Railway Safety Systems
BrakeMaster is a system for rail brakes control in hump yards. It controls exit speed of uncoupled cars from brakes to preset fixed value. It measures weight and speed of uncoupled car and adjust braking force. It can control hydraulic or pneumatic rail brakes.
In basic mode the exit speed is constant. Although it allows change of required value. Exit speed can be set either manually by operating staff (based on experience and car movement observation) or by superior system.
Superior system can be MODEST Marshal which calculates required exit speed from car parameters, destination track and its occupancy. Speed controller BrakeMaster then slows down the cars to the calculated speed.
BrakeMaster is an ideal solution for small hump yards where it automates the most errorprone activity. Manual braking of uncoupled cars demands experience and intensive training of new personnel. BrakeMaster minimizes risk of damage caused by human errors – injuries of people in the yard or cargo damage.
|Basic technical parameters|
|The possibility to control pneumatic brakes||yes|
|The possibility to control hydraulic brakes||yes|
|Range of output speeds||0 – 7.0 m/s|
|Maximum distance of the speed regulator to the control place||1.8 km|
|Maximum distance of the controlled brakes to the speed regulator||1 km|
|Regulation accuracy||0.2 m/s|