable of lifting up to 80kg and readily adaptable to suit a range of troughing sizes.

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Hose performance boosted by Flotec Specialist hose supplier Flotec Industrial will showcase the Gates Hose and Connectors Concept, providing extended warranties and increasing reliability performance in hydraulics, engine and transmission applications. In addition, Flotec will present its hugely successful innovative solution to engine coolant leaks, overcoming a common and costly issue facing rolling stock operators. The PowerGrip® Band Clamp eliminates leaks at the hose fitting, while the Blue Stripe™ EPDM Hose significantly reduces undetectable leaks. Also on display will be Flotec’s Hydrostatic Hose Optimisation Programme. Designed to suit the engineer, Flotec offers a service package to prevent hydrostatic system leaks and improve rolling stock engine reliability. Specialist engineers review the current installation on-site and develop a

strategy to improve and optimise to meet customer requirements. Superior products such as the Gates G2XH Extreme Heat hydraulic hose are utilised to offer extended service life. After extremely successful trials with a Porterbrook Class 158 installation, the objective is to roll out this high quality solution to TOCs and ROSCOs throughout the industry. Flotec’s Hose Management Programme for track maintenance machinery delivers an exclusive preventative maintenance strategy which saves operators a fortune in cost and downtime. Identifying potential hose problems before failure and fitting the premium Gates MegaTuff® hose product eliminates expensive, unplanned stoppages. Flotec says its long term engineering solutions offer outstanding reliability and significantly reduces the time spent on maintenance, repair and replacement.

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Systems for battery maintenance French company ENAG will detail how, with 70 years’ experience in energy conversion, it delivers rugged and reliable equipment designed to work in severe environments – in particular in rail, tram and metro depots across the world. Two products in particular will be featured at the show: the firm’s charge-discharge test bank and its portable discharge kit. To help its customers ensure correct maintenance of on-board battery systems, ENAG designed a special mobile charge-discharge bank which can be placed close to the train, metro car or tram, making it easy to maintain batteries without dismantling the trays. The equipment can be equipped with connectors or clips and can be adapted for different types of batteries and user profiles, and according to customer requirements. ENAG says maintenance down time is reduced considerably by simplifying the overall process and the customer gains in productivity as the equipment does not need supervision during operation The portable discharge kit was developed by ENAG in cooperation with SNCF, to which it is a qualified supplier, as a discharger for capacitors with the safety of personnel at maintenance depots in mind. Light and easy to use, the kit allows simultaneous discharge of the capacitor banks used on board locomotives and other rail vehicles without human intervention. Designed for all banks up to 72 mF and 3,500 V DC, it can be delivered with discharge probes of either 300 mm or 1,000 mm in length. The probes measure the voltage present, indicates if it is too high, carries out the discharge and gives the green light once ENAG’s charge-discharge test all is safe. The operator can bank. then carry out his intervention in total safety.

Houghton International appointed TSA service partner Houghton International has been appointed service partner in the UK and Ireland by Traktionssysteme Austria (TSA). Under the exclusive agreement Houghton International will provide service, maintenance and spare parts for all TSA motors and rotating machines in this region, offering local support and specialist repair services. The team on Stand G31 will be ready to explain more about Houghton International’s OEM services and its other maintenance and life extension capabilities. Michael Mitten, CEO of Houghton International, said: “As the number of TSA products on the UK’s tracks increases, we are working closely with the company to develop our expertise around their equipment and are ideally placed to service this demand.” TSA supplies Class 455, Class 321, Variobahn, tramway motors, generators and gearboxes in the UK and Ireland, and this partnership provides the UK rail industry with local access to specialist services and expertise specific to their needs. Specialising in the repair, maintenance and life extension of rotating electrical assets, and with a dedicated traction motor repair shop based in Newcastle upon Tyne, RISAS-approved Houghton International already works with most of the UK’s major ROSCOs, TOCs and bogie overhaulers to reduce costs and improve reliability by extending the life of their electromechanical assets. In addition to its core offering, Houghton International has also recently introduced a new ‘Introduction to traction motor and MA set repair’ training course. This aims to share knowledge and help educate the next generation of rail engineers in key areas that impact the performance and reliability of the rolling stock they maintain. Apprentices from East Anglia were the first to take part in the training in December last year. Suited to those who work in engineering and maintenance, the course equips participants with the knowledge and confidence to identify faults, understand failure modes and recommend rectification work.

New services from the PWI The Permanent Way Institution will make a welcome return to Railtex. It is now offering training courses to apprentices and graduates. Delegates will gain an understanding of the principles of track engineering in the UK and will develop skills in track structure, inspection, planning for maintenance and renewals, as well as plain line and S&C design and an appreciation of associated safety risks. All routes to registration with the PWI are now open. Whether candidates hold academic qualifications or not, there is a straightforward entry route. Tailored for the rail infrastructure engineer and including a rail specific safety behaviour competency. The programme is supported by Network Rail and London Underground. 32


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Alstom developments Alstom Transport will be showcasing some of its recent developments in the UK. The company has recently completed the upgrade of its ETCS technology, Atlas 200, on Network Rail’s Class 313 test train, so that it is now compatible with ERTMS Baseline 3. The Class 313 upgrade is Alstom’s third UK trainborne contract to install its ERTMS Baseline 3 technology. On trackside, Alstom was recently awarded a contract worth around €17 million by Network Rail to provide ETCS for Crossrail. The contract will see Alstom’s signalling

and infrastructure division deliver ETCS to enable Crossrail to operate on the line between Stockley Junction and Heathrow Terminals 4 and 5. In April 2016 Alstom was also awarded a contract worth over €100 million by Network Rail for the full re-signalling of the Great Western Main Line between Reading and Paddington. The two organisations have worked in close collaboration to develop an interlocking solution based on Alstom’s Smartlock range that will be ready for ETCS installation, allowing trains with ETCS capability to operate on that section of

the line. Further north, Alstom’s new technology centre and training academy in Widnes is due to open in May this year. The facility could create hundreds of jobs for local people in the long term and will offer up to 15,000 days of training each year through the academy. The first project that Alstom will deliver at the new site will be re-painting the fleet of 56 Pendolino Class 390 ‘tilting’ trains used by Virgin on the West Coast Main Line. The project is worth €28 million and will employ 80 people. Alstom’s offer has been broadened by

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The Rail Alliance points to industry revitalisation Railtex Show Partner The Rail Alliance says it is is delighted to be returning to one of the showcase events in the rail calendar, and shares its thoughts for this Show Preview. In the two years since the last edition, the sector has seen unparalleled events and developments including the launch of the Rail Supply Group Strategy last year, the ongoing implementation of the Innovation in Franchising programme – with more IiF franchise commitments kicking in across the North in April this year, and the rebranding of Rail Delivery Group late last year. What is tangible is that UK rail is undergoing a sustained revitalisation while simultaneously encouraging the up-skilling of its workforce, the development of the indigenous supply chain through mentoring and best practice schemes, the adoption of cross-sector technology and arguably a greater than ever before desire to deliver on sophistication and enhancement of the customer experience. The Rail Alliance Hub With such developments as a backdrop between the last Railtex and this one, the Rail Alliance is thrilled to be back with its largest ever Members’ Hub. We will be found at Stand L60, with the hub extending around us, and in total there are over 90 Rail Alliance members in the hall. The Hub has grown year-on-year and is a great focal point of the show; its purpose is not simply to provide a central zone in which member companies can exhibit – though this is a great benefit in its own right – but it enables visitors to the show to appreciate the scale and scope of diverse technologies that are so relevant to today’s modern railway supply chain. Both in the Hub and across the show visitors will be able to see ground-breaking technology on display from well-known, almost iconic rail brands, to the inspirational debut of a number of companies dedicated to applying their capabilities already proven in other sectors. Exhibitors at Railtex 2017 embody the advances in the sector and the appetite for new and emerging technology. As ever, we, through our members, demonstrate a capability and versatility that is unmistakably rail and undeniably inspirational, which keeps us at the heart of the rail supply chain. Commitment to the Rail Supply Group The Rail Alliance is committed to its role in helping make the Rail Supply Group strategy reality. We continue to focus on the “Creating Conditions for Growth” workstream, and supporting

those of innovation, skills and export. This is represented in our day-to-day activity, and demonstrators of our commitment to the RSG and the sector will be delivered across the show. We will provide access to a wealth of RSG related information and updates and we are working very closely with the RSG Council with regards to its presence at the show. The RSG will be found on Stand C87, and we will post news of further RSG related activity in the run up to the show. This will include an update on the success to date of the Rail Mentor programme – a free service run by The Rail Alliance in partnership with the RSG offering opportunities for accelerated engagement into the industry. To learn more about the RSG and “Fast Track to the Future” you can download the strategy at The Midlands Engine Trade, and the attraction of new investment is a critical element of UK rail’s very being. It is The Rail Alliance’s absolute honour therefore to be supporting the Midlands Engine at Railtex. The Midlands Engine initiative aims to boost economic growth across the Midlands region through enhanced trade and investment activity. This is an exciting time for rail in the UK, and the Midlands places itself at the heart of this rail revolution. The Midlands rail supply chain includes: expertise in rolling stock design, development and manufacture; light and very light rail technologies; infrastructure and signalling; and leading university research and government support from the Midlands network of Catapult Innovation Centres. The Midlands is also seeing large investment in existing and new rail networks, including HS2, Midland Metro and Midlands Connect, as well as station redevelopments across the region. In addition to positioning the region as an attractive destination for investment there is also a commitment to support international trade from across its 11 Local Enterprise Partnership zones. Inwards or outwards, the trade with the Midlands Engine is ripe, and the Rail Alliance will be providing multiple opportunities for exhibitors and visitors to meet with and learn more about the initiative and how to get involved or access support. To underline the aspirations of the Midlands Engine and the integral role that the RSG plays across the industry we are delighted to announce that Gordon Wakeford will be delivering the Midlands Engine Keynote Speech in the Knowledge Hub at 1230 on the opening day of the show. Gordon is the Managing Director, Mobility Division, of Siemens plc and the Industry Chair of the RSG.

Precision solution for automatic passenger counting Berlin-based iris-GmbH will present its high-precision solution for automatic passenger counting, IRMA MATRIX. Over 80,000 vehicles worldwide have been equipped with the new devices, with counting accuracy proven at over 98%. Iris sensors fulfill the requirements for durability of more than 10 years for buses and over 25 for train applications. The measuring principle of IRMA MATRIX is based on a matrix of 500 pixels with which the sensor gauges the distance to the object and so detects the 3D contour. This is made possible by Time-of-Flight (TOF) technology, through which the presence and motion direction of people within the field of view can be reliably detected for counting. Based on this principle, highly accurate passenger counting Register Online For Free

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Cisco to showcase SWIFT Internet Cisco will be demonstrating the ground breaking communications capability delivered through SWIFT (Superfast Wi-Fi In-carriage for Future Travel). Funded by Cisco, Innovate UK and the RSSB, SWIFT delivers unparalleled high-speed connectivity to trains. When the SWIFT prototype between Edinburgh and Glasgow goes live, in parallel with Railtex 2017, these trains will have the highest speed Internet connection in the world – up to 1GBps. To learn more, visit Cisco’s stand located next to the Rail Alliance, which is also hosting a demonstrator of the SWIFT solution. Visitors can also attend Cisco’s presentations on the benefits of passenger experience and operational efficiencies and more!

Enhanced video management from Tecton Using multiple stream servers to simulate 36 live cameras, Tecton will be demonstrating its enhanced Video Management System (VMS), which has been recently developed by its software team in Eastleigh, Hampshire. The VMS has access to cameras and recorders wherever they are on a WAN or in the local control room. It can integrate with a variety of other products to provide an integrated control system. This includes integration with alarm systems, access control, fences and other functions.

Tecton’s products can control a video wall, showing all images in real time, and if required can also display 25 full HD images on one monitor. Its products are PADS approved and its recorders do not use an operating system, so they cannot be hacked into

or support viruses. They are all designed to be service engineer friendly, with low power requirements and are designed to last for 15 years, producing a low whole life cost. The firm’s products have been used on Britain’s railways for the past 20 years.

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Elma adds more rail products The new CompactPCI Serial enclosure for the railway sector will be on display on the Elma Electronic stand. The system provides two five-slot backplanes within a single enclosure which can be used independently to provide the ultimate flexibility. In the example to be displayed, half of the system has been configured as a RAID-capable data storage platform and the other half is utilised as a passenger information system server. Certified to international railway standard EN50155, the platform’s many advantages include its flexibility and its ability to be customised quickly and easily. In modern rail systems where computers handle more than just one task, reliability is a must and Elma says this is a fundamental characteristic of its products. Elma Electronic will also be presenting a ruggedised router with Cisco technology which combines market leading network capabilities with Elma’s rugged, reliable enclosure design.

Passenger information systems and mechatronics from Televic Rail Televic Rail will present its hardware and software solutions for reliable on-board communications, which are installed on more than 24,000 regional and high-speed trains, trams and metro vehicles worldwide, several thousand of which are in the UK. The firm provides flexible solutions to inform and entertain passengers. Driven by its on-board servers and user-friendly configuration and control software suites, displays and screens make it possible to clearly display travel information and other visual content such as advertisements. Especially when linked with real-time wayside or on-board data sources, the visualisation possibilities are virtually endless, says the company. Televic Rail will demonstrate the flexibility of its solution for real-time passenger information by connecting to Darwin, Britain’s official train running information engine. Televic Rail’s more than 30 years of on-board expertise results in solutions reaching far beyond presenting Darwin information on screens: on-board functionalities offered include digital audio announcements, audio solutions for crystal-clear public address, intercom and call for aid, CCTV, backbone networks, seat reservation and train-to-wayside communication. Televic Rail also provides both on-board (hardware) and wayside (software) interfaces for controlling and managing all aspects of the onboard solutions. Additionally, for over 20 years, Televic Rail has built the knowledge and expertise to develop extremely robust mechatronics sensors for railway applications. Worldwide, thousands of Televic sensors and safety systems are mounted on axles, bogies and car bodies, and are daily withstanding the Register Online For Free

harshest railway conditions. They are used to measure, feed and control systems for various safety and non-safety related purposes, such as tilting, active lateral suspension and bogie instability monitoring. On the Televic Rail stand a selection of these solutions, among them a CCTV/HMI integration as well as Televic Rail’s LiveCom solution for WYSIWYG PIS content management, will illustrate some of the innovative possibilities available.

Televic passenger infomation display in a Thameslink Class 700 EMU (photo courtesy Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) Ltd).




Klauke innovates Klauke will showcase the complete redesign which has led to the launch of its impressive ‘Next Generation’ battery crimping and cutting tools. Ergonomics have been further ‘Next Generation’ tools from Klauke. enhanced, including soft grips and better balance. There are more powerful batteries up to 5.0Ah for longer working between recharge, and construction has been made more robust and weather-resistant for reliable, trouble-free operation – ready for hard use in tough environments. An innovative LED display allows pressures, battery life and user profiles to be directly read from the tool. Data transfer for QA certification is now more easily achieved via the new Klauke App, linking any Smartphone or tablet using Bluetooth, meaning this data can be recorded in the field easily and conveniently. Wherever located, customers can stay in contact with their tool fleet via GPS tool tracking and remote interrogation. The on-line Klauke connectivity applications provide information about the physical location, condition of the tools, and how much work they have completed as well as when the next service is due. Combined with an inventory management system which can provide an alert when service intervals are expected, the powerful software will become the choice for larger customers. Remote interrogation allows for theft protection as tools can be disabled if stolen. These tools are now future-proof thanks to smart modules which means standard tools can be upgraded to the ‘Connect’ variants at any time, claimed to be a world first for crimping and cutting tools. Next Generation solutions range from the compact basket tray cutter (6 mm steel rod), to cutting steel armoured power cables in Cu and Al up to 105 mm diameter. Crimping tools range from 6 mm² up to 630 mm², the most powerful and compact solutions on the market today. Used with complementing Klauke cable lugs, these new solutions offer peace of mind and secure certified electrical connections.

