Train Tilting Technology
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|Supply voltage||24 VDC, 610 VDC (EN 50155) (3-phase conversion possible)|
|Power||Up to 15 kW per axis|
|Tilting range||Typically +8°|
|Error log||Last 1,000 events|
|Typical travelled distance per year||> 350,000 km|
|Typical first overhaul||3 years for rubber parts|
|Typical first main revision||7 years for worn out parts|
|Service life||40 years, wearing parts >7 years|
|Shock, vibration, contamination, dust, salt fog, temperature||IEC 61587-T2
VG 95373 P15
|Protection class||EN 60529|
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Exceptionally precise and responsive train tilting systems maintain car stability and optimize passenger comfort when high-speed trains travel around curves.
Apply Small Movements to Make a Big Difference
- A sophisticated sensor system automatically detects changing motion as the train approaches curves in the tracks
- A central train-tilting computer determines the optimum tilting angle for each train car and transmits the information to each car
- Individual train-tilting computers in each car almost imperceptibly tilt the car toward the inside of the curve at an angle of up to +8 degrees to optimize car stability and passenger comfort
Keep Business Moving as Fast as Trains
Avoid slowing down high-speed trains as they round curves to reach destinations faster and improve business:
- Improve passenger safety and comfort by eliminating the sudden, unexpected movements of people and objects that can occur on high-speed curves
- Increase passenger satisfaction and meet business objectives by keeping trains on schedule
- Reduce capital costs by taking advantage of existing train tracks
- Reduce maintenance costs with highly reliable, highly modular, compact, and lightweight components
Make Safety a Priority
Choose train tilting technology that is designed to IEC, VG, and EN standards, and incorporates key safety features:
- Position encoders are read-in over two paths: RS-485 and pulse count
- Hardwired and watchdog-controlled components automatically shut down the system if failures are detected
- Safe RS-485 data links with synchronous data link control (SDLC) mode, life sign transmission between all system components, and CRC-16 on the application layer secure and validate system communications
- Built-in test (BIT) capabilities augment external tests
- Continuous comparison of positioning equipment information and second position encoders verifies data accuracy
Combine Power and Efficiency
Put advanced power features to work to keep tilting trains running smoothly:
- Reduce costs with low power consumption
- Reduce space requirements for power supplies with high power density
- Reduce interference with separate power and signal electronics
- Ensure safer handling with a low-voltage power supply
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