Axle counting systems
Proven track record with more than
units of the ZP 43 counting head family deployed worldwide
The digital transformation of track vacancy detection
Delays in rail transport cause enormous economic damage every year and count as one of the biggest annoyances for passengers and for customers of rail-bound freight transport. Rail operators suffer not only from the negative impact on their image but also from the cost of delays and the maintenance required to remedy them. But what is the best approach for increasing the availability and reliability of rail systems and reducing maintenance costs for preventive and corrective actions? The answer is digitalization. That also applies to rail automation and track vacancy detection. Smart digital solutions create new potentials for even more reliable and efficient operations management.
Smart digital axle counting systems as the backbone for railway operationsOur axle counting systems provide a modern track vacancy detection technology, forming the basis for today's railway services. It supplies track section free/occupied status information – permitting safe, trouble-free, and efﬁcient signaling operations.
Smart digital track vacancy detection for connected railway solutionsThe compact Clearguard ACM 200 and 250 are based on Trackguard Simis FM technology – a reliable, proven platform running all Sinet-xCMs product applications (e.g. TCM, SCM, PCM, DCM) in a 2-out-of-2 conﬁguration. Its modular architecture can be tailored to individual customer requirements, thus offering a smart and cost-effective axle counting implementation on multiple operating concepts and applications. The outdoor equipment is based on the Clearguard ZP D 43 counting head, which uses a double-side technology with two sensors for mainline, mass-transit and industrial railways.
Versatile and scalable for broad-ranging applications
Our Clearguard ACM 200 and 250 evaluators with the ZP D 43 counting head provide a cost-effective axle counting solution for all types of railway topologies and operations.
The Clearguard ACM 200/250 are ﬂagship Siemens axle counting systems and will be further developed according to the market needs. Certain features already planned for future developments include:
- IT Security Level 3 according to IEC 62443 standards
- Remote diagnostics via OPCUA interface
- Remote upgrade services for future security and system releases