crossings protected worldwide
We are delivering approved grade crossing systems according AREMA and CENELEC.
Smart, smooth, and safe level crossingsGrade crossing systems installed by Siemens are always state-of-the-art and operate safely and reliably. AREMA-compliant and used by railway operators worldwide, they demonstrate the expertise of Siemens in the ﬁeld of level crossing technology.
Predictor: Integrated crossing warning system providing constant warning-time feature without requiring inter-connected wiring.
Siemens predictors are built on an electronic, microprocessor-based modular system designed to reliably detect an approaching train and start the crossing warning system.
Wayguard GCP 4000 Grade Crossing Predictor
The GCP 4000 Grade Crossing Predictor is the rail industry’s only fully integrated crossing warning system, which combines the following features without requiring inter-connected wiring.
- Up to six GCP 4000 track circuits, including Intelligent Processor Island and DAXes
- 2 SSCC 3i modules capable of providing up to 40 amps of lamp energy and controlling up to four gates
- One SEAR IIi Event Recorder/Analyzer with automated inspection and reporting capability
- Built-in vital ATCS communication protocol for advanced application, such as RF DAXing
- Support for PSO track boards allowing PSO circuits for DAXing
- Multiple vital timers and Vital AND gates
- Embedded display for conﬁguring, calibrating, diagnostics, and troubleshooting
- Built-in support for conﬁguration management, including hardware information
Wayguard SGCP 4000/MS 4000 simple grade crossing predictor/motion sensors
Operation of the SGCP 4000/MS 4000 system is based on the maximum impedance of an unoccupied track circuit, which is determined by the location of termination shunts and rate of change in impedance resulting from the physical location of a train as it moves within a track circuit. The system applies a constant current AC signal to the track and measures the level of the resulting voltage. These levels vary with approaching track impedance, which also varies due to the distance of the train from the crossing. This is how the system detects inbound motion of a train and activates the crossing warning equipment.
- Available in single track non-redundant and redundant models
- Uses proven GCP 4000/5000 modules
- Reduced system size for installation in a smaller equipment house
- Provides a simple user interface in order to easily setup unit
- Programming can be conﬁrmed by an Ofﬁce Conﬁguration Check Number (OCCN) and the track calibration information can be conﬁrmed by a Track Check Number (TCN)
- Provides a diagnostic history log and train move history log capable of interfacing to a SEAR II Event Recorder/Analyzer for additional capability
- Supports the use of an external island using a vital input
- Can be conﬁgured as either a motion sensor or as a simple grade crossing predictor
Wayguard GCP 5000 Grade Crossing Predictor
The Siemens GCP 5000 uses up to six track circuits for train detection. Each track module has nine track predictors that are conﬁgurable as motion sensors or predictors. Each track module has two vital inputs and two vital outputs. The Track Module Prime Predictor is generally used for control of local crossings, while the Track Module DAX A through DAX G predictors are normally used for control of remote crossings. The Track Module Preempt Predictor is usually utilized for interconnection with trafﬁc signal systems. In addition to predictors, each track module is capable of providing a multifrequency island circuit.
- Capable of monitoring up to 6 track circuits including Intelligent Processor Island and Bi-DAXing
- SEAR IIi Event Analyzer/Recorder programmable via OCE and new display
- Provides a diagnostic history log and train move history log utilizing a SEAR IIi Event Recorder/Analyzer
- Internal logic utilizing vital AND gates and vital timers
- Multiple ethernet ports available for interfacing with eSSR radio (PoE) port, vital communications, as well as PTC applications
- Enhanced user interface tools, including OCE, WebUI, and new display
- USB ECD storage of SEAR IIi Event Recorder/Analyzer parameters
Wayguard GCP 3000 Plus grade crossing predictor
The Siemens GCP 3000 Plus uses up to two track circuits for train detection. Each track module has one track predictor that is conﬁgurable as a motion sensor or predictor. Each track module has two vital inputs and two vital outputs. The Track Module Prime Predictor is generally used for control of local crossings, while the Track Module DAX A through DAX D predictors are normally used for control of remote crossings. Usually, the Track Module Preempt Predictor is utilized for interconnection with trafﬁc signal systems. In addition to predictors, each track module is capable of providing a multifrequency island circuit.
- Next generation decedent of proven legacy GCP 3000
- Utilizes proven GCP 4000/5000 modules and software updates are fully backwards compatible with the GCP 4000/5000
- Capable of monitoring up to two track circuits
- Multiple ethernet ports available for interfacing with eSSR radios, as well as vital communications
- Enhanced user interface tools, including OCE, WebUI, and new display
- Common menu structure between all user interfaces
- Generate ofﬁce conﬁguration check number (OCCN)
- Simple, tailored drop down menus for user-friendly conﬁguration, diagnostics, and troubleshooting
Protect: Future-proof and customer-oriented
The Siemens solid state crossing controller (SSCC) series lets you control your crossings more reliably and more cost-effectively with greater ﬂexibility. All parameters are easily set via an integrated LCD screen and push buttons, as well as being password-protected against unauthorized changes. The built-in standardized logic eliminates the need for relays and related wiring and can be customized to accommodate a vast array of crossing conﬁgurations.
