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ExCeL, London, UK

Lots of new features for Infrarail visitors this year OFFICIAL

1-3 May 2018 will see Infrarail return to ExCeL London following a fantastic debut appearance at the venue in 2016. The twelfth in this series of biennial exhibitions will see more than 200 companies showcase the very latest equipment, products and services in the rail infrastructure market, embracing civil engineering, track, signalling and communications, depots and stations, as well as supply chain services such as cable technology, electronics, tools and workwear. This show preview features just a small sample of the many products and innovations on display at this year’s exhibition. All organisations attending will be available to speak to in person and will be very keen to meet and discuss new opportunities, so it is vital that we create an open and engaging environment. ExCeL London, based in the capital’s Docklands with fantastic transport links and world-class exhibition space, is the ideal platform for these exchanges. With such a landmark period of investment underway in Britain’s rail network including major projects under HS2, CP6, East West Rail, Northern Powerhouse Rail and the TransPennine upgrade, I believe it is more important than ever that organisations in our industry position themselves in the correct target markets appropriately. At Infrarail 2018, visitors will have open access to some of the most influential organisations and decision makers in the industry, all under one roof. This is a rare opportunity and not one to be missed. Infrarail will host the CITE Hub, showcasing Civil Infrastructure & Technology Exhibits, making it the UK’s biggest rail and civil infrastructure show of the year. With the civils sector featuring companies supplying a huge range

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of products and services, from construction and contracting, to tunnelling and road infrastructure, FRE E the scope of opportunity for all INSPIRING BET attending is huge. TER RAIL NE TWORKS Infrarail 2018 is rapidly approaching, and anyone who wants to attend for free must register by Monday April 30th. After this, registration online or onsite is at a cost of £20. Registration includes a complimentary show catalogue as well as the usual access to an array of areas and associated events, including keynote speeches, project updates and technical seminars which are now also certified by the CPD Certification Service, meaning they can be used by attendees and their professional bodies towards annual CPD obligations. A preliminary programme of events can be seen in this show preview, while a full programme will be uploaded to the Infrarail website nearer the time of the event. We’re looking forward to hosting another outstanding show and helping everyone who attends achieve their goals, either by meeting the right contacts, discovering the newest innovations or learning about the latest policies and trends in rail and civil infrastructure. Please take 2 minutes to register now via www.infrarail.com and don’t forget to invite your colleagues along, too. In the meantime, I hope this preview is helpful and look forward to welcoming you at Infrarail 2018! EDUCATION & TRAINING

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Infrarail 2018 Preview – Index

Key information Venue: ExCeL London, UK

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Opening Hours: Tuesday 1 May 2018 Wednesday 2 May 2018 Thursday 3 May 2018

10:00 - 17:00 10:00 - 17:00 10:00 - 16:00

Events and Features.....................................................................................4 – 6 Exhibitor Preview.......................................................................................7 – 30 Exhibitor List.....................................................................................................12

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

Registration: Free to register online at www.infrarail.com up to 30 April 2018.

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

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The information included in this Preview is based on submissions by exhibitors.© Mack Brooks Publishing Ltd 2018 EDITOR - Philip Loades PRODUCTION – Julie Oakley Design ADVERTISEMENT SALES – Shilling Media Services PRINTED BY – The Manson Group

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1 – 3 May 2018

ExCeL, London, UK

Educating and inspiring – plan your visit to Infrarail Engineer

The Seminar Theatre, organised by our media partner The Rail Engineer, returns to the Infrarail exhibition hall and will again host a wide-ranging programme of events open to everyone attending the show. It will feature keynote speeches by leading industry figures during the mornings as well as technical industry seminars from exhibiting organisations highlighting recent developments and innovations in technology. This year also premiers a stand-alone Knowledge Hub at Infrarail: our dedicated educational theatre, hosted by the Railway Industry Association, will offer a full programme of Project Updates and Industry Briefings. The Knowledge Hub will feature a daily afternoon Keynote Address by a high-profile industry leader and will also host ‘The Platform’: an RTM-led panel discussion on a range of issues concerning the wider industry. A full programme of freely-accessible events takes place at both areas across the three days. CPD certification For the first time, visitors who attend Infrarail’s educational programme will be provided with the Certification of Continuing Professional Development, with the recorded number of CPD hours obtained. This can then be used by attendees and their professional bodies towards annual CPD obligations. Please ensure to get scanned into each session you attend in order to claim the relevant CPD points post show.

Infrarail 2018 Knowledge Hub Tuesday 1 May

Wednesday 2 May

Thursday 3 May

11:10 Crossrail Chris Binns, Chief Engineer

11:50 CEEQUAL Ian Nicholson Commercial Director

12:30 MosgortransNIIproekt Aleksandr Gerasimov First Deputy Director Using rail infrastructure in city’s passengers network

13:10 Railway Industry Association Darren Caplan, Chief Executive The Political Issues Facing Rail 13:50 Keynote address David Waboso, Managing Director of Digital Railway at Network Rail

12:30 MTR Corporation Jeremy Long, CEO European Business 13:10 The Platform Panel to be confirmed Discussion topic: Digital Railway

13:10 Keynote Address Paul Plummer Chief Executive, Rail Delivery Group

13:50 RailBaltica 14:30 The Platform Panel to be confirmed Discussion topic: Diversity, Equality and Inclusion 15:10 Permanent Way Institute Steve Featherstone, President, and Brian Counter, Technical Director

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14:30 Keynote address 15:10 Pen Test Partners Ken Munro, Security Consultant WiFi as a Weapon: How customer communication networks can be used to take over trains

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13:50 The Platform Panel to be confirmed Discussion topic: CP6


1 – 3 May 2018

ExCeL, London, UK

2018’s CPD-certified educational programme Infrarail 2018 Seminars Tuesday 1 May

Wednesday 2 May

Thursday 3 May

10:30 Opening Ceremony

10:30 Keynote

10:30 Keynote Paul Griffiths Managing Director, Phase 2 HS2

11:10 Condition-Based Supply Chain Dr David McGorman Managing Director Instrumental 11:50 Keynote Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP Secretary of State for Transport 12:30 The RILA train mounted survey system Trevor Burton UK Programme Manager Fugro 13:10 FFU synthetic longitudinal baulks Patrick Childs – UK Sales Manager Günther Koller – Technical Consultant Sekisui Chemical 13:50 BMT TBC 14:30 Wireless communication: An essential building block for Railway 4.0 Ian Poulett Head of Sales, Industrial Ethernet & Identification Hardware & Services, Industrial Communications Products (Siemens) 15:10 The benefits of Galvanizing; Low life cycle costs and environmental/sustainable merits Iqbal Johal, Galvanisers Association Wedge Group

11:10 Current use of rail surveying in the UK James Whitworth Sales Manager Murphy Surveys 11:50 A technical approach to product innovation and development: benefits for the customer Dr. Julia McDaid, Director of Technical & Product Development Cubis 12:30 Use of rail milling technology to extend rail life and eliminate defects Elvis Kozica International Sales Manager Linsinger 13:10 Electromagnetic Capability for infrastructure and products – what do you have to do? Dr. Rob Armstrong Consultancy & Training Manager York EMC 13:50 Rail Signals and Indicators Mark Johnson Technical Sales Manager VMS 14:30 Leica Hexagon Geosystems TBC

11:10 Geosynthetics: What are they and what is their relevance in Rail Engineering Dave Woods Chief Civil Engineer Low and Bonar 11:50 Technical Expertise for Building Stronger Railways Robert Lambert Rail Technologies Manager British Steel 12:30 Advances in rail surveying using digital image processing Phil Storr Director MRL (Aerialtronics) Please note: The above programmes are subject to change. Final schedules and additional details will be unveiled in the weeks leading up to Infrarail 2018. Plan your visit by checking the latest programme details at www.infrarail.com

15:10 Dura Composites Stewart Burns Managing Director

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ExCeL, London, UK

Also featuring at Infrarail 2018… Opening Ceremony Join us for the formal Infrarail 2018 Opening Ceremony on Tuesday 01 May at 10:30. All are welcome to attend this 20 minute event, which takes place in the Infrarail Seminar Theatre in the main hall. Transport Secretary of State, the Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP, will then give a keynote address at 11:50.

The Track display with British Steel Sponsored by leading track products supplier British Steel, the Track display area is a space where exhibitors can showcase their track products in-situ. The area comprises sections of track which are used to display and demonstrate tools and equipment in an authentic rail setting.

The CITE Hub Aimed specifically at companies supplying construction products and services, contracting skills, geotechnical expertise, tunnelling and road infrastructure requirements, The Civil Infrastructure & Technology Exhibits (CITE) Hub showcases the connected technology and planning necessary for fully integrated transport infrastructure to meet future needs. It is located within the Infrarail exhibition and freely accessible to all show attendees.

The Recruitment Wall The Recruitment Wall allows exhibitors to publicise work opportunities and job vacancies in the rail and civils industries. Available throughout Infrarail, it aims to help to match participants’ skill with companies’ personnel needs.

Continuing Professional Development For the first time, Infrarail will be able to offer CPD accreditation for its extensive educational programme. Attendees will be scanned into our free sessions on a wide array of topics and can then claim points towards their Continuing Professional Development. Please ensure to get scanned into every session you attend, if you plan to claim CPD points post show.

Business Connect Service Our complimentary Business Connect Service allows show attendees to schedule meetings, or presentations they wish to attend, before they even get to Infrarail, meaning their productive time at the show is fully maximised. Registered visitors and exhibitors will automatically be invited to participate via an email in the lead-up to the show.

The Rail Alliance Hub The Rail Alliance Hub at Infrarail will once again provide visitors to the show the opportunity to see the breadth of innovation that Rail Alliance members offer to the rail supply chain. There will also be a Rail Alliance breakfast briefing taking place at 09:00hrs for members and visitors.

Networking Reception An established and popular feature at Infrarail and hosted by show organisers Mack Brooks Exhibitions, the Networking Reception provides an opportunity for exhibitors and visitors to relax and meet over drinks and canapes, alongside a live musical performance. The reception will take place in the Networking Zone from 16:45 until 18:30 on the opening day of the show, 01 May.

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1 – 3 May 2018

ExCeL, London, UK

Specialists in pedestrian surfaces AATI Rail Limited is the leading supplier of heavy duty cast metal anti slip stair nosings for the UK Rail sector. The firm also offers products including anti-slip floor plates, tactile corduroys, platform edge tiles and drainage grilles. AATI is proud to be a key supplier to Europe’s current largest infrastructure project, the £14.8 billion Crossrail scheme. The new railway, which will be known as the Elizabeth line when services begin later this year, will be fully integrated with London’s existing transport network and will be operated by Transport for London. AATI Rail will be exhibiting at stand D50. Tottenham Court Road Station

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1 – 3 May 2018

Aqua to showcase safety innovations Aqua Group has been developing new and innovative products based on safety of staff on site. The company has been working on the Trench Safety Box, which enables staff to enter a trench and work on pipes without the fear of trench collapse resulting in serious injury. The product has been thoroughly tested at an independent test house and recorded a strength of 6656 kN/m2. The business has also been working on a temporary catch-pit lid for use on worksites to identify catch-pits and prevent staff from falling in them at night or from being buried in ballast or damaged by plant collisions. Alongside these two new products Aqua will show its new lightweight Belbedere headwall, which has generated industrywide interest.

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Knowledge showcase for asset performance consultancy BMT Independent engineering consultancy BMT Asset Performance assists designers, manufacturers, owners, operators and maintainers through the application of engineering and analytical specialisms. The organisation aims to help its clients achieve their goals for cost, performance, safety,

supportability and legal compliance. BMT offers independent advice and technical expertise for a range of services, including audit and business process reviews, maintenance optimisation and documentation, project and programme management, and reliability assessment and

performance improvement. It also specialises in safety assurance, risk assessment and management, technical feasibility assessment and train maintenance depot and overhaul workshop management. Visit BMT’s stand at Infrarail 2018 to discuss the consultancy’s services in detail.

ABG Geosynthetics ABG is a market leader in the design, development, manufacture and technical support of high performance geosynthetic systems for use in a wide range of civil engineering, environmental and sustainable building projects. At Infrarail 2018 ABG will be showcasing its tunnel lining, structural drainage and earthworks geosynthetics. ABG has developed its Cavidrain range of preformed cavity drainage ideal for use in tunnels. Cavidrain Protector provides a free draining layer to collect infiltration water from behind tunnel linings as well

as providing protection from physical damage. By minimising the build-up of hydrostatic pressure, Cavidrain Protector enhances the effectiveness of the waterproofing layer and offers superior drainage to a traditional geotextile fleece alone, in some cases enabling it to be removed altogether. Cavidrain Invert is a preformed drainage layer into which the concrete floor slab can be easily cast. It replaces the crushed stone and pipes traditionally used to collect and transport away infiltration water meaning reduced construction thickness. Cavidrain Invert is

optimised for high in-plane flow to mitigate problems caused by mineral calcification and has been designed to achieve a maximum bearing area and withstand normal installation loadings. Cavidrain Liner is a combined drainage and waterproofing liner that is welded to form an integral waterproof system. Cavidrain Liner sheets are easily fixed to the smoothed excavated walls with a sealed fixing detail and the system is finished with sprayed concrete, giving as much as 20% less rebound than a flat PVC liner.

