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Earlier this year we recently installed our fiftieth Rail/Road crossing control system.
These crossing control systems are currently employed in steelworks, docks and train maintenance depots, but really there’s no limit to its use. Three steelworks have changed to the exclusive use of our system for the control of the rail/road crossings and other access warning systems.
Although designed primarily for Rail/Road crossings the application has been adapted for use in other areas, for example Road/Road crossing control where large plant has to share, and/or cross, roads used by smaller vehicles and domestic traffic.
The same handset that controls the point machines is used to control the crossings systems and can be used to operate both types of equipment if required which is the usual mode of operation in the steelworks.
A range of about 800m can be obtained from the handsets with a clear line of sight.
This photograph shows another recent installation where main line freight trains traverse points using our system. The train drivers move the points to suit their requirements on the inbound and outbound journey with considerable benefit to the train crews and, with a shorter obstruction time at the road/rail crossing, less disruption to road traffic
During last summer we conducted trials to determine what, if any, damage would be sustained in the event of a trailing movement throughthe points with the unit in a pressurised state (photos right)
We are delighted to say that one of our crossings has now successfully completed about 220,000 operations