Rail-approved cable accessories and tools Cablecraft has been supplying cable marking systems, cable accessories and cable management products not only within the UK but throughout the world, servicing the rail infrastructure, signalling and rolling stock sectors. The firm is also proud of its position as the UK’s only manufacturer of heat shrink and control panel trunking. During Railtex, Cablecraft will be showcasing a select range of Network Railapproved and London Underground-approved cable accessories and matched tooling from its Identify, Connect, Secure and Protect product ranges. These include the wellknown Critchley Z & K-Type markers, Cablecraft’s own

UK-manufactured EasiLok cable markers, CTT & AMP crimp terminals and Betaduct trunking, Betaflex conduit and zero halogen heat shrinks. The firm’s inhouse pre-print specialists will also be providing live demonstrations of the professional Therma-Mark Desktop Marking Systems. In addition, the company will be launching its new 2017 Cablecraft Rail Catalogue, featuring over 8,000 products covering cable identification, termination and cable management solutions. Visitors are invited to make contact in advance to arrange a one-to-one meeting at Railtex with one of the firm’s rail specialists.

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Flexicon conduit systems get enhanced PADS approval Flexicon will be showcasing the only range of flexible conduit systems currently available to receive the new enhanced PADS approval from Network Rail for signalling and infrastructure applications. The revised Network Rail PADS requirement now includes cable protection for applications prone to flooding or prolonged immersion under water. Says Tim Creedon, Flexicon’s Sales and Marketing Director: “Cable protection for infrastructure and signalling is a vital safety requirement for Network Rail. Flexible conduit is an effective and proven method of protecting vulnerable cables from a variety of hazards in both indoor and outdoor applications. “We have a huge range of products that are already the preferred choice of equipment manufacturers and suppliers to Network Rail, London Underground and Crossrail for cable protection. The enhanced Network Rail PADS approval means that if a signalling or infrastructure installation is prone to flooding or prolonged immersion under water, then only Flexicon can provide a PADS-approved system.” Six flexible conduit types have been selected by Network 38


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HellermannTyton to unveil latest thermal transfer printer Visitors to the HellermannTyton stand will have the opportunity to view the latest addition to its thermal transfer printer range, the all new TT4030, which has been specially optimised for consistent high quality printing for all the company’s consumables, together with new cable tie application tools and a new range of heavy duty fixings. The company will allow visiting professionals to experience first-hand its latest innovations for fastenings and fixings, identification and insulation, and protection. It will also be showcasing its smaller entry level TT430 printer, in addition to its stainless-steel marking machine, the M-Boss Compact, a product that embosses directly onto its range of stainless steel markers. HellermannTyton’s cable tie application tools, which have been carefully designed with the rail market in mind, will be available for visitors to experience the ease of use and quality of application available following considerable investment in new product design. The company will be presenting both its recently launched EVO7 and EVO9 products, which have been optimised for lighter, gentler, and easier cable tie application, with patented tension lock and cut technology enabling precise preliminary settings for every cut. Such products are frequently used in the rail sector for rolling stock, general infrastructure and trackside-mounted housings.

Healthcare innovations from Hampton Knight On Stand C63 occupational health specialist Hampton Knight says it will unveil many exciting innovations for 2017. The first is a new clinic in London which will offer a range of services including PTS testing, alcohol and drug testing, CBH medicals, health surveillance and safety critical medicals. Following the opening of this clinic at least one more will open this year, along with a new online booking system. The new clinics will complement the large range of services already provided and offer more flexibility to clients who cannot accommodate an on site service. Also new to Hampton Knight is its innovative E-learning programme – modules which allow employees to learn about alcohol and different types of drugs, signs and symptoms, and can be tailored to reflect guidelines to company policy. Visitors to the stand will also be invited to take part in an entertaining game offering exclusive prizes and offers only available at Railtex.

Cable management remains a challenge to the industry with manufacturers not only looking to reduce overall spend, but becoming subject to increasingly stringent regulations, striving to reduce the weight of products and looking for high product availability. HellermannTyton fulfills IRIS requirements and a large selection of its products are manufactured in the UK. Phil Hodson, Business Development Manager for the rail industry at HellermannTyton commented: “Railtex always gives us a great opportunity to showcase our latest products to the market and this year is no different. We are looking forward to meeting visitors to the exhibition and demonstrating the high performance of our thermal transfer print technology, in addition to enabling rail engineers and operatives to experience for themselves the full range of HellermannTyton cable management solutions.” Also present on the stand will be representatives from HellermannTyton Data, a leading innovator in fibre optic connectivity solutions for the rail sector and other markets. The company has 32 years’ experience developing advanced systems for future proof and scalable fibre optic networks. Its in-field solutions are designed to simplify installation whilst offering high performance, quality, and reliability. These include a comprehensive range of fibre splicing closures for the external and internal plant, commonly found in most typical access networks.

New hi-vis workwear range

GoCustom Clothing will be launching a new rail-specific high visibility workwear range.

GoCustom Clothing will be announcing its partnership with Orn International in launching a new rail-specific high visibility workwear range. The high quality garments are developed from the existing popular products that Orn International manufactures worldwide. Orn-branded products are renowned for their great durability due to triple stitching in key areas. Moving across into the railway

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sector, these same qualities are applicable to the new range. Through its parent company Kingfisher Leisurewear, GoCustom Clothing is RISQScertified, meaning it is an approved supplier for uniform clothing and PPE, including footwear. With a strong customer service-driven team it offers a range of services. These include: tailored supply based on customer needs; bespoke garments; a man-

packing service; competitive pricing; online ordering; designated account managers if required; unparalleled customer service; tax tabs; and a measuring service. All GoCustom Clothing garments meet full regulations as well as having these key characteristics: triple-stitched; YKK zips; brushed inner fabrics; 60-wash tape; more flexibility due to chevron tape; and new sporty designs.




MPI for specialist skills RISQS-accredited MPI has been supplying the rail industry with competent and experienced personnel since 1989, working with rolling stock, signalling, civils, telecommunication, construction and maintenance companies, supporting them when they need to supplement their workforce. In the rolling stock sector it supplies TOCs, manufacturers, and repair and overhaul companies with engineering staff for projects including production, commissioning, warranty, maintenance, refurbishment and overhaul, modification, livery and crash repair. MPI is the biggest contingent labour supplier of signalling personnel in the UK. It is a Tier 1 supplier to the largest signalling companies, providing IRSE-licensed test and installation personnel for all major and minor signalling on Network Rail and LUL projects. On some of the biggest projects it is supplying telecoms personnel for Network Rail, LUL and TfL. The firm also has dedicated signalling test and installation teams which specialise in SWTH and G110 fixed price delivery work, managed by its internal Signalling CRE and Test Managers. The firm currently supplies all grades of protection personnel throughout the UK on long term and short term basis, ensuring they are the most competent and have the best equipment and PPE. Civil supervisors and civil teams are supplied on contracts across the UK. The civil teams have welfare vans and a full selection of tools and equipment. All civil personnel hold a specific Certificate of Competence.

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Advance TRS gears up for Railtex Specialist recruitment consultancy Advance TRS is looking forward to welcoming visitors to Stand F80, where its staff will be on hand to discuss fulfilling clients’ recruitment objectives. Its expert consultants will be ready to discuss current and future career opportunities in signalling, electrification, telecoms, civils and much more. As a result of huge infrastructure investments spurring thousands of new job vacancies across the rail industry, the company says there has never been a better time to consider career options. With over 60% of the consultancy’s contractors working in

a safety-critical environment, it specialises in the provision of highly-skilled technical professionals providing a service it says is unrivalled throughout the industry. Boasting in excess of 70 years’ combined experience recruiting within the rail sector, Advance TRS’s specialist consultants have an in-depth knowledge of their specific part of the industry. The company is a preferred supplier to more than 100 blue-chip rail firms and has 99% PSL retention rate. It supplies contractors to work on infrastructure projects including HS2, Crossrail, 4LM and London Underground station upgrades.

Boost for remote level crossing safety

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DAC Ltd will present a solution it has developed that could be the answer to increasing level crossing safety. Trials of the firm’s RA708-GSM/GSM-R telephone, a standalone device can be located anywhere there is GSM or GSM-R coverage, are close to completion. The telephone addresses many dangers associated with level crossings, particularly those in rural areas. Hearing approaching trains can often be difficult for users, while weather conditions,


distractions inside road users’ vehicles, user complacency and restricted views all pose potential dangers for pedestrians, cyclists or drivers who need to cross a line. At some locations provision of a telephone has not been possible due to infrastructure restrictions, coupled with the high cost of installing and maintaining assets in often remote locations. Additionally, until recently the technology has not been readily available for manufacturers to provide a solution.

Requiring no power supply, no cables and no infrastructure, the RA708GSM/GSM-R telephone is DAC’s response. Installation is simple and the telephone is designed to be user friendly, mimicking existing telephones already widely used on crossings. In addition, the RA708-GSM/GSM-R has a certain amount of on-board intelligence, providing internal health status checks to ensure serviceability levels are maintained, reporting any problem via SMS before it turns into an incident.

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Access and security systems specialist dormakaba, the result of a merger between Dorma and Kaba, will be showcasing its range of even more products, solutions, and services for secure access to both rolling stock and infrastructure, including panels, enclosures, buildings and rooms – now all from a single source. Among featured products will be the Quattro pluS, the latest evolution in the proven dormakaba range of high security locking systems with a new patent extension provision until 2032. This reversible key locking system is designed for applications where security, durability and strict key control are paramount. It offers extensive flexibility with its interchangeable core system, allowing the cylinder core to be inserted into a range of locking solutions from cam locks, switch locks and padlocks to the more traditional cylinder shapes. This also gives the Quattro pluS system the ability to master key across various applications and locations, making it a powerful and efficient locking system. As well as offering a wide variety of single point and multi‑point locking products for use on GRP or steel enclosures, dormakaba has designed a number of products to meet specific customer needs on cabinet and enclosure applications. One example is the Enclosure Guard designed for use on trackside signalling and communications cabinets. Its stainless steel body makes it ideal for use in an external environment, while its locking mechanism has been designed for security and ease of use. On remote buildings on the rail network, the dormakaba push-button lock range offers both mechanical and electronic access control solutions. Operated by a PIN code, push-button locks offer customers significant cost savings as they eliminate the need for key replacement. The products are of a high robust quality with many suitable for external and remote sites. The locks can provide audit trails and time-limited access. The range also includes the PowerPlex 2000 electronic lock that does not require batteries or other power sources. The lock generates its own power: pressing the first button of the code charges the lock. There are no batteries to replace and no wires to install, making it the most efficient and versatile electronic lockset available with virtually no maintenance costs.

Keytracker says it will be presenting the widest range of key and equipment management solutions available on the market. The products to be displayed can be utilised across the rail sector to manage valuable keys and secure equipment and devices. With key and equipment management systems that can add extra layers of security, process and provide instant access to vital equipment and tools for pre-approved users, organisations across the industry can benefit from improved efficiency, eliminate risk of unauthorised access to potentially dangerous equipment or areas, reduce risk of theft and add extra layers of health and safety procedure to minimise risk breaches through human error. Keytrackers electronic key management solutions can provide real-time information on key users and restrict access, allowing specified users access to only the keys they will require, ensuring they never fall into the wrong hands. The company’s electronic locker systems can provide secure storage for handheld devices used across the network, from train operators to rail construction equipment and devices. Most recently its iLockerz system has been deployed to a leading train operator to secure and manage availability of handheld ticketing machines across its network.

Keytracker’s secure key management systems limit access only to approved users.

Traka to get on track at Railtex Traka will be demonstrating how its latest BIM-accredited intelligent key management and locker systems can enhance safety processes and decrease downtime to ensure the smooth operation of the rail industry. On Stand T55, the leader in innovative key and asset management systems will present its sophisticated Touch key management system.

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Visitors to the stand will see live demonstrations of Traka’s lockout-tagout system, which operates when maintenance work needs to take place. It ensures all power is off and cannot be reactivated until engineers have completed the task and returned their keys, removing any risk of human error. Traka’s intelligent Touch Locker system will also feature as part of a scalable range, designed to securely house expensive equipment such as tools and laptops, with the added benefits of full audit control capability, charging facilities and customisable designs. Traka Touch can operate as a standalone ‘plug and play’ solution that requires no IT network or server to manage the database. Says Gemma Brennan-Smith, Marketing Manager at Traka UK: “Railtex is the ideal place for Traka to show how it’s working with the industry to present key management and asset storage solutions with all essential considerations managed. This includes the government-mandated obligations to BIM, our unique lockout-tagout system, audit control, chargeable facilities and customisable features, designed to keep our rail network and its users protected.” RAILTEX 2017 OFFICIAL PREVIEW


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New switches and network video recorder from Moxa New high port density, high bandwidth switches, and its network video recorder for on-board railway applications will be presented by Moxa. The new ToughNet TN-4500A series EN 50155 switches provide up to 28 ports, including 4 Gigabit ports to meet the high bandwidth requirements necessary for modern day onboard services. To ensure a smoother installation process, the TN-4500A series provides up to 20 PoE ports. Each PoE port has a maximum 30 W power supply, with a total power supply of 120 W for on-board devices, including IP cameras, IP phones, and wireless devices, without requiring any extra power cables. The TN-4500A series is designed for applications on trains and railways, including CCTV, PIS, PA, P-Wi-Fi, and TCMS, and is compliant with the EN 50155 requirements that ensure reliable network communications in rolling stock and railway environments. “To meet the future trends of IP networks and converged network transmissions, the network backbone must be reliable, and also support sufficient bandwidth to accommodate data, voice, and video transmission across a single network. Moxa’s new TN-4500A series Ethernet switches ensure very smooth rail network operations,” said Joe Lin, product manager for Moxa’s Industrial Ethernet Switches. The TN-4500A series Ethernet switches are compliant with the essential sections of the EN 50155 standard, covering operating temperature, power input voltage, surge- and vibrationresistance, ESD, as well as conformal coating and power insulation. Moxa will also be showing MXNVR-RO-T, a rugged industrial NVR (network video recorder) specifically designed for use on

trains. With optimised performance, innovative features, and a rugged design, the MXNVR-RO-T is ideal for the demands of on-board surveillance applications. Designed with the powerful Intel® i7 processor i7-3517UE and an efficiently designed software for live viewing and recording, the MXNVR-RO-T can be connected to multiple IP cameras for real-time viewing of 720P (1280 x 720) images at up to 120 FPS for the cameras displayed in a 1/4 layout. It can also record 1080P (1920 x 1080) images at up to 450 FPS. To ensure suitability for use on trains, the MXNVR-RO-T is equipped with a user-friendly “Driver View” interface to display video images and the status of the camera, including its network and recording status, enabling drivers and on-board operators to identify problems and react to incidents immediately. As the accuracy and security of a recorded file is often one of the highest priorities in mission-critical applications, the MXNVR-RO-T incorporates a “digital signature” protection mechanism that kicks in as soon as a video stream is recorded, instead of before the file is exported, significantly reducing the possibility of the file being tampered with. It operates effectively in temperatures between -40 and 70°C, without a fan or heater, and is protected against EMI and power surges. It is also compliant with the essential sections of the EN 50155 standard.