Access Design and Engineering Access Design and Engineering, a division of Lionweld Group, is the industry’s most experienced installer of metalwork solutions. Its core value is to give clients satisfaction from design to installation, peace of mind and value engineering with safety ensured. Access Design and Engineering recently announced the launch of its new website, which includes an innovative new open grid steel grating product range, covering 20mm and 35mm ball proofing in accordance with BS4592/0:2006+A1:2012. The website also includes a secure download area including BIM product data for steel and GRP products, as well as a product calculator facility allowing clients to be provided with the optimal Design & Technical solution when specifying for future project work. GRP products from Lionweld Kennedy Flooring Ltd

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1 – 3 May 2018

ExCeL, London, UK

Bott showcase workplace storage solutions at Infrarail 2018 Bott Ltd, one of the UK and Europe’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of workplace storage and in-vehicle equipment, will be exhibiting at Infrarail 2018. The company believes there is no better time to showcase its products and services to the sector, following the government’s recent commitment to maintain safety and improve levels of reliability across the UK Network. With increasing emphasis on quality and reliability, Bott understands that a wellequipped, safe and efficient workshop is essential for all rail operators, enabling jobs to be completed faster, easier and more cost effectively. The company’s high-quality, heavyduty cubio range can help drive many long-term improvements

- shortening maintenance time, reducing costs and minimising downtime of rolling stock. For operators introducing lean principles into their processes, the cubio modular range is simple and adaptable, with space-saving storage systems for tools and equipment, enabling engineers to work more efficiently and safely. Bott also offer a fully compliant welfare vehicle conversion service, ideally suited for remote workforces involved in major longterm projects like Crossrail, Thameslink and new highspeed line construction. The service covers all aspects – from consultation to design, manufacture to installation, compliance to logistics, refurbishment and recycling. Investments are supported with optimum solutions for all

budgets, with products that are built-to-last. Bott offers a wide range of products with the extra flexibility of having its own manufacturing plant in the UK, and creates safe, compliant and tailored solutions allowing

customers to focus on their businesses and operations. Learn more about Bott’s capabilities at Infrarail 2018, ExCeL, London, 1st – 3rd May, stand B61.

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British Steel ready to exhibit premium solutions British Steel will be present on stand C45, where it will be showcasing its range of premium steel products designed to meet the needs of the 24/7 railway industry. This is the first time the company will have exhibited at Infrarail under the British Steel brand. As official Infrarail ‘On-Track’ sponsor, the company will be supplying 30m of rail, and will be demonstrating some of its awardwinning products, including HP335 - designed for improved wear and RCF resistance, Zinoco® - the most durable system available to

combat rail corrosion and SilentTrack® – tuned rail damper system to help reduce pass-by noise by 3-6dB(A) The company’s Rail Technologies team will be demonstrating a variety of track monitoring activities on the official ‘On-Track with British Steel’ area and will be on-hand to answer any questions on track condition assessment. If you’d like to arrange a meeting with the team, please contact rail@britishsteel.co.uk.

British Steel is Infrarail 2018’s official ‘On-Track’ sponsor

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1 – 3 May 2018

Cable Services Group on hand for electrical support Founded in 1971, the Cable Services Group is a leading specialist electrical distributor. The business stocks and supplies both cable and cable accessories to the domestic and international markets, sourced from a select number of leading product manufacturers from its UK locations. Cable Services provides full technical back up to our customers on all the products supplied by the Group. The Group’s Infrarail team will be on hand to assist with enquiries relating to its full product portfolio. Its longstanding relationships with supply partners also ensures that their technical knowledge is immediately available as necessary. Cable Services offers specialist technical assistance for both AC and DC networks whilst its network of branches throughout the UK offer comprehensive logistical support. Its vast portfolio of products caters for all project requirements. Visit Cable Services’ stand K18 to discuss your needs and discover how the Group’s specialised 24-hour project support service can benefit you.

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CEEQUAL CEEQUAL is the evidencebased sustainability assessment, rating and awards scheme for civil engineering, infrastructure, landscaping and public realm projects. Established in 2003 and widely used as a ratings scheme in the world of infrastructure, there are over 690 projects registered for certification in the UK and internationally. BREEAM Infrastructure was launched as a pilot in early 2015 and acquired CEEQUAL in November that year, bringing the two schemes together. This combined version will be the natural evolution of both BREEAM infrastructure and CEEQUAL, bringing them into a single world-leading scheme and introducing a more

science-based, and outcome/ metrics focused approach. They will come together as a single scheme in late 2018, using the new recently launched ‘CEEQUAL delivered by BRE’ brand. CEEQUAL and BREEAM are standards that define best practice in sustainability for Civil Engineering and infrastructure projects. They set a series of questions or criteria which, if the project achieves, are points awarded and total to a score for the project whether as Whole Project, Design or Construction Only Assessments. They promote and celebrate the achievement of high environmental and social performance in excess of what is required by regulation. The

Assessment is undertaken by a trained Assessor working in the project team and is independently verified by CEEQUAL so it is a third-party certification of what has been achieved. Assessments are made following construction and sometimes also at the design stage. CEEQUAL Awards will be presented to Crossrail’s surface works Stockley Flyover/Old Oak Common Paddington Approaches/Stations West (Phase 1)/Western Outer Track Infrastructure (WOTI) and Western Outer Electrification (WOE) project teams from Balfour Beatty/Carillion/Jacobs/ Arup and Network Rail and celebrate their achievements.

Crossrail Tottenham Street Road Tunnels, London – CEEQUAL Excellent Whole Project Award

Made to measure solutions Chauvin Arnoux will be featuring its vast product ranges which cover general electrical measuring instruments and safety testers, including insulation testers, earth testers, multimeters, oscilloscopes, and current clamps; as well as energy loggers, power quality analysers, a whole suite of environmental testers, and much more. The firm also produces highly technical temperature measurement products for advanced industrial sectors such as the Nuclear

industry, Chemical, Petrochemical, manufacturers of construction materials (glass, cement, etc.) and Metallurgy. At Infrarail 2018, Chauvin Arnoux will showcase its range of panel mounted and field portable energy loggers and power quality analysers, as well as its new IEC 61810-3 (Type A) Relays with forcibly guided contacts for rolling stock and power substations. It will also be promoting its new media channel containing a comprehensive range of free technical resources and guides. Field portable power quality analyser from Chauvin Arnoux

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1 – 3 May 2018

ExCeL, London, UK

Cembre to demonstrate drilling and clipping capabilities Drawing on years of experience in the design and manufacture of awardwinning small rail plant and rail mounted machines, Cembre will return to Infrarail to showcase both its benchmark Pandrol clip insertion/extraction machines and the battery powered variant of its globally successful Rail Drill. With a completely reengineered petrol-powered pump unit also having a folding operating handle to reduce the risk of transportation damage, the new generation Cembre PCM machines feature automatic acceleration to increase power output only when required, thereby 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, where operation is subject to vagaries in the weather. 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. Visitors to stand E51 will be able to inspect the machine and to see it going through its paces on screen. Advances in the capability of both electric motors and battery technology are expertly combined in the latest 36v 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 LD-16BE unit, or the LD-16B-RPE rainproof version, used with the latest Cembre designed CY broach cutters, deliver a commanding low noise, zero emissions performance. Visit stand E51 for a live demonstration of independent rail drilling at its most efficient.

Cembre will be showcasing its new generation Pandrol machine.

Structural lining solutions for water and sewerage pipelines Channeline International, a leading organisation in the provision of specialist GRP structural lining elements, will be exhibiting and available to discuss its solutions for the rehabilitation of large diameter pipelines and culverts. In many cases the fabric of pipelines in sewerage systems can suffer from the effects of a H2S attack or erosion. The structure may even be exhibiting signs of imminent failure due to structural loading beyond that of its remaining capability. Channeline International can provide advice on the structural rehabilitation of these pipelines and ducts and how it can be achieved. The firm’s solutions can provide a new, 100-year plus life expectancy with a high degree of confidence. Visit stand G61 for more information on Channeline’s solutions.

Clarity: Showcasing the untapped power of Lean through visual management Family-owned and operated Clarity Visual Management is an organisation built from a team of qualified Lean advisors specialising in Visual Management and how it can be used throughout an organisation to secure greater results from its Lean programmes. Clarity is passionate about Lean and firmly believe that effective visual management is vital to its success. Clarity’s work features across the UK rail network and they have enjoyed a special relationship with Network Rail for a number of years. Clarity has worked on some of the largest UK rail infrastructure projects in recent history, including particular success with the London North East (LNE) line where Clarity’s visual management helped to reduce Operations and Maintenance expenditure from £180M to £160M and reduce workforce and

irregular working accidents by 20%. The Clarity Team implemented over 524 control rooms across the LNE line which were used for meetings, problem-solving and as a place to keep track of progress and KPIs throughout the complex and high-level project. At Infrarail, Clarity will be demonstrating at stand H45 and discussing how the rail sector can benefit from the untapped power of Lean through effective and engaging visual management. There will be a host of example visual management on offer as well as the opportunity for an in-depth look at how exactly Clarity has helped advance the UK rail sector over the last few years, including helping Network Rail with its mission to provide faster, more frequent and more reliable journeys.

Keeping the south-east moving for 25 years Multi-disciplinary infrastructure provider Cleshar will be exhibiting at stand B30 this year and will be available to discuss a broad range of training, technical and project management services specialising in the rail industry. As part of the privately-

owned CCS Group of companies Cleshar has been trading since 1992 working with Network Rail, London Underground, Docklands Light Rail, London Overground and London Trams. As a subcontractor we have partnered with other contractors and manufacturers

including Amey, Babcock, Balfour Beatty, Colas, Dragados and KONE Corporation. Cleshar boasts over 1,400 staff, engineers and technicians, and as well as permanent way expertise, provides inhouse premises maintenance, vegetation control, protection

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services, safety & technical training and overall project management capability. The firm will be exhibiting at stand B30, where a team will be on hand to discuss its latest initiatives and hold an exciting prize draw!

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Planning Your Visit to Infrarail 2018 With over 200 leading suppliers exhibiting at Infrarail and a whole host of events taking place alongside the exhibition it is worthwhile planning your visit to Infrarail in advance.

Exhibitor list Company Name Stand A AATi Rail Ltd D50 ABG Geosynthetics C67 ACAL BFI (UK) Ltd E56 Advanced Resource Managers (ARM) H30 AEG Power Solutions C16 AEI Cables Ltd F36 Ambersil (CRC UK) A31 Anamet Europe BV G46 Anderton Concrete Products Ltd C61 Andrew Reid & Partners K10 A-Plant Rail E11 Aqua Fabrications Ltd F31 ArcelorMittal Europe - Long Products F15 B Bigorre Ingenierie F71 Blok N Mesh UK Ltd F60 BMT A74 Bonomi Rebosio E18 Bott Ltd B61 British Steel C54 + Track C Cable Service Group K18 CEEQUAL Ltd E71 Cembre Ltd E51 Channeline International G61 Chauvin Arnoux UK Ltd G64 City Electrical Factors Ltd K02 Clarity Visual Management Ltd H45 Cleshar B30 CMP Products Ltd F55 Coaching For Change G20 Concrete Canvas Ltd B54 Crossrail Ltd K14 Cubis Systems B18 D Dantherm Group H57 Diamond Point International B02 (Europe) Ltd Dieselec Thistle Generators F64 Direct Track Solutions Ltd F30 dormakaba A55 DUCAB F36 Dura Composites Ltd C70 DW Windsor D70 E edilon)(sedra Group BV B15 Ellis Patents Ltd H50 Emerson Crane Hire G16 Emtelle H10 Erlau G57 ETAP K34 European Springs & Pressings Ltd C54 EXPOFerroviaria TBC

ExpoRail China TBC Exporail India TBC F Flamefast (UK) Ltd H37 Flamefast Extraction Solutions H37 Fleda Trading A14 Flexicon Ltd G51 Freyssinet Ltd E75 Fugro A19 G GAP Hire Solutions F54 Garic Ltd B67 GB Sign Solutions Ltd H17 Gem Cable Solutions Ltd A60 Gentex Europe G17 Geo Kingsbury Machine Tools Ltd H15 Geobrugg AG A35 Goldwing Cable Ltd D40 Goliath Footwear Ltd A54 Gramm Barrier Systems Ltd H19 Graybar Ltd G40 Gumflex D.O.O F02 H Had-Fab Ltd F03 Hammond ECS Ltd F51 Harris Geospatial Solutions C64 Harsco Rail H34 HellermannTyton C60 Henry Williams Ltd G31 High Motive F41 High Speed Two (HS2) Ltd F19 Hilti H41 Hodge Clemco Ltd K16 Holmatro A18 Hurley Palmer Flatt Ltd K10 Hytorc Unex Ltd C65 I iLECSYS Rail Ltd D66 iLine Technologies/Channeline G61 International Industrial Communication Products Ltd A64 Infrarail TBC Instarmac Group plc A37 Institution of Engineering and Technology (The IET) A70 Instrumentel G30 Interclamp C37 International Railway Journal (IRJ) C05 Ixthus Instrumentation Ltd A50 J Jafco Tools Ltd C11 JSP A11 K Kee Systems Ltd C10 Keyline Rail E70 L Land Sheriffs H31 Leica Geosystems & SCCS C30

