FUNCTIONS AND PRINCIPLE OF OPERATION
The axle counter system determines the occupied and free state of the sections bounded by the wayside wheel sensors. Information from the wheel sensors is collected, analyzed and processed by the processor. Data on the number of axles that entered and left the corresponding section allows the system to determine the free or occupied state of the section, and then transmit information to the signaling system via relay or electronic linking.
The flexible architecture of the axle counter system provides interaction with signaling systems of various types and with various elemental base; it is configured for a specific project both during the manufacturing process and on the spot in case of need for changes in working conditions.
Diagnostic equipment connected to the processor of the axle counter system device allows to view records of the operation and status of the system.
HIGH RELIABILITY UNDER EXTREME OPERATION CONDITIONS
The axle counter system has proven its high reliability under extreme operating conditions of the 1520 area: from severe winter open spaces of Yakutia to the deserts of Mongolia and Kazakhstan. Special diagnostic equipment simplifies the maintenance of the wayside and station components of the system.
DEEP INTEGRATION IN THE CBI SYSTEM
The axle counter system as a part of CBI does not require for installation of a special cabinet with a processor device. Its functions are performed by the ACE board integrated into the CBI object controller system. This ensures significant space savings and enhances the cost-effectiveness of the technical solution for the customer.
EXTENSION OF IMPLEMENTATION AREA
Our computer-based axle counter system is widely used in the “1520 area”. In Yakutia its implementation as a part of the CBI system with integrated semi-automatic line-block significantly reduced the cost of maintenance of wayside equipment.
In Kazakhstan and Mongolia, the axle counter system monitors the track vacancy on open lines and stations, providing redundancy for the RBTC system. In 2015 our axle counter system was introduced in Latvia for the first time, where it controls the track vacancy at the Krievusala station. The system is also being introduced on the railways of Azerbaijan.