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Control, safety and communication systems A proven supplier to the UK rail industry, Hima-Sella works in tandem with its product partners to provide innovative cost-effective, safe and totally reliable control, safety and communication systems. With a dedicated team of engineers and designers and its suite of rail approved Tracklink® products, the company’s successful projects to date include TfL S-Stock Selective Door Opening, Central Line CCS Upgrade, Network Rail Anglia E & P Renewals and Piccadilly Line Emergency Traction Current Discharge System (ETCDS), plus Heathrow Tunnel Ventilation SCADA. Hima-Sella will be showing a full suite of its Tracklink® products from Tracklink® Remote Terminal Unit for traction a range that substation control. includes: Register Online For Free

Tracklink® III Selective Door Opening and Correct Side Door Enabling Systems, a third generation application that has migrated the product to an RFID tag-based solution. It is used by TfL and nearly all TOCs, and can also be implemented for applications such as regenerative braking and pantograph up/down. Tracklink® SCADA. Based on a COTS software package, this can be engineered to provide solutions for traction power control, integrated telecommunications and tunnel ventilation SCADA. Tracklink® Remote Terminal Unit for traction substation control was developed in line with Network Rail standard NR/L2/ELP/27229-2. It now has full product acceptance and is installed at several locations on both AC and DC networks. Tracklink® P2P Remote Controller for the control of remotely located devices for electrical switchgear. Also developed in house to meet NR/L2/ELP/27229-2, the P2P controller can be used to control MOS, CTS, NSCD and other switchgear devices at up to 3km from a substation location. In addition to this range, Hima-Sella also supplies onboard products as a part of its Mobile Solutions. These include multifunction, touch screen, digital and analogue ERTMS/ ETCS, speed and distance monitoring, speed sensing and driver’s displays. And in rail telecommunications Hima-Sella has supplied SISS renewals from GRIP3-8 at over 100 stations across the UK network. This has included the design and installation of customer information systems, closed circuit television, help points and public address systems. RAILTEX 2017 OFFICIAL PREVIEW




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Mitsubishi PLC equips Tracklink RTU Mitsubishi Electric will demonstrate how its working partnership with Hima-Sella has helped to develop the Tracklink Remote Terminal Unit (RTU), which is built on proven COTS hardware and software, combined with new interface technologies specifically designed for the rail industry. Combining Hima-Sella’s proven expertise in the supply of safety critical and control systems to the UK transport industry with Mitsubishi Electric’s industry hardware, used the world over in numerous rail industry applications, the new Tracklink RTU is a gamechanging solution for the rail sector. It sets new standards for asset optimisation, availability and performance – including enabling modern switchgear to be interrogated for performance data – as well as ensuring ease of maintenance. The Tracklink RTU is built on central processing based on a Mitsubishi Electric Q-Series PLC, with discrete I/O modules, onboard communications and signal conditioning interface cards developed by

Hima-Sella. These interface cards provide the necessary marshalling within the RTU. For connection to the telecommunications infrastructure, the RTU uses proven modem equipment that enables both serial and Ethernet-based protocols. Having noted that Mitsubishi Electric’s Q-Series PLCs were already widely used in the rail industry in signalling, power and rail asset solutions, Hima-Sella turned to the company for help with the development of the Tracklink RTU. Designed to meet the requirements of numerous installations, the resulting platform is highly flexible in its configuration, while being easy to support and maintain. With a high performance CPU and nano-second speed basic command processes, the Q-Series PLC has been designed as a next generation controller to dramatically improve system and machine performance. Relied upon in a host of different industries and applications, it is proven, established, reliable and offers huge total cost of ownership advantages. Combining Mitsubishi

Electric’s industry PLC technology with Hima-Sella’s hardware and expertise in traction SCADA, the RTU meets the needs of the modern electrified rail network. Supplied as a single wallmounting or floor-standing cabinet, with integrated Mitsubishi Electric GOT series HMI where required, the Tracklink RTU acts as a slave system to the master control SCADA. On an instruction from the SCADA, the RTU issues switching commands to the substation equipment and then relays back the plant status as single bit alarms. Where required, analogue readings can be taken from transducer equipment and relayed to the SCADA to provide current and voltage levels. As increasing demand from rail operators drives a need for simple and costeffective solutions, so the new Tracklink RTU has a key role to play. Ultimately it could be a game-changing technology in helping the rail industry to deliver on its goals of a fast and efficient service for passengers.

Hepworth to show new design rail filler spout Along with its performance-designed window wiper ranges and the wide range of services offered by its Midlands-based fabrication facilities, Hepworth Rail International will be promoting a new product, a filler spout assembly. The new 2101-WASH filler spout, manufactured in 316 stainless steel, has been precision designed and engineered to prevent the commonly occurring damage to standard caps that happens during the filling procedure. Broken cap chains, damaged hinges and missing caps are some of the issues which have longterm cost implications and these can now be prevented; the simple push and pull hinge handle makes the cap simple to use and prevents the need for cap chains and screw caps which can be easily damaged. The spout can be used for diesel fuel, toilets, waste, wash fluid and water applications. Of 316 stainless steel and black acetal sleeve construction and manufactured to CE requirements, the spout unlatches and opens in one smooth movement and its handle is disconnected when locked. The sleeve accepts 38 mm, 50 mm and 63 mm hoses. As well as being highly durable, the overall streamlined look and satin finish helps to give a classy Hepworth’s 2010-WASH filler spout. appearance to the vehicle. Register Online For Free

Showcased at Railtex by its subsidiary Frauscher UK will be Frauscher Sensor Technology’s best-in-class wheel detection systems, axle counters and tracking solutions. Visitors to the company’s stand will have the chance to discuss their specific requirements and to find out how Frauscher products can provide valuable information for their applications. Experts on-site will be exhibiting a portfolio of proven components and systems, and introduce their guests to innovative new solutions. Additionally, Frauscher will present intelligent functions to increase its axle counters’ availability, such as Supervisor Track Sections STS and Counting Head Control CHC. As a special highlight, the company’s latest innovation will be on display: Frauscher Tracking Solutions FTS. Based on the principle of Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS), FTS can be used for applications such as train tracking, asset condition monitoring and security with one single solution – on and near the tracks. It is possible to track passing trains, wheel flats, broken rails, cable theft, vandalism by detecting footsteps and various activities, rock falls, animal herds and more, all in real-time. To enhance data quality and for the safety relevant applications, FTS can be integrated with proven wheel detection systems and axle counters. Thus, says Frauscher, it can provide its customers with massively expanded options. With the Austrian-based parent company represented in global markets by its own subsidiaries such as Frauscher UK, it ensures comprehensive support during each project life cycle. Additionally, customers are able to design, configure, install, adapt and maintain all components and systems themselves thanks to personalised training. By combining experiences from all over the world, the UK branch of the company provides specific solutions for its market.




Focus on train door systems Polarteknik Door Systems will be showcasing a product range that includes complete fire barrier walls, automatic singleor double-leaf sliding doors, telescopic, curved, manual sliding and hinged doors. The service portfolio includes design, installation and commissioning support, maintenance, modernisation, spare parts and technical support during the lifetime of the fleet. The EW20 cabin The company will be exhibiting in new back door will be corporate colours with its UK partner displayed on the Train Door Solutions Ltd. Together the Polarteknik stand. two firms have started on refurbishment activities. One result of this highly successful partnership is a recent project that saw both Polarteknik and TDS implementing a new first class door system through Wabtec Rail Scotland on Class 321 EMUs. This was an upgrade on Great Western Mark 3s and involved the installation of door sets in newly designed first class compartments. With SNC-Lavalin and Porterbrook Leasing, Polarteknik and TDS have been working on modifying the width of the UAT access door and installing a brand new electrical door drive on Class 158 vehicles to comply with TSIPRM requirements. For new-build rolling stock Polarteknik has been the leading interior door manufacturer for British fleets for 20 years. Its extensive list of references starts in the 1990s with Bombardier Turbostar and Electrostar vehicles, continuing to Siemens ScotRail Class 380s, Hitachi Class 395s and the latest Hitachi IEPs (Class 800/801), Abellio ScotRail Class 385s and Great Western AT300s. Future fleets from CAF for Caledonian Sleeper and TransPennine Express will also be equipped with Polarteknik door systems.

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Outside the UK Polarteknik has provided products and services for Siemens ICE4 high-speed trainsets, Stadler FLIRTs, the AnsaldoBreda/Hitachi Rail Italy Frecciarossa 1000, and Alstom Regiolis, Coradia Polyvalent and Coradia Nordic vehicles among others. Polarteknik says a common factor between all of these builds has been its ability to provide a customer-tailored system that satisfies the requirements of fleet compliance requirements, whether technical, environmental, service reliability or fire integrity related. Visitors are invited to the stand to see the EW20 cabin back door used in recent Hitachi and Siemens projects and discuss the latest developments in fire integrity. 50


Rolls-Royce to show MTU rail drive systems Rolls-Royce is to present its MTU drive systems and service solutions at Railtex. The MTU brand is part of Rolls-Royce Power Systems. More than 20,000 rail engines and drive systems produced by MTU and its predecessor companies have been delivered since 1924. Rolls-Royce still leads the way today with its innovative and reliable MTU rail drives. For railcars, MTU offers its compact and versatile PowerPacks. These drive systems include not just the engine and power train but all auxiliary components necessary to power the vehicle, such as the cooling system and exhaust after-treatment. PowerPacks based on a Series 1600 engine are driving the UK’s IEP highspeed trains, for example. A trend-setting version of this MTU drive system is the MTU Hybrid PowerPack: It teams a diesel engine with a combined electric motor and alternator, a battery system for storing energy reclaimed during braking as well as advanced control systems. This enables fuel savings of up to 25% and a significant reduction in noise emissions compared with a diesel-only drive system. The drive solution is suitable both for newly developed systems and also for repowering existing rolling stock, and can also be used on electrified tracks with catenary. This means that, in a wide range of different applications and operation scenarios, the MTU Hybrid PowerPack can help protect the environment and, at the same time, save money. For locomotives, MTU offers Series 1600 and Series 4000 engines. MTU Series 4000 locomotive engines are tried-and-trusted across

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SHC to offer structural fabrication South Korean company SHC Heavy Industry is going to display major roll-formed structural components for single- and double-deck EMUs and DMUs, enabling visitors to check the quality of its profiled sections manufactured using state of the art technology. The company specialises in roll-forming and welding structures for passenger vehicles and freight wagons such as underframes, roof and wall assemblies and fabricated steel body structures for coaches according to a customer specification. Its top class, qualified products are approved by major rolling stock companies worldwide. Focused on R&D, SHC says it continually invests in the latest technology and production systems to manufacture the most accurate profile sections.

Shield Batteries marks 107th year A fourth generation family business, Shield Batteries was founded in 1910 and continues to produce rail batteries at its Bishops Stortford headquarters to original specifications. Using only top quality components, the best production techniques and backed up with very high levels of customer service, it has been able to supply products and services that suit UK rail operators’ requirements. Its product range covers Mk1, Mk2 and Mk3 carriage battery sets, plus a full range of diesel locomotive battery sets for vehicle fleets still very active on the UK rail network. The Shield range of rail batteries includes both

traditional flooded and gel types as well as bespoke battery refurbishment programmes tailored to meet customer requirements. In 2016 the renowned industrial battery company SECUK merged with Shield Batteries. This partnership further expands Shield Batteries’ portfolio with the addition of high quality trackside products and technical support. SECUK has supplied battery systems for trackside communication networks for over 10 years with a vast array of quality industrial batteries backed by extensive technical know-how. The SECUK ranges include AGM, gel, in both monobloc and front terminals, along

with 2 V cells ranging from 100-300 Ah. SECUK won major contracts for supplying Network Rail with replacement batteries across the UK. Shield Batteries and SECUK are RISQSapproved and have recently been awarded the new ISO9001:2015 accreditation. The firm says achieving this upgraded standard confirms its commitment to the continuous improvement of its quality management systems. It is also ISO14001 and BSOHSAS 18001 accredited. The firm can additionally provide battery chargers for rail applications, a fully approved recycling scheme and a range of battery maintenance equipment.

Product upgrades from Cembre With its years of experience in the design and manufacture of award-winning small rail plant and rail-mounted machines, Cembre will use Railtex 2017 as a platform for the UK launch of new generation models of both its benchmark Pandrol clip insertion/extraction machines and the batterypowered variant of its globally successful rail drill. With a completely re-engineered petrol-powered pump unit and a folding operating handle to reduce the risk of transportation damage, the new generation Cembre PCM machines feature automatic acceleration to increase power

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output only when required, reducing HAV, noise and fuel consumption. Robustly capable of lifting sleepers to assist FC and FE clip insertion, clamp base units now feature adjustable springs rather than gas struts, the operation of which is subject to vagaries in the weather. Cembre’s LD16BRPE rainproof rail drill. Setting of the machine is achieved without tools, while operator convenience and confidence benefit from improved machine ergonomics, lighting and visibility of the working area. Advances in the capability of both electric motors and battery technology are expertly combined in the latest 36 V version of the Cembre rail drill, the lightest in the world. Whether in a location where fuel-driven machines are prohibited or one that is remote from a mains power supply, the new LD16BE unit and the LD16BRPE rainproof version, used with the latest Cembre-designed CY broach cutters, deliver a commanding low noise, zero emissions performance which is effectively available ‘anywhere, anyhow, anytime’.




Defender drives cost savings with new LED linkable lights Among new lighting and power solutions being showcased by Defender Power & Light is the DC4000 and DL4000 range of robust, low energy, LED lights that deliver maximum output and are perfect for rail construction projects. Defender says migrating away from fluorescent tubes is a time saver, especially since they incur significant breakages and down time on a job. This along with an increased demand for energy-efficient lighting means these new LED lights support user needs on site. The range consists of: the DL4000 – an LED linkable 2 ft task light; and the DC4000 – an LED contractor light. Both deliver 4,000 Lumens lighting output using over 100 Samsung LEDs. In addition, the frosted lens offers glare reduction. Both operate on a standard 110 V power supply. With their low power consumption of 42 W, a 4 kVA power supply will easily power 50 units. As a result, fewer DL/DC4000s are required to light the same space compared to a fluorescent alternative. The units are lightweight but durable, built to withstand the harshness of on site use. The end caps are over-moulded for added protection and the units vented for ultimate heat control. The lights are also versatile. The DC4000 features a sturdy steel tripod leg offering a floor light solution. However, this can be removed easily using a Hex key, allowing both lights to be suspended from ceilings or attached to scaffolding and rail masts.

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Henkel helps cut track repair costs

New rail fixing bonded to a concrete sleeper using TEROSON CF900.