Lindapter International C41 + Track LINSINGER Maschinenbau GmbH E10 Lionweld Group F47 Low & Bonar H36 M Mabey D19 Maccaferri Ltd E67 Marshalls CPM B55 Megger Ltd H61 Minova UK A15 Mixamate F72 Modern Railways Magazine C19 Morris Line Engineering E18 Movax Oy B31 MPI Ltd C51 MRL Eye F37 Murphy Surveys A34 N National College for High Speed Rail H55 Nightstick B17 Nord-Lock Group A40 O Oilaway A36 Omicron Electronics UK Ltd E36 OMNIA E18 Osprey Heavy Ltd G70 P PACE Networks E18 Panasonic Toughbook D16 Panduit Europe Ltd G37 Park Signalling G30 Passcomm Ltd B50 PcP Gratings Ltd B11 Permanent Way Institution C20 Polyco Healthline A11 PORTWEST Clothing Ltd K30 Productivity Improvement Programme D57 Prysmian Group D37 PULSAR® A11 R R&M Electrical Group C55 Rail Alliance D61 Rail Baltica C15 Rail Delivery Group K54 Rail Industry Supplier G11 Qualification Scheme Rail Media H18 Rail Professional Ltd B35 Rail Supply Group K56 Rail Technology Magazine E37 Railmetrics G02 Railtex TBC Railway Gazette International C02 Railway Industry Association C07 Research & Development A71 Consulting Ltd Rittal Ltd F16 Rosehill Rail D51

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Roxtec Ltd D34 Rullion Ltd K36 S Santon Switchgear Ltd A30 Sapa Pole Products C66 Schweizer Electronic Ltd H11 Schwihag AG G36 Scott Parnell Ltd E31 Sekisui Chemical GmbH B51 Selectra Vision Srl A66 Selkent Fastenings B21 Semperit AG F30 Shay Murtagh Precast H47 Siemens Plc A64 SIFER TBC Signature Aromas Ltd K40 Silver Fox Ltd E74 Snap-on Industrial G50 Socomec Innovative Power Solutions D31 Sperry Rail International Ltd B36 + Track Supertouch K44 T Tele-Fonika Kable S.A. G54 Telice S.A. K46 Tenconi SA F30 Terram E03 The CPD Certification Service G71 Traka ASSA ABLOY B37 + Track Transcityrail E37 Tratos Ltd F50 U UK Rail Industry Awards (UKRIA) E37 Ultra Electronics PMES G55 Unipart Dorman G30 Unipart Rail G30 Unistrut C55 Urban Control D70 V Hill and Smith Ltd T/A Variable E30 Message Signs Viper Innovations Ltd D18 Visul Systems B70 W WAGO Ltd D54 Wedge Group Galvanizing Ltd H44 Weldspares H37 X Xrail Group Ltd C31 Y York EMC Services - Eurofins York H51 Z ZEP UK Ltd H56

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ExCeL, London, UK

Cubis to launch PROtrough cable protection system At this year’s exhibition Cubis will be launching the new PROtrough cable protection system. PROtrough is an innovative, lightweight, fire retardant cable trough that offers a modern alternative to traditional concrete troughing systems for the use in Rail, Light Rail and Power markets for when easily deployed and accessible cable management systems are required. PROtrough has been designed to comply with all European fire retardancy specifications, making it ideal for deployment in tunnel and station applications. Cubis will also be showcasing its next generation of PADS approved chamber access systems.

The STAKKAbox™ ULTIMA. A modular scalable access chamber solution built onsite with easily connectable components, the firm says the product reduces costs due to its significantly faster install times over conventional alternatives such as brick and concrete. As part of an integrated system approach to cable protection and chamber access Cubis will also be showcasing its PADS-approved MULTIduct™. MULTIduct™ is used in the construction of under track or road crossing (UTX/URX), tunnels bridge crossings and buried linear routes, offering an easily deployed structural accessible cable management system.

dormakaba locks on dormakaba will be premiering its new extended patent Kaba 20 cylinder system and new LPCB approved padlocks for the first time at Infrarail 2018. The new patent, valid until 2033, is an evolution of a design that has proven its strength and durability within rail applications over many years. The firm says its new and unique cylinder design is precision engineered to precise tolerances incorporating up to 27 pins arranged radially giving a high degree of protection against surreptitious manipulation. Additional hardening can be incorporated to resist against prolonged physical attack. dormakaba also highlights that the unique milled key is strictly controlled, and duplicate keys are only available directly from the factory with a pre-agreed authorisation process, this giving the user complete confidence in the integrity of their locking system. In addition to protecting buildings and other fixed assets, dormakaba has a long history of working with train operators and manufacturers to protect their infrastructure and rolling stock. In the UK, the company has a product design, development and manufacturing facility that works closely with rail customers to create tailor-made products based upon their specific needs and with careful consideration for the environment. dormakaba believes that now, with the emergence of a digital railway enhancing the rail network, providing greater capacity, better operational safety and better cost efficiency, all empowered by an integrated digital technology there is a need to provide operational resilience within train, track and rail side assets. The company will be exhibiting at Infrarail 2018, showcasing its innovative, reliable access and security solutions.

Environmentally-responsible concrete solutions Concrete Canvas Ltd is a manufacturer of three award winning products; Concrete Canvas® GCCM (Geosynthetic Cementitious Composite Mat), the recently launched, revolutionary containment product, CC Hydro™ (CCH) and Concrete Canvas Shelters™ (CCS). All products are manufactured at the company’s headquarters in Pontypridd, near Cardiff, in South Wales from where it exports to over 80 countries around the world. Concrete Canvas® GCCM is a flexible, concrete impregnated fabric that hardens on hydration to form a thin, durable, water proof and fire resistant concrete layer. Originally developed to

construct the award winning ‘building in a bag’ Concrete Canvas Shelters®, Concrete Canvas Ltd state the product is typically 10 times faster to install than conventional concrete and offers a host of environmental and cost benefits. The company boasts that Concrete Canvas® GCCM has quickly gained market acceptance in the civil engineering sector as a cost-effective alternative to conventional concrete in a wide range of applications, from channel lining to slope protection, with international customers including Shell, BP, Barrick Mining, BHP Billiton, Arup, Halcrow, Carillion and the British Armed Forces.

Springing in to Infrarail 2018 Celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2018, European Springs & Pressings will bring its engineering expertise in the spring coiling, wire forming and pressing industries to Infrarail 2018 in May. With two factories in London and Cornwall, sales office in Northern Ireland and stocking facility in Yorkshire, the company prides itself as a dynamic, proactive, innovative, lean manufacturer of springs and pressings, with a broad market reach. On the firm’s attendance at Infrarail, Michael Gibbs, Managing Director of the Cornwall factory says: “We are quite unique to other UK spring makers in that we cover a whole variety of disciplines. We manufacture tension, torsion and compression springs with diameters from 0.03mm to 65mm, pressings and multi-slides up to 130 tonnes and have an unlimited design spectrum of wire forms. We have stamping, coiling, multi-slide, heavy coiling, high speed stamping and assembly facilities, as well as both high and low volume production capabilities.” Serving clients from across the rail sector to major blue-chip manufacturers right down to specialist niche companies, we’re active across numerous sectors and where better than debuting at

Infrarail to showcase our product range and facilities?” Michael added: “We’re hoping that by being at Infrarail, it will enhance our provenance and open up further opportunities, enabling us to add value to the rail industry through our quality tailored service.”

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ExCeL, London, UK

First PADS-approved cable cleat to make Infrarail debut The Ellis No Bolts cleat, which last year became the first ever cable cleat to be granted PADS approval by Network Rail, will be on show at Infrarail 2018’s stand H50. The all polymeric stackable product, which has also been named Innovative Industrial Product of the Year at the Electrical Industry Awards, and Business Innovation of the Year at the York Press Business Awards, was designed following an enquiry received through Ellis’ UK distributor, ETS, from Network Rail concerning a maintenance problem that was causing health and safety issues. Phil Goddard, Ellis’ technical development manager, said: “We pride ourselves on our innovative approach to product development, and the Ellis No Bolts cleat is the perfect example of what we can achieve. Not only does it meet a specific customer requirement, it also tackles and addresses an installation and maintenance issue that affects electrical installations across the world.” The problem outlined by Network Rail was that live cables were having to be removed from cleats, work carried on around them, and then somehow placed back between tightly spaced upright studs at regular intervals along the entire run. Ellis addressed the issue by designing a cleat that could be stacked and fixed with nothing more complicated than a quarter turn fixing lock. This means additional cable runs can be added quickly and easily, without any need to tamper with existing ones. The rapid-fit nature of the product is further enhanced by the replacement of fixing nuts with a push-fit locking mechanism that securely fastens the lower and top section of the clamp together.

The award-winning Ellis No Bolts cleat will be exhibited at stand H50

Power system enterprise solutions Full spectrum analytical engineering software company ETAP® will be at Infrarail 2018 to demonstrate its range of software tools for analysing and managing AC & DC low voltage and medium voltage rail and signalling power systems. The company’s eTraXTM Rail Traction Power software is utilised by railway owners, operators and engineering consultants as an integrated traction power system for design, analysis, and management. Using advanced geospatial asset information, eTraX

allows for the modelling, simulation, prediction and optimization of rail infrastructure. ETAP® has been powering success for over 30 years by providing the most comprehensive and widely-used enterprise solutions for generation, transmission, distribution, industrial, transportation, and commercial power systems. The firm is headquartered in Irvine, California, USA and has over 50 offices around the world.

Advanced rail survey systems At stand A19, geo-intelligence and asset integrity solutions provider Fugro will feature a range of RailData solutions including the revolutionary RILA 3.0 system. RILA is a remote, flexible, trainmounted survey system that achieves engineering-accuracy data on the rail corridor. Fugro says the system delivers step changes in asset management and leads the way in predictive maintenance. With RILA 3.0 Fugro have integrated the RILA Track and RILA 360 systems within a single, compact, autonomous measurement module. The firm boasts that the new system can be easily mounted to any (passenger) train in the world and delivers the same accuracy and full package of data products as earlier systems but in a combined form. The end result is an accurate, absolute XYZ model of all the objects in and around the track, including overhead line equipment (OLE). The system achieves even higher relative accuracy for the track itself. RILA 3.0 survey system

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ExCeL, London, UK

High performance respiratory protection systems

Flexible conduit solutions Flexicon’s stand will feature the leading conduit fitting – Flexicon ULTRA™. The NEW FPIHR conduit will be displayed in action, on a live dynamic demo rig, to illustrate its superior Ingress Protection Performance whilst under dynamic stress. Flexicon has launched FPIHR, a flexible conduit that meets the highest EN 45545 fire safety standard rating for the rail industry – HL3 for both internal and external applications. FPIHR is a new heavyweight modified nylon (PA12) corrugated flexible conduit, which is ideal for applications where there is continual movement or flexing and with a need for high mechanical strength and enhanced low fire hazard performance. For the rail industry, this includes cable protection on Bogies, intercar jumper assemblies or rolling stock assemblies that require the highest level of fire performance. The company’s extended range of LUL-approved conduit solutions will be featured which now includes FSS and FSSBRD flexible conduits. Flexicon have the most LUL approved products of any Flexible Conduit Manufacturer. The firm’s Network Rail approved Non-Metallic products will also be featured on its stand, with PADS approval numbers.

FSS flexible conduit, part of Flexicon’s extended range

Garic’s new rail division is right on track A leading supplier of welfare facilities and plant, Garic has recently launched its specialist rail division, and has been delighted at the response it has received so far. Garic Rail is already working with 10 of the UK’s leading rail contractors. Commenting on the new division launch and exhibiting at Infrarail, director Neil Richardson said: “We have been supplying products to the sector for a number of years and felt it was time to invest further resources in supporting our rail clients. We have tailored a number of products such as our compact

solar powered welfare units and towable dust suppression cannons to suit the needs of trackside projects. We’ve also added additional safety features such as extra lighting and cameras. “Attending Infrarail 2018 will give us the perfect opportunity to chat to visitors and gather feedback about our service and product range. We are constantly developing and adapting our products to make sure we offer the safest, most efficient and eco-friendly solutions possible.” Garic Rail will be showcasing on stand B67.

A UK manufacturer with over 100 years’ experience in the production of head, face, and respiratory protection for industrial, military, and public order environments, Gentex says that its brand is synonymous with providing the highest levels of protection for personnel working in hazardous situations. The company will be launching a new range of PureFlo industrial respiratory protection products at Infrarail 2018, used for both negative and positive pressure. These include the PureFlo 1000, an Innovative lightweight range of full and half face masks, and the PureFlo ESM+, a Self-contained Powered Air Purifying Respirator. Gentex says PureFlo® Industrial Respirators are among the highest-performing and most cost effective protective systems available on the market today, used throughout the world in a wide variety of heavy and light duty industries, and by numerous multi-national organisations.

