Start your intelligent journey
Nomad is a leading provider of passenger and fleet-management solutions. The integration of Nomad’s solutions into the on-train environment improves levels of passenger satisfaction, connectivity, journey information and entertainment whilst increasing operational efficiency.
Reliable connectivity has become an ‘expected norm’ – being constantly connected is simply expected. Intelligent technology is all around us covering all aspects of our everyday lives and the perception is: “Why should it stop when we step on to a train?’
The intelligent journey – a shared and secure network infrastructure allowing on-board devices to communicate with each other, and with the outside world. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the driving force behind Nomad’s cutting-edge technology, and its ground-breaking vision from 2007 remains even more relevant today. Now, the opportunity is not just to connect the passengers, but an even wider base of stakeholders as this plays a valuable role in enriching passenger experience.
Lightweight and precise test set
Omicron Electronics UK
Omicron’s CMC 430 ultra-portable protection test set and calibrator is, at just 8.7kg, the lightest and most precise protection test set in the world. Thanks to its robust design – including edge protection – it is ideally suited to portable applications, even when subjected to harsh ambient conditions and extreme temperature fluctuations.
- Light and ultra-portable (8.7 kg / 19.2 lbs)
- Precise test signals for protection testing and device calibration
- Robust design with shock absorbing edge protection
- All terminals on front side
- Testing static, numerical and communication-based protection schemes (IEC 61850)
- Three powerful 100 W current amplifiers (for example burden measurement)
- Six voltages for testing synchro-check and bay control systems with six voltage inputs
To help users keep pace with the increasingly complex requirements of protection systems, four new packages with optional add-ons are offered – Essential, Standard, Enhanced and Complete.
Full range of project services
OSL, as one of the UK’s leading rail systems suppliers, shall be exhibiting at this year’s Railtex as it presents a great opportunity to meet with existing and new clients from the UK and overseas.
This is OSL’s second time at Railtex, building upon the success of previously exhibiting in 2017, and this year the company has taken additional floorspace to accommodate specific events and accommodate clients and partners from across the UK and Europe expected to visit the stand.
Over the last year OSL has developed its business and strengthened its management and engineering team throughout the UK and, at this year’s exhibition, the OSL senior leadership team shall be in attendance, providing an opportunity to meet and explore how highly skilled teams can support other businesses and projects.
As the rail sector prepares to deliver transformational changes to the UK rail infrastructure in coming years, visitors should meet with OSL and find out more about its expertise in signalling (including SSI, CBI, CBTC ERTMS, level crossings) HV and LV Power, Telecoms and OLE (light, heavy and high speed rail) at stand Q81, adjacent to the RIA Knowledge Hub. There, they can see for themselves why working with OSL could benefit their organisation and clients by accessing OSL’s full range of services from surveying, design, installation, testing and commissioning on projects of all sizes and complexity.
Peli shines again
Peli Products (UK)
Peli Producs UK returns to Railtex 2019 to launch the innovative Peli™ 9600 LED lighting system. This linkable system of work area lighting extends the range of maintenance free portable lighting solutions.
Sales manager David Smith and the Peli team on stand R46 will demonstrate the 9600’s powerful output, which is designed to illuminate long stretches of rail track and tunnels without the hassles of conventional heavyweight lighting towers. At least twice as efficient as fluorescent alternatives, the Peli 9600 can provide double the distance of illuminated work area from the same model of generator.
Engineered with side and end bracket attachment points, plus a stand system that can extend up to 3 metres, the Peli 9600 can be mounted to fences, hang overhead or stand on its own. An inter-locking stacking system with a small footprint keeps multiple units safe and secure in transit or storage. Built with tough Polycarbonate recessed lenses and internal shock supports, the Peli 9600 features a durable waterproof design and is built to survive rough terrain and adverse weather.
The full range of Peli portable trackside lights will also be on display, many of which now feature an ‘intelligent control’ panel. Intelligent control adjusts the light output according to the length of light duration required, providing a real-time display. These rugged units are easy and quick to set up. The range includes models which use a rechargeable and interchangeable battery. With an extra battery, which is available as an accessory, users can double the run time.
Superior overhead line tensioning system
Pfisterer offers innovative connectors and systems for the electrification of high-speed, commuter and light-rail systems, including Tensorex® C+, droppers, catenary fittings, Insulators and more. Its in-house technology is developed for the production of safe and reliable materials and products.
The overhead contact lines of railways and tramways are exposed to variations in temperature – both from the day/night cycle and from seasonal changes. It is necessary to constantly and reliably compensate for the resulting expansion and contraction of the contact wire to guarantee efficient train services. As a full-service provider in the field of rail infrastructure, Pfisterer has developed Tensorex C+, an innovative solution, superior to conventional weight-based tensioning systems. The product is a proven design, used in rail applications throughout Europe and is the specified solution for all UK enhancement projects. Tensorex C+ carries full PADS approval for renewals on existing MK1 and MK3 equipment.
