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Innovation and new technologies take centre stage at Railtex 2019
Innovation and new technologies take centre stage at Railtex 2019

Innovation and new technologies take centre stage at Railtex 2019

Preparations for Railtex 2019 are ongoing, and the organisers have confirmed innovation and new technologies will be a key focus for the exhibition in May.

Set to run between 14 to 16 May at Birmingham’s NEC, the event is the definitive exhibition of railway technology and services for the rail sector.

It has been running since 1993, during which time, thousands of rail professionals and suppliers have broadened their horizons through vital networking opportunities and education on the latest industry technology and innovations.

It’s now less than two months until the event gets underway, and the organisers have confirmed how innovation and new technologies will fit into the three-day event.

Organisations representing rolling stock, manufacturing, signalling, telecommunications and more, will be present at Railtex, giving those in attendance first-hand knowledge of innovation and new technologies.

The organisers of the exhibition have confirmed how new technologies will be displayed, and the examples shown are just a small taste of the demonstrations that will be on show at the NEC come May.

Camlin Rail will present Pantobot 3D, a fully automated three-dimensional pantograph inspection system which allows the network operator to make real time decisions based on true pantograph condition. While Conventional 2D technology relies on a subjective assessment by a skilled engineer, 3D pantograph reconstruction allows the machine to automatically undertake quantitative analysis of the carbon strips to the nearest millimetre.

One of the world’s leading HMI providers for the rail market, EAO Ltd (the UK subsidiary of Swiss firm EAO AG) will be launching the Passenger Interface innovative phone charging system with iBeacon location technology and will also showcase EAO’s market leading HMI switching products, along with the latest in LED lighting solutions.

The largest battery manufacturer in European ownership, Hoppecke Industrial Batteries, will showcase its development of Lithium-ion to underline its credentials in the rail industry.

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