High-Tensile Steel Wire Meshes for Increased Safety Global developer and manufacturer of high-tensile steel wire protection systems Geobrugg will present its safety systems at Infrarail 2018. Its products are used for reliable protection against natural hazards such as rockfall, debris flow, landslides, avalanches, or as a safety measure in building and mining tunnels, in fish farms, motorsports, architecture, and proving grounds. Geobrugg says its high-tensile steel wire nets and meshes are characterised by their strength, high energy absorption capacity and supreme durability. More than 65 years of experience and close collaboration with research institutes and universities make Geobrugg a trusted expert and provider of safety solutions.

The Geobrugg network, has subsidiaries and partners in more than 50 countries. Their 350 specialists worldwide in production facilities on four continents provide customer proximity and therefore ensure short delivery times. Depending on each client’s needs, the Geobrugg services include needs assessments, consultation, development and construction as well as testing and system installation up to and including acceptance. Together with the client, Geobrugg engineers define the optimal solution and supervise the installation of standard or customised protection systems. Geobrugg operates as an independent corporation within the Brugg Group, and is headquartered in Romanshorn, Switzerland.

Geobrugg rockfall barriers at Samphire Hoe in Dover

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Geospatial awareness technology Harris Geospatial Solutions will be showcasing the latest technology that enables digital extraction of railway tracks from LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) data. This includes the Automated rail track and track centre-line extraction from LiDAR point clouds, which takes advantage of the extensible ENVI LiDAR API, as well as utilising the experience and subject matter expertise of the Harris Custom Solutions Team. This automated railway extraction capability is delivered as an ENVI API plugin. Harris states that the system is fully automated and enables the extraction of features including: building footprints and roof facets; trees; powerlines; DTMs, DEMs; DEM Contours; Terrain TINs and Orthophotos. Harris Geospatial Solutions delivers the scientifically proven technologies you need to make accurate, informed decisions using remotely sensed imagery and data to provide customers with critical geospatial awareness. The firm will be exhibiting at stand C64.

Specialist machining solutions from Geo Kingsbury Machine tools solutions provider Geo Kingsbury will be exhibiting at Infrarail 2018 with the aim of demonstrating best practice on part handling and machining to UK manufacturing businesses within the sector, as the organisation seeks to compete on a global stage. Located in Gosport, Birmingham and Belfast, Geo Kingsbury is the sole sales and service agent in the UK and Ireland for top quality machine tools manufactured by eight companies in southern Germany.

Geo Kingsbury can offer various production solutions to the rail transport sector. Our team of engineers have expertise in machining various large and small components to the industry. The company works with many brands within the rail sector, including SHW, Waldrich Coburg and Burkhardt + Weber with more than 30 global references. To find out more about Geo Kingsbury’s rail capability visit the team at stand H15.

Durable lightweight rubber and metal solutions The company Gumflex, manufacturing and services d.o.o, is engaged in providing services in the field of processing of rubber and metal products. They manufacture various rubber and metal parts and also repair and manufacture new cylinders. Made to order. Examples of products: • seals • vibration dampers • cylinders See Gumflex at Infrarail 2018 on stand F02.

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Fire retardant protective industrial rail footwear Goliath Footwear will be showcasing its high specification industrial safety rail boots, the Goliath Hades (NFSR1198) at Infrarail 2018. The Hades boot is certified to the latest European Firefighter Footwear standard EN ISO 19090, and also encompasses Safety Footwear standards EN ISO 20345. The boot is suitable for heavy engineering, welding and track inspections. Goliath’s original DDR (Dual Density Rubber) sole technology, has been approved by construction and utilities companies around the World. DDR delivers a tough rubber outsole to protect from nicks and cuts with 300°C heat resistance, and an air injected rubber mid-layer to give a cushion comfort feel when working on tracks and uneven terrain. The company says that the Hades’ ‘Rubber / Rubber’ sole material combination provides the optimum protection in hazardous and hot environments. Fused together through an injection method, DDR is said to have the strongest and most durable bond in the Industrial footwear market. For prices, availability and trial information, visit Goliath Footwear at Goliath’s Hades rail safety boot, stand A54. complete with DDR (Dual Density Rubber) sole technology

Goldwing Cable to showcase new product range Industry supplier Goldwing Cable provides cable solutions for major transportation, industrial and commercial projects across the UK and throughout Europe. Headquartered in Beccles, Suffolk, the firm stocks extensive holdings and offers a same day despatch to aid customers’ projects. Whilst building on its single core product range, Goldwing cable alongside its manufacturer RSCC Wire & Cable LLC, have been actively developing new products to complement its existing range, and will have new details to premier at Infrarail in May 2018.

Mind the gap with Hammond’s Mountbridge™

Gumflex has developed a new rubber metal wheels spacer. The product prevents metallic contact to wheelsets during unloading.

At stand F51, platform refurbishment company Hammond will showcase the ‘Mountbridge’™ platform overlay system, which provides a solution to passenger train interface problems, improving passenger safety while allowing the station to remain operational throughout the works. Hammond has completed access solutions for Network Rail using the Mountbridge™ product at Tulse Hill Station, Elephant & Castle, Needham Market in Ipswich, New Hythe in Kent, and most recently, East Croydon Station, which was highlighted as the first of its type in the country.

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1 – 3 May 2018

ExCeL, London, UK

Hilti returns to Infrarail Hilti will showcase a range of innovative power tool products at stand H41, including the next generation BX 3 02 Cordless direct-fastening tool and the CFS-TTS Firestop top track seal, offering a quick, simple and completely new approach to firestopping top of wall applications. The company recently chose the UK market for the worldwide launch of its new PR 300-HV2S Dual grade rotating laser. The new laser is the latest addition to a robust, easyto-use Hilti Measuring Systems portfolio and simplifies

horizontal, vertical and dualgrade applications. Agnieszka Gajek, Northern Europe Product Manager for Measuring Systems at Hilti, said “Our commitment to the UK market is both long-standing and resolute – and that’s why we decided that this was the right place to launch the PR 300-HV2S.” “We’ve created a tool that’s easy-to-use while also leading the field in precision and accuracy, reducing the risk of costly errors. It’s also tough, and anyone who uses this product has peace-of-mind

that it’s fully able to survive the toughest jobsite conditions.” All Hilti Measuring Systems can be purchased through the company’s Fleet Management programme whereby a fixed monthly charge covers all tool, calibration, service and repair costs, including drop cover. For customers who prefer to own their own tools outright, the firm states its Hilti Lifetime Service gives a complete two year no-cost period, which includes the same high level of service support.

Professional cable management solutions HellermannTyton will showcase bespoke cable management solutions that can help rail operations run safely and profitably at stand C60. Fully certified to the International Railway Industry Standard (IRIS), HellermannTyton has extensive experience working across the rail vehicle supply chain, supplying advanced cable management to support the needs of infrastructure and rolling stock manufacturers.

Experts from HellermannTyton’s OEM team will be on the stand to discuss visitors’ projects and will demonstrate how its new product development division works with customers to create tailored cable management products and systems to suit the current and future requirements of the rail industry. From cable ties and fixings, to heatshrink and cable protection, to cable identification, the HellermannTyton range covers

the full spectrum of cable management requirements for the rail sector. Its proven solutions help manufacturers to reduce spend, comply with changing legislation and meet lightweighting targets. Visitors to Infrarail can see many of these products, including: M Boss stainless steel tags built for harsh environments; the KR Series cable ties, which offer excellent vibration resistance; and the FlexTack series for round and angled surfaces. For asset management, logistics and traceability, HellermannTyton will be exhibiting its RFID solutions and industrial quality printers. The new TT4030 thermal printer delivers robust, high volume single sided printing onto heatshrink tubing, cable markers and labels. Doublesided printing is served by the TrakMark DS printer.

RFID solutions from HellermannTyton

HS2: a catalyst for growth HS2 will be the new highspeed backbone of Britain’s rail network, but it’s much more than just a railway. It is a catalyst for growth: revitalising the country, creating new opportunities for jobs and skills, regenerating towns and cities, and bringing us all closer as a nation. The new network will connect

eight of Britain’s ten largest cities, making it faster and easier to travel for work, business and leisure. Trains will run between London and Birmingham from 2026, extend to Crewe by 2027 and travel at high speed all the way to Manchester, the East Midlands and Leeds from 2033. From day one, HS2 trains will

also integrate into the existing network, serving towns and cities such as Liverpool, York, Newcastle, Sheffield, Preston, Wigan and Carlisle, Glasgow and Edinburgh. This will change the geography of Britain as we know it, bringing more places, better lifestyles, and connections to the people we love, within easy reach.

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Had Fab to demonstrate fabrication innovations Located at stand F03, specialist fabrication and design business Had Fab Ltd will premier its new robotic welder, which produces up to 20,000 masts per year, reducing fabrication time, increasing capacity and boosting production efficiency. Had Fab celebrates its 25year anniversary after being established in 1993 by the companies’ current directors. The company manufactures OLEMI catenary support structures as well as SPS products and is a specialist in the design and fabrication of steel and aluminium, operating from in its original base in Tranent which is located to the east of Edinburgh. Had Fab’s product range includes masts, gantries and brackets. The firm says it has made recent capital investments in new technologies in order to become increasingly efficient and cost effective. These investments include a robotic welder and profiling capability to help improve the repeatability of manufacturing of various components, such as cable hangers.

Made to measure Ixthus instrumentation will present RIFTEK Ltd’s rail measurement equipment and gauging systems at stand A50. Based on laser and other noncontact sensor technologies, RIFTEK’s specialist line of rail industry gauge systems are aimed at the maintenance and inspection of wheel diameter and wheel profile, disk brake profile and back to back wheel distance measurement. Characterised by ease of use and the ability to use the portable instruments in-situ under almost any ambient conditions directly on rolling stock without wheel set removal, Ixthus says the range offers straightforward digital read-out displays or data transfer via USB or wireless Bluetooth to PDAs or the customers’ PC for more comprehensive data acquisition – with dedicated software included for database support. INFRARAIL 2018 OFFICIAL PREVIEW 17


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Infinite aluminium- Hydro At stand C66, Hydro’s Extrusion and Pole Products division will showcase its Raise and Lower WIGWAG pole, which was recently Network Rail-approved (catalogue nr. 0111/120480). Hydro offers aluminium solutions for outdoor lighting in the form of light poles, smart poles for smart cities, flag poles, and complete systems for traffic installations based on recycled aluminium and developed with safety and low maintenance in mind. The company provides both customised and standardised light poles, traffic signal poles, sign posts, cantilevers and gantries, raise-and-lower poles, smart poles, anti-vandal poles, flagpoles as well as solar solutions.

Faster, lighter, safer rerailing systems Holmatro Rerailing Systems, exhibiting at stand A18, offers a solution for faster, safer and more controlled rerailing of railway vehicles on the track. Thanks to the user-friendly design of the system, the lightweight components are easy to place, assemble and disassemble by one person without the use of extra equipment. This ensures business continuity by greatly reducing delays and costs. Holmatro recently developed a new rerailing system for a Dutch rail infrastructure manager. The entire system is driven by a Quattro pump with four independent control valves, which guarantees the uniform and controlled cylinder stroke. The Quattro pump can be operated wirelessly allowing the operator to adopt a safe position and giving complete freedom. The firm offers three different sets of rerailing system sets – basic, premium and advanced, suited to every budget. It also offers other lifting components, sliding components, operation components and connection components, to adjust the set for customers’ needs.

Sewer and culver rehabilitation specialists iLine Technologies, at stand G61, offer bespoke design to full turnkey project management. They offer a full range of services, both in the United Kingdom and globally. The company is a culvert and sewer rehabilitation specialist with over 25 years’ experience in the renovation of ageing and dilapidated pipes and culverts of all shapes and sizes. Using either GRP-UV cured CIPP liners up to 1.8m in diameter and 30mm thickness or bespoke prefabricated GRP units up to 7m in diameter the firm can provide fully structural standalone solutions with a 120year design life and minimal crosssectional area loss. iLine Technologies works with major water utilities and private clients such as Network Rail, Environment Agency, Highways Authority, Canals & Rivers Trust, Local Authorities, various industrial clients and many others. The company is RISQS Qualified with both PTS and COSS trained personnel.

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One-stop shop for rail news and data 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 continues to thrive, covering all aspects of the world’s railways and transit systems. IRJ’s industry-leading website, railjournal.com, 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. We also produce 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, complementing IRJ Pro’s Global Rail Tenders service. Visit the IRJ at stand C05 for more information.

Tools of the trade A 90-ton freight wagon, rerailed using Holmatro’s systems

Working to engineer a better world The IET, one of the world’s largest engineering institutions with over 168,000 members in 150 countries, is returning to Infrarail in May. It is also the most multidisciplinary institution – reflecting the increasingly diverse nature of engineering in the 21st century. The IET aims to engineer 18 INFRARAIL 2018 OFFICIAL PREVIEW

a better world by inspiring, informing and influencing its members, engineers and technicians, and all those who are touched by, or touch, the work of engineers. Visit stand A70 to find out about the IET, membership, Professional Registration and the Railway Technical and Professional Network.