Henkel will show how one of its products is central to replacing damaged fixings in-track without the need for costly replacement of the entire sleeper. Replacing a whole sleeper to renew damaged or fatigued rail fixings has been a costly and time-consuming business but now there is a much more effective solution. A process developed by diamond drilling specialists Holemasters Demtech Ltd and approved by Network Rail enables damaged fixings to be replaced simply, quickly and at a fraction of the cost of the traditional method and with the existing sleeper in situ. Central to this method is a chemical anchoring adhesive from Henkel, TEROSON® CF900. It is a reaction resin mortar that is vinyl-ester based and styrene-free, formulated to bond heavy load-carrying fixings into solid concrete sleepers or those with wooden inserts. The resulting joint is water-impermeable so there is no danger of rain undermining the repair. The adhesive is approved for securing Pandrol FASTCLIP repairs, Pandrol 7205 shoulders and BJB replacement for Pandrol fittings. To verify its performance the product underwent extensive tests at Pandrol’s laboratories. As a result of its proven performance, TEROSON® CF900 has gained full product acceptance for

in‑track repairs. Holemasters’ method using TEROSON® CF900 is simple. The sleeper remains in place while the damaged in-track shoulder is removed with a diamond-tipped core drill. The core is removed and the hole roughened with a special undercut drill. A replacement shoulder/housing is then anchored in place by the TEROSON® adhesive. The benefits are significant. Possession of only one track is required and overall possession time is much shorter. The work can be easily carried out by just two operators, who may need supervision. The fixing can be re‑clipped within 1–3 hours, depending on ambient temperatures. No sleeper removal, disposal or replacement is involved. And the need for track levelling is negated. Henkel will also feature TEROSON® PU 6700 ME adhesive that is frequently used in rail infrastructure for the rapid repair of damaged end posts, and is now included in Henkel’s new Insulated Rail Joint (IRJ) repair kit. The kit, which carries the product acceptance number PA05/03215, provides the main elements needed to effect a Network Rail approved permanent repair in a fraction of the time and cost of total joint replacement. Register Online For Free

Steel and Aluminium Fabricators We are one of Scotland’s leading Steel and Aluminium Fabricators with a loyal and growing client base throughout the UK. With a team of over 120 we support a wide range of business sectors with rail accounting for over a third of our activity. Our in-house design and detailing team, modern CNC machinery, including robotic welding, and our reputation for quality, competitive prices and customer service ensure our customers return time and again. If you have a requirement for OHE main steel structures, small part steel, foot bridges, ladders, access gantries and any other secondary steel requirements then please do come and visit us at Railtex 17 on our B47 stand to discuss how we may be able to help you. Email us at: web page or call on: 01875 611711

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New standard for re-railing Netherlands-based Holmatro says that by combining years of experience with the most modern technology, it is setting the new standard for rerailing. After a closer look at the rerailing process and studying the current systems available, it is introducing a range of three revolutionary systems claimed to provide faster, safer and more controllable rerailing solutions for all types of railway vehicles Rerailing a rail vehicle needs to be carried out quickly, safely and in a controlled way. Reducing delay and costs are main priorities, as well as providing workers with a safe environment while lifting, moving and lowering the vehicle. By taking these priorities as guidance, Holmatro says it has developed an extremely user-

friendly solution that fulfills these aims irrespective of the type of vehicle. Thanks to the systems’ lightweight components – up to 50% lighter than those of similar systems – the physical burden is minimised considerably. A powerful Quattro pump with four independent control valves guarantees uniform cylinder stroke speeds during lifting and lowering, regardless of the load they are carrying. This makes synchronized control of the vehicle easier. Sideways movement is done smoothly, because of the use of special sleeve bearings instead of traditional steel wheel rollers. Besides reducing delay, Homatro has also focused on safety. Features have been added to create an extremely safe working environment. For example;

the pump can be operated remotely, which allows the operator to adopt a safe position and enables him to move around the railway vehicle freely to keep an eye on the situation. Lowering valves with integrated hose rupture security on each lifting cylinder keep the load steady when the operator stops controlling the pump or in the event of a hose rupture. To prevent instability of the vehicle and the equipment, the traverse sleds are designed with an indicator which will alert the operator to traverse limits in the lateral direction. Holmatro offers three defined equipment sets, each suitable for different circumstances – basic, advanced and premium to respond to a variety of rerailing applications and budgets.

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Warning systems to boost track safety Zöllner Signal has set itself the task of making track work sites safer, developing the Autoprowa® product line which safely and reliably warns workers of approaching trains. The company says its proven technology and innovative solutions reduce risk to a minimum. In addition, its systems adjust the volume of the warning signal at every single device depending on the ambient noise level with the Autoprowa® effect, ensuring the warning is optimally audible with minimal environmental noise pollution. Depending on the application and requirements, clients can choose from a hardwired (cable-based) system and/ or radio-based systems. All versions work fundamentally according to the same principle: the train movement is detected either manually via train detectors or from signalling system information. The information is then

transmitted and the warning signal is issued. Depending on the worksite´s characteristics, the warning can be cancelled automatically, through strike-out points or manually through the operator. The Mobile Radio Warning System (MRWS) reliably alerts personnel on track worksites to approaching trains. It uses the latest, innovative radio technology in combination with the advantages of the proven Autoprowa® system: optimal audibility, safety and reliability, as well as high availability and flexibility. The same benefits are offered by the firm’s hardwired (cable-based) warning system, which it says is especially suitable for large sites that are operated for a long period of time. This proven system has received a high level of acceptance and reliability. By using only one cable to connect the individual components,

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the set-up and take-down times are shortened significantly. In addition, a clear marking on all individual plugs prevents the operator from confusing the connections, saving more time. The Signal Controlled Warning System (SCWS) is an innovative system that is triggered by the signalling system. This is possible because the signalling system “knows” the position and route of the rail vehicle. It is ideally suited to a clearly defined small area, but nationwide use has also been already realised. With SCWS there are two possible options: with signal protection, the worksite must give a response that the area is evacuated before the rail vehicle may enter the track, which is also possible in combination with the MRWS; and without signal protection, which requires personnel to clear the worksite area as soon as the warning is activated. RAILTEX 2017 OFFICIAL PREVIEW



Windhoff is ready for the future With two sales areas – Railway Technology and a complete range of Railway Vehicles – Windhoff Bahn- und Anlagentechnik GmbH says it is well prepared for future challenges. The company’s success is based on the realisation of customer-specific demands due to a perfectly designed modular system which achieves all appropriate certification criteria and provides for maximum customer value. The vehicle technology area focuses on rail vehicles and dedicated accessories for main lines, branch lines, commuter lines and metros. Windhoff rail vehicles are successfully used worldwide for the construction and maintenance of track and overhead catenary systems, while dedicated designs serve as fire-fighting and rescue vehicles. Railway technology including lifting equipment and shunting systems is another main sales area. Railway depots around the world have selected workshop equipment made by Windhoff.

Besides the production of lifting jacks and complex lifting installations, work platforms, turntables, bogie measuring stands, bogie drops, bogie scales, wheelset lathes, wheelset change assemblies and traversers, the company also provides full planning and system management services for major construction projects. Windhoff’s shunting sector covers dedicated solutions for national Windhoff vehicle lifting system installed or industrial railway for an operator in Sweden. operations and for the special demands of quayside railways, starting with simple rope winches, rope traction and shunting systems with slingchains, as well as solutions with wheelset carts or buffer wagons. In addition, customers can select from a range of rail-bound shunters with different drive systems. Road-rail shunters – battery-powered units for workshops and depots, larger dieselpowered units for loading lines as well two-way lorries for track applications and a new generation of smaller diesel-powered shunting locomotives – all form part of the choice of shunting solutions.

Windhoff track and overhead catenary maintenance vehicle.

Air Products Integra cylinder on show Exhibiting as part of the Rail Alliance Hub, leading industrial gas supplier Air Products will be explaining how, within the supply chain, it is working collaboratively with project teams to identify opportunities for innovation and efficiencies, while ensuring the highest levels of safety across a range of metal fabrication processes, from cutting and welding to sintering, brazing and additive layer manufacturing. Kevin Sherry, Lead Application Specialist at Air Products, says its Integra® cylinder was developed with this approach in mind to meet growing, stringent safety regulations, such as those set by the RSSB, while increasing speed and ease of use. He adds: “Any metal fabrication process can benefit from the Integra® cylinder range. Supplied with a variety of gases, the Integra® cylinder is shorter and more stable than traditional cylinders, while dramatically increasing its manoeuvrability during work. This makes it ideal for the mobile welding that is often necessary on rail projects.” The cylinders have a built-in regulator to control pressure, reducing risk, and – because this regulator is protected and can’t be removed – the chances of regulator damage are minimised. Critically, the range doesn’t require spanners for Air Products’ Integra oxyacetylene cylinders. connection or bottle keys to turn the valve on or off, and the oxygen and acetylene cylinder versions include safety features such as a built-in flashback arrestor that stops reverse flow of gas and flames to protect both the user and the equipment. The entire Integra® cylinder range features a built in regulator and is filled using 300 bar filling technology. When restocking is necessary, Air Products can deliver newly filled cylinders using its GasTAXI® service, which employs smaller vehicles that can respond more quickly and get to harder-to-access project sites such as isolated rail lines. 58


Chemicals and lubricants Ambersil will explain how it has been formulating, manufacturing and marketing a full range of maintenance chemicals for the rail and associated industries for over 65 years. Whether it is specialist lubricants or general maintenance degreasers, the Ambersil product range of over 180 products provides a Complete Chemical Solution™ for rolling stock and network operators. Through its deep understanding of chemical technologies, Ambersil says it supplies the industrial and professional global markets with core MRO products for right first time results.

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Andre Abrasive Articles for rail applications Andre Abrasive Articles designs, manufactures and supplies a wide range of universal and specialised abrasive tools: grinding and cutting-off wheels, segments and hand stones made of hard bonded abrasives (aluminium oxide and silicon carbide) with vitrified and resin binders. Its offer includes both fixed ranges and custom-made abrasive tools. Examples will be on show at Railtex. The firm’s products are designated for precision and rough grinding of different materials including steel, cast iron, stainless steel, concrete, ceramics, and are used in many sectors, among them the railway industry, machine tool manufacturing, production of bearings and the foundries industry.

Precision components from Conex Based in India, Conex will introduce itself as a leading manufacturer and supplier of a wide range of high quality brass, copper, stainless steel and bronze fasteners and components. These include screws, nuts, bolts, turned parts, electrical components, CNC screw machine parts, pipe fittings, hose fittings, and castings. The firm says it has an in-house non-ferrous mill and can offer competitive prices for various precision metal components. Its state of the art automatic and semi‑automatic machines, coupled with latest inspection equipment, ensure good and consistent product quality. Conex adds that it has a strong presence in the highly quality-conscious markets of Europe and the USA, and supplies leading names in the UK, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Australia, Canada and the USA. Its clients include Alstom in Europe, Bossard Europe, Eriks NV (Belgium), Flowtech Ltd (UK), Thomas and Betts group, and Maclean Power Systems.

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Rail-approved rubber products J-Flex will be highlighting rail industry applications for its fire resistant, low smoke toxicity EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer) rubber sheet product. The company says that as with all its industrial rubber solutions, it has ensured that the product has been fully tested. Not only is it approved to EN45 545, which is required for rail refurbishment applications, it also has a further 17 certifications, details of which it can supply, together with test reports. Low smoke, low toxicity materials are universally sought in mass transportation applications and are hailed as a potential life-saver by industry safety experts. J-Flex can convert the EPDM sheet material into gaskets, joints, seals, strips and pads, and it is also available in extruded and moulded forms such as profiles, strips, sections, bellows and caps. The product is exclusive to J-Flex in the UK and is currently available ex-stock in thicknesses from 1 mm to 6 mm thickness. With more than 1,300 customers and exports to over 50 countries, J-Flex offers an extensive range of silicone sheets, rubber mouldings, gaskets, extrusions, bellows, fabrications, rubber sealants and adhesives, including Viton™ sheets and sealants. Register Online For Free

Exhibiting for the first time at Railtex will be cable management specialist Unitrunk. This follows the success of its presence at last year’s Infrarail show. On show will be the company’s comprehensive range of UK-manufactured cable management systems, all of which have London Underground approval and are also approved for Network Rail schemes. Among featured products will be the range of EasyConnect cable baskets, which have been re-engineered for tool-free installation using an innovative integral coupler as part of the company’s Rapid Installation Systems (RIS) philosophy. Ideal for use in signalling installations, the system not only offers a robust solution that is fast and easy to install or re‑configure but its coupling design ensures excellent vibration resistance for long-term safety and low maintenance, with no risk of loosening nuts and bolts.

Used in both underground and surface stations, Unitrunk’s RIS range of cable trunking will also be on display. This offers rapid installation and a robust cable management system which is enclosed and prevents tampering. Manufactured in a wide range of sizes and finishes, including stainless steel for maximum protection against weathering and corrosion, the product is also available as an IP4X system for use with unsheathed cables. Unitrunk’s Uniklip cable tray is an innovative robust RIS system that can reduce installation times and labour costs by up to a third. It is widely used for electrical installations in stations, with a groundbreaking klip connecting system that enables joins to flex without loosening, offering excellent resistance to vibration and structural movement. Finally, the company’s cable ladder systems for mains cable infrastructure will be highighted.



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New products from Provertha Provertha will present examples of its range of high quality, robust D-Sub DIN 41652, M12 A, B,D & X-code field assembly connectors, hoods and cable assemblies. New for 2017 with its UK launch at Railtex is the M12 X-code version. Features include a unique

crimp flange to achieve 360° degree EMI/RFI shieldingstrain relief and IP67, the smallest on the market with an overall Ø15 mm, data rated up to10 Gbit, quick and reliable ‘field’ assembly using crimp-machined contacts with ‘snap in’, and machined contacts with G2 gold plating giving > 200

mating cycles. The product is suitable for a temperature range from –40°C to +85°C. Also on show will be the new M12 90° version for the full range of M12 connectors. In addition, Provertha will be offering its Profibus connectors, including a special M12 range, cable

assemblies/harnesses according to the customer’s requirements, and its ability to develop and produce complete customer solutions connectors, plastic moulding/over moulding and assembly of electromechanical components.

WAGO to feature Network Rail-approved DIN rail-mounted terminations Stand U55 will see WAGO demonstrating its CAGE CLAMP® termination concept, which uses spring pressure connection technology to allow conductors to be connected up to 75% more quickly than screw-type systems. The concept is incorporated across a wide range of products from terminal blocks to I/O modules, which will be on display. WAGO has worked closely with Network Rail and its suppliers to develop products that are able to meet the rigorous demands of the modern railway. Applications include locomotives, rolling stock, points heaters, signalling systems and other trackside installations. Among stand highlights will be WAGO’s Network Railapproved DIN rail-mounted terminations, as well as the TOPJOB S® terminal block. Suitable for all conductor types from 0.14 mm² to 25 mm² including stripped, solid, stranded and fine-stranded with ferrules, TOPJOB S® is some 25% smaller than its rivals, saving wiring space and costs. The terminal block can withstand vibrations of up to 20 G and shocks of up to 500 G, making it suitable for the harshest environments. As more and more devices across the UK rail network become electrified or automated both on-board

and trackside, the safety, reliability and security of wire terminations becomes increasingly important. In this respect, clamp mechanisms are fast becoming the preferred method for termination of connections, due to their superior reliability and ease of use compared to screw-type methods. Screws invariably loosen over time due to repeated temperature cycling, and eventually fail, even without factoring in the harsh environments and repeated vibrations found on railways. Screwless connections are far quicker and easier to install, and since the clamp mechanism doesn’t damage the wires, individual connections can be rewired more quickly, and entire cabinets can be subsequently reconfigured more easily with less downtime. Indeed, with no tools required and simple, push-in termination of solid and ferruled conductors, wiring time can be reduced by up to 75%. Elsewhere on the stand, WAGO will demonstrate its modular WAGO-I/O-SYSTEM 750, which utilises the same spring pressure connection technology to ensure wires are kept secure for reliable automation. The technology is certified according to EN 50155 and EN 50121/3/2 (for EMC), and XTR variants are available which are highly

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resilient to extreme weather, vibrations and electrical interference. Modular automation decentralises command functions governing sequencing, motion and I/O, making systems flexible, agile, and easy to scale up or down depending on requirements. The distributed nature of rail networks makes them an excellent fit for this approach to

automation, as it improves reliability by reducing the dependency on one or a handful of central controllers by equipping modules with their own intelligence. This allows functions to be easily expanded or replicated in other locations, saving reprogramming time and permitting upgrades and maintenance without the need for lengthy disruption and shutdowns.

