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29 May 2012

Camlin Rail Awarded Signet 650 Network Rail Product Approval

Camlin Rail is pleased to announce the approval of the Signet 650 by Network Rail, effective from 14 May 2012. Camlin Rail already holds product approval for the Signet 400 and this completes the product offering available to major signalling schemes, throughout the UK, designed for 400V or 650V.

Designed, manufactured and installed by Camlin Rail, Signet is the first fully intelligent smart grid for signalling power applications. Signet is a dual-end fed automatic re-configuration system, which can automatically detect and isolate cable faults or theft and restore power, in a safe and controlled manner, with no effect to train movements.

Signet brings intelligence to signalling power feeders, seamlessly reporting live feeder conditions 24/7 to the network management system. Alarms are automatically forwarded in the event of a cable fault or theft, providing maintenance teams with vital up-to-date information. Furthermore, no manual intervention is required to restore power following a cable fault or theft, enabling Network Rail to prioritise maintenance teams more effectively.

Over 500 Signet (400V) units are installed on the West Coast Main line, the UK’s most strategic route, connecting London and Glasgow. The Signet system operating on West Coast saved Network Rail over £500,000 in potential train delays during 2011 and is expected to surpass this figure for 2012.

With cable theft and reliability of power the two most common problems facing Network Rail today – 970,000 minutes of customer delays in 2010-2011 resulted in £12 million being paid in compensation – Signet is the only Network Rail-approved system to automatically restore power and keep the UK’s train network running.

Camlin Rail holds product approval for Signet 400 and Signet 650.

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