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. 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
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.
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.
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)
Products and Services
Many years of worldwide experience have enabled Frauscher to develop wheel sensors that are characterised by maximum availability.
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 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.
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.
High Availability of Modern Train Detection Systems using Intelligent Functions
Research and development in the field of signalling is faced with the challenge of providing cost-effective solutions for high availability of safety-relevant systems.
Modern Wheel Detection and Axle Counting
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Frauscher axle counters and wheel detection systems have successfully operated throughout Australia for more than ten years.Read more
Since the last time that the InnoTrans was held, Frauscher has successfully developed a range of customer specific products that have led to the creation of a broad choice of new applications and enhanced functionality.Read more
"Global markets, customised solutions" - under this motto, Frauscher presented its state-of-the-art wheel detection and axle counting systems at InnoTrans 2012 in Berlin.Read more
"Global markets, customised solutions" - under this motto, Frauscher will be presenting its state-of-the-art wheel detection and axle counting systems at InnoTrans in Berlin from 18 to 21 September 2012.Read more
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