Interchange - Summer 2018 - 20

ADVERTORIAL

YARDS:

Switch Point Protection &
Yard Automation
A Solution for MTA Maryland

each wheel sensor, reducing cabling
costs. The wheel sensor information is
processed in two trackside bungalows
that house the indoor axle counting
equipment, connected via Ethernet,
allowing consolidation of the sensors'
evaluation board data. Connection to the
interlocking is via the Frauscher Safe
Ethernet FSE open software protocol.
The software-based Ethernet protocol
requires no relays, less installation space,
less maintenance, lower costs and less
down time. The FAdCi axle counting
system provides reliable train detection,
as well as switch point protection by
preventing switching actions during
traversing. It allows for new routes by
releasing the switch after traversing, and
also adds flank protection.

Benefits

T

he North Avenue Yard in
Baltimore, Maryland is a staging
yard where trains are parked and
maintained. The yard utilized a manual
system for train routing. Train drivers
were required to stop at a yard entrance,
receive information regarding their
destination, then manually switch tracks
to allow travel along their assigned
route within the yard. This process was
tedious, time-consuming and potentially
dangerous, due to placing drivers on
track in a dangerous area. A system was
needed to automate and modernize the
yard and provide switch point protection,
while meeting the requirement of
providing reliable and precise train
detection. The desired system would also

aid in inventory management, keeping
track of the number of axles within the
yard for optimal facility utilization.

Applied Solution
MTA Maryland's need for yard
modernization was answered by
installing proven signaling technology,
the Frauscher Advanced Counter FAdCi.
The FAdCi is a vital SIL 3 axle counter
specifically designed for applications in
yards and on industrial lines. It enables
train detection up to speeds of 50 mph,
without the maintenance requirements,
downtime and amount of installed
space required with other methodologies
such as track circuits. The system can
account for wheel rock, with true zero
speed ability.
For vital applications, Frauscher
also offers the FAdC axle counter, which
offers SIL 4 reliability at speeds up to
280 mph.
In the Baltimore North Avenue Yard,
31 Frauscher RSR180 Wheel Sensors
were utilized. They were installed
using Frauscher's flexible rail claws,
that do not require drilling of the rail.
A decentralized system architecture
efficiently gathers information from

Axle counters provide reliable detection
of the direction and quantity of train
movements through complex yard
environments. This ensures that both
vehicles and yard assets, such as
switches, are protected. It also allows
train movements to be tracked with
greater precision. Frauscher axle
counters provide the option of utilizing
either a hardware (relay) interface,
software-based (Ethernet) interface,
or both. The FAdCi allows flexible
implementation and integration with
existing infrastructure, requires little
maintenance, and has minimal life
cycle costs.
The open Frauscher Safe Ethernet
FSE protocol allows an operator to
independently incorporate the axle
counter information into their existing
systems. The protocol is straightforward
and eliminates proprietary software
that complicates implementation and
increases costs. Frauscher provides
onsite assistance, training and support
to operators.
Contact Frauscher today to discuss
your needs and our solutions for
modernizing yards, or other situations
that would benefit from state of the
art wheel detection systems and axle
counting systems.

(609) 285-5492 | www.frauscher.us


https://www.frauscher.us/ http://www.frauscher.us

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Interchange - Summer 2018

President’s Message
Capital Improvements
Sustainable Investing
The Smart Choice
Rail Relocation 101
Rail-Government Interface 2018
Index to Advertisers
Interchange - Summer 2018 - Intro
Interchange - Summer 2018 - bellyband1
Interchange - Summer 2018 - bellyband2
Interchange - Summer 2018 - cover1
Interchange - Summer 2018 - cover2
Interchange - Summer 2018 - 3
Interchange - Summer 2018 - 4
Interchange - Summer 2018 - 5
Interchange - Summer 2018 - 6
Interchange - Summer 2018 - President’s Message
Interchange - Summer 2018 - 8
Interchange - Summer 2018 - 9
Interchange - Summer 2018 - 10
Interchange - Summer 2018 - 11
Interchange - Summer 2018 - Capital Improvements
Interchange - Summer 2018 - 13
Interchange - Summer 2018 - 14
Interchange - Summer 2018 - 15
Interchange - Summer 2018 - 16
Interchange - Summer 2018 - 17
Interchange - Summer 2018 - 18
Interchange - Summer 2018 - 19
Interchange - Summer 2018 - 20
Interchange - Summer 2018 - 21
Interchange - Summer 2018 - Sustainable Investing
Interchange - Summer 2018 - 23
Interchange - Summer 2018 - 24
Interchange - Summer 2018 - 25
Interchange - Summer 2018 - 26
Interchange - Summer 2018 - 27
Interchange - Summer 2018 - 28
Interchange - Summer 2018 - 29
Interchange - Summer 2018 - 30
Interchange - Summer 2018 - 31
Interchange - Summer 2018 - The Smart Choice
Interchange - Summer 2018 - 33
Interchange - Summer 2018 - 34
Interchange - Summer 2018 - 35
Interchange - Summer 2018 - 36
Interchange - Summer 2018 - 37
Interchange - Summer 2018 - 38
Interchange - Summer 2018 - 39
Interchange - Summer 2018 - Rail Relocation 101
Interchange - Summer 2018 - 41
Interchange - Summer 2018 - 42
Interchange - Summer 2018 - 43
Interchange - Summer 2018 - 44
Interchange - Summer 2018 - 45
Interchange - Summer 2018 - Rail-Government Interface 2018
Interchange - Summer 2018 - 47
Interchange - Summer 2018 - 48
Interchange - Summer 2018 - 49
Interchange - Summer 2018 - 50
Interchange - Summer 2018 - 51
Interchange - Summer 2018 - 52
Interchange - Summer 2018 - 53
Interchange - Summer 2018 - 54
Interchange - Summer 2018 - Index to Advertisers
Interchange - Summer 2018 - 56
Interchange - Summer 2018 - 57
Interchange - Summer 2018 - 58
Interchange - Summer 2018 - cover3
Interchange - Summer 2018 - cover4
Interchange - Summer 2018 - outsert1
Interchange - Summer 2018 - outsert2
Interchange - Summer 2018 - 63
Interchange - Summer 2018 - 64
Interchange - Summer 2018 - 65
Interchange - Summer 2018 - 66
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/RACQ/RACQ0119
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/RACQ/RACQ0418
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/RACQ/RACQ0318
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/RACQ/RACQ0218
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/RACQ/RACQ0118
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/RACQ/RACQ0417
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/RACQ/RACQ0317
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/RACQ/RACQ0217
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/RACQ/RACQ0117
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/RACQ/RACQ0416
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/RACQ/RACQ0316
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/RACQ/RACQ0216
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/RACQ/RACQ0116
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/RACQ/RACQ0415
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/RACQ/RACQ0315
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/RACQ/RACQ0215
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/RACQ/RACQ0115
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/RACQ/RACQ0414
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/RACQ/RACQ0314
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/RACQ/RACQ0214
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/RACQ/RACQ0114
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/RACQ/RACQ0413
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/RACQ/RACQ0313
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/RACQ/RACQ0213
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/RACQ0113
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/RACQ0412
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/RACQ0312
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/RACQ0212
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/RACQ0112
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/RACQ0411
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/RACQ0311
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/RACQ0211
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/RACQ0111
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/RACQ0410
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/RACQ0310
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/RACQ0210
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/RACQ0110
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/RACQ0409
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/RACQ0309
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/RACQ0209
http://www.nxtbookMEDIA.com