Jafco Tools will be presenting its extensive range of Approved Rail Track Maintenance Tools on stand C11 at Infrarail 2018. Standards apply) for use in nonFollowing a project in electrified areas. The company partnership with Network Rail, also offers a bespoke tool design the firm has designed and and development service. developed two new innovations A Health & Safety Roadshow in the removal of e-clip Vehicle will be displayed at fasteners. It will be exhibiting the stand. The vehicle can visit both of these designs and demonstrating how to use them. Network Rail Maintenance Delivery Units, Works Delivery Jafco designs, manufactures Depots and Track Renewals and supplies a comprehensive range of Network Rail Approved Principal Contractors Depots. It stocks a range of Network Tools, including insulated tools Rail approved tools and at the (BS8020:2011 & associated British Standards) for use in 3rd exhibition Jafco will demonstrate their safe use, inspection, care and 4th rail areas, and nonand maintenance. insulated tools (Various British

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Advanced PPE solutions

Future track maintenance survey systems

Leading independent manufacturer of ‘above the neck’ personal protective equipment (PPE) JSP will be showcasing its latest innovations at stand A11. On show will be the NEW Powercap® Infinity® PAPR – a fully integrated TH3 powered air respirator offering four of the highest levels of protection in one intuitive head mounted unit. JSP says its design team have developed the “ultimate integrated product available in today’s marketplace” which provides eye, face, hearing and respiratory protection all in one compact unit. “The advantage of the PowerCap® Infinity® is that the product offers all round protection and one is fully protected from the word go” says Simon Apsey, Key Account Director at JSP in Oxford. The company’s Research and Development team are currently designing more intuitive to operate products which perform to the highest levels across the widest range of environments, are comfortable and stylish to wear and integrated to fit with other PPE.

All around protection with JSP’s PowerCap® Infinity®

Sophisticated rail reprofiling technology Austrian-based manufacturer and international supplier of rail milling and grinding technology Linsinger reprofiles the complete head of new and used rails in single pass processing by using sophisticated milling and grinding technology. The firm will showcase a range of rail milling and grinding machines for use on highspeed railways, railways, city railways, tramways, subways and for switches, crossings and turnouts, as well as other products.

Linsinger says its rail technology is the most modern and cost-efficient way of rail re-profiling, offering a defectfree rail profile which matches the desired target profile without thermal material transformation which is often seen with abrasive treatment methods. Additionally, switches and crossings can be treated without removing track components like girder rails or wheel counters. Visit Linsinger at stand E10 to learn more.

Leica Geosystems and SCCS will be presenting the Amberg IMS GNSS, the first GNSS-based survey system for track construction and maintenance. The Amberg IMG allows surveying without any given track design and control point data, with productivity of up to 5 km/h. Leica Geosystems states the system provides the combined survey of relative and absolute track geometry as well as surrounding objects, with all acquired data available in a global 3D coordinate system, and no requirement for control points during measurement. Visit stand C30 to view this innovative tool for the preparation of future track maintenance.

Industry insights 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. The magazine publishes its annual directory, The Modern Railway, which provides a comprehensive listing of over 2,800 companies and 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 unique online product targeted at rail industry professionals, and combines a comprehensive industry directory with regular news updates. Visit stand C19 at Infrarail 2018 for a demonstration of what Modern Railways Insight can offer.

Innovative clamping systems Lindapter will be displaying its latest range of CE Marked girder clamps and floor fixings at Infrarail’s stand C41. The range will include High Slip Resistant Clamps (Types AF and AAF); Adjustable Clamps (Types CF, D2, F9, LR, LS, & Flush Clamp); and Floor Fixings (Grate-Fast, FloorFast & Type 1055). Lindapter says almost every conceivable steel connection can be quickly accomplished without the requirement for on-site drilling or welding with the use of its systems. The firm says that in comparison to traditional connection methods, its solutions allow rapid installation, significantly reduced costs while preserving the integrity of the steelwork. The company takes pride in its multitude of independent approvals, with accreditations awarded by international associations including Lloyds Register, TÜV NORD, Deutsches Institut für Bautechnik and Det FloorFast fixings from Lindapter Norske Veritas.

Ground control products Global manufacturer of resins, cementitious and mechanical earth control products, Minova is an industry-leading provider of ground support solutions for the underground mining, construction, tunnelling and civil engineering industries. Over the recent years Minova has been quietly working away with specialist Geotechnical and tunnelling sub-contractors, and a few main contractors to fine tune its offerings for the wider construction industry. The firm is currently working with Keller

Ltd, to supply soil nails and components to various areas across the Manchester Metrolink project’s new Trafford Park line. Minova says it is now “moving into the light” and has been adapting and adding to its underground mining products and solutions and delivering them to the UK civil and structural sectors. It is looking forward to introducing its solutions to the wider infrastructure sector at Infrarail 2018 and will be available to visit at stand A15.

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1 – 3 May 2018

ExCeL, London, UK

Engineering better solutions 130 years ago, Raffaele Maccaferri invented the Gabion, dramatically changing civil engineering’s landscape. Today, global engineering company Maccaferri designs and develops complex solutions in the civil engineering, geotechnical and environmental construction markets. Maccaferri proclaims itself as “the undisputed leader in the manufacturing and supply of gabions and associated wire mesh products to the global construction industry.” The company now also produces a wide range of geosynthetics including geogrids and geocomposites in numerous factories around the world. To see Maccaferri’s range of products and discuss its services, visit stand E67 at Infrarail 2018.

A stitch in time saves time on the line Marshalls CPM is bringing its CPM Redi-Rock™ modular walling solution to at Infrarail 2018. The concrete block system was first used by Dean and Dyball for Network Rail on the Blackboy Tunnel/Exmouth Junction where a section in a cutting, approximately 20 meters long, required stabilising. Since this first project, the concrete block system has been used extensively on other Network Rail projects, with Marshalls CPM citing its strength and earth retaining capabilities, keeping both the train and track safe whilst offering a pleasant

viewing experience. This included the £87 million contract for the design and build of the Chiltern Railways route, between London Marylebone and Oxford, which involved the widening of the existing track bed and building a new 1km section of railway. The fast installation and natural Cobblestone look of the concrete block appealed to the Carillion Buckingham JV and since the project has been completed it has received positive feedback from those taking the train. To find out more about the Redi-Rock™ walling system visit stand B55

Maccaferri’s soil retaining wall solution at Reading Viaduct

Specialist rail personnel MPI Ltd has been supplying the rail industry with competent and experienced workers of all grades since 1989. The organisation has an established track record of supporting signalling, civils, telecommunications, construction, maintenance and rolling stock companies, partnering with them to supplement their workforce and smooth their work programmes. MPI is a Tier 1 Supplier to some of the largest signalling companies in the UK and has a successful track record of supplying IRSE licensed test and installation personnel on all major and minor signalling projects on Network Rail and LUL. It also supplies telecoms personnel for Network Rail, London Underground and Transport for London, on some of the biggest projects in the UK. The MPI recruitment team will be on hand to answer any questions and see how they can help businesses with their project needs. They can be found at Infrarail’s stand C51.

The MPI Ltd team will be showcasing at stand C51

Marshall’s CPM Redi-Rock™ at the Blackboy Tunnel/Exmouth Junction project

MRL Eye scale new heights MRL Eye is taking the management of critical rail infrastructure to new heights. Head to stand F37 to see MRL Eye showcase how future drone powered solutions can provide high-quality inspection data through integrating commercial unmanned aircraft systems from Aerialtronics and industrial image capture sensors and processing software from the leading supplier PhaseOne. MRL Eye will demonstrate how combining these two technologies can support rail infrastructure managers to intelligently inspect critical assets safely and analyse, identify and prioritise remedial actions. Aerialtronics, PhaseOne and MRL Eye was the first company collaboration to integrate the two technologies to provide high integrity data image solutions for the accurate surveying of rail track 20 INFRARAIL 2018 OFFICIAL PREVIEW

and infrastructure. The 3rd 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. MRL Eye works with a range of clients to 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. 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 Overhead Line Equipment, damaged bridge structures or ground movement.

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1 – 3 May 2018

ExCeL, London, UK

Murphy Surveys Murphy Surveys is the leading land and engineering surveying company in the British Isles with over 200 employees. The business covers many areas of surveying such as rail, tunnels, monitoring, BIM, laser scanning, topographic surveys, setting out, rivers, measured building surveys, utility & GPR and more. Murphy Surveys constantly invest in the most up-to-date surveying equipment and technology that benefits clients from both a risk and cost perspective. They have recently received ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certification. As a company Murphy Surveys has developed a plan to standardise and document processes, train

employees and implement an integrated management system. The introduction of the management system has allowed for constant growth and development, with the ability to identify areas for improvement. Murphy Surveys’ focus is to get the best people and provide continuous training and career development for them, so that we can deliver superior value to our clients. In addition, Murphy Surveys maintain a superior level in quality control and strive to ensure they always deliver the most cutting-edge technology to clients. Continuous investment in this advanced technology and equipment has ensured repeat

business from a satisfied client base. Find out more about what Murphy Surveys offer by visiting stand A34.

Specialist survey solutions

The National College for High Speed Rail The National College for High Speed Rail is one of the largest new, national, employer-led colleges created by the government and is made up of two brand new, state-of-the-art campuses, one in Birmingham and one in Doncaster. The college is dedicated to the future development of the rail industry and prides itself on its partnership approach with employers. The aim of the college is to support those businesses developing a new generation of highly skilled professionals to lead Britain’s rail industry. The college provides training courses and apprenticeships in all aspects of high speed rail, working with organisations to help them shape their workforce for the future. A broad-ranging curriculum that provides opportunities for school leavers aged 18 and above, current industry employees or anyone seeking a change of career. Close connections to the rail industry have enabled the creation of courses tailored exactly to its needs, giving the next generation of workers specialist training in sectors crucial to the development, construction and operation of high speed rail in Britain. The college team will be available at stand H55 to advise you on how best to take advantage of the training on offer, whether by using your apprenticeship levy with the college, accessing the college’s pool of talent to fill existing vacancies, or supporting with fulfilling any training needs or upskilling identified as National College for High Speed Rail’s state-of-the-art campus in Birmingham part of your company’s growth.

Total piling and handling solutions Finnish, privately-owned company Movax Oy specialises in the design, development and manufacturing of excavatormounted piling equipment with advanced control and information management systems. MOVAX’s comprehensive range of piling equipment includes PILE DRIVERS, PILING HAMMERS, PRE-AUGERS, PILING DRILLS and MANIPULATORS – all equipped with the stateof-the-art MOVAX Control System (MCS) – and specifically designed to operate flexibly and reliably on rail roaders – and in the conditions encountered in different rail related works. MOVAX piling equipment provides the optimum solution for all kind of piling requirements and all types of piles needed in rail applications, from sheet piles to tubular steel piles and cast-in situ (concrete). MOVAX is, the company says, not merely piling equipment, but a most efficient, fast, flexible, accurate and safe way-ofworking – the MOVAX-way-ofpiling – which results in a higher productivity and thus significant time and cost savings. The company will introduce its piling & handling products for Rail at booth B31. Products include SG- Vibratory Pile Drivers, DH- Hydraulic, Impact-type Piling Hammers, M-logbook™ for MCS Pro and MCS Pro+auto, and the Manipulator MPM-4000.

Let there be light from Nightstick Nightstick, designed and manufactured by Bayco Products, Inc., is a global brand of professional lighting products including flashlights, headlamps and Intrinsically Safe lighting solutions that exceed industry standards in performance, quality, usersafety and value. The Nightstick range will be demonstrated at stand B17, featuring Intrinsically Safe, ATEX safety rated lighting products which have the highest safety ratings in the world. Nightstick products are built not only with lumen ratings that exceed most competitor products, but also with optimised performance characteristics such as candela, beam distance and run-times. The Nightstick product line uses CREE® LEDs, the #1 LED manufacturer in the world. Nightstick products are also designed

and manufactured using the best quality housing materials, precision engineered reflectors, reliable real-world switch functionality, state-of-the-art electronics and latest generation battery technology. All products produced in Bayco Products’ dedicated ISO 9001 Certified Factories undergo rigorous quality control inspections conducted by independent third-party inspectors at multiple points during the manufacturing process. Additional quality control inspections take place as products arrive and leave Bayco Products’ distribution facility.   Nightstick offer more safety rated hazardous environment lighting products than any other lighting manufacturer in the world.

