SIGNAL+DRAHT | Ausgabe 03/2020

Monitoring point controllers and point heater remote control for trams

März 2020 | Frank Ilge

Electric points at intersections and crossings in tram line networks are activated by micro-processor controllers and generally work autonomously. Points must be heated to ensure they remain free of snow in winter. Point heaters and point controllers do not just require maintenance, but they also have to be continuously monitored in order to ensure prompt failure detection and prevent operational disruptions. This article describes how Verkehrsautomatisierung Berlin GmbH has implemented a turnkey solution based on its VABtrack online monitoring system for the remote monitoring of technical facilities in the Nuremberg tram infrastructure at the request of VAG Verkehrs-Aktiengesellschaft Nürnberg...