The rising demand for passenger and freight capacity, against a backdrop of rapid global urbanisation and digitisation, is shaping the future development of the rail industry’s infrastructure, services and systems. While the introduction of innovative technologies will have far-reaching and positive impacts, making rail services more dynamic, efficient and environmentally friendly; the rail industry must rise to the technical, safety and security challenges posed by this evolution.
On-Demand Webinar: Safety-related Motor Drives and 2nd Edition of IEC 61800-5-2
The standard IEC 61800-5-2 regulates the functional safety requirements specifically for motor drives - both from a user's and a manufacturer's perspective. But what exactly do they mean? Our in-house expert, Dr. Thomas Maier, has shared his insights on functional safety in general and in particular for motor drives with regard to IEC 61800-5-2. Thereby, he addresses both sides – the user’s as well as the manufacturer’s perspective.
TÜV SÜD strengthens its position in the Scandinavian market with MiW Rail Technology (Sweden)
TÜV SÜD has acquired the business of Swedish company MiW Rail Technology and thus further strengthened its position on the Scandinavian rail market. MiW Rail Technology is an independent consulting firm, delivering solutions in the railway technology field and with special competences in vehicle dynamics and computer simulation based services. Customers of both companies will profit from the pooled expertise.
SIGNON Deutschland GmbH, a subsidiary of TÜV SÜD, is currently developing a new software known as EPPsta for evaluating and projecting public transport passenger volumes. Aimed at local public transport authorities and transport companies, the software provides a valuable foundation for planning of timetables, operative capacities as well as revenue assignment among the various companies within a transport association.
RIMcomb: Railway Information Modeling for rail infrastructure equipment
Even today, planning operations of equipment generally involve the production and exchange of 2D designs with little computerisation. As a result, systems are more vulnerable to faults and processes are less efficient. To significantly increase in both planning efficiency and planning quality in future, the RIMcomb project by TÜV SÜD’s subsidiary, SIGNON Deutschland GmbH, aims to develop an integrated IT approach that supports collaboration-based multidisciplinary planning of rail infrastructure equipment.
TÜV SÜD ATISAE inspects Railway Maintenance Centres for the Spanish state railway safety agency (AESF)
In March 2017, TÜV SÜD ATISAE (TSA) began a new contract with AESF for the performance of annual audits and inspections of all centres certified as per FOM 233/2006 and certified Entities Entrusted with Maintenance (EEM) as per Regulation 445/2011, as well as other workshops authorized by ADIF to be selected by the AESF. The purpose of these inspections is the maintenance of the corresponding certifications of said Maintenance Centres as per the national (FOM 233/2006) and European regulations (Regulation 445/2011).