Innovation 4 - Next Generation Switches and Crossings Kinematic Systems
Next generation S&C kinematic systems will make use of mechatronic systems and fault tolerance – approaches commonly found in other safety critical industries (e.g. aerospace).
Such approaches need to be adopted cost effectively, and without increasing the complexity of the S&C mechanism.
With improved actuation many benefits can be realised including: improved reliability, improved availability, improved switching time (capacity).