Local operating elements ensure convenient setting of several points on the way to a destination track.
Route-setting boards/Pushbutton station/Keyswitches
Route-setting boards provide more convenience when several points have to be set (e.g. point fans) on the way to destinations. Simple user guidance, e.g. self-explanatory display dialogues, allows staff to set one or more routes. These are defined and can be stored via starting track and destination track buttons. All points en route to destinations are automatically established and their setting and status is visualised. It is thus no longer necessary to set each point individually.
As an alternative, we offer our programmable HPS Panel Station. The hardware platform for the HPS is a panel PC with touch display which is approved for rail applications. The HPS can be deployed as a local, normal control element in conjunction with signalling installations which comply with the German BO-Strab ordinance on the construction and operation of trams and also within shunting systems which conform to the ordinance on the construction and operation of branch lines (BOA). The HPS is designed to be used by drivers and shunters.
The basis for intuitive start-destination operation is the graphic display of the track diagram on the screen. Starting points and destinations are shown as operable objects on the track diagram and geographically allocated. A robust pushbutton fulfils the stringent demands of the ordinance on the construction and operation of branch lines (BOA) which often consider purely touch operation unsuitable on account of the environment. One-button operation is almost as intuitive as direct operation via touchscreen because it allows the operator to concentrate exclusively on the screen.
HPTS intelligent selection stations
The intelligent selection station HPTS facilitates selection of
destination tracks by communication with the central control room. The train driver identifies himself with his PIN number and enters the code for the destination track.
An illuminated display allows representation of contextdependent, local-language texts. Entries are made via a hard-wearing ten-key keyboard with additional function keys. The components are in a UV-resistant plastic housing.
The following interfaces are available for data communication: Ethernet, CAN, RS485, RS232. HPTS is freely programmable and supports standard network services such as FTP, HTTP and SMTP.
The operating station is directly beside the track. Train drivers can set points per pushbutton without getting out of the cab. This saves time, relieves driving staff and makes rail operations a lot safer. Handling is clear and simple. Visual signals indicate whether the setting command has been executed.