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Robust solutions for rail projects Telegärtner UK will demonstrate how, as a trusted supplier partner for rail industry customers, it offers products that meet their rigorous demands. Part of the €100 million turnover German Telegärtner Group, Telegärtner UK is engaged in selling and marketing high quality electro-mechanical connectivity used in various market sectors including rail. As well as focusing on selling its own brand of products, which include Telegärtner RF and Datavoice components, the company represents a number of German manufacturers of connectors, cables and speech communication products, including Binder, Provertha, FCT, Hummel, Pei tel, Procar, Habia, HEW‑Kabel, Kromberg & Schubert, Klasing and Bedea. It is also one of the market leaders in cable assembly, with purpose-built production facilities in UK and Slovakia incorporating capabilities that include flexible, conformable and semi-rigid coaxial assemblies, various multiwire, panel and overmoulded assemblies, as well as wiring looms. Additionally, Telegärtner UK offers VMI and supplier management, kitting, subcontract and

testing services. Due to Telegärtner UK’s market position and capabilities, it is perfectly positioned to service the varied demands of rail industry customers, simultaneously offering the opportunity for vendor reduction and effective supply chain management. Telegärtner’s M12 connector, TOC IP68 Outdoor connector and MFP8 RJ45 Cat 6a field assembly connector ranges offer a selection of high quality products ideal for rail applications. Furthermore, as a representative of Provertha, Hummel and Pei tel, the company can support rail customers with Provertha M12 and D-Sub connectors and hoods, Hummel cable glands, connectors and enclosures as well as Pei tel handsets, microphones and loudspeakers. On show will be a selection of high quality, robust and durable products designed for rail industry applications. Among the highlights will be: Pei tel’s IP68 waterproof handheld, single- or three-button, rugged chromed housing microphone, ideal for use by train conductors; Hummel’s IP68/IP69k V0 HSK-K cable glands approved by the

Webro marks LUL success Webro will be highlighting its considerable rail experience, which includes being chosen as the cable and connectivity supplier on a number of projects on the London Underground network. The firm has been involved in the upgrading of a number of Tube stations as part of the £330 million London Underground Station Stabilisation Programme. Its warranted cable and connectivity solution for the network has included racking, Cat6 UTP FR LSNH and Cat6A S/FTP FR LSNH cabling, 12, 24, and 48 fibre FR LSNH multi loose tube fibre cables. This IP addressable technology will be used to connect between the many communications systems such as CCTV cameras and the control room, helping to make the Underground network safer for passengers and staff alike. All Webro rail products fully comply with LU1-085, and are suitable for use in public areas within the Underground network. Additionally, Webro rail products are suitable for use on surface rail networks. The product range covers both copper and fibre cable, and connectivity solutions for rail, security, TV and AV, data, and telecom. Webro has been LU1-085 compliant suppliers for over 15 years. Register Online For Free

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global rail sector by end users such as Alstom; Provertha’s quick and easy field assembly IP67 M12 90° cable connector with crimp flange technology providing secure 360° EMI/RFI shielding and vibration/shock and torsion proof strain relief; and Telegärtner’s M12x1 X-coded connection cords meeting the increased requirements for fire protection systems in rail vehicles, tested according to the specifications of EN 45545-2:2013 and ideal for networking on-board passenger information systems.

NewRail links the rail industry and academia NewRail, the Centre for Railway Research at Newcastle University, will be introducing visitors to its extensive capabilities in delivering university research, information and consultancy to meet the complex technological and managerial challenges facing the rail industry, its manufacturers, policy makers, regulators, operators and customers. Working at both national and international levels, NewRail has established strong links in the UK, throughout Europe and abroad, and is globally recognised and respected through its research, design, technology development, applied engineering, logistics excellence, and wide experience in the transfer of knowledge and international collaborative research. Experimental investigations are undertaken at its full-scale, 21 acre (8.5 hectare) test site at Barrow Hill, Chesterfield, where a test track is connected to the main line. A fully equipped workshop and its own

Class 37 locomotive allow NewRail to undertake static and dynamic testing of both rolling stock and infrastructure. NewRail acts as an interface between the rail industry and academia, provides a focus for railway research activities across Europe, and has forged strategic links with industry, academia and transport associations, being a member of the European Rail Research Advisory Council (ERRAC), the International Rail Research Board (IRRB), the Industry Research Strategy Group (IRSG), the Rail Research UK Association (RRUKA), the International Association of Public Transport (UITP) and the European Logistics Technology Platform (ALICE). The organisation also provides consultancy services. Its railway teaching includes CPD qualifications and degree level study, while its Strategy Group monitors policy and provides the forward vision and strategic planning roadmaps to ensure its research meets future needs.




Project planning solutions from D2 Rail D2 Rail will explain its capabilities as a diverse delivery partner specialising in bespoke project planning solutions for main line and mass transit rail. Its people are experts in delivering fully integrated project planning, from early stage constructability advice and activity programming, to railway access planning and full stakeholder communication. The company’s services provide clarity and context throughout the lifecycle of the project, from the very early stages at inception through to final completion. In addition to its planning expertise, D2 Rail is also a specialist partner in project controls, tender and bid management, BIM and information management. Its experts are available for multidisciplinary, significant high profiled programmes of work, through to SMEs for all their planning and delivery requirements. Recognising the power of visual representation, D2 Rail’s expert engineers can utilise 4D visualisations to provide quick and efficient demonstrations to clients and stakeholders. These visualisations also assist with clash detection and

optimisation of the multidisciplinary programmes. D2 Rail is able to develop fully integrated construction programmes and access plans, which use 4D animations for key possession and blockade management, resolving potential conflicts and ensuring safe and timely delivery. Its work incorporates real-time animations to give clients and stakeholders a full understanding of the risks and constraints of sites. These fully functional 4D animations even allow users to navigate through the entire site using a gamepad. This interactive approach helps users identify underground services, site topography and any adjacent structures in the vicinity. D2 Rail’s plan will always incorporate early engagement with project stakeholders such as TOCs and freight operating companies that require access during works. Utilising in-house possession planning software, D2 Rail has assisted train operators to efficiently visualise possession strategies, as well as helping clients to make significant cost savings throughout the design and delivery phases of a number of railway projects.

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Engineering, consulting and testing for rolling stock and infrastructure Deutsche Bahn will be showcasing a UK-focused railway consultancy portfolio, covering infrastructure expertise, together with technical rolling stock knowledge. The exhibition will bring together the offerings of DB Engineering & Consulting, DB Sytemtechnik and ESG Rail to provide innovative customer-driven solutions to UK railway projects. DB Engineering & Consulting, one of the world´s leading partners in infrastructure, mobility and transport, has approximately 4,200 employees and offices in 30 countries on six continents. The company has expertise in all disciplines relevant to rail, from consulting and project management to design and construction supervision, in fields such as structural engineering, transport facilities and electromechanical engineering to design and acceptance testing, environment, geotechnical engineering and surveying. DB Systemtechnik is one of Europe’s biggest centres of excellence for railway technology. Employing a workforce of over 780 people in various specialised technical units and 18 integrated test centres, it ensures the needs of both inhouse and outside customers are fully met. Analysing problems, developing solutions, performing measurements and tests, preparing technical specifications, obtaining national and international homologation approvals and providing technical support during operations are just some of the services available. The UK-based consultancy ESG Rail plays a significant role in the development of the UK’s rolling stock. It offers innovative and value-led consultancy services in three categories – Strategic, Technical and Integration. Based in Derby, home to the largest cluster of railway companies in the world, ESG provides consultancy services to many of the UK’s train operators, manufacturers, owners and maintainers.

Taking novel ideas to commercial success The University of Warwick will be keen to tell Railtex visitors how its WMG centre High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Catapult delivers value to UK manufacturing by de-risking innovation in the areas of advanced materials, energy storage and management, advanced propulsion systems and intelligent vehicles. The facility focuses on applied research and technology transfer to assist companies take novel ideas to commercial success. With over 30 years’ experience of working with the automotive industry, 66


it is now transferring this knowledge to other transport sectors including rail and specifically Very Light Rail (VLR). Visitors to the stand will be able to learn more about the VLR Revolution project, which has developed a demonstrator VLR vehicle and self-propelled diesel-electric hybrid propulsion bogie. image of the VLR (Very Light Rail) In addition, the stand will be showcasing Concept Revolution vehicle for lightly used lines. detailed design drawings of the forthcoming Black Country Hub-to-Home partners will work together to develop the Transport Innovation Centre, a dedicated next generation of community transport facility where industry and academic solutions. Register Online For Free





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Had-Fab scores EGIP electrification success Making its Railtex debut will be Had-Fab, one of Scotland’s leading steel and aluminium fabricators, with a loyal and growing client base throughout the UK. With a team of over 120, Had-Fab supports a wide range of business sectors, with rail accounting for over a third of its activity. Based in East Lothian, the firm has its own in-house design and detailing team and uses modern CNC machinery, including robotic welding, throughout the factory. The company prides itself on its reputation for outstanding quality, competitive prices and good customer service. Simon Harrison, Managing Director, believes Had-Fab’s success is in no small part due to its desire not to be just a fabricator, but a fabricator who builds lasting relationships with customers, based on trust, good communication and a willingness to understand their needs and work with them to find solutions to problems. He believes these core values, coupled with competitive pricing, have enabled Had-Fab to become one of the largest suppliers of OHE main steel structures for the electrification of the Edinburgh to Glasgow line with the ABC Electrification EGIP Joint Venture. Memberships include Achilles UVDB Verify and RISQS and recent awards include the Scottish Engineering President’s Award for Outstanding Achievement 2016.

Tensorex C+ offers constant tension Electrical engineering specialist Pfisterer will be presenting Tensorex C+, an innovative solution it has developed that it claims is clearly superior to conventional weight-based tensioning systems for overhead contact lines. Through the interaction of a spiral spring and a cam (pulley with variable radius), Tensorex C+ exerts a constant pulling force on the contact line. This compensates for any temperaturedependent variation in length and keeps the contact line at a constant geometry. The high precision of the system response ensures reliable operation.

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PACE Networks to host electrification stand PACE Networks will be hosting its Rail Electrification Infrastructure Stand, adjacent to the Rail Alliance Hub at Railtex. For anyone involved with electrification infrastructure, PACE Networks says this will be a valuable stand to visit. On display will be a portfolio of products, technologies and manufacturers from the UK and Europe. Morris Line Engineering will be running demonstrations of its motorised Load Break Switch with integrated earthing. OMNIA will be showing the cantilever used on all Network Rail

Series 2 electrification projects, highlighting future development plans for this innovative product. Also presented on the stand will be the Bonomi Section Insulator that has recently received approval from Italian railway authorities and has great potential for the UK market. In addition, Bonomi’s latest dropper solutions and a range of Rebosio insulators will be shown. Representatives from Bonomi, Morris Line Engineering, OMNIA and Rebosio will all be available to discuss latest project matters.

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In modern tramway systems, Tensorex C+ completely replaces conventional wheel tensioning equipment. In the rail sector, this innovative spring tensioning system is particularly suitable in stations, bridges, and tunnels – in other words, wherever space is limited – but Tensorex C+ can be also be used on open stretches of line. By means of a support cable, Tensorex C+ exerts a constant tension on the contact wire, regardless of changes in length due to temperature. The special spiral spring is firmly connected to two cams on the same shaft. The degree of rotation of the shaft results in a linear variable torque/moment, which is compensated for by the combination with the variable radius of the cam. This produces a constant pulling force over the entire device working range. Installation is simple and avoids high labour costs – no additional training is necessary. Tensorex C+ is supplied ready to install and can be mounted on all types of mast. The patented spring tensioning system is connected directly to the contact wire or carrying rope by a support system. Compared to conventional wheel tensioning equipment, Tensorex C+ has an impressive compact design and low overall weight, as no concrete or steel weights are required. This means, for example, that it can easily be installed in tunnels, where it takes up very little space. If required, Tensorex C+ can be mounted directly to tunnel walls or ceilings – rotated by up to 90°. Once installed, the system is maintenance-free, with no need for regular lubrication or greasing. In the event of wire failures, the system is reusable – the new wire is simply mounted to the existing system. Furthermore the actual operating point can be read at a glance at any time – no re‑measuring is necessary. RAILTEX 2017 OFFICIAL PREVIEW


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A leading ISO 9001 approved European manufacturer of measuring relays, timers and interface relays for industrial, safety and railway applications, Dold says it has a hardearned reputation for service product reliability and performance. Railtex will provide a great opportunity for the company to highlight its capabilities. The company’s relay products are specified and installed by many train manufacturers and maintainers throughout Europe, Canada, Asia and the USA. As a direct result, many products in its range comply with current UK rolling stock requirements for EMC, voltage & transients, temperature and shock & vibration. Dold’s railway-compliant products are also CE approved for railway applications. As Dold designs and manufactures its products’

Deltron Enclosures will be demonstrating how together with its sister companies it can offer a wide variety of electronic manufacturing solutions to help the rail sector meet its objectives. Capabilities include aluminium enclosures, wiring harnesses, control panels and EMC filters which can be manufactured in the UK for a range of rail applications including communication systems, power supplies, trackside signalling and more. Deltron Enclosures’ sealed boxes range from general purpose aluminium to heavy duty, available from IP54 to IP68, including a series with enhanced EMI/RFI protection. These can be machined to specification and finished with silk screening, painting or chemical treatments for added resistance to oils and corrosion. The enclosures can be populated with electronic components, PCBs and associated cable assemblies as a finished, fully tested enclosure assembly. These have previously been used for sand hoppers and LED lighting signals, but are also ideal for housing trackside power systems, wireless sensors, passenger displays or other critical components. For larger control panel systems, sister company CTL Manufacturing has the facility to manufacture a wide variety of solutions utilising standard or bespoke enclosures. And for rail monitoring applications, Roxburgh EMC can provide noise suppression products to meet applicable legislation and ensure systems operate with reliability. The firm’s industrial filters and small chassis filters are ideal, available as general purpose performance to very high performance, with a range of current ratings and voltage ratings (up to 820 A and 690 V in the industrial series).

internal relays, enclosures and PCB assemblies, the company says it has the ability to offer costeffective and flexible technical solutions to replace many of the old and discontinued relays and timers still found in service on UK rolling stock. Dold is also offering innovative solutions to train maintenance depots for HV switchgear interlocking and trapped key interlock access. Based on the Dold STS system, this flexible and compact modular system is very robust, easy to operate and enables safe interlocked access to hazardous areas. Dold offers depot managers and safety personnel a free assessment and key exchange plan options, which enables the system to be easily and ergonomically integrated into existing depot facilities.

HIMA to present COTS SIL 4 safety controllers The centre of attention at HIMA’s stand will be the commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) HIMax® and HIMatrix® safety controllers. Unlike proprietary safety technology, they are manufactured and sold in large volume as standard components. Thanks to CENELEC SIL 4 approval, open interfaces and a standard operating system, they can be deployed flexibly in the railway industry. System integrators, rolling stock manufacturers and railway operators can use HIMA’s COTS controllers to implement their safety solutions economically, easily and quickly for applications such as interlockings, level crossings and rolling stock. “COTS safety controllers are becoming the standard in the railway industry due to their deployment diversity and their distinctly lower capital costs and life cycle costs compared to proprietary technology,” says Sedat Sezgün, Head of Rail at HIMA. “System integrators, rail vehicle manufacturers and railway operators appreciate scalable and flexible systems that ensure future-proof solutions over many decades. That is why COTS

controllers are being used more and more worldwide,” he adds. HIMA safety controllers for the railway industry utilise modern COTS components which are widely used in the process industry and are very popular in factory automation. For centralised and distributed control systems, both redundant and non-redundant, the COTS components from HIMA ensure reliable and continuous operation for safetycritical railway applications, including electronic interlockings, level crossings, sensor-monitored door opening systems, electronically controlled anti-slip systems, dead-man’s vigilance devices, remote control, safe train movement and more. HIMax and HIMatrix safety controllers are vibration- and shock-resistant and are also available in extended operating temperature range versions. They fulfill the requirements of EN 61373 Category 1 Class B. Both systems are certified by TÜV in accordance with CENELEC standards EN 50126, EN 50128 and EN 50129 for deployment up to the highest safety level SIL 4.

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With a history from the 1970`s Polarteknik Oy is a well-known company for its capability for innovation and tailoring customer-oriented solutions for the large global OEMs. Products and services offering ranges from standard components to bespoke customised systems. Polarteknik Door Systems product range includes complete fire barrier walls, automatic single or double leaf sliding doors, telescopic, curved, manual sliding and hinged doors. The service portfolio includes design, installation and commissioning support, maintenance, modernisation, spare parts and technical support during the lifetime of the fleet. At Railtex 2017 Polarteknik will be exhibiting in new corporate colours with our UK partner Train Door Solutions Ltd. Together we have started on refurbishments and one of the results of this highly successful partnership is on a recent project that saw both Polarteknik and TDS implementing a new first class door system through Wabtec Rail Scotland. This was an upgrade on Greater Western Mark IIIâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and involved the installation of door sets in newly designed first class compartments. With SNC-Lavalin and Porterbrook Leasing, TDS and Polarteknik have been working on modifying the width of the UAT access door and installing a brand new electrical door drive on the Class 158 fleet of vehicles to be TSI-PRM compliant. Please visit our stand F64 to see the EW20 cabin back door used in recent Hitachi and Siemens projects and discuss the latest developments in fire integrity.



