TÜV-tested, easy to install system
The control is installed as a Siplus ET200SP I/O system. The Profinet Industrial Ethernet standard can be used to connect up to twelve drives, 36 light signals and twelve audible level crossing alarms quickly and reliably to the control. This means that complex level crossings can be protected without problems. UPZ has achieved TÜV certification for its mobile solution including night warning system (NWS), which is a track contact-controlled system that is integrated in the UPZ solution and which provides an audible and visual warning when a train approaches an unprotected level crossing and automatically protects the crossing. In addition, the Siplus extreme rail components meet the requirements of railway standards DIN EN 50126 and DIN EN 50128 (safety standards for rail applications) as standard. This means that rail safety certifications to safety level (SIL) 2 can be achieved without additional testing.
Cost-effective and robust solution is well received
By using the UPZ railroad crossing protection system, which is installed within two to three hours, rail operators can avoid expensive auxiliary barriers and instead opt for a solution that is reliable and robust, but above all also very cost-effective. Around 20 of these systems are now in use across Germany.