Frauscher Case Study: Kokkola-Ylivieska signalling project
At Ylivieska Station, a central architecture was established, where all indoor components of the axle counter are installed in one location.
The Frauscher Advanced Counter’s FAdC’s ability to realise mixed architectures contributed to massive cost savings in terms of cabling requirements.
Here, redundancy of vital boards ensures maximum availability. Along the open line, a modular design was chosen. The FAdC indoor equipment is located in numerous signalling shelters along the track. This results in minimum cabling due to short distances from the sensor to the evaluation board.
Internal communication of the FAdC units was realised via a redundant IP Ethernet network. Communication with the interlocking is carried out via a redundant Ethernet network as well. Using the Frauscher Safe Ethernet FSE protocol significantly sped up the installation and reduced the whole project’s costs additionally. The system provides the operator with maximum flexibility due to its open interfaces and configuration process, which was done by the customer based on a training.
Therefore, Mipro as signaling integrator was not dependent on any third parties for reconfiguring the FAdC system during the numerous construction phases of this challenging project.