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Rail switch solutions from Santon Part of the Santon Holland BV group since 1996, Santon Switchgear has been manufacturing rotary switch solutions for nearly 100 years. The UK operation, its sales, technical and service arm, is still in Newport but all rail switch solutions are manufactured at its state of the art facility in Rotterdam. The firm’s rail customers are worldwide and new demands for switching solutions allow it to develop switches for its partners to compliment existing ranges. Santon supplies new solutions using only Santon rotary switches and is keen to develop projects which include added components to offer a complete integrated unit, such as the Master Control Switch for London Underground.

The Santon ‘packet’ switch concept is based on clip and blade, wiping action, selfcleaning contacts, housed in an insulated disc. These contacts are shock- and vibration-proof and give excellent circuit continuity. The packet switches are suitable for AC up to 690 V and DC up to 1,500 V, and range from 16 A to 1,000 A but Santon says it is pushing boundaries and re-classifying when customers request this. The product range includes master control switches, shunt control switches, battery isolator switches, shore supply switches, door control switches, selector switches and cab control units and much more. Santon is RISQS accredited and is currently working to achieve IRIS in 2017.

TPS to showcase award-winning power converter module An innovative power conversion DC-DC module that was award winner in the ‘Power Systems of the Year’ category at the renowned Elektra event will be the highlight of Turbo Power Systems’ (TPS) presence Railtex 2017. The company says this high voltage DC-DC 100 kW power converter module is the next-gen product for the railway industry. It will provide stable and isolated DC output for power conversion and isolation on board rail vehicles. Other applications include power distribution as a means of galvanic isolation or as a solid state transformer (SST). The module is available in a standalone enclosure or a chassis version to be integrated as a module into the propulsion and auxiliary systems. Compared to legacy designs, the module will be lighter and more compact with reduced losses, contributing to a greener use of energy. Its design will meet key industry requirements from being electrically/mechanically robust, highly efficient, compact and lighter in weight. Like all TPS products, the module can be tailored to customer requirements. Different versions will be available that cover various input voltages, cooling arrangements and power/ voltage outputs. TPS will also highlight its renowned Auxiliary Power Supply (APS) for monorails and At Seat Power Supply (ASPs) for DMUs. Its APS systems for monorails are successfully running in São Paolo and Saudi Arabia, and the ASP product line is operating in over 1,200 trains in the UK.

Open safety platform proposed by MEN Mikro MEN Mikro Elektronik will explain how rail network operators can reduce time and cost with an open safety platform for safety-critical train control applications. A project with functional safety certification requirements for rail transport is such a large project and can easily double or triple the time it takes to complete, says the company. And investment in certification is often greater than that in straight development. Tackling a development project with certification requirements significantly adds to cost and time to market, and can easily stretch the project duration by more than 100%. Any such platform should be exclusively based on open industry standards in hardware, software and communication. The use of standardised PC architecture and mechanics, standard Linux and real-time operating systems will guarantee complete independence of a single supplier, allow the integration of third-party products and prevent it from system obsolescence. MEN Mikro cites the example of its Modular Train Control System (menTCS), an open and modular railway computer platform based exclusively on standard hardware and software. It is scalable and certifiable up to Safety Integrity Level 4 of EN 50128 in its single parts and complies with the European railway development standards EN 50128 and EN 50129 – as well as with the EN 50155 and EN 50121-4 environmental standards. It already comes with certification packages supported by the independent TÜV SÜD association for safe hardware and for the safe QNX operating system. The platform is designed to operate in rolling stock applications such

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as Automatic Train Control (ATO) and Automatic Train Protection (ATP) as well as in wayside applications like interlocking systems. One of the unique attributes of this architecture is that the control electronics – the computer hardware – are separated from the real control function – the application software. Unlike existing proprietary solutions that show a fixed hardware/software configuration that is closed to the access of the end user, this modular architecture opens up the essential interfaces between the control electronics and the application. This allows railway system suppliers to concentrate on their core business and competencies. It also facilitates market entry for small and medium-size companies. And it enables rail operators to become their own general contractor, enabling full transparency of their project at any time. This modular, open standards based platform keeps the software application independent from the hardware and is based on a state-of-the-art embedded PC architecture supporting multiprocessor configurations, high data throughput, modern IoT connectivity and the required reliability and security features. By having this type of architecture that can be scaled to suit specific needs, the railway industry is afforded several advantages. Having one compact data centre that partitions critical and non-critical applications significantly reduces costs, decreases maintenance and obsolescence management as well as fostering a wider ecosystem for market growth.




Composites to eliminate earthing requirements In-keeping with the philosophy ‘safe by design’, iLECSYS Rail is pioneering the use of earth-free composites and has delivered many successful projects using this strong, durable material. At Railtex, the company will be presenting its impressive portfolio of products that have received approval from Network Rail, with which iLECSYS Rail has worked closely to support the introduction of Class II signalling power supplies. By embracing this technology and introducing Class II products onto the network, iLECSYS Rail is reducing the need for earthing systems and costly maintenance. These products include FRP handrails, platforms, walkways, IT power systems and more recently, FRP apparatus cases. The ideology of using these products together in one complete system is that it will gradually remove the need for earthing. This means less time on track maintaining assets and eliminating the need for costly earthing designs in accordance with NR/ L2/SIGELP/27418. Class II or double-insulated systems and products have been in use for many years, especially in household appliances. They are designed not to require a safety connection to electrical earth, the basic requirement being that no single failure can result in dangerous voltage becoming exposed so that it might cause an electrical shock. A Class II product does not have to be solely related to an electrical power system. Many new materials used in construction also benefit from not having to be connected to an electrical earth. One of the most commonly used is FRP (Fibre Reinforced Polyester), which has been embraced by many sectors due to its strong, lightweight, corrosion-resistant properties. On its stand iLECSYS Rail will have an interactive demonstration of its full product offering and a knowledgeable team on hand to explain more about the benefits of using a Class II system.

Specialist rail electronics With more than 30 years’ experience in the field, Multipulse Electronics is widely recognised as a leading supplier of specialist electronics solutions to the rail industry. The company contributes to trainborne modernisation systems through communication and signalling upgrades – enabling rail companies to meet franchise commitments and customer expectations. It also provides true-to-life simulation systems that facilitate training and assessment of train crew and engineering staff on safety-critical equipment in daily operational service. Its work across some of the rail industry’s most complex programmes has comprehensively demonstrated the ability to deliver a complete project management package from initial design to installation and testing. Examples include: GSM-R installation kits, supply logistics, testing equipment, handsets and spares; trainborne RETB radio systems for vehicles used in remote locations including the West Highland and Far North lines in Scotland; trainborne solutions including Wi-Fi, CCTV, passenger information systems and remote monitoring devices; train energy metering systems for both AC and DC operations; and the supply, calibration and maintenance of TPWS equipment. Multipulse says it has solutions for most of the electronics requirements of a modern railway including: door systems/equipment; on-board entertainment systems; passenger vehicle equipment/components; Automatic Train Control; communications systems and equipment; signalling/train control systems; passenger information systems; LED lighting; remote monitoring systems including HVAC; and driver and maintenance simulation training. In-house test facilities enable Multipulse to offer ongoing system maintenance and support for customers – during live projects and as an aftersales service. A dedicated test area allows it to carry out fault-finding, test and repair for energy metering systems, making it one of the few UK companies offering this service. 74


Rittal to showcase PADS and LU approved enclosures Rittal will be exhibiting a range of Network Rail and London Underground approved enclosure systems. With approvals such as PADS for trackside and S-1085 for the Underground, Rittal says it can provide solutions to meet customer requirements. The company is one of the world’s leading system suppliers for housing and enclosure technologies, combining a focus on energy conservation with efficient engineering. Its renowned infrastructure system offers five perfectly matched modules: rack; power; cooling; security and monitoring; and remote management. Based around Rittal’s TS 8 control cabinet and TS IT rack system platform, it offers maximum rack volumes, high levels of surface protection, stability and endless expansion possibilities. The TS IT racks are simple and flexible enclosure systems which feature snap-in technology, flexible internal configuration, intelligent cable management system, vented doors and multi-functional roofs. Thermal performance, more than any other single element of the design, must form the base line for the design of any enclosure. Rittal Therm design and calculation software can help users correctly identify the heat dissipation requirements within enclosures, and support their application and installation. Enclosures have a vital role to play both in ensuring the safety and security of electrical equipment and also in protecting the people who operate it. All Rittal’s enclosure systems are compliant with LUL specifications for Fire Safety Performance of Materials. For outdoor free-standing enclosures, there are custom-built Rittal pre-cast concrete base/plinths which significantly reduce installation time and cost, as well as preventing disruption to services by eliminating the need to mix concrete and remove waste from site. Other key products in the range include wall-mounted boxes and pole-mounting kits to fasten metal and non-metal enclosures to round and square poles. Power distribution Visitors will also be able to learn more about the company’s popular busbar systems, its Ri4Power electrical power distribution system and the latest Power Engineering planning software. This provides comprehensive support in planning and verifying standardised Ri4Power switchgear, as required by IEC 61439-1/-2 standard. Register Online For Free

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MEGA jack control system to raise Mechan’s profile Sheffield-based Mechan will be exhibiting the latest version of its flagship MEGA-Link lifting jack control system. The maintenance equipment specialist will be showcasing a full size, fully operational jack, complete with the firm’s MEGA-Link controller. Mechan’s jack will be the centrepiece on Stand N10, illustrating the precision, build quality and ease of installation for which the firm’s products are renowned. Visitors will also be able to find out more about the European innovations supplied to the UK and Ireland by Mechan. The firm will feature exhibits from electric shunter specialists Zwiehoff, Calipri wheel profile measurement systems will be shown by Mechan, Blaschke exhaust supplier of the products in the UK extraction systems, and Ireland. Koltech wheel lathes from Poland, and NextSense, which will have its new Calipri C42 wireless devices on show. Richard Carr, Mechan’s managing director, said: “Our bright yellow lifting jacks are instantly recognisable to those who work in rail depots and we are looking forward to demonstrating how our MEGA-Link technology equips them with unrivalled synchronicity, accuracy and reliability. The sheer size of a single unit will no doubt catch the eye of anyone passing our stand at Railtex and we are really pleased to have this opportunity to bring such a large piece of equipment to an exhibition.” MEGA-Link lifting jack control panel.

Overhaul expertise Tecforce will highlight its capabilities as a specialist supplier to the railway rolling stock market with skills and expertise in the combined application of engineering and materials technology to the repair and overhaul of vehicle structures and train components. Its extensive range of services is built around a portfolio of core skills including: materials technology; welding technology; Non-Destructive Testing (NDT); and rolling stock engineering. Register Online For Free

Compressor innovation from Sabre Sabre Rail Services Ltd, the UK’s leading dedicated rail component overhaul specialist, will be displaying sectional equipment for safety critical applications, brake actuators, and its own in-house designed Pegasus damper. To meet the ever-growing demand for improved vehicle performance and reliability, the firm has joined forces with Atlas Copco Compressors to provide dedicated on-board compressed air supply and air treatment packages, designed specifically for the demands of today’s railway requirements. A compressor with combined Air Treatment Unit (ATU) will be featured on the stand, providing air to critical applications, which rely upon clean dry air for their reliable operation.

Sulzer service solutions Sulzer, a turnkey rotating equipment service supplier to the rail industry, will be highlighting its wide ranging expertise at the show. Highly regarded due to maintenance experience of rotating equipment spanning over 150 years, Sulzer will demonstrate how quality greatly extends component service life in rail applications. In a sector where reliability and the preservation of schedules are paramount to avoid major transport disruption, Sulzer claims it offers the responsiveness Bogie frame maintenance being and quality of service to undertaken by a Sulzer technician. ensure the utmost performance of equipment. It will highlight its wide range of support for traction motors and armatures, traction coils, commutators, impellers, fans, auxiliary motors and bogie modules with some exemplified in a range of models and stand themes. Equally adept in servicing electrical or mechanical equipment, Sulzer can offer maintenance, design and testing services from stateof-the-art facilities – enabling a onestop store for all rotating equipment Traction coil testing in progress. requirements. This is embodied in a number of key Sulzer 24 hour Service Centres which ensure short lead times and maximum uptime for end users and their rolling stock. This level of service has enabled Sulzer to gain great traction in the sector, as end users are confidently supported by highly qualified engineers who can work flexibly to protect assets. This flexibility allows specifiers to select either one-off or volume runs, as adaptability of service is pushed to the fore. All repair work is carried out to the highest applicable regulatory standards, providing a safe and reliable solution with speed. In all cases, Sulzer can successfully extend the operational life time of critical parts, offering a partnership to achieve reliability, efficiency and profitability in rail applications. RAILTEX 2017 OFFICIAL PREVIEW



Booster packs for train starting JHM Butt & Co Ltd will present the Ceteor range of booster packs, for which it is the official UK importer. Manufactured in Belgium to the highest possible standards and using the best materials, powerful and reliable Ceteor boosters are employed to keep vehicles and machines operational and avoid expensive downtime caused by flat batteries. Exhibiting at Railtex for the first time, JHM Butt will showcase its range of booster packs suitable for the rail industry including both 24 V and 110 V models. The 24 V units are capable of starting diesel engines in excess of 32 litre capacity with completely flat batteries. Ceteor manufactures two 110 V units – a portable model which is ideal for energising smaller electric trains and larger mobile 110 V units suitable for starting very large diesel engines and energising larger electric trains. The mobile and 110 V portable units are widely used by Belgian National Railways and Spanish railways to start both diesel locomotives and electric trains. The 110 V mobile units are currently undergoing trials with Eurostar in the UK. For operators keen to have a rapid and reliable solution for a stranded locomotive or train, the Ceteor range offers a simple, comparatively low cost and fast solution, avoiding downtime, the difficulties of starting by means of a shunter, jump starting from a second train or placing the train on charge for a period of time. Ceteor packs have been in use with Belgian National Railways on Desiro EMUs and Class 18 locomotives for some time, offering significant savings compared to traditional means of starting locomotives and trains with flat batteries.

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Zonegreen to showcase high tech depot safety Visitors will be able to see first-hand how cutting edge technology is protecting depot workers, with safety specialist Zonegreen using functioning equipment to demonstrate its new generation Depot Personnel Protection System (DPPS™). On Stand S10 the centrepiece of the Sheffield-based firm’s display will comprise a working road end panel and powered derailer, as well as its innovative depot manager PC system, which logs every action completed on DPPS™.

Zonegreen’s new generation DPPS™ features powered derailers and shunt signals.