SSCC III and SSCC IV features
- Echelon connectivity for communicating recorder and diagnostic information
- Programmable loss of shunt timers for each input
- Up to eight programmable vital control inputs, including one for gate position
- Programmable low-battery indication threshold
- Programmable lamp ﬂash rate
- Optional synchronized lamp ﬂashing of multiple units
- Optional loss of shunt selection with conﬁgurable timers
- Non-volatile, real-time clock
- Expanded menu system includes pre-emption output
- Five built-in test modes
Record: Easy to install, even easier to use
Railroads have a duty of care to ensure grade crossings operate safely. In order to investigate and maintain, Siemens analyzers and event recorders immediately report anomalies to where the client's maintainers specify.
Enhanced level crossing safetySafety is a prime concern for any rail operator, and that includes the safety of people outside the trains. With a tried-and-tested range of crossing controllers, recording devices, predictors and protection systems, Siemens helps ensure that level crossings allow the free passage of trains with a minimum of inconvenience or danger to other vehicles and pedestrians.
Wayguard BUE S7
The Wayguard BUE S7 was developed for the requirements of local and mainline railways as well as urban and industrial railways. The control is based on very reliable industrial components of the standardized and globally used automation system Simatic S7.
- Established and proven equipment
- Good cost position
- High availability
- High ﬂexibility for customizing
- LED road signals can be used
- Remote diagnostic available
- Barrier drive Sim 6/13
Representing the new generation of level crossing protection, Wayguard DLX provides advanced diagnostic functionality compared to the systems of today as well as signiﬁcant cost savings, especially in cabling and associated civil works. The main idea behind Wayguard DLX is the integration of control logic into the ﬁeld elements (barriers, road signals, etc.) themselves.
- Digitalization, preventive diagnostic
- Cost-effective HW
- Simple, cost-effective cabling
- Saving of cost for housings (bungalows or outdoor cabinets) through decentralized positioning of operating modules, low-power consumption
- Integration in SiNet-Architecture
Wayguard Simis LC axle counter-driven, level crossing protection system
It is designed for operators of long-distance, regional, industrial and light rail vehicles in the German and international markets. Offering full functionality for the monitoring modes “Main signal-interlocked”, “Autonomous” with and without monitoring signal and mixed forms. The Simis ECC signal safe computer is used as standard hardware as a 2-of-3 system.
- Simple modification for conversion measures and extensions
- Fast implementation of customer requirements through simple project planning
- Low maintenance and repair costs
- Uniform spare parts inventory for Simis LC and other safety devices
- Low space requirement and reduction of erection costs
- No special requirements for insulated superstructure due to the use of axle counter double sensors
- Large range due to battery voltage 2 x 24 V
- Extended lightning protection of the line components by overvoltage derivation
- Low costs in the cable system due to the use of electronic coupling in the transmission level, via digital transmission system to the interlocking (Simis D, Simis C, SpDr S 60, SpDr S 600)
- Cost-effective hardware
- Simple and cost-effective cabling
- Barrier drive – Sim 6/13 maintenance and installation
By taking proven Westrace technology that has been applied on projects worldwide and creating new application techniques, Westrace LX controllers reduce the cost of modernizing crossings while still delivering SIL 4 safety. Their use eliminates the need for traditional relays, resulting in savings in installation, commissioning, and ongoing maintenance for lower overall lifecycle costs. An optional technician’s facility with comprehensive diagnostic reporting further reduces set-up times and maintenance fault ﬁnding.
- Innovative application process
- Dual redundant Westrace processor
- Advanced diagnostics and simpliﬁed maintenance
- Circuits and Interlockings
- ETCS ready
- Off-site testable
- High reliability
- Remote condition monitoring option
- Minimum maintenance
- Minimal modiﬁcation to existing track
- OPEX savings
Wayguard LCM 200
Shaped by the needs of our customers and our knowledge of level crossings, the innovative idea behind the LCM 200 is that the control system is largely integrated into the hardware and software of the Simis W and Simis IS interlockings. This excludes the need for complex interfaces between the level crossing control system and interlocking, enabling a cost-effective solution.
- High-availability system
- Easy project management and integration reduces investment costs
- No additional hardware needed thanks to software management of the interfaces between the level crossing control system and the Simis W or Simis IS interlocking
- Cost-optimized maintenance thanks to the integration of a top-level, standardized diagnostics system
- Efﬁcient corrective maintenance thanks to local, web-based diagnostics
- No need for walk-in control cabins as the LCM 200 control system is best housed in a cabinet
- It can be powered either by the interlocking’s uninterruptable power supply or via a local power supply
Radio-operated Approach Annunciator
Lower investment costs by saving on cables and avoiding full-barrier booms
- Optimized warning time
- Use of cableless radio-operated approach annunciators powered by solar electricity reduces investment and energy costs
- Saves investment for full barrier road protection and obstacle detection system
- Saving of the entire WSR wheel detector cabling
- Any control distances
- Power supply independent of mains power supplies through solar energy
- Function-compatible formation of approach indication as for conventional systems
- Usage in connection with all crossing and interlocking systems