Stress-free test conditions for new trains

For the technical development of the test cages Bombardier works with SPIE, a technical service provider for buildings, plants and infrastructures. While SPIE implemented the plant’s mechanics and electronics, the partners turned to Pilz’s expertise with regard to safety issues: Pilz carried out all the calculations, programming, validation and concept development. Safe, functioning operation of the test facility is the result.

In detail, the automation system PSS 4000 controls not only the emergency stop and the coded safety switch PSENcode but also all the safety-related inputs and outputs. PSENcode monitors the doors to the test cage to prevent unauthorised opening. What”s more, as soon as an emergency stop is triggered, power is removed from the entire cage. Staff at the control panel can perform rapid diagnostics for these safety functions. The result is an efficient test operation with low plant downtimes.

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