Zonegreen’s new generation DPPS™ was unveiled in 2014, following its first complete overhaul in 15 years. Since then, it has been specified at Thameslink depots, Crossrail’s Old Oak Common facility, Newton Heath in Manchester and all four new depots built for the DfT’s Intercity Express Programme. The system offers intuitive functionality, based on a four-button controller and a graphical interface that can be programmed in any language. It is operated using personal datakeys and combines powered derailers, road end control panels, train detection equipment and warning beacons. Christian Fletcher, Zonegreen’s technical director, said: “We are very proud of our latest version of DPPS™ and feedback so far from the industry is incredibly positive. The system has always been the safest method of controlling train movements, but it is now simpler to install, easier to use and more efficient to run. We look forward to showcasing its functionality at Railtex using genuine working parts and introducing an even wider audience to its many benefits.” Added features include remote configuration and assistance, making overseas installations straightforward and cost-effective. The customer-centric focus of the new DPPS™ extends to its ergonomic design. A tactile membrane has improved durability, while state of the art, high quality electronic components reduce power consumption, delivering further cost savings. By continuing to utilise distributed intelligent technologies, Zonegreen has also ensured that if an error is detected on one road, normal operation can continue throughout the rest of the depot. This minimises disruption and represents a significant advantage over centralised control systems. Standardised software is used to run DPPS™, which means it can be configured to the unique layout of any facility, while ensuring each depot still benefits from years of extensive refinement and testing. Every installation complies with current safety standards, as well as railway EMC guidelines. In addition to the new generation DPPS™, Zonegreen will be showcasing its full range of products, including interlocking solutions and the most recent addition to its portfolio, Points Converter, a simple yet effective way to automate the traditional manual points still used in many depots. Register Online For Free

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New products from Unipart Rail Unipart Rail will be exhibiting two new products at the show, complementing its current extensive range of over 70,000 supplied by the company for traction and rolling stock customers. Aqueous Guard is a nano-technology clear ceramic coating that provides long lasting protection for both interior and exterior train surfaces. The coating repels water, oil, dirt and graffiti to preserve the original surface finishes. It keeps the train cleaner for longer and enables it to be cleaned more quickly and effectively, reducing the time and costs of of these operations. The key advantages of Aqueous Guard are that a single coat application gives a high gloss finish that provides long lasting protection, guaranteed for up to four years and providing financial payback from ten months. As the surface is repellent to graffiti, this can be easily removed without leaving its shadow on the original

paintwork. Surfaces can be cleaned with normal chemicals to remove dirt, so eliminating the need for the use of special cleaning materials. Unipart Rail has also developed a new range of high quality “new for old” dampers designed to deliver excellent performance at a price lower than current overhauled and refurbished equivalents. Working in partnership with a leading European specialist damper manufacturer, this new range maintains or improves ride quality and provides low maintenance costs to the train operator. The dampers require no maintenance and incorporate a double seal system to eliminate leakages and provide long service life. Their high mechanical strength and durability are very suitable for demanding environments and the products are fully tested and certified for rail use.

Lindapter to reveal new product and catalogue Lindapter will be demonstrating its latest connection solutions on Stand Q51, including the Type ALP Adjustable Lifting Point, which is designed to suit various beam sizes. The off-the-shelf lifting and rigging solution safely supports loads up to 3 tonnes with a +/- 18° lift angle from the supporting steelwork. It is quick to install and reposition using just standard hand tools. Lindapter will also be exhibiting the Type AAF Clamp that is now available in sizes up to M20 due to popular demand. The Type AAF clamp is specifically designed for high load requirements, including frictional, tensile and combined load applications. Typical examples include securing architectural façades to station buildings, adding digital displays to platforms and building new steel-framed depots, while specialist applications include the structural reinforcement of station roofs and bridges. Made from low temperature SG iron and hot dip galvanised,

the clamp offers high load capacities and corrosion protection even in temperatures down to -70°C. The design self-adjusts to suit 5-26 mm flange thicknesses allowing a quicker and easier installation process than drilling or welding. Based on over 80 years’ experience, Lindapter products are used on a wide variety of projects including: Birmingham New Street station façade, Lindapter’s new Type ALP Adjustable Lifting Point. Hitachi depots and manufacturing plants, overhead line equipment spanning the Gautrain Rapid Link in South Africa, Camley Street Bridge and steel frames that allowed the restoration of Newcastle High Level Bridge.

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WEC Group’s capabilities include welding fabrication for the rail industry.

WEC Group will be outlining its reputation as one of the UK’s largest engineering and fabrication companies, having provided fabrication, profiling and precision engineering services to the rail industry for over 35 years. With 150 skilled welders, 31 profiling machines (including laser and waterjet cutting) and more than 40 CNC machines in-house, WEC Group provides a one-stop-shop for customers in the rail industry. Recently the Group has been

approved as an aluminium welding supplier to Bombardier Transportation and specialises in the manufacture of electrical enclosures, body end cubicles, underframes and cable trays and other fabrications. The Group’s specialist rail division, WEC Rail, will also be exhibiting. It is a leading force in providing design, fabrication and installation of signal structures and gantries, electrification projects (OLE, main steel and SPS) as well as “Access for All” bridges designed for ease of installation and passenger use. The RISQS-approved division also manufactures and supplies CCTV mounting products as well as providing a range of rail repair services. Exhibiting alongside WEC Group will be MTL Advanced, which achieved full accreditation to BS EN 15085 Class 2 and BS EN 3834-2 in 2016. With extensive in-house fabrication, laser and machining capabilities, MTL is a supplier to major firms in the freight wagon and passenger rail sector, supplying Category 1 safety critical parts

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including bolsters, bogie frames, body shell components and fuel tanks. A new £300,000 state-of-the-art shot blasting and wet painting unit has recently been installed at MTL’s Rotherham facility, with the capability to paint/shot blast components up to 15 m long x 6m wide x 4 m high – ideal for large scale components. And the Group’s stand will also host its Coventry-based division, HTA Group – a leading subcontract supplier of laser cut parts, sheet metal components and fabricated assemblies for the rail industry. HTA has just gone through the process for EN15085-2 accreditation and benefits from a wealth of experience in the welding and manufacture of components for interiors, HVAC, bracketry, cab desks and partitions. WEC Group has made investments of over £11 million throughout the company over the past 12 months, including stateof-the-art capital equipment such as a fully automated 6 m bed laser cutting machine, CNC machining and waterjet cutting technology. RAILTEX 2017 OFFICIAL PREVIEW


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Diverse innovations from Tinsley Bridge Sheffield-based Tinsley Bridge will feature a range of rail safety critical items for both infrastructure and rolling stock applications on Stand K69. ATC, the joint venture company between Alstom, TSO and Costain with a contract to design, fitout and commission railway systems for Crossrail, has awarded Tinsley Bridge a Blue category rating for suppliers performing to the best possible standard. ATC’s performance review assessed Tinsley Bridge across several categories: people; time; costs; quality; and safety. Tinsley Bridge has a contract to supply ATC with 748 duplex stainless steel assemblies for the floating track slab used for sections of the new line. In addition, 100 bridges that allow the multi-purpose gantry to operate across gaps in the concrete foundations are being supplied to ATC, as well as 3,000 stainless steel baseplates and steel work used as part of Crossrail tunnel construction. Tinsley Bridge is also supplying Network Rail with a new design of stretcher bar. Developed for greater safety, improved performance and reduced whole-life cost, the tubular stretcher bars, which keep the switch rails in the correct position under the passage of a train, are simpler to install, require less maintenance and are designed to withstand the rigours of the 21st century railway. The design has been developed under the most challenging conditions, safely supporting 91 million tonnes of traffic in a test environment before being introduced onto the network. In the rolling stock sector, Transport for London (TfL) has awarded Tinsley Bridge contracts to supply safety critical parts for London Underground Tube trains used on the Piccadilly and Northern lines. The company is to supply highly complex brackets which are a structural part of the train bogies. These are safety critical components within the train as they transmit all the acceleration and braking forces. Higher performance fire protection material The firm is also tackling fire protection in rail vehicles. FabBloc60A is a highly innovative system providing both unrivalled 60 minutes fire protection and insulation, and a significant weight reduction compared to media currently used in the rail sector. FabBloc60A stops the transfer of heat from its source to the

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underside of a railway carriage’s aluminium decking or floor. In a fire situation the exterior coating reacts and expands forming a char which blocks the passage of fire and heat. It combines lightweight advanced materials with the very latest technology in thin film fire protection coatings and aerospace innovation thermal barrier fabrics. The FabBloc lightweight inner layer is a 100% aramid fibre yarn, in a non-woven blanket form that absorbs the heat, keeping the upper decking cool and reducing heat transfer to the floor above. FabBloc has passed stringent thermal insulation, fire protection, smoke and toxicity testing according to EN45545, BS6853, EN1363-1, BS476 and is approved by leading global OEM train builders for various applications. In a separate development, Tinsley Bridge has joined forces with Performance Engineered Solutions (PES) and the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) to develop a revolutionary high performance composite metal hybrid stabiliser bar for trucks and trains. The project has backing from the UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK, to develop the unique system to cut transport emissions and costs while boosting reliability and durability. Train wash systems too Tinsley Bridge has manufactured and supplied C frame assemblies for EMEG train wash systems supplied to Network Rail. The firm has also refurbished the 4 m high stainless steel fabricated bodyside modules used in the train wash system to house the C sections. These had become damaged by the increasing problem of metal theft, while other units needed repair following damage in a warehouse fire. RAILTEX 2017 OFFICIAL PREVIEW


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Trimble’s portfolio targets rail industry needs The Trimble stand will feature demonstrations of its railway solutions, which combine the latest in sensors and monitoring technologies with software and wireless communications, enabling users to quickly and accurately capture the data needed to construct, maintain, and manage rail transport assets. These use integrated processes and workflows for complete railway asset lifecycle management – from infrastructure planning, design, construction and maintenance phases, to the operation, maintenance and repair of rail transport assets. Trimble (Nexala) rail asset life-cycle management products are an integrated suite of on premises and software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions that manage the life-cycle of rail transport assets from operation through maintenance and repair. These allow rail companies to plan for the future, improve operational efficiencies, manage service levels and reduce costs, while ensuring that the service they provide is maintained to the highest level. Customers include South West Trains, Eurostar, SNCF, Irish Rail, the Go-Ahead Group, Siemens, Alstom, Arriva and Abellio Greater Anglia. The portfolio addresses everything from full fleet maintenance, real-time remote vehicle diagnostics, component condition monitoring and in-service vehicle performance, through to driver performance management and timetable adherence. In the field of track measurement and construction, and as a global leader in positioning solutions for surveying, mapping and construction, Trimble says it brings a world of experience and an impressive technology portfolio to rail’s increasingly complex issues. These range from efficient alignment planning and accurate mapping of fixed assets to precise track measurement and construction.

Zircon expands capabilities Zircon Software will be enhancing its model railway to demonstrate its latest capabilities in the field of video detection, recognition and analysis, and demonstrating how they can be applied to improve safety and the monitoring of asset performance and condition. The Zircon model railway already demonstrates the firm’s ability to develop railway control and monitoring software. The latest additions will extend its capability to address subjects such as platform train interface (PTI), safety and asset detection, and monitoring & performance evaluation. Specifically, there will be demonstrations of software that provides overhead line monitoring, track incursion detection and asset detection & condition monitoring. In addition, the model railway will feature a separate demonstration for platform edge/track well monitoring, showing how software can be used to analyse low cost CCTV video to determine whether passengers are too close

to the platform edge or attempting to gain access to the track from the platform to retrieve personal items or take a short cut to the opposite platform. Zircon Software provides software engineering services to clients to provide high integrity/availability systems for control, monitoring, information and testing purposes. This includes provision of assistance with the development of complete software applications, or simply providing specialist consultancy services in areas such as requirements analysis, design, verification & validation and project management. It offers a number of different approaches, depending on the unique nature of clients’ requirements and situation. These include integrating selected commercial-offthe-shelf (COTS) products, creating a wholly original bespoke design, or an innovative and intelligent combination of COTS products and a bespoke system.

Strukton Control Centre turns data into action When it comes to rail maintenance, accurately anticipating technical malfunctions leads to realworld efficiency, saving asset owners precious time and costs. At Railtex Strukton Rail will demonstrate how it is now taking predictive maintenance to the next level. The newly launched Strukton Control Centre is where raw monitoring, measurement and other data are translated into practical information, allowing technicians in the field to fix breakdowns before they happen, boosting efficiency

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momentum in many fields, technologically advanced solutions that convert data into valuable and practical information will radically improve efficiency in railway maintenance. This is where the Strukton Control Centre comes in. Data from all kinds of railway assets, collected by in-house and external monitoring and measurement systems, comes together and is subsequently translated into valuable information, using Strukton Rail’s deep technical expertise and the experience of technicians in the field.

The company cites an example of a daily routine in the Strukton Control Centre: a deviation on a switch comes up two weeks ahead on the POSS® monitoring system. This prompts a coordinator to consult a Control Centre colleague, who brings up images of the switch in question, made earlier by a video inspection train. Together, they look into the maintenance history of the track combined with satellite images, and plan necessary maintenance, which becomes visible on the client portal.




TAS showcase Track Access Services (TAS) will be presenting its services for the transport sector, including systems developed with Thermal Vision Research (TVR) in a combination of skills and expertise to deliver a wide range of products to the railway industry. TAS Laser Positional Video Survey offers a simple route to the acquisition of comprehensive video and Pointcloud data. The survey is based on a new configuration of data gathering equipment collecting high quality HD video, accurate positional data and Pointcloud high accuracy laser scanning. The data output is supplied for the specific requirements of projects which can be used to create high quality 3D modelling. TAS has developed a direct feed into Bentley Microstation CAD and Bentley Rail Track Applications, enabling survey data to form a video backdrop over CAD for 3D design and enabling fully Interactive Desktop Signal Sighting and OLE design. TAS Signal Sighting is carried out to ensure drivers have optimum reading time and a clear message relating to the signal aspect that is displayed, subject to the constraints of legal requirements and Railway Group Standards. Signal Sighting using desktop tools allows a complete and accurate signal sighting solution using a combination of video footage and virtual modelling. TAS Virtual Railway is created to support all phases of Network Rail enhancement and renewal schemes. TAS Reality Models are built to a high level of fidelity featuring a fully switchable railway including all signals and signs. Models are constructed directly from CAD data and include precise dimensions and textures obtained from our photographic and video surveys to add realism. The model can be used throughout the entire life cycle of projects, from design through to signal sighting and on into driver training and simulation. TAS Driver Training has been an industry standard package for driver route learning since 2002 and is used throughout

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Bespoke metals from Smiths Rail The supply of pre-machined aluminium extrusions used in rail carbody manufacture, along with catenary components, fixed installation parts and components for signalling and rolling stock produced from copper alloys will all be put into sharp focus by Smiths Rail, a dedicated division of Smiths Metal Centres, one of the UK’s leading engineering raw material stockholders. The company delivers innovative supply solutions focused on materials, services and technical supply partnerships, and will be showcasing its innovative approach with typical examples of its supply


capabilities, services and the unique benefits it can offer to customers. Smiths Rail says it offers three distinct customer advantages which are unique to its business. Continual investment in its unique IT platform has allowed it to develop an unrivalled range of purchasing options and supply chain innovations that can be combined in many different ways to create a bespoke package. No two bespoke supply solutions packages are the same but all have the same goal – to make the supply chain more efficient while providing greater reliability at a reduced cost. This can be as simple


as bespoke labelling or as complex as full inventory management with lineside delivery. In terms of support, Smiths Rail has direct access to its Group’s UKAS Accredited Testing Laboratory, Smiths Technical Services, and offers a wide range of testing, metallurgy and consultancy services. Customers can enter into a technical supply partnership with Smiths Rail and be guaranteed complete testing and metallurgical support, a service unrivalled in the rail sector. And finally, the company has forged partnerships with two leading suppliers: Tecalum SA in Spain

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Voith to promote new build and retro-fit expertise Voith’s expertise in providing proven products and services to both the new train build market and the retro-fit sector will be promoted at the show. The company is one of the world’s leading suppliers of integrated systems and components for rail vehicles ranging from locomotives and light rail to trams, DMUs EMUs, and high-speed trains. Voith’s DIWARail transmission, which in recent trials delivered a maximum 16% reduction in fuel consumption, will be exhibited. And the company will also be promoting its expertise in developing front end systems and high-speed couplers that are used in some of the world’s fastest trains at speeds up to 380 km/h. “We will be focusing not only on our wide range of rail products but also on our capability as a strategic partner to train designers and operators in the UK,”

said Domenico Bondi, vicepresident of Voith Turbo’s Western Europe Mobility Division. “For new train builds we can design, supply and install complete drivelines from engines to wheels. Our expertise in driveline integration, using reliable and robust equipment, means we can also offer complete turnkey projects for the retro-fit market.” The Voith DIWARail transmission, the only product in the rail sector with an integrated and patented reversing mechanism, is suitable for both new build and retro-fit markets. In the recent retro-fit trial the transmission provided a weight saving of 450 kg for a two-car Class 158 DMU. As well as reducing engine emissions – and each train’s carbon footprint by 60 tonnes – the DIWARail can cut maintenance costs over the life of the transmission by about

40%. It can be retro-fitted quickly to any UK DMU up to 320 kW. Voith’s complete front end systems are used around the world in some of the fastest high-speed trains. These products, which also offer fully integrated crash energy management systems, are in operation in South Korea, Germany, Switzerland, Spain and in China, where trains reach speeds of up to 380 km/h. Voith’s Type 10 coupler, which is used on almost all national railways, has set the standard on high-speed trains since 2002. It is renowned for both its high strength and a large gathering range laterally and vertically. IEP final drives Another area of Voith’s expertise is on high-speed final drives which have been fitted to thousands of trains worldwide. More than

2,000 are being supplied for Hitachi’s Class 800 trains being built in the UK as part of the Intercity Express Programme for the East Coast and Great Western main lines. “Our high-speed final drives are noted for their longevity and for being exceptionally quiet,” said Domenico Bondi. “They are not only proven but ideally positioned for meeting the future high-speed requirements of trains being designed for the future. “We can incorporate our final drives into our wide range of Railpacks which provide customers with complete support from consultation during the procurement of the vehicle to full service care. We have a very strong service culture led by 23 highly skilled service engineers in the UK and Ireland who carry out maintenance, repairs, special checks, baselining and training.”

