Selectron Systems AG
TRAIN CONTROL & MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS (TCMS)
What the central nervous system does for humans, the TCMS does for rail vehicles and trains. This stands for Train Control & Management System - like a large control center, it monitors and connects the vehicle subsystems with each other and with the superordinate train control system.
A simple scenario: The train arrives at a station, the driver releases the doors after the train has come to a standstill. Passengers press the buttons, doors open, sliding steps extend. Ideally, the door system notifies the air-conditioning system of the open entrances. The air-conditioning systems briefly reduce their output - so that they do not blow the cold or warm air out onto the platform. Once all passengers have disembarked and boarded, the doors close. The anti-trap system is ready. Not until all doors are securely closed will the TCMS release the braking system to allow the train driver to depart. Hundreds of individual control and monitoring processes are required for this simple scenario alone.
The mastermind that knows how to coordinate all these processes is called the Train Control & Monitoring System (TCMS). It establishes communication between the superordinate train control system and subsystems such as propulsion systems, brakes, doors, air conditioning systems, illumination or sanitary facilities and connects them to the superordinate vehicle control system.
With a focus on safety and security, the TCMS portfolio includes freely programmable controllers (PLCs) as vehicle control units, flexible subsystem controllers such as the Smartio® Remote I/O System as well as Remote Input/Output Modules (RIOM). Functional modules, efficient and transparent software tools and driver's cab displays (HMI) complete the portfolio
- Rail locomotives and tenders
- Railway maintenance or service vehicles, and railway freight wagons
- Data security software package