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Frauscher Sensor Technology

Wheel Sensors and Axle Counters

Frauscher Sensor Technology makes it simpler for system integrators and railway operators to get the information they need to run, monitor and protect their operational network.

Gewerbestraße 1,
4774 St. Marienkirchen,

Frauscher Sensor Technology makes it simpler for system integrators and railway operators to get the information they need to run, monitor and protect their operational network. Frauscher offers best-in-class wheel detection systems and axle counters.

Frauscher experts are on-site in global markets to ensure comprehensive support during the whole customer lifecycle. Additionally, customers are able to design, configure, install, adapt and maintain all components and systems by themselves due to individual training and support.

Frauscher’s product portfolio includes solutions for:

  • Wheel Sensors: RSR180, RSR123, RSR110
  • Axle Counters: FAdC®, FAdCi®, ACS2000, SENSiS
  • Software interfaces: Standards, Customer-specific, Frauscher standard FS
  • Monitoring & Diagnostics: Frauscher Diagnostics System FDS

Wheel Sensors

Due to long years of worldwide experience, we are able to develop wheel sensors that are characterised by maximum availability for both vital and non-vital applications. Frauscher wheel sensors generate reliable data and withstand even extreme temperatures, vibrations and electromagnetic interference.

More information about Wheel Detection

Axle Counters

Axle counting systems with inductive wheel sensors have established themselves with many railway operators worldwide as reliable and cost-effective track vacancy detection systems. The varying basic conditions and requirements among different operators call for flexible and individual adaptation possibilities when it comes to modern axle counting systems. For this reason, all Frauscher axle counting systems have been structured in such a way that they are modular and scalable. With its axle counter portfolio, Frauscher offers its customers around the globe optimal solutions for each of their functional, operational and infrastructural requirements.

More information about Axle Counting

Innovative tools offer additional support during installation and operation. For example, Frauscher offers individually adaptable, future-proof diagnostic solutions that exploit the potential of increasing digitalisation in the railway industry. Databases and diagnostic systems, which can run both on-premises and in a cloud, enable intelligent monitoring of entire railway networks. They thus support the efficient planning and implementation of preventive maintenance measures.

Quality and services for all requirements

Frauscher has installed more than 200,000 wheel sensors in over 100 countries worldwide. The company and its products are accredited to IRIS (ISO/TS 22163) Rev. 3, ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001. Frauscher axle counters fully comply with CENELEC and SIL 4 safety standards and offer the highest level of performance and reliability.

With 500 employees, locations, offices and sales partners on all continents in more than 30 nations, Frauscher is able to offer both technical and economical solutions according to local requirements.

Frauscher provides solutions for all of the relevant railway markets:

  • Main lines
  • Urban & Mass transit
  • Industrial & Mining

Frauscher’s customer base includes some of the largest and most well-known railway systems around the world.

As an example, all major European railroads use Frauscher axle counters in signalling applications including DB, SNCF, Network Rail (UK), OBB, SSB, as well as some of the most advanced metro and transit networks.

Global signalling companies such as Alstom, Bombardier, CRSC, Hitachi and Siemens trust the reliability, precision, versatility and advanced technology of the company’s products.

Frauscher Fact Box

  • More than 30 years of successful sensor development.
  • Pioneer for Wheel Sensors and Axle counters
  • 500+ Employees worldwide
  • Installed base of more than 200,000 wheel sensors in more than 100 countries
  • 35,000 annual production capacity (sensors)

Wheel Detection

Many years of worldwide experience have enabled Frauscher to develop wheel sensors that are characterised by maximum availability.

Axle Counting

Frauscher axle counters are able to provide higher-level systems with a great deal of information beyond just train detection.

State-of-the-Art in Wheel Detection

Frauscher Sensortechnik understands the challenge of developing inductive wheel sensors that can guarantee fail-safe, reliable wheel detection.

Modern Wheel Detection and Axle Counting

Growing conurbations, increasing car park prices and not least rising fuel prices are pushing trams and underground railways increasingly to the forefront of urban and suburban rail transportation infrastructures.

State of the Art in Axle Counting

Axle counting systems are used in many countries around the world as a replacement for track vacancy detection systems.

Track Circuits Versus Wheel Detection

Wheel detection and axle counting systems provide the basic information for track vacancy detection, for controlling level crossing systems and a range of switching tasks or trigger functions. This technology is established throughout the world for standard gauge railways and is increasingly replacing track circuits.

RER E Line Extension, Paris

The RER E Line extension, also known as EOLE (Est Ouest Liaison Express) project, involves the expansion of Line E of the RER rail network in Paris, France, westwards from its existing terminus in the Haussmann-Saint-Lazare railway station to the Nanterre La Folie station.

