TRACK AND TRAIN MONITORING
THE NEXT DIMENSION
The FTS are one of the fruits of Frauscher’s R&D approach, ramped up since 2015 with an eye to meeting the future needs of the railways.
The Innovation Centre, opened in June 2016 at the company’s location in St Marienkirchen, Austria, now serves as an international platform for all its R&D activities. “Input from our customers and subsidiaries, as well as from universities and research institutions from across the globe will be gathered and evaluated here,” says Mr Thiel. “We are going to invest even more in R&D in the future and are looking for partnerships within new technological areas, such as DAS.”
As well as creating a new revenue stream, the company also expects the FTS to increase its existing core business – especially in markets like North and South America.
By combining our axle counters and acoustic sensing, we can deliver SIL 4 track vacancy detection in combination with rail defect detection as a very competitive and almost maintenance free solution, ” says Mr Thiel. “In addition, the FTS open up new application areas in asset condition monitoring, as well as safety and security.”
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