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Frauscher Sensor Technology Wheel Detection and Axle Counting

Frauscher Sensor Technology makes it simpler for system integrators and railway operators to obtain the information they need to run, monitor and protect their operational network. Best-in-class wheel detection systems, axle counters and tracking solutions based on inductive sensor technology and distributed acoustic sensing form an essential component of a wide range of applications.

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 Detection: Wheel Sensors and Wheel Detection Systems
  • Axle Counting: FAdC®, FAdCi®, ACS2000
  • Tracking: FTS-FAS, FTS-FAS+, FTS-FAdC+

Essential components for various applications

Control trains and systems: Precise detection and tracking of train movements enable an efficient train control management. Frauscher systems provide information required for track vacancy detection (SIL 4), to manage level crossings, for switching point protection or platform announcements, and further applications.

Monitor the condition of trains and infrastructure: Globally proven wheel detection systems provide highly precise information for reliable and safe triggering of trackside monitoring equipment. Furthermore, tracking solutions offer innovative possibilities to directly monitor train as well as infrastructure assets without the need of any on-board equipment.

Protect personnel and infrastructure: The ability of detecting all kinds of activities along a track forms the basis for efficient protection of personnel, vehicles, trespassers or even animals. These capabilities can also be used for securing infrastructure components from cable thefts or vandalism.

Simple access to the information you need

Technologies for a broad range of information: Frauscher provides customers with a broad range of relevant and precise information by developing best-in-class sensors based on inductive sensor technology and on distributed acoustic sensing.

Systems that can be integrated and handled in a simple way: Due to open interfaces Frauscher solutions can be simply integrated into any infrastructure on various levels. Our smart system architecture enables to use wheel detection, axle counting and tracking systems as stand-alone or integrated solution.

Support for complete success in your projects: Our customer proximity and technical know-how on-site in the markets enables answering requirements with tailored solutions. On that basis we are able to guarantee an outstanding support during the whole customer life cycle.

Quality and services for all requirements

Headquartered in Austria, Frauscher has installed more than 160,000 systems in over 80 countries worldwide. The company and its products are accredited to ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001. Frauscher axle counters fully comply with CENELEC and SIL 4 safety standards and offer the highest level of performance and reliability.

With more than 370 staff and our offices in USA, Brazil, UK, Poland, India, China, Australia, Kazakhstan and Malaysia, Frequentis is fully equipped to provide technical as well as commercial solutions based on local requirements.

Frauscher provides solutions for the following markets:

Main lines

  • High-speed lines
  • Main lines
  • Regional lines
  • Short lines
  • Freight lines

Urban and mass transit

  • Metros
  • Trams
  • Suburban

Industrial and mining

  • Mining
  • Plants

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 Siemens, Alstom, Ansaldo, Hitachi, CRSC and Bombardier trust in the reliability, precision, versatility and highly developed technology that Frauscher offers in its products.


Track more with less: Frauscher wheel sensors and axle counters make it easier for system integrators and railway operators to obtain the information they need. Our intelligent and highly reliable products generate precise data for a wide range of railway applications.

Various interfaces and supportive software tools make integration, commissioning, operation and maintenance even simpler. This package lets our customers harness the full potential of digitalisation. With a worldwide network of locations and partners, we ensure a strong supply chain and optimum customer support around the globe.

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Press Release

Frauscher Transfers Fibre Optic Sensing Activities to Separate Company

Frauscher has transferred its Fibre Optic Sensing (FOS) business to a separate company and relaunched the entire corporate brand.

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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.

Frauscher Sensortechnik GmbH

Gewerbestrasse 1

4774 St. Marienkirchen


+43 7711 2920 0 +43 7711 2920 25 www.frauscher.com

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Press Release

13 February 2020

Frauscher has transferred its Fibre Optic Sensing (FOS) business to a separate company and relaunched the entire corporate brand.

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9 July 2019

This year's WDF conference in Vienna, Austria, had over 260 visitors, with 101 railway industry companies and institutions represented from 40 different nations.

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14 May 2019

Frauscher Sensor Technology Group has been acquired by French Delachaux Group in a transaction that was finalised on 28 February.

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23 March 2018

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.

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4 August 2017

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.

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2 March 2017

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.

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13 January 2017

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.

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25 October 2016

In 2015, the Josef Frauscher Private Foundation and Michael Thiel, CEO of Frauscher Sensor Technology, agreed on a management buyout (MBO) of the whole Frauscher Sensor Technology Group. Consequently the business group was, in association with the current management, acquired by Greenbriar Equity Group by 1 October 2016.

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23 September 2016

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.

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1 August 2016

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.

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10 July 2015

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.

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11 May 2015

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.

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5 May 2015

Frauscher axle counters and wheel detection systems have successfully operated throughout Australia for more than ten years.

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4 August 2014

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.

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17 October 2012

"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.

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19 July 2012

"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.

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19 September 2011

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

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19 September 2011

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

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Regional Offices

Frauscher Sensortechnik GmbH

Gewerbestrasse 1

4774 St. Marienkirchen


+43 7711 2920 0 +43 7711 2920 25 www.frauscher.com
Frauscher Sensor Technology Australia Pty Ltd

Suite 2, Level 4

84 William Street


Victoria 3000


+61 3 8373 4960 www.frauscher.com.au
Frauscher Sensor Technology Brasil Ltda

Rua Passeio dos Flamboyants, 60

Sala 904 - Tríade Londres

CEP 13.561-352 São Carlos

São Paulo


+55 16 3419 6079 www.frauscher.com
Frauscher Sensor Technology (Beijing) Co Ltd

0906 Full Tower

No. 9 Dongsanhuanzhonglu

Chaoyang District

Beijing 100020


+86 010 8591 0059 +86 010 8591 0459 www.frauscher.cn
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


+91 80 4943 3100 +91 80 4943 3110 www.frauscher.in
Frauscher Sensortechnik GmbH - Kazakhstan

KTZ c/o Frauscher

Kunayev street 6

Office 205/7



+7 778 712 15 99
Frauscher Sensor Technology India Private Limited Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur


Frauscher Polska Sp z oo

uI. Przemysłowa 10

40-020 Katowice


+48 32 785 98 30 +48 32 785 98 31 www.frauscher.com
Frauscher Sensortechnik GmbH United Arab Emirates


United Arab Emirates

Frauscher UK Ltd

Abbey House

282 Farnborough Road



GU14 7NA

United Kingdom

+44 1276 534700
Frauscher Sensor Technology USA Inc

300 Carnegie Center

Suite 320


New Jersey 08540

United States of America

+1 609 285 5492
Frauscher Sensor Technology Thailand

G Tower, Level 32

9 Rama 9 Road


10310 Bangkok


Frauscher Sensortechnik GmbH
Frauscher Sensor Technology Serbia

Milutina Milankovica Blvd 9ž

11070 Belgrade


Frauscher Sensor Technology Canada




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