ZF Aftermarket stationed at Railtex 2017 ZF Aftermarket will be demonstrating its leading rail technology and support services at Railtex 2017. With more than 40 years’ experience working with some of the UK and Europe’s best-known train operators, ZF Aftermarket will demonstrate a number of key products, as well as showcasing its technical support and service capability. The show will be shining the spotlight on ZF’s innovative range of driveline and chassis technologies for rail vehicles which are dedicated to reducing fuel consumption, and enhancing performance and reliability, all while maintaining passenger comfort. For train operators, extending the service life of rolling stock is a top priority, which is why ZF says it has developed solutions which improve efficiency and reduce operating and lifecycle costs. Products on display will include the world’s first multi-speed transmission for EMUs. The Get2 Rail Drive Concept combines the advantages of previous ZF applications with a host of new benefits that improve life cycle cost, reduce oil wastage and enhance customer experience. The ZF multiple traction system coordinates and controls the drives on the driven axles for improved efficiency and passenger comfort, and thanks to its two gears and an optimised velocity profile, energy savings or time savings of 5% can be achieved. On top of that, its compact modular design means it can be integrated into extremely tight installation spaces. ZF’s new EcoWorld transmission will also be featured. The six-speed power transmission includes an integrated reversing function which protects components and reduces the external loads on them. For use in DMUs, the transmission achieves

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maximum efficiency – with fuel savings of up to 20% compared to hydrodynamic transmissions. The transmission system is designed for a maximum input torque of 2,500 newton metres. ZF’s Get2 Rail Drive Concept multi-speed It achieves great efficiency and is transmission for EMUs. equipped with a powerful torque converter. The system only requires an electric interface directly on the control, and in addition to the oil cooler that has been integrated into the transmission, a heat exchanger contributes to its high cooling performance. The team will also be on hand to advise on its leading after sales service, which includes: scheduled and preventative maintenance and overhaul; spare parts and units; transmission retrofit; and repair. As well as overhauling and repairing its own transmissions, ZF Aftermarket’s team has the expertise and knowledge to undertake the service on multi-brand transmissions too, enabling customers to receive support from a respected manufacturer and aftermarket organisation.



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Passenger counting and more from Onyxrail Birmingham-based Onyxrail will outline how it integrates and installs technical enhancements to rolling stock, acting as UK representative for DC Airco, Infodev EDI, Skills4Rail and Ciesse Railware. Since 1993, Infodev has been innovating, engineering, manufacturing and installing automatic passenger counting systems for major public transport authorities. Its equipment is widely fitted to buses, trams, trains and buildings worldwide. Accompanied by software products and analysis services, Infodev provides the schedule analysis and occupancy

data that enables operators to manage their business, protect revenue and model new transport services. Requiring minimal maintenance or intervention, the systems have a low whole life cost. Raw count accuracy validated at between 97.5% and 99.5% is being achieved without the application of any correction factors, enabling Infodev to provide accurate Real Time Occupancy. Infodev shares its expertise and technology with its customers through powerful and personalised WEB analytic tools and passenger apps

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Ciesse will be promoting its RAILware products to clients looking to technically upgrade their vehicles. Pronounced “Chi Essa”, Ciesse is a major company active in the rail industry offering a broad range of products for applications in train energy and communications. Initial offerings include the EcoS Energy Metering & Management system

comprising the OcTo voltage and current transformer/transducers for both AC and DC applications. This is able to provide real time energy consumption data for billing purposes as its primary function, in addition to being able to integrate and interface with several on-train systems such as automatic passenger counting, driver advisory, traction and any other system requiring accurately metered real time energy. EcoS offers additional functionality for real time diagnostics purposes for major train board systems.

Hayley Rail on track for Railtex Railtex 2017 sees the dedicated Rail Division of leading UK engineering inventory supplier Hayley Group exhibit alongside other top industry names. Established in 1999, Hayley Rail operates from five strategically-based hubs while utilising Hayley Group’s network of over 40 branches to provide comprehensive UK-wide cover. The company says this enables train operators and rail infrastructure organisations unrivalled access to stock and expertise, wherever they are. The specialist division is a member of Rail Alliance, holds Archilles LinkUp, GMRT, ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 accreditation. Hayley Rail also holds prominent membership within the North West Rail Industry Leaders Group and Rail Forum East Midlands. Key services include Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) of critical components, developing tailored stock profiles and product kitting. Hayley Rail also continues to be at the forefront of vending solutions with its cloudbased SmartVend technology, enabling full transparency, management and automation over critical procurement processes. As part of the €3.2 billion global industrial supply group Descour & Cabaud, Hayley Group can offer significant purchasing power benefits to customers, including for big-brand PPE and workshop consumables such as tools, lubricants, adhesives and sealants through to janitorial supplies. To accompany this core-consumable offer, Hayley Rail says it has developed a deep understanding of specialist rail parts, including fixings, fasteners, seals, gaskets, screwspikes and track bolts. This also covers mechanical components suitable for rolling stock, track, signalling and station infrastructure such as escalators. Hayley Group claims to be the largest distributor of bearings in the UK, holding authorised distributor relationships with manufacturers that include INA, FAG,

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Hayley’s SmartVend cloud-based technology is at the forefront of vending solutions.

NSK, NTN and Cooper. Specialist divisions covering seals, electric motors, industrial gearboxes and pumps, are also accessible seamlessly through Hayley Rail. Joining Hayley Rail on its stand will be Hayley Fluid Power, showcasing its hydraulics, pneumatics and filtration offer. Hayley Fluid Power has direct supply agreements with globally recognised brands such as SMC, Gates and Festo. The division has built up a complete value-added package that includes site surveys through to refurbishment and custom hose assembly.



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Exceptional labelling with no hassle Silver Fox will be exhibiting its hassle-free labelling solutions on Stand K81. These are developed in the firm’s Hertfordshire-based manufacturing warehouse, where new products are created to meet customer demand. The latest additions to its thermal range are Ladder Heatshrink and Adhesive Warning Labels. Silver Fox says three factors make its product range unique. Its entire range of thermal labels is printed using one software, one printer and one ribbon. Secondly, all the labels are manufactured in the UK, so quality is ensured. And finally, Silver Fox independently tests every product to ensure suitability for the environments to which they are applied, and publicly shares all test outcomes. The rail industry has certain specifications and compliances which products must adhere to, and Silver Fox is confident that its products meet these.

One particular label, the Fox-Flo® UV Stable, LS0H tie-on cable label is tested beyond all others. It is Silver Fox procedure to test all labels against certain conditions, such as high and low temperatures, salt mist spray and the average UV, but the Fox-Flo labels are quite different. Test highlights include: London Underground Standard LUL1-085; very high oxygen index levels; 8,000 hours successful NDT accelerated UV ageing; and salt mist spray according to Lloyds Register Type Approval System. In response to a customer request for EN 45545 certification for the Fox-Flo

New web shop from Ultrimaxstore says it is the number 1 choice for paint shop supplies, consumables and spray equipment for the rail industry. Part of Ultrimax Coatings, the company was established in 1973 and has over 40 years’ experience advising and supplying the industry. Wabtec Rail Group is one of many customers that the company has successfully worked with for over 12 years. Its paint shop consumables are managed by Ultrimax on a day-to-day basis. The company is now keen to offer its services to Europe and beyond as a specialist, reliable supplier to the rolling stock refurbishment and repair market. The stand will showcase the launch of a new range of floor protection products and ‘freshly painted’ surface protection, specifically aimed at the rail market. There will be a new brand name and showcase web page, so visitors



should be be sure to call at Stand V17 to see it all for themselves. Free samples will be offered and visitors will be able to see the benefits these new products will bring to customers’ paint shops, factories or service bays. The stand will also feature the new Ultrimaxstore web shop and catalogue – a single source supply for paint shop supplies and items such as abrasives, PPE, masking products and spray equipment. There is no other company in the UK that has such a comprehensive, dedicated range of products for rail and there will be an opportunity to see the stock management and order systems that are at the forefront of the industry. The stand will also feature product videos and there will be demonstrations of new sanding and polishing machines as well as a new glass scratch removal system from Mirka abrasives.

The Fox-Flo UV Stable, LS0H tie-on cable label.

tie-on label, Silver Fox selected a new way to successfully test the product. EN 45545 sets product standards for fire, toxicity and smoke to ensure safety across Europe’s railways. The company adds that some would argue that the equivalent LUL standards are higher, and the Fox-Flo labels have been successfully tested against those too.

FISA arrives in the UK With the UK railway market leading the way in Europe in terms of the volume of investments and number of planned projects, Italian train seat manufacturer FISA will use its presence at Railex to underline its entry into the market. The huge number of potential customers in the market – private operators, leasing companies and companies in the rolling stock refurbishment sector – has led FISA to open its own showroom in Derby, which is historically the heart of Britain’s railway industry. It also signed a partnership agreement with I M Kelly Rail Ltd, a leader in the UK refurbishment market, to enhance the companies’ respective strengths and to offer products and services based on a winning synergy. The specific nature of required standards has motivated FISA to carry out and successfully pass the testing process based on the GM/ RT2100 standard on its LEAN and REGIO RAIL passenger seats. This means that FISA now has a solid position in the UK market as an alternative supplier of rail vehicle seats.

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Essential reading and more Established in 1962, Modern Railways is the longest running UK rail industry journal, providing essential reading across the spectrum from traction and rolling stock to signalling and infrastructure. Respected columnists such as Industry and Technology Editor Roger Ford and rolling stock specialist Ian Walmsley offer expert commentary on events within the industry, while the latest news and varied features provide comprehensive coverage of developments on the UK network. Our ‘Europe View’ column gives an overview

of key news from the Continent, and our letters page ‘Forum’ sees major issues keenly debated by expert readers. We also publish our annual directory, The Modern Railway, each December. In addition to providing a comprehensive listing of over 2,500 companies, The Modern Railway offers an overview of all key areas within the industry and of major developments during the previous year, as well as looking ahead to the coming 12 months. Modern Railways Insight, launched in 2015, is a new

online product targeted at rail industry professionals. Combining a comprehensive industry directory with regular news updates, licensed users can receive daily news bulletins about the stories that matter to them. The site also incorporates the views of key columnists from Modern Railways magazine along with a comprehensive rolling stock database, showing who owns and operates trains across the UK network. Please visit our stand at Railtex for a demonstration of what Modern Railways Insight can offer.

The Fourth Friday Club, run in association with Modern Railways, hosts four major events each year, providing unrivalled opportunities for networking and to hear some of the top speakers within the industry. The annual Golden Spanners awards for train reliability, Golden Whistles awards for operational excellence and Railway Industry Innovation Awards form a cornerstone of these events, while our Northern Rail Conference offers a snapshot of developments in a region which is seeing major investment.

EAO to show PRM TSI compliant door opening switches and sounders

One of the world’s principal HMI providers for the rail market, EAO will showcase the latest market leading switching products, control panels and custom engineered rail solutions. Supporting rail industry projects with intuitive, innovative and reliable products, EAO provides consultation, application-engineering, production, logistics and after sales support for applications including passenger access, drivers’ cabs and disabled toilet controls. EAO’s solutions are tested for safety and reliability, conforming to all relevant railway standards including PRM TSI (Passengers with Reduced Mobility – Technical Specification for Interoperability). EAO is an IRIS Rev. 02 approved company. Visitors to EAO’s stand will see the Series 57 passenger door switch and indicator range. Representing the latest in technology and modern design and used in the new

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generation of trains for London, these door opening pushbuttons combine optical, tactile and acoustic features in a single product. The Ø74mm operating area, dual colour illuminated feedback rings, raised symbols and special bezels ensure conformance to PRM TSI. The stylish new Series 57 indicator has a large Ø74mm ‘secret ‘til lit’ symbol area with bright single- or bi-colour LED illumination and an option to flash the symbol at various frequencies. EAO will also demonstrate the latest Multi-Tone Sound Module which automatically adjusts its volume against the ambient noise to provide a fully PRM TSI compliant sounder. The industry standard Series 04 pushbutton range now includes a new dual redundant indicator for safety critical monitoring and there are also low actuation force cab pushbuttons designed for frequently used functions such as door open and door close.



Railtex 2017 Preview – Advertisement Index AATi Rail Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Access Design & Engineering. . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Achilles RISQS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Advance TRS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Aerialtronics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Ambersil (CRC UK). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Andre Abrasives Articles. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Associated Rewinds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Bakerail. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Bender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 ByteSnap Design. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Cembre Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Craig and Derricott Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 D2 Rail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 DB Engineering & Consulting. . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Defender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Deltron Enclosures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 DMS Technologies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Dold Industries Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Dormakaba . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 EAO. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Elma Electronic UK Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Emtelle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 ENAG SAS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 EnerSys Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Finder. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 FISA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Flotec Industrial Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Frauscher UK Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Had-Fab Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Hellermann Tyton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Hepworth Rail. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Hitachi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Inside front cover Hoppecke Industrial Batteries Ltd. . . . . . . . 52 Houghton International . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Hutchinson Stop-choc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 iLECSYS Rail Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Infrarail 2018 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Innovative Railway Safety Ltd (Rail Safety Systems BV). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Keytracker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68



LC Switchgear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Lindapter International. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Mechan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Modern Railways. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Moxa UK. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 MPI Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Multipulse Electronics Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Omicron. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Outside back cover Pace Networks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Polarteknik Oy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Rittal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Sabre Rail Services Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Santon Switchgear. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Schaeffler. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Shield Batteries Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Siemens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Silver Fox Labelling Solutions. . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Smiths Rail. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Solo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Stadler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Inside back cover Strukton Rail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Sulzer Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Tecton Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Telegärtner UK Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Televic Rail. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Trimble Railway Asset Solutions. . . . . . . . . . 51 Trough-Tec Systems Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Ultrimax. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Unilite. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Visul Systems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Voith Turbo Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 WAGO Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 WEC Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Windhoff Bahn- & Anlagentechnik GmbH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 York EMC Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 ZF Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Zöllner Signal GmbH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Zonegreen Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84

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Tomorrow’s protection testing, today! As a power systems engineer it’s essential that I keep up to date with what’s going on in the market and what our customers need. Based on this, I am constantly looking for better ways of doing things. Take our simulation-based protection testing solution; now even complex networks can be tested automatically from a single point of control. This allows a comprehensive assessment of the entire protection scheme, taking into account the settings and functionality of the individual relays.

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