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Safety right down the line SafetyNET p® and PSS 4000 as the basis for remote control and protection of rail networks
14. February 2013 | Application Report

Safety right down the line SafetyNET p® and PSS 4000 as the basis for remote control and protection of rail networks

Railway systems can be compared with distributed production plants in industry: As an operator the aim is to incorporate even remote plant sections simply into an integrated overall concept and to monitor and control the process from a central control centre, without an immense amount of cabling work. The real-time Ethernet SafetyNET p operates in conjunction with the automation system PSS 4000 fro [...]

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Where safety, standards and flexibility fuse together. The automation system PSS 4000 and SafetyNET p monitor welding installa-tion during track construction.
08. November 2012 | Application Report

Where safety, standards and flexibility fuse together. The automation system PSS 4000 and SafetyNET p monitor welding installa-tion during track construction.

The Indian railway company, Indian Railways, which was founded in 1951, maintains one of the most util-ized and largest track networks in the world. More than 63 thousand kilometres of train track carry around 15 million passengers and 350 million tonnes of cargo daily. Indian Railways is one of the world’s largest employers with more than 1.4 million em-ployees and 17 different regional comp [...]

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SafetyNET p provides good connections in the Recycling Process
30. August 2012 | Application Report

SafetyNET p provides good connections in the Recycling Process

The demand for reclaiming raw materials from motor vehicles is something which has existed for many years. The recycling company ARM in the Nether-lands have become forerunners in this field from a technological point of view. At first only scrap iron and valuable secondary raw materials were recycled. Technological progress means that today it is possible to recycle approximately 85 percent of a v [...]

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SafetyNET p takes care of Safety at the Pont de Recouvrance
29. March 2012 | Application Report

SafetyNET p takes care of Safety at the Pont de Recouvrance

The Pont de Recouvrance in Brest, western France, is one of the largest vertical lift bridges in Europe. It spans across the river Penfeld and in doing so, links two dis-tricts in Brest together. It represents one of the most significant constructions of the 50’s and today is part of the architectural heritage of the City.

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Safety is a Priority in the Packaging Plant of the Purina-Nestlé Factory in Aubigny
01. February 2012 | Application Report

Safety is a Priority in the Packaging Plant of the Purina-Nestlé Factory in Aubigny

The Nestlé Purina Pet Care group specialises in the production of dog and cat food. These high quality products are packed into aluminium bags and sold all over the world under various different brand names. The production plant in the Purina factory in Aubigny has recently acquired a comprehensive new modernisation programme with PSS 4000 and SafetyNET p.

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Safe to pass through - Lockage systems made safe with SafetyNET p
06. September 2011 | Application Report

Safe to pass through - Lockage systems made safe with SafetyNET p

Bridges and locks are typical for Holland’s infra-structure – a large part of the goods and freight traffic is transported in this manner. The bridges and locks must be optimally automated so that the traffic may pass through quickly, safely and without any delay. In order to convert their locks and bridges to modern control technology, the province Zuid-Holland chose the automation s [...]

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Safety via radio – SafetyBUS p in use in the French Alps
05. September 2011 | Application Report

Safety via radio – SafetyBUS p in use in the French Alps

Silently, a huge cable car cabin approaches the top of La Saulire in Courchevel with 160 passengers aboard. Some are here to discover the outstanding skiing region Trois Vallees, some are here to enjoy the friendliness and hospitality of the restaurant Le Panoramic. On reaching the summit at 2700m height, all passengers are greeted with stunning sceneries and a fantastic view of the Mont Blanc.

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Traditional, but safe - Dresden’s Cable Railway runs smoothly and safely
05. May 2011 | Application Report

Traditional, but safe - Dresden’s Cable Railway runs smoothly and safely

Dresden’s Cable Railway is a prime example of German engineering: despite celebrating its 110th Anniversary this year, it is equipped with no less than state-of-the-art safety technology. The automation system PSS 4000 together with the real-time Ethernet System SafetyNET p both play an active role in controlling the signals and therefore the safe arrival of the passengers.

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SafetyNET p and PSS 4000 Monitor and Control the Chair Lift
12. November 2010 | Application Report

SafetyNET p and PSS 4000 Monitor and Control the Chair Lift

The small Swiss skiing resort Ovronnaz, at the entrance to the Valais, is proud to present their latest addition – the new 4-seater chair lift has been opened just in time for the last skiing season. The skiers will be thrilled to experience a new level of comfort. Of course, during their ascent they won’t realise that they are practically premier guests: the Bougnonne chair lift is the [...]

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