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Durable rail bogies turns to carbon fibre and 3D printing

Durable rail bogies turns to carbon fibre and 3D printing
New generations of railway vehicles with carbon fibre frames and key components made using the latest 3D printing technology could be the result of new research at the University of Huddersfield. The investigation of novel materials and manufacturing processes is being carried out by the University’s Institute for Railway Research, which has been awarded funding of almost £300,000 as part of an EU-backed project to develop lighter, more reliable, more comfortable and quieter rolling stock.
17th January 2018

Network Rail prioritises safety and electric power

Network Rail prioritises safety and electric power
Network Rail plans to harness the expertise of researchers at the University of Huddersfield in order to solve some of the most pressing issues facing modern railways, such as reliability of electric power supplies and how to maximise safety. Sir Peter Hendy, who chairs Network Rail – the public body that owns and manages most of the network in England, Scotland and Wales – paid a special visit to the University’s Institute of Railway Research (IRR).  
11th January 2018

DC/AC wave inverters deliver 30VA pure output voltage

DC/AC wave inverters deliver 30VA pure output voltage
ABSOPULSE Electronics’ has announced the RSI 30-D1 series of railway quality sine wave inverters which deliver 30VA pure sine wave output voltage. The inverters meet the requirements of EN50155 for electronic equipment used on railway rolling stock. They employ microprocessor controlled high frequency PWM technology to convert 24, 48, 72, 96 or 110VDC, with wide EN50155 input ranges, to 115, 230VAC or custom outputs.
12th December 2017


Making tracks at rail manufacturing facility

Making tracks at rail manufacturing facility
  In order to help simplify component and supply chain requirements at Hitachi Rail Europe's Newton Aycliffe based train manufacturing facility, the company has worked with Optimas. The new UK factory is the first of its kind outside of Japan, and is aimed squarely at supporting the European market, an effort that has been aided by Optimas.
5th December 2017

The HS2 project stays on track

The HS2 project stays on track
  Throughout the construction of the National College for High Speed Rail, CP Electronics has supported a quality assurance approach to lighting control, resulting in a smoother installation for contractors.
29th November 2017

University funds power company to invest in UK railways

University funds power company to invest in UK railways
  A company which provides a range of products and services to the electrical power industry has doubled its turnover and recruited 15 new members of staff. The business was awarded £496,000 from the University of Derby’s Invest to Grow fund to develop new infrastructure and purchase a larger site.
23rd November 2017

Railway DC/DC converters feature ultra wide input range

Railway DC/DC converters feature ultra wide input range
When planning a universally applicable railway device typically at least three versions of the same design are necessary to cover all standard supply voltages in railway vehicles ranging from a nominal 24-110VDC. This causes additional complications, which can be avoided by using RECOM’s newly developed DC/DC railway converters with ultra-wide input voltage, which allow for all-in-one solutions.
15th November 2017

DC/DC converters for rail applications feature tight regulation

DC/DC converters for rail applications feature tight regulation
MINMAX has announced its new MKZI10 family of 10W railway DC/DC in the industry standard 1x2" footprint. The 10W MKZI10 family consists of 18 models with ultra-wide input ranges of 9-36/18-75/40-160Vin and outputs of 5/12/15/24/±12/±15V in a 1.00x2.00x0.43" shielded and encapsulated package with no minimum load requirements.
15th November 2017

Rail power supply slim design receives maritime approval

Rail power supply slim design receives maritime approval
Delta Electronics has added a new 24V/40A output to the CliQ M series of DIN rail power supply. The CliQ M series has the highest power density among the CliQ family and is also the first series in the CliQ family to feature Advanced Power Boost (APB). APB works to protect the system by ensuring continuous operation when a large inrush current is detected due to faulty load on a multiple load connection.
8th November 2017

Screen doors are integral to rail project

Screen doors are integral to rail project
The installation of a platform screen system on the multi-billion-pound underground Crossrail project is being supported by engineering firm SCX. The mechanical handling rig, devised by SCX Special Projects’ engineers for rail systems contractor Knorr-Bremse, has helped to transform the installation process and generate significant benefits.  
23rd October 2017


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