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1 – 3 May 2018

ExCeL, London, UK

Innovative bolting solutions from Nord-Lock Group

Oilaway

Dedicated to providing the best bolting solutions to the rail industry for over 35 years, the Nord-Lock Group comes back to exhibit at Infrarail to offer a range of innovative, reliable, safe and cost-effective products to suit all needs and applications. Nord-Lock focus on solving the toughest bolting challenges by offering a unique combination of bolting expertise and a wide product range, including wedgelocking technology (Nord-Lock®), mechanical (Superbolt™) and hydraulic (Boltight™) tensioners, as well as Expander® System

A new name in rail, but developed by an established UK equipment manufacturer, Oilaway established itself in the rail sector in 2017. Oilaway provide a range of modular extraction and dosing systems for fluids such as transmission oils, screenwash and coolant. Oilaway improves both maintenance efficiency and environmental protection. Replacing traditional gravity draining the Oilway plug allows bayonet style connection via the sump plug to extract waste oil and then rapidly re-dose with fresh lubricant. When dispensing the system can accurately meter the fluid dispensed. With multiple lines, one pumping station can also deal with coolant, screenwash, hydraulic oil, or any maintenance fluids through appropriate flow meters, nozzles and adaptors. The Oilaway plug can, with optional sampling features, allow the rapid extraction of small samples. Operational gains are significant with faster turnarounds and better control as no cooling time is needed and extraction and dosing times are hugely reduced. Decanting from bulk drums to smaller vessels also becomes unnecessary, vastly reducing handling costs. Oilaway systems offer double returns on investment through operational gains and improved Health and Safety and Environmental compliance. With Oilaway there is no “standard” product; every system is bespoke but based around a modular system of pumps, controls and casings to give realistic project completion times. Talk to Oilaway at stand A36.   

pivot pins – all designed, developed and manufactured in-house. As trains and railway networks become more advanced, so do the demands on rail lines and train components. While travelling at over 100mph, the whole train is subjected to constant vibration and strain. Bolt security is essential for safety and Nord-Lock products are used in production as well as in maintenance. Nord-Lock’s Production System includes rigorous internal testing and full traceability. The extensive

certifications the Group has been awarded from independent testing facilities, including Lloyds Register, DNV and TÜV, confirm Nord-Lock’s market position and commitment to quality. The Nord-Lock Group is now the first boltsecuring partner to offer a full lifecycle warranty across all its technologies. Have a conversation with Nord-Lock’s experts at stand A40 to discover how they can help you optimise design and minimise maintenance costs and assist in the design phase with joint simulation and testing.

Omicron Electronics Omicron Electronics’ product range spans test sets and solutions for power transformers, circuit breakers, rotating machines and cable systems to test and calibration equipment for protection relays, energy meters, transducers or PQ analyzers. The company’s monitoring solutions also enable in-service monitoring The new CMC 430 test set of high-voltage assets such as generators, motors and cables. Omicron’s testing tools support engineers and technicians and their Test Universe Hardware and Software have set the standard for testing in electrical power systems. A new addition to the CMC product is the CMC 430. Weighing just 8.7 kg, the CMC 430 is the lightest and most precise protection test set in the world. Thanks to its robust design – including edge protection – it is ideally suited to portable applications, even when subjected to harsh ambient conditions and extreme temperature fluctuations. The CMC 430’s technical merits really come to the fore when testing numerical and communicationbased relay systems and measuring systems, especially during tests with up to three currents of 12.5 A at the same time. Omicron provides clients with free, professional technical support around the clock, with close to 40 support engineers and over 100 training courses worldwide. See the CMC 430 demonstrated and talk to the Omicron team at stand E36.

PACE Networks developments in electrification, infrastructure and power PACE Networks provide network operators, contractors and design houses with a portfolio of innovative technologies for the UK and Ireland rail electrification industry. PACE Networks will host the Electrification Infrastructure and Power Stand with partners Bonomi, Omnia, Morris Line Engineering (MLE), Rebosio and Ottotecnica. PACE Networks is celebrating its recent move into the world of distribution within rail electrification, stocking a range of UK electrification and infrastructure products. 22 INFRARAIL 2018 OFFICIAL PREVIEW

The stock includes cantilevers, droppers, steady arms, and various clamps and brackets, and means that PACE customers’ more immediate requirements are met without shipping delays. This improved service will lead to increased support of the UK rail industry. The stand will have an HS2 section displaying Bonomi and Rebosio’s HS2-ready products with experts present to answer any questions visitors may have. MLE will display several innovative upgrades on their high and medium voltage switching solutions, as well as an operational demo unit. They

will also be displaying the MLE low voltage range. Also on the stand are Omnia, the Italian consortium that created a cantilever solution that has delivered a step change in safety and efficiency for installers and maintainers, whilst also improving reliability and flexibility to offer a longer service life and higher availability of the network. Finally, PACE Networks will be introducing a new partner at the show: Ottotecnica will display their range of voltage detectors. Experts from PACE Networks and partners will be on-hand to talk to visitors at stand E18.

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1 – 3 May 2018

ExCeL, London, UK

Passcomm Ltd launch air cooling system Passcomm will launch Passcool, a range of market-leading Free Air Cooling Systems designed for maintenance free applications on the rail, at stand B50. Pascomm provide telecoms solutions across a broad range of industries. Passcomm partner with industry-leading manufacturers to deliver best in-class integrated solutions. With over 75 years combined experience in the telecoms industry, Passcomm take a passionate and committed approach to delivering for its clients and offer bespoke, in-house design.

Increase productivity with KM&T To help focus their support to the rail industry, global improvement firm KM&T have launched their Productivity Improvement Programme designed to increase efficiencies in the rail sector. Many industry operators or those part of the rail supply chain are currently working in a challenging environment and battling pressures such as the demand for lower passenger costs, which could be stopping productivity from increasing further. Having worked with numerous global railway firms over the years KM&T decided to tackle this headon. Uniquely designed to be a practical solution to operational challenges with a structured approach, it provides the much-needed support for organisations. ‘PIP’ creates the headspace for those facing current pressures and helps prepare for the future. Danny Mignott, Senior Managing Consultant at KM&T, said: “We get to see first-hand the stress that organisations in the industry face; our understanding and knowledge gained over the years was used to develop this programme to increase productivity and remove waste. The rail industry is experiencing a period of positivity at the moment and as the Government is set to invest over £30bn in this sector, this is the perfect time to engage the workforce and prepare for growth.” Find out more at stand D57.

At Infrarail, Passcomm will exhibit and demonstrate CoolFlow and CoolCab, two new solutions under the Passcool product umbrella. The company, based in Warrington, will also showcase and demonstrate the latest developments in trackside fibre applications, including high-fibre count joints, low-fibre count drop cables and the Powered Fibre Cabling System. Passcomm will also showcase the latest Network Rail approved trackside cabinets.

Portwest promise better quality With over 110 years of experience Portwest Clothing Ltd is firmly established as a world leader in the design and manufacture of stylish, comfortable, high-quality workwear that meets recognised international standards. Portwest’s extensive and unique collection of workwear, safety footwear and PPE protect people all over the world in diverse industries. They are specialists in hazard protection including flame, electric arc, chemical, molten metal, heat, cold, visibility, rain and ESD. Portwest continuously improve their range by designing and using new materials as well as developing function in their products. A team of world-class product designers, specialists in flameresistant workwear, high-visibility workwear, protective footwear, hand protection and PPE strive to develop new products to meet the changing needs of workers in all industries. Portwest aim to be a single source for workwear, safety footwear and PPE, underpinned by their Product Promise of better quality, service and value. See their range of workwear at stand K30.

PcP Gratings Ltd B11 PcP Gratings Ltd’s cable ducting system is now available in the UK and more information will be available at stand B11. The system’s patented design and elevated installation, which ensures good drainage, is complemented by its light weight and ease of installation. PcP’s cable tray system was originally developed in readiness for the national rollout of the European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) in Denmark. Infrastructure owner Banedanmark contacted PcP with the remit for PcP to design cable ducting that would be maintenance-free, durable,

vandal resistant, easy to install, fire proof and would enable water to drain away freely. After two years of design and testing, the new system was accepted by Banedanmark for use on the Danish network having met, and surpassed in some areas, all of the design criteria. The new system was specified for the main rail link from Copenhagen and Ringsted. Recently, a six-kilometre installation has been supplied for the Nordlandsbanen line in Norway. The basis of the design is a three-metre-long 100mm-deep aluminium tray, with holes for

drainage, sitting on dedicated supports. Available in two widths, 320mm and 420mm, the trays are closed using galvanised steel lids, which can then be secured using special tamper-resistant screws. Using two different materials, aluminium for the trough and HSS420 high-strength steel for the lid, ensures that no magnetic field is set up. Where necessary, a 2.5-metre-long glass-reinforced polymer neutral section is inserted every 300 metres. As installation in Denmark proved, two kilometres of ducting can be installed in a single, one-shift day.

PULSAR®’s one-stop shop The full collection of high performance apparel by PULSAR® for the rail sector will be on display at Infrarail, including the highly anticipated PULSAR® Ladies collection of summer and winter wear. Electric ARC protection will be covered with the launch of the new PULSAR® FR Electric ARC waterproof Storm Coat and Overtrouser. Both items utilise lightweight fully breathable fabric, with mid 20’s Electric ARC CAL protection. Combine those with the rest of the PULSAR® range of electric ARC clothing already available, and it’s clear that PULSAR® provide a one-stop solution for all weathers. PULSAR® have also partnered up with Wearable Technologies to bring smart technology integrated in to clothing including LEDs and other clever tech. More exciting news is the collaboration at this year’s event with JSP and Polyco Healthline, bringing the biggest manufacturers of above-the-neck PPE and hand protection together with PULSAR®. A visit to stand A11 will cover all PPE and protective clothing needs.

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1 – 3 May 2018

ExCeL, London, UK

Prysmian Group reveal enhanced system Prysmian UK is set to reveal its latest enhanced cable joint system innovation at stand D37. The latest system range is designed to be used in conjunction with enhanced aluminium cable for class 2 installations. The need for this technology is a result of the requirement for increased efficiency, and due to traditional copper cable systems being prone to theft and economic fluctuation in the industry. Business Director for Specialist Cables and Network Components, Graham Spraggs said: “Aluminum cables will last just as long as copper – if treated correctly. The biggest threat to aluminium cables and joints is water ingress, so we’ve developed a system that keeps water at bay, maintaining the circuit for years to

come. “Our team continues to scrutinize our products in order to Cable joint system innovations from Prysmian improve design reliability, while also helping Network Rail maintain a reliable safe network.” In addition to the new jointing system, Prysmian will also be showcasing its full rail portfolio including its Energy and Telecom Cables and Connectivity systems.

RA invite you back to the Hub

R&M Electrical Group

The Rail Alliance Hub at Infrarail will once again provide visitors to the show the opportunity to see the breadth of innovation that RA members offer to the rail supply chain. There will also be a breakfast briefing taking place at 9am on the second day of the show for The Rail Alliance breakfast meeting will be open to all visitors members and visitors who want to know more about members, what the Rail Alliance does to support the rail supply chain and the whole range of benefits of joining the Rail Alliance. Benefits include access to networking events, discounts on trade shows, conferences and trade shows, marketing support, route-tomarket advice, access to specialist industry programmes and more. The Rail Alliance team will be available at stand D61 over the three days of the show to answer questions. Delegates are encouraged to have a conversation whether established in rail, new to rail or if they just want to say hello. To attend the Rail Alliance breakfast meeting on the 2nd May (open to members and non-members), contact eli.rees-king@ railalliance.co.uk for registration details.

R&M Electrical Group will be launching some innovative cabling and electrical product solutions focused on fire safety. The Firebar cable range delivers performance for total fire and extinguishing survival, guaranteeing circuit integrity while sustaining a fire attack and also from the effects of volumes of water, even full submersion, not detailed in any cable construction or testing standards. The Hawke Transit System maintains the integrity of a firewall, bulkhead or deck through which cables, pipes and other services pass. The Hawke Transit System is the only totally inspectable system on the market. HTS Tolerant Blocks use a unique colour coding system to minimise incorrect installation. 

The FireMate safety critical connector has been developed to be used on underground and overground rail networks, commercial and public buildings where it is critical for equipment to work during an evacuation and rescue situation. Tested to the latest fire standards BS EN50200:2006 and BS84342:2003 + A2 2009 the connector will maintain its electrical and structural integrity during the harshest of fire conditions. The product is designed to be used in escape route safety equipment, emergency lighting circuits, fire alarms, voice alarms, shutdown systems and fire detection. R&M Electrical Group, one of the largest independent electrical distributors in the UK, are exhibiting at stand C55.

Railmetrics automate the inspection process Railmetrics returns to Infrarail in 2018 to promote its multifunctional, high-speed, rail inspection technology – the Laser Rail Inspection System (LRAIL). The LRAIL delivers greater ROI

by combining high-resolution rail imaging with 3D scanning in a single pass and automating the inspection process. So not only can you see your railway in highresolution, but you can inspect it too.

2017 was a big year for the LRAIL with project awards from each of the top two Rail Authorities in North America; the United States Federal Railroad Administration (the FRA) and Transport Canada’s Rail Safety

Division. Stop by the Railmetrics booth at stand G02 to learn more about how LRAIL technology is helping the FRA and Transport Canada and how it can help your organisation too.

Tax relief not the domain of those in white lab coats R&D Consulting heads to Infrarail for the first time this year. Since 2012, R&D Consulting has helped its clients access over £15million of Research and Development Tax Credits. This generous but under-utilised relief from HRMC is particularly applicable to the rail industry.  The specialist firm employ industry experts and only offer advice regarding R&D tax relief, so there is no need to change your current accountant to use this service. Claims are submitted 24 INFRARAIL 2018 OFFICIAL PREVIEW

by client’s normal accountants allowing complete transparency throughout the claim process. R&D Consulting believe that Infrarail will be the perfect place to educate visitors on the benefits of making R&D claims and to dispel the often held belief that R&D tax relief is only for those wearing white lab coats. Head along to stand A71 for a conversation with R&D Consulting’s experts.