New enhanced-resin cable joint
Prysmian UK is set to reveal its new extended range of PADS-approved, RPJ-enhanced resin cable joint kits for signalling power circuits at Railtex 2019.
Comprehensively tested to comply with electrical and environmental standards required by Network Rail, applications include new class II installations, SIN 119 remedial works, the copper-elimination programme, and for general maintenance, repairs and life extensions.
This latest technology innovation from Prysmian UK improves the reliability of the rail network, making life easier for specifiers through to installers since the joints are fully tested as a complete kit, meaning they’re extremely robust, with highly searching JEM resin that fully encapsulates the exposed cores, preventing moisture ingress and also providing excellent impact resistance and environmental protection.
Prysmian will also be showcasing its full rail portfolio including its power distribution and specialist industrial cables along with the established range of Flexo moulded rail products and the Connecta modular cable system.
R2P develops and supplies intelligent technology systems with the highest quality standards for the transport sector, including industry-leading on-train CCTV, driver-only operation (DOO) systems, automatic passenger-counting, passenger-information systems, on-train Wi-Fi, tracking and fleet management with real-time data transfer, as well as solutions for fixed infrastructure such as platforms and stations.
Customers benefit directly from R2P’s ideas, with perfectly optimised solutions that require minimal hardware – meaning the economic and ecological benefits are maximised. After the acquisition of Open Access in 2018, R2P has strengthened its position as one-stop-provider for the rail industry.
R2P will introduce its new portfolio at Railtex. An exciting global technology company providing solutions for the transport sector, R2P combines the flexibility and creativity of a small company with the reach and stability of a large organisation with subsidiaries in Denmark, UK, Switzerland, Australia, Malaysia, Brazil and the Czech Republic.
Supporting the industry and its people
Rail Media will, as usual, be heavily involved in Railtex 2019.
Rail Engineer, the magazine written for rail engineers by rail engineers, will be hosting the technical seminar programme. In addition, some of the publication’s expert writers will be at the show on all three days, so whether you have a good idea for a story or want to discuss promoting your company, come along to stand C60.
RailStaff – the industry’s most popular ‘read’ that covers the extraordinary achievements of its people as well as the latest developments in health, safety and training – will also be on the stand, so it is well worth a visit, particularly if you have some good news to share!
RailwayPeople.com, the industry’s biggest and most productive job board, will be powering Railtex’s own Recruitment Wall, so you can see the recruitment team there – stand C65.
Rail Events staff will also be on hand to discuss industry conferences and awards that are very different from the formal gathering at Railtex. The Partnership Awards, at which Network Rail will recognise the excellence of its supply chain, Rail Summits on Safety and BIM & Technology, RailWorx, where civil and systems engineering companies can show off their latest ideas outdoors and working, and the RailStaff Awards, the only industry awards evening that celebrates the industry’s people and champions, will all be represented, so drop in to find out more.
Matching skills with opportunities
Recruitment and retention are key concerns for companies throughout the rail industry supply chain. As Network Rail’s Control Period 6 gets underway, the existing skill shortage, coupled with demands for experienced staff from other industries, will put more emphasis than ever on the challenges of finding – and keeping – the skills that companies rely on to deliver projects on time and on budget..
Powered by RailwayPeople.com, the rail industry’s leading online job board, the Railtex Recruitment Wall gives exhibitors the chance to promote their vacancies to the wider Rail Industry and provides a central focus for those looking for new career opportunities with market-leading employers.
Whether you are a candidate, a recruiter, an employment agency, involved in labour supply or just want to see what’s out there, check out the Recruitment Wall on stand C65.
Power conversion products
Relec Electronics, the expert in the requirements of sourcing power and display technology for trainborne and trackside applications, will be showcasing power conversion products which meet the requirements of EN50155 / EN50121 and RIA12. These include:
- DC/DC converters from 5W to 1000W for trainborne applications;
- DC/AC inverters from 250W to 6kW for trainborne and trackside applications;
- AC/DC converters and chargers from 1W to 3kW for trackside applications.
Relec will also be exhibiting a range of TFT displays and touchscreen technologies, from 3.5” to 15”, suitable for applications ranging from driver cab equipment through to passenger information systems. Relec considers every aspect and detail when selecting the perfect rail display solution, be it poor visibility, direct sunlight, perfect colour balance, multiple viewing angles, high reliability or extended life.
Relec prides itself on helping design engineers choose the right product for their application and its engineers will be at the show to talk visitors through any requirements they might have.
RRAPs and anti-trespass panels
Rosehill Rail, the leading global provider of level crossing systems, will be showcasing its range of modular rail crossing solutions, including its innovative Interlocking RRAP system, along with the latest version of its anti-trespass panels.
The Interlocking RRAP system has been designed specifically to accommodate irregular sleeper spacing, making it ideal for permanent, semi-permanent and temporary road/rail access points. A heavy-duty solution, the Interlocking RRAP system is ideal for getting RRVs and other heavy machinery onto and off the track, again and again.
