Voestalpine AG and Vae Gmbh | Date: 2013-04-23
Metal for railway tracks; steel railway trackage, switches and level crossings, as well as parts thereof; metal parts for railway construction, namely, slide chairs, switch clips and clips for rail tracks; metal railway joint plates and fishplates, and feathered joints for rails and expansion joints made of metal; railroad ties made of metal, and metal parts for railway construction, namely, trough sleepers, leverage rods for switches, locking mechanisms for the end position of switches, locking mechanisms for switches, all aforementioned goods made of metal. Electric and hydraulic drives for actuating railway switches; railway switch drive and setting devices, namely, electric, hydraulic or pneumatic drive mechanisms that align the points with one of the possible routes. Safety apparatus for railway traffic, namely, electric sensors for monitoring the condition or current-state of railway switches; infrared sensors, proximity sensors, electronic wheel detection switches; remote controlling devices for railway switches; computer applications for monitoring and controlling safety apparatus for railway traffic, for the monitoring and control of switch diagnosis devices and switch drives and for monitoring the condition or current-state of railway switches; diagnostic apparatus for use with railway switches; detector rods used for detecting the position of railway switches. Non-metal railroad ties. Development of rail parts, particularly switches, crossings, feathered joints and parts thereof, as well as actuators therefor, for third parties; performing technical tests of railway parts, in particular switches, level crossings, feathered joints and parts thereof, as well as actuators therefor, for third parties; development of software for controlling railway parts, in particular switches, level crossings, feathered joints and parts thereof, as well as actuators therefor.
Vae Gmbh | Date: 2009-04-07
Materials of metal for railway tracks, material of metal for railway construction, namely, railway steel, trackage, switches and level crossings as well as parts thereof, slide chairs, switch clips or pandrol clips, rolling apparatus for tongue rails, frog tips, rail joint plates, fishplates, feathered joints for rails and expansion joints made of metal, railway sleepers made of metal, switch drive or setting devices, leverage rods and testing devices for switches, devices for locking the end position of switches, switch-lock devices. non-metal railway sleepers in the nature of crossties. Development and testing of rail parts, particularly switches, crossings, extension joints and parts thereof as well as actuators therefore, by order of a third party for money.
Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP | Phase: SST.2013.2-2. | Award Amount: 15.00M | Year: 2013
In 2011, the White Paper on European Transport reasserted how fundamental transport was for society, for the mobility of European citizens and for the growth and vitality of the European economy. CAPACITY4RAIL will deliver research that is innovative, prepares rail for the future and takes into account results from previous research projects and programmes. The project builds on previous useable results and will deliver both technical demonstrations and system wide guidelines and recommendations that will be the basis for future research and investment, increasing the capacities of rail networks in the future. The time used for infrastructure monitoring, maintenance and renewal means down time. New concepts for low maintenance infrastructure, using standardized and plug-and-play concepts will be proposed. Non-intrusive innovative monitoring techniques or self-monitoring infrastructure will be investigated, allowing low or no impact on train operations. The fragility of some key component of the infrastructure system (especially in extreme weather conditions) such as switches may impact the efficiency of the whole system. The resilience of switches to any kind of known failure will be reinforced, as well as the ability of the operation system to recover from incidents. Capacity enhancements will also be achieved by higher speed freight vehicles, allowing an optimized interleaving of freight trains into mixed traffic, and improved planning models for operation. Intermodal integration within the global transport system will be improved through enhanced transhipment of passengers and freight. CAPACITY4RAIL will also look towards 2030/2050, by proposing guidelines for future deployments in the mid-term, recommendations for technologies to de developed and deployed in the long term and investigating the key opportunities for funding these within national and EU funding schemes.