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1 – 3 May 2018

ExCeL, London, UK

Railway Industry Association (RIA) to host Knowledge Hub The Railway Industry Association will be returning to Infrarail to host the Knowledge Hub, a centre of talks, debate and discussion with senior industry leaders. Every year, the Knowledge Hub provides key insights into what is going on in the industry and this year will see discussions on innovation, exports, skills and procurement. The Knowledge Hub will also have a daily Keynote address by an industry-leading speaker as well as The Platform, an RTM-led panel discussion dealing with pressing issues concerning the wider

Comprehensive guidance from Rittal Rittal is set to showcase its expertise as an enabler of innovative IT solutions to the rail industry. The International Data Corporation (IDC) recently reported that 73 per cent of businesses foresee a need for major modernisation of data centres to keep pace with the speed of digital advances. The speed of digitisation in the rail sectors requires a rapid and adequate provision of Edge Data Centre from Rittal IT solutions, through data centres that can be procured simply and economically and operated efficiently and safely. Rittal’s IT solutions range from individual IT racks right through to turnkey, pre-configured data centres within containers which offer users maximum modularity, scalability and efficiency. Companies that employ machine-to-machine communication to streamline manufacturing require real-time capabilities. All are fully supported by Rittal’s comprehensive consulting and service programmes that can operate for the duration of a data centre’s lifecycle. Rittal’s new IT microsite (www.rittal.com/it-solutions/ en/) provides visitors with a comprehensive review of products, services and integrated solutions. Visitors to the site will get practical advice on topics such as Big Data, cloud computing and IT security, as well as case studies of real-life applications. Delegates can talk to members of the Rittal team about the solutions showcased in the new IT microsite, as well as view products from Rittal – The System, at stand F16.

Fixing supplier Selkent Fastenings range of specialist fixings and tools for the rail industry will be on display at stand B21. Founded in 1987, Selkent Fastenings began trading in London as a specialist fixing supplier to the construction and civil engineering sectors. Based just eight miles from the very heart of London Selkent Fastenings has become a key and vital supplier that meets the demands of the rail industry. The company is fully aware of the tight schedules upon which the

industry is built. Selkent Fastenings have been ISO 14001:2004 and ISO 9001:2008 certified since 2014. Selkent’s specialist fixings include standard and bespoke manufactured U Bolts, studding in standard lengths and cut studs in all varying grades, anchor fixings, a complete range of fast clamps that make the perfect handrailing system including a GRP range, rail cutting discs, channel and fittings, drill bits and reflective coveralls.

industry. David Waboso, Managing Director of Digital Railway will be the keynote speaker on Tuesday 1 May. The Knowledge Hub is not to be RIA will be hosting the Knowledge missed, so head to stand C07 and Hub at Infrarail 2018 see what’s going on. A complete programme of events at the Knowledge Hub will be released before Infrarail 2018.

Recruit with Rullion Rullion has worked in rail for several decades, helping individuals, organisations and the sector to unlock their potential through a range of products, services and experiences. Rullion enable safe and inclusive environments to nurture talent and bring through the next generation of professionals to rail. The forward-thinking recruitment company’s workforce solutions and project delivery offerings span systems and infrastructure, rolling stock and rail operations. Rullion is a fully accredited rail business with an excellent safety record, underpinned by a strong safety culture. Recently, Rullion was independently ranked as the fourth largest recruitment/ resource supplier to the rail sector. They enjoy a close working partnership with many network operators, specialist contractors and systems integrators. Going beyond the

traditional transactional model Rullion is also actively involved with a number of organisations to help them realise the potential of diversity and inclusion, employer value proposition, agile procurement and emerging recruitment technologies. In 2018 Rullion is launching two new talent acquisition services: attract and Xplor. attract will help you to understand how to attract and secure the people you need to succeed. We know the right people for your organisation are out there; the challenge is attracting those individuals to your company and securing their time and loyalty. Rullion’s Xplor team uses data and insight to discover untapped opportunities and areas of improvement that will help you unlock the potential of your organisation The Rullion team are looking forward to speaking with you more about these exciting products at stand K36.

World’s first IRIS approved Santon Switchgear Ltd will be showcasing its comprehensive range of enclosed isolator/disconnector switches for indoor and outdoor environments and launching the ‘MP’ multi-purpose IP69 rated isolator switch onto the UK market at stand A30. They will also be showing the Santon traditional heavy duty rotary switches for trackside and rolling stock applications which incorporate the self-cleaning, wiping action, clip and blade, shock and vibration proof contacts, available for both AC and DC. A new range of ‘XP’ control switches with IP20X terminations, the smallest switch body and the lowest contact resistance into the market place, will also be launched. Santon will be promoting its Circuit Breaker Services division at Infrarail. Santon CBS supply service and preventative maintenance for LV and MV switchgear. CBS also design, manufacture and supply retrofit ACB’s which replace old and obsolete ACB’s of most manufacturers using Schneider NW and NT breakers. Santon became IRIS approved in 2017 – the first company of its type in the world to achieve this high standard.

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1 – 3 May 2018

ExCeL, London, UK

Specialist sealing from Roxtec Ltd Scott Parnell extends its range World leading cable seal manufacturer Roxtec – exhibiting at stand number D34 – has developed a niche in the rail and rolling stock markets where it delivers specialist cable, pipe and conduit seals. The key benefit offered to customers Cable seal solutions from Roxtec is one simple sealing solution protecting against multiple and complex hazards. Roxtec’s certified seals cover all requirements for rail facilities and systems within electrification, signalling and communication and its expertise is being put into effect by London Underground and Network Rail. Roxtec was founded in Sweden in 1990 and is today active in more than 80 geographical markets. Roxtec’s products are used to protect people and equipment from multiple hazards including lightning, gas, fire, dust, flood, humidity, rodents, electro-magnetic disturbances and explosion. While traditional sealing systems only tend to protect against one particular hazard, Roxtec’s solutions are designed to withstand a plethora of dangers. Roxtec is building a strong track-record in the rail sector offering complete design and engineering services through to installation training and inspection support. Roxtec’s recent high-profile rail projects have involved the design and manufacture of heavy-duty cable seal solutions for Network Rail’s London Bridge railway station substation as part of the multi-billion Network Rail Thameslink Programme and Roxtec’s innovative modular cable seal system tested and approved by London Underground on the £5.5bn investment in upgrading the capital’s underground transport network leading to increased train frequency and efficiency. Clients are able to standardise with superior solutions to ensure safe, reliable and cost-effective operations. Roxtec’s solutions make it possible to route multiple cables and conduits of different sizes through each opening in your buildings and equipment as well as to add cables at a later stage – without making new holes. There are a multitude of applications which benefit from Roxtec’s solutions including traction power, signalling and rail control, communications, tunnels and bridges, railway stations and rail yards. Within the rolling stock arena, we offer cable management solutions for converters, inverters, flooring, HVAC systems, junction boxes, pantograph, partition walls, retention systems and rooftops. Roxtec’s pre-configured solutions are tested and certified according to standards such as EN 45545:3 up to E60, EN 45545:2 HL3 and NFPA 130 in order to guarantee long-term protection against multiple risks. Roxtec can also create tailor-made transits according to specific needs and requirements.

Scott Parnell Ltd has expanded on its merchanting roots by providing its own range of innovative and unique products, seeking specification rather than reacting to requests and are excited to be once again exhibiting the ArcoSystem 6m span, GRP elevated trough at Infrarail at stand E31. Innovation and improvement are key elements of the Scott Parnell strategic growth plan. They are in an enviable position as an independent company to be able to implement changes and invest in new products that benefit an ever-growing customer base. The ArcoSystem 6m span, GRP elevated trough has been installed on extremely highprofile projects and continues to provide cost and time savings on installation. It is the only elevated trough system Network Rail approved to span 6m between fixings, ensuring that far less time is taken to install the product resulting in a reduction of programme time, an increase in safety and reduced cost.

Scott Parnell extends its range of elevated cable management systems with the introduction of a new Size Zero trough that is designed for Telecom and Fibre Optic cables. With congestion on sites, space for routing cables is often a huge problem and is addressed by Size Zero. The launch of the Scott Parnell’s new GRP Palisade fencing system to the market will answer problems associated with resistance to trespassers and strength. Feedback from Design Engineers and Contractors ensure the best possible system is now available for use across the rail network to counter issues involving touch potential and perimeter security. The establishment of subsidiary company Scott Parnell Water Management Ltd is a move from the civils merchant in response to its clients. The new subsidiary provides physical installation services to the attenuation and storm water markets and complements Scott Parnell’s main line of business.

Scott Parnell team on track at Ilford

Silver Fox labelling Silver Fox Ltd’s labelling solutions are changing the way cables, wires and equipment are labelled within the transportation industry, globally. Providing the simplest labelling solutions on the market, tested to the highest specs, Silver Fox guarantees hassle-free labelling. Silver Fox labels have been widely used across the 26 INFRARAIL 2018 OFFICIAL PREVIEW

transportation industry on many major projects for London Underground, Network Rail and Crossrail, providing ease of installation, durability and compatibility. At Infrarail, Silver Fox will present its award-winning Labacus® software which now incorporates a full suite of help videos together with an uprated ‘Plug ‘n’ Play’ thermal

printer, the Fox-in-a-Box® thermal solution (one piece of software, one printer, and one ribbon), as well as launching new sizes in the widely used Fox-Flo®, now available as 50mm width and 15mm widths enabling three labels to be printed at once. Zero Halogen Heat Shrink is now tested and passed according to standard test UL 224.

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2018 will see the expansion of the Silver Fox brand with the opening of an office in India. Led by UK Managing Director Nick Michaelson and Regional Manager India & Middle East, Vishnu S Nair. Nick Michaelson says “This is an exciting and new step forward for our international business.” Visit Silver Fox on stand E74.


1 – 3 May 2018

ExCeL, London, UK

Advance tool security and inventory management Snap-on Industrial will be showcasing its Level 5 Automatic Tool Control System (ATC). Removing the key and utilising swipe card access and digital imaging technology, the toolbox automatically keeps track of its inventory by user, and records which tools are removed and replaced and when. The company says its

Level 5 ATC is a true tool control system which “revolutionises an organisations control of their tooling.” Based on tool lists the user supplies, each drawer in the tool box is organised and the tools are assigned to a unique space in foam tool control liners. That information is programmed into the on-box touchscreen

Enhanced RISQS Whether you are a buyer or supplier, RSSB RISQS remains central to the safe and costeffective procurement of products and services on Britain’s railway; it is the prequalification service which gives the industry’s 110-plus buyers – including Transport for London and Network Rail – the assurance to do business with confidence with GB rail’s 4,300 suppliers. RISQS is administered on behalf of the GB railway by RSSB, a not for profit organisation, as the only rail supplier qualification scheme that is “by the industry, for the industry.” In order to ensure RISQS is fit to meet the future demands of the railway, RSSB is transitioning RISQS from the current concession arrangements to service provision under two contracts; one for IT, verification and management services awarded to Altius VA, and the other for audit services awarded to Capita plc. On May 1st, the enhanced RISQS system, with a new easy to use platform featuring more

functionality, better integration with buyer systems, and the ability to respond more quickly to industry changes will begin operation, with high quality auditors using the latest software providing consistency of audit. Late last year Ken Blackley, Head of Commercial, Process and Governance for Network Rail, told suppliers: “Network Rail continue to support RISQS and RISQS will continue to operate, albeit administered by a new supplier from May 2018. RISQS is a scheme by the railway, for the railway, and suppliers will not be required to subscribe to any scheme other than RISQS.” Speaking at a recent RISQS event, Paul Kiteley, Senior Procurement Manager Governance and Process at Transport for London, said: “The enhancements being introduced will give our buyers greater confidence and insight into the supply base they are engaging with to deliver goods and services on our railway.” Find out more at stand G11.

computer. As each drawer is opened and closed, it is scanned digitally, and the system identifies any item that has been removed or replaced. The toolbox then makes an audible announcement alerting the user. Additionally, the computer tracks each item by the user and part number, creates an audit trail in the database and records

the digital images of each transaction which can be stored and reviewed via networkable administration software. Visit Snap-on Industrial’s stand G50 to see a demonstration of the system and learn more about how it can benefit your business by revolutionising the control of your tools.