Frauscher Expansion in Bengaluru, India

Five years since its entry to the Indian market, Frauscher Sensor Technology has developed the growth of its business, now employing more than 100 staff.

4th Wheel Detection Forum to Take Place in Vienna, Austria from 4-6 October

Under the motto 'The future of train tracking', the fourth edition of the Wheel Detection Forum will be packed with presentations, discussions and reports on proven as well as future technology. About 250 leading experts are awaited to join the forum in Vienna. Thereby this will also be the perfect possibility for networking with senior decision makers from all over the globe.

Frauscher Becomes a Member of Alstom Alliance

Frauscher and Alstom deepen their relationship in a long-term leading supplier agreement. Frauscher has joined the Alstom Alliance, the strategic partnership programme of Alstom. The charter was signed by Olivier Baril, CPO Alstom, and Michael Thiel, CEO Frauscher Sensor Technology. Alstom Alliance acknowledges approximately 30 companies who work closely with Alstom in terms of business development, industrial excellence as well as products and innovations.

Frauscher Moves into New UK Office

Founded in 2011, Frauscher UK has rapidly grown stronger during the last years. To meet the increasing market interest in our solutions and to handle the tasks that came with developing the new product line Frauscher Tracking Solutions FTS, we moved into a new and larger office lately.

Frauscher Offers New Tracking Solutions FTS for Global Railway Markets

At this year's InnoTrans in Berlin, Frauscher Sensor Technology launched a world premiere: its new product line Frauscher Tracking Solutions FTS, which has the potential to revolutionise the way of train operations. From the first minute of the exhibition it gained immense attention from all visitors who came to the Frauscher stand in large numbers.

Grand Opening of Frauscher Innovation Centre

After only 18 months of construction time, the Frauscher Innovation Centre has been opened at the company's head office in St. Marienkirchen, Austria on 24 June 2016. The opening ceremony was attended by numerous representatives from politics and media, as well as by employees and guests.

The Third Wheel Detection Forum – Vienna

Under the motto "Visions and Trends in Train Detection", participants at the WDF 2015 can expect three days in Vienna packed with technical presentations, panel discussions and reports on proven and future technology focused on wheel detection and axle counting.

Extensive Investment into Research, Development and Production

The Frauscher Group is investing eight million euros into the extension of the wheel sensor production and the construction of a new building at their headquarters in St Marienkirchen. With the expansion, the production capacity of sensors can be doubled.

Frauscher Wins Major Contract in India

Mumbai Railway Vikas Corporation (MRVC), a state-run project company controlled by Indian Railways, awards the largest contract for axle counting systems in recent years to a consortium under the technical leadership of Frauscher Sensortechnik. The contract encompasses system design, de

The MNR Interference Field Meter Impresses the ÖBB During Field Tests

Over the past few months, the Frauscher magnetic noise receiver (MNR) has been undergoing field tests under practice conditions, in collaboration with the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB). The overall impression of the mobile measuring system for the analysis of vehicle magnetic fields has co

Frauscher Sensortechnik GmbH

Gewerbestraße 1

4774 St. Marienkirchen


Frauscher Sensor Technology Australia Pty Ltd

Suite 2, Level 4

84 William Street


Victoria 3000


Frauscher Sensor Technology Brasil Ltda

Rua Passeio dos Flamboyants, 60

Sala 904 - Tríade Londres

CEP 13.561-352 São Carlos

São Paulo


Frauscher Sensor Technology (Beijing) Co Ltd

0906 Full Tower

No. 9 Dongsanhuanzhonglu

Chaoyang District

Beijing 100020


Frauscher Sensor Technology France SARL

5 allée Joseph Bumb

67500 Haguenau


Frauscher Sensor Technology India Private Limited

Level 5, Prestige Khoday Tower

No 5, Raj Bhavan Road

,Bengaluru 560001


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KTZ c/o Frauscher

Kunayev street 6

Office 205/7



Frauscher Sensor Technology India Private Limited Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur


Frauscher Polska Sp z oo

uI. Przemysłowa 10

40-020 Katowice


Frauscher Sensortechnik GmbH United Arab Emirates


United Arab Emirates

Frauscher UK Ltd

Abbey House

282 Farnborough Road



GU14 7NA

United Kingdom

Frauscher Sensor Technology USA Inc

300 Carnegie Center

Suite 320


New Jersey 08540

United States of America

Frauscher Sensor Technology Thailand

G Tower, Level 32

9 Rama 9 Road


10310 Bangkok


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Frauscher Sensor Technology Serbia


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Slavonska avenija 1c

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