On 6-7 September in Berlin, Germany, Europe’s leading management conference for the rail industry will take place: Railway Forum 2023. More than 1,500 decision makers and specialists from the international railway industry, rail and network operators, infrastructure managers, suppliers, and government officials will meet to discuss a major mutual goal: shifting the paradigm of transportation.

Shifting the paradigm for the future

“Smart inertial sensor solutions play a critical role in accelerating and increasing the capacity of rail transportation as a sustainable transport solution for the future”, says ASC GmbH CEO Renate Bay. At the conference’s expert speaker track, she will deliver a keynote on the role of innovative sensors in facilitating that paradigm shift.

“In addition to other important transportation alternatives, the share of sustainable rail mobility is steadily increasing, including metro, long-distance, and freight transport. Our highly specialised solutions tailored to the exact needs of each individual rail and infrastructure provider help make a giant step towards that future.”

At the Railway Forum, leading European and global manufacturers from the rail and infrastructure sectors will display their latest innovations. At booth C04, ASC will showcase its comprehensive range of high-precision accelerometers, gyroscopes, and IMUs as well as the latest ‘smart’ digital sensor solutions for the monitoring of trains, tracks, track bedding, bridges, tunnels, buildings, and further infrastructure components.

Continuous infrastructure monitoring at 300 km/h

In a collaboration with DB Systemtechnik, for instance, ASC sensor technology is currently being integrated to facilitate the continuous real-time monitoring of infrastructure, from high-speed passenger trains at Turkish State Railways (Continuous Infrastructure Monitoring, CIM). The goal is to increase capacity, as well as ride comfort on several newly built high-speed links from the capital of Ankara, without having to slow down or disrupt regular rail traffic.

To that end, a Siemens Velaro high speed train has been equipped with the latest technologies to conduct all necessary measuring activities in real-time. Future risks will be proactively identified by integrating historic data and calculating the appropriate time for preventive maintenance, repairs, or replacements to take place.

Extremely robust and stable ASC sensors enable this ‘high-speed duty’. Visit the ASC website or visit us at our Railway Forum booth to learn more.

New digital accelerometer ready for rail application

Another innovation is going to be premiered by ASC at Railway Forum 2023: the triaxial digital accelerometer ASC DiSens® ECO-Rail-3325 (CAN), which was developed for a DRS Alliance project. It recently passed the rigorous tests according to EN 50155 (IEC 60571) specifications and was approved for this important German and international standard in July this year. This norm stipulates demanding minimum requirements for electronic devices used on any rolling stock in railway applications. This includes temperature resistance, moisture protection, shock and vibration resistance, and many more parameters.

Visit us

  • At Railway Forum 2023 6-7 September in Berlin
  • Booth C04
  • Keynote presentation ‘Accelerating the paradigm shift of transportation- ASC’s innovative sensor solutions, 6 September from 3:10pm to 3:20pm in the Europa room.