Innovation from Socomec As a champion of innovation in the rail sector, Socomec has demonstrated that investment in new technology can deliver tangible returns and will share its insight and products at stand D31. Integrated power solutions manufacturer Socomec has developed a range of low voltage electrical solutions for rail specific system architectures that guarantee network safety and robustness – whilst improving the bottom-line. Socomec’s Network Rail PADs approved IP+ RAIL range provides the very latest UPS technology for the mass transportation sector, engineered to provide optimum energy efficiency for high performance critical power applications – guaranteeing network robustness even in the most extreme environments. The latest product in the range to be recognised with the PADS approval is the smaller Masterys IP+ UPS now available in 10 – 80kVA (400V three phase input and output), 10 – 40kVA (400V three phase input and 230V single phase output) and 10 – 15kVA (230V single phase input and output). Currently undergoing acceptance trials is Socomec’s UPS for the Train Protection Warning System (TPWS). Socomec’s TPWS UPS is housed in a self-contained trackside located enclosure rated at IP54. Colin Dean, Socomec UK Managing Director, said: “Whether planning a new installation or retrospectively upgrading an existing facility, Socomec can develop a low voltage electrical solution for an organisation’s precise requirements – delivering optimised system performance and robustness whilst enabling our rail Low voltage electrical customers to retain control over costs both solutions for the rail sector in terms of cost management and resource allocation.”

SEKISUI: From Japan to Infrarail Sekisui Sleepers produces FFU Synthetic Railway Sleepers that are made of continuous glass fibre and thermosetting resin foam. Sekisui’s first FFU project was undertaken in Japan in 1980. Over the past 37 years, over 2,300,000 synthetic wood sleepers have been fitted sustainably on 1,400 kilometres of railway track in around 25

countries. Main areas of use are highly stressed track sections such as switches and bridges. FFU synthetic wood has been in use on many European railways since 2004 and has a forecast service life of 50 years. FFU was first used in Europe by the Vienna public transport system Wiener Linien on the Wienfluß Bridge project in Vienna’s district No. 1 in 2004.

In the UK, Sekisui has trialled its FFU synthetic sleepers over the last four years, working with Network Rail, London Underground and Irish Rail. Final product acceptance for bridges has been obtained from Network Rail, along with APR approval from London Underground. Find out more at stand B51.

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Synthetic railway sleepers

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1 – 3 May 2018

Debut from TFKable Group The Copper Cable Company, the UK subsidiary of the TFKable Group will debut this year at Infrarail, showcasing their traction feeder, armoured power, overhead line and pilot cable products at stand G54. Fully Achilles RISQS accredited, the Copper Cable Company offer specialist cables to the UK’s major rail and metro infrastructure projects.   Cables and wires manufacturer TELE-FONIKA Kable, approved to London Underground, are the framework contract supplier of 500sqmm and 935sqmm low smoke zero halogen DC traction feeder cables to the Underground network; also providing medium voltage armoured power cables for LU’s Sub Surface Line (SSL3) railway and MPSU3 upgrades.  Recent Network Rail projects include the supply of over 50km of PADS approved 45kV track feeder cables to the Great Western Electrification Programme in the South West. Furthermore, for the specialist fire protection market, TFKable Group presents their highly successful FLAME-X fire integrity power and emergency alarm cables approved BASEC and LPCB approved. TFKable Group has solutions for all sectors of the transportation industry.

ExCeL, London, UK

Stand out with Supertouch Personal protective equipment (PPE) and workwear specialist Supertouch will bring modern design and functionality together with its latest range of hi-vis to stand K44. Established in 1996, Supertouch also embraces current fashion trends across its range. The combination of style, practicality and durability is showcased by the brand’s new 2 Tone Hi Vis Hooded Sweatshirt and Jogging Bottoms which, crucially, conform to EN ISO 20471 & RIS-3279-TOM (orange only). This convergence of essential hi-vis protection, style and utility extends into another new item from Supertouch; the Hi Vis Softshell Jacket, which offers EN ISO 20471 Class 3 hi-vis protection (RIS-3279-TOM in

the orange version) and sports a fresh, updated design. The Hi-Vis Executive Vest is the latest addition to the brand’s clothing range. Available in orange or yellow, and providing essential Class 2 Hi-Vis protection which conforms to all the latest safety standards, the new Executive Vest offers greater comfort while being robust. The Hi-Vis Executive Vest is the latest addition to Supertouch is Supertouch’s clothing range renowned for the quality of its products and has on-going compliance with all a dedicated technical team necessary British, European and to help organisations ensure International standards.

TELICE’s pioneering system Since 1973 TELICE has made its motto – technology in the field – a reality. TELICE is responsible for the provision of safety and security, installations, civil works, railway electrification, and communications and also has a range of products, including track measurement trolleys, for overhead lines and track parameters, monitoring and control systems of rail heating elements, and automatic equipment placements of communication channels in railway platforms. TELICE’s new tCat workstation has been

developed and patented by TELICE in order to survey and monitor overhead line contact (height, stagger and chord offset) and track (track gauge, camber and distance travelled). Due to its speed, simplicity and accurate measurements, this pioneering system represents a great advance, achieving accuracy and repeatability of the acquired data with consistent measurements and a time-saving of more than 50 per cent against traditional methods. The equipment has specific

software, not detected by track circuits, a battery life of over seven hours, is easy to transport and store, and is robust for use in adverse weather conditions. TELICE is developing several R+D projects, some financed by the Spanish Government, such as Cyrene (an SCADA cloud), CORMORAN (4000 vcc – 420 vac Inverter). ICEBURNER (Point Heater based on Inducted fields- Joule Efect). In addition to that, TELICE is participating in another European project (SIA- GAILEO H2020). Visit TELICE at stand K46.

Performance-enhancing geosynthetics from Terram™ Terram™ geosynthetics, a brand of Berry Global Inc. provides a unique range of value engineered solutions for the construction of highways, railways, landfills, pipelines, coastal/waterways defences and landscape engineering. For over 40 years Terram has consistently delivered innovative and cost-effective 28 INFRARAIL 2018 OFFICIAL PREVIEW

solutions for the Rail industry. Its wide range of geosynthetic products perform up to four functions when used in trackbed construction; separation to maintain the integrity of adjacent soil types, filtration to prevent leaching of soil particles, drainage to allow the free passage of water and reinforcement to provide

additional strength. Terram’s solutions are able to withstand subgrade erosion due to loss of rail track alignment. When correctly specified and installed, geotextiles and geogrids are proven to enhance track performance and significantly extend design life, while reducing track renewal time

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and overall material costs. Terram intends to lead the market in the design and manufacture of innovative geosynthetics and continue to provide groundbreaking solutions. Its UK manufacturing facility is located in Maldon, Essex, England and trades under Fiberweb Geosynthetics Ltd.


1 – 3 May 2018

ExCeL, London, UK

Visul Systems’ tactile paving Visul Systems’ surface mounted tactile paving warning surfaces and sister company Fibregrid’s anti-slip stair tread covers enable commuters to enjoy a safe and slip free journey. Visul’s products have been used and endorsed by some of the country’s leading rail operating companies including Network Rail, London Underground and Docklands Light Railway (DLR). Visul Systems’ market-leading, stick down tactile paving, has an unrivalled and enviable track-record of over 15 years, and provide clients with complete peace of mind in terms of longevity. The tiles are also adhered to the substrate using Visul’s in-house manufactured adhesive, which has been rigorously tested for LUL

suitability and compliance. For Nexus Rail, Visul provided a heavy duty anti-slip solution that could stand up to the punishment of daily foot pounding and impact at Tyne Dock Station in South Shields, in order for the station to become DDA compliant. GRP Anti-Slip Flat Stair Tread Covers by FibreGrid, were also supplied to retro fit over the existing staircases. Visul Systems have recently been commissioned by London Underground to supply surface mounted tactile paving at Elephant & Castle Station in the London Borough of Southwark in South London. Visit stand B70 to talk to the Visul team.

Traka drives efficient key management

Repair and maintenance products to minimise possession times

Traka will demonstrate how its intelligent key management and locker systems can help to ensure the efficient, smooth running of the rail industry. On stand B37, the leader in innovative key and asset management systems will present its sophisticated and fully scalable S Touch key management system with full audit control capability. Visitors to the stand will also be able to see live demonstrations of Traka’s next generation web-based administration suite, enabling complete management of Traka Touch key and locker systems on any device, even on a remote basis. On display will be Traka’s intelligent Touch Locker system designed to securely house expensive equipment such as tools and laptops with the added benefits of 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. Gemma Brennan-Smith, Marketing Manager at Traka UK said: “For the rail industry, efficient key and equipment management is hugely significant.  This is not only for the safety and security of staff and passengers, but also to ensure the smooth running of our rail operations, on which so many of us rely.” Traka provides intelligent key management and equipment management access control to better protect important assets – resulting in improved efficiency, reduced downtime, less damage, fewer losses, lower operating costs and significantly less administration. To find out more visit Traka at stand B37.

UltraCrete, part of the Instarmac Group, is home to a portfolio of contractor-friendly repair and maintenance products for the rail, road and transport sectors. Its product offering is designed for a range of applications including the installation of signals, signposts and street furniture as well as for the maintenance of kerbs, sleepers, and repairs to car parks, concourses and crossings. Visit UltraCrete on stand A37 at Infrarail to find out about the firm’s list of repair products, a number of which have been approved for use on the London Underground and Overground. Ultracrete’s products have been successfully used in the Highways Industry for over 40 years with many awarded the HAPAS seal of approval – an independent 3rd party system of approval supported by the Highways Technical Advisory Committee. For further information on products from the UltraCrete range of mortars, cements, concretes and surface sealants, contact the company on 01827 254402, or email UltraCrete@instarmac.co.uk.

UltraCrete’s QC10 F rapid strength concrete was used for repairs on the Luas Light Rail system in Dublin.

Viper supporting Network Rail Queen’s Award for Enterprise Innovation winners Viper Innovations will preview the ground-breaking CableGuardian at Infrarail. CableGuardian monitors both cable and conductor condition within a power distribution network by dispersing multiple independent measurement units within principal and auxiliary power supply points and location cases. It provides monitoring at the level of detail required, down to the individual cable sections, breaking away from the traditional limitations of network and feeder level monitoring and is the only system that offers Tier One adherence to the Network Rail Insulation Monitoring Device standard NR/L2/SIGELP/27725. CableGuardian provides condition trends and graphically highlights faults of Insulation Resistance, Insulation Capacitance, conductor to

conductor faults (short and open circuits) and intermittent faults via a secure web browser-based analytics package eradicating the need for extensive trackside fault-finding campaigns. The CableGuardian system operates continuously on live power networks and provides critical condition information in real time, eliminating the need to power down the system for intrusive testing. Viper Innovations supports Network Rail’s ambitions to reduce maintenance costs and time-related E&P infrastructure failures, to reduce the number and duration of train delays and cancellations due to E&P infrastructure failures and to improve the overall asset management process. Live demonstrations of the CableGuardian system will take place on stand D18.

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1 – 3 May 2018

Rebranded Eurofins York exhibiting compliance products Since being acquired by Eurofins Group in 2017, York EMC Services Ltd has changed its name to Eurofins York Ltd. The formal name change reflects the new ownership as well as the much broader range of regulatory compliance products and services Eurofins York offers today. A significant positive change being part of the Eurofins group brings with it is that Eurofins York now benefits from an expanding network of laboratory partners offering electrical product testing. Being part of this network means that it can offer its customers access to a comprehensive portfolio of accredited testing capabilities and complimentary regulatory compliance services through a single point of contact. Eurofins York will be exhibiting at stand H51. To discuss your requirements, contact the company via e-mail enquiry@yorkemc.com, phone 033 430 3456 or visit www.yorkemc.com

ExCeL, London, UK

Seamless supply chain management from Unipart Rail Visit Unipart Rail on stand G30 to understand how digital technology has been transforming approaches to asset management. The Industrial Revolution 4.0 is having a huge impact on all commercial sectors including the rail industry and the increasing expectations of passengers and government regulators are providing the impetus for train and network operators to invest in new systems and technology that will deliver long term financial and operational benefits. The concept of an integrated condition based supply chain is the seamless management of real-time data and information, combined with multiple data sources relating to the asset, to deliver increased operational efficiencies and maintenance savings. This concept is a natural development for Unipart Rail as it brings together several existing and emerging technologies and capabilities into a complete Digital Ecosystem. To power the system it needs data that is collected

and combined from multiple sources. Condition Based Monitoring (CBM) sensors are one source of data but other useful information can be used to help monitor and predict the need for replacement parts. CBM data can be combined with historical demand patterns, defect, warranty and repairable reports and vehicle maintenance schedules to make the Eco-system work to

deliver increased benefits. Unipart Rail is one of the leading providers of supply chain solutions for the rail industry and we are working on a range of technologies and process architecture that, in time, will provide a fully integrated Condition Based Supply Chain solution to keep vehicles and the track assets available for the maximum time possible.

Condition Based Supply Chain solution from Unipart Rail

WAGO’s conductor connection On stand D54 WAGO will demonstrate its CAGE CLAMP® termination concept, which allows conductors to be connected up to 75 per cent faster than screw-type systems through the use of spring pressure connection technology. The concept is incorporated across a wide range of products at the show from terminal blocks to I/O modules. 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 30 INFRARAIL 2018 OFFICIAL PREVIEW

include locomotives, rolling stock, points heaters, signalling systems and other trackside installations. Among the highlights on the stand will be WAGO’s Network Rail-approved 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 percent 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 harsh and remote environments such as those found along the UK railway network. Elsewhere on the stand, WAGO will be demonstrating its modular WAGO-I/OSYSTEM 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 resilient to extreme weather, impact and vibration,

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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.


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