A comprehensive range of specialised controls for rail cockpits and driver desks are available from EAO, the expert partner for Human Machine Interfaces.

Supplying the world’s most prestigious train builders like Alstom, Siemens, Bombardier, Stadler and Hitachi, EAO manufactures high-reliability HMI systems and components for use in new builds and rail vehicle refurbishment projects.

The series 04 range, one of EAO’s market-leading products, is constructed in accordance with UIC 612 guidelines and aims for optimum operation through improved design. It includes square and round pushbuttons, indicators, selector and keylock switches in a modern, flush-mounting style.

A push-in terminal from Phoenix Contact is available for the Series 04 range, which reduces assembly times by up to 70% compared to screw terminals. This creates a more secure, reliable connection that is resistant to high levels of vibration.

EAO supplies special lever switches for operating specific controls, typically braking and lighting, as recommended by UIC 612. Up to five switching positions are possible on a single axis. They feature an aluminium front ring and are designed to compliment other Series 04 devices.