Customers using the system are able to install a 10.8-metre road/rail access point in less than 90 minutes, minimising possession times and significantly reducing costs compared to traditional concrete and other modular systems.
Utilised by rail authorities and operators worldwide, Rosehill Rail’s anti-trespass panels are a highly effective physical and visual deterrent to trespassers attempting to access the track or prohibited areas.
Approved by rail authorities worldwide, Rosehill Rail’s anti-trespass panels have been an integral part of the global rail industry’s approach to reducing risk for many years. The new conical design ensures the same all-round performance to deter trespassing but delivers even greater strength and durability, extending the products’ lifetime.
Elevated troughing – versatile and cost effective
Scott Parnell’s Arcosystem six-metre GRP elevated trough route is quickly becoming the sector’s trough route of choice. Saving up to 75 per cent on post installation, and readily available ex-stock, Arcosystem is reducing programming times significantly. With no loose components, the route is as easy to install as 1-2-3.
Versatile enough that it can be installed as an elevated route, wall mounted route, on embankments and across abutments, it is the answer to every design and installation scenario, working with the existing infrastructure rather than against it.
And the future of Arco doesn’t end there. Soon to be released, Size Zero offers the perfect solution to the installation of fibre optic cables on sites with minimal room for new trough route. Visit Scott Parnell on Stand J36 to see this brilliant innovation for yourself.
Also, on display will be Touchsafe™ GRP fencing, the ONLY palisade fencing to be made with ZERO metal components.
Safety-critical and control solutions
Sella Controls is a premier supplier of safety-critical and control solutions to the UK Rail industry. Celebrating 45 years in business, Sella Controls will be providing an insight into its range of Network Rail approved Tracklink®-based products and technologies.
These provide solutions for electrification including traction power SCADA, substation RTU and remote-control devices, mobile and on-board solutions for door control including ASDO/CSDE as well as regenerative braking and overspeed protection applications.
In addition, Sella Controls will also be providing an overview of its safety PLC-based level crossing controllers and depot control solutions, its range of services and capabilities for SISS Telecommunications and its rail services and support.
As well as Sella Controls’ own experts, representatives from key industry technology partners will be available for discussions on stand K66.
Shaping Connected Mobility
Siemens Mobility, in line with its focus on digitalisation and vision of shaping connected mobility, will be highlighting its market-leading capability in the development and delivery of rail vehicles, equipment and infrastructure proven in mainline and metro applications worldwide. Siemens Mobility enables transport operators to not only benefit from intelligent trains and infrastructure, but also to deliver an enhanced passenger experience and increase value over the lifecycle of their assets.
Visitors will be able to experience the benefits of digital rail technology through an automatic train operation (ATO) rail simulator and applications that the company has developed in this area. There will also be displays of the low-cost, digital-ready technology deployed for the first time on the North Wales Coast upgrade programme. Solutions developed for smart ticketing, passenger information systems, passenger flow and station information systems will also be presented
Siemens Mobility’s latest high-speed train, the Velaro Novo, will be on display alongside a showcase of its metro and commuter rail capabilities. Maintenance solutions including Railigent digital technology, MRX Technologies, upgrade and retrofit capabilities and a ‘virtual depot’ will also be shown.
Rail electrification will be a particular focus, covering the complete spectrum of requirements for AC and DC electrified railways, and a particular focus on a static frequency converter interactive exhibit will be presented, along with a Sicat Master simulation that can help engineer overhead line systems.
Finally, there will be an ‘innovation station’ for visitors to explore. This area will showcase some of the research projects and plans that are in development plus concept products for level crossings will sit alongside new grab handles, best practice across equality diversity and inclusion, careers and education.
Advanced contact technology
Stäubli Electrical Connectors
Stäubli Electrical Connectors is a recognised specialist in advanced contact technology and sophisticated solutions, with a product portfolio ranging from miniature to high-power connectors for power transmission, test and measurement, transportation and many other industries. The core of all Stäubli electrical connectors is its unique Multilam contact technology.
Among the Stäubli products serving the rail industry is the CT-HE range of modular CombiTac connectors. Designed for connecting battery packs used on rolling stock and other rail applications, they can be configured with or without signal contacts.
A typical configuration has two 12mm-diameter power contacts and twelve 1.6mm signal contacts for monitoring battery parameters such as temperature. Various sizes of power contacts can accept a wide range of cable cross-sections, and a make first/break last pilot contact can also be included.
The panel mount connectors are ideal for use with rackable, slide-in battery packs where blind connection is necessary. This is helped by alignment tolerances of 3° and +/- 1 mm through standard CombiTac guiding end pieces.
Another modular connector designed for rail applications is the MPC. Rated at 3,600V and up to 700A, it can be used for connecting transformers, traction motors, inverters and batteries, as well as for inter-carriage power links.
Up to 15 single pole power contacts can be housed in the connector, with up to five joined side by side in up to three layers. Linear versions can be used to produce flat connectors suitable for under-floor mounting.