Train monitoring system (ZKE): uncompromising safety.
Thanks to train monitoring systems (ZKE), SBB serves as a reference point for train control throughout Europe. Train monitoring systems greatly improve safety by detecting risks early, which has prevented hundreds of thousands of minutes of delay, increasing train path availability.
The train monitoring systems check any passing trains for safety-related features as well as routes located in sections that are at risk from natural hazards. At the same time, the systems make it possible to identify any hazards affecting the train which could emerge during the journey, specifically before the train reaches critical sections of the route. Any irregularities trigger an alert, thereby preventing incidents.
SBB uses various types of train monitoring system to ensure optimum safety and availability for the railway network, including radio frequency identification (RFID) technology for automatic vehicle identification and wheel load checkpoints (RLC), which prevent damage to rolling stock, unsuitable load distribution or load displacement and damage to the infrastructure caused by heavy loads.
The benefits of ZKE.
- Improves safety by detecting risks early
- Maintains route availability through early identification of suitable investments
- General overview of several system types
Don’t miss our specialist lecture on this subject at InnoTrans Berlin:
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) in Rail, Stefan Koller.
Wednesday, 19 September 4.30 p.m., hall 14.2/15.2 (east entrance)
“Further digitalisation with RFID raises the bar once again: it provides us with early, precise information about the individual vehicle’s performance, right down to the wheels.” Stefan Koller, head of the centre of excellence for train monitoring systems"
Gain an insight into SBB’s ZKE network at the SCS stand at InnoTrans in Berlin!
SCS, hall 2.2, stand 207
Discover and try out the ZKE RLC wheel load scale at IMC’s stand at InnoTrans!
IMC, hall 6.2, stand 314