OUR HIGH-TECH OBSTACLE DETECTION SYSTEMS PREVENT FATAL RAILWAY ACCIDENTS
Our business in the field of railways is aimed at ensuring the safety of rail transport.
We are developing advanced 3D sensors and laser scanners for use in railway safety applications. Our systems are designed to detect obstacles and monitor dangerous areas such as level crossings, station platforms, tunnels, bridges, viaducts, places under the road overpasses etc.
We can detect dangerous situations such as cars or people who remain stuck at the level crossing, passengers who have fallen from the station platform to the track, lost load and other objects that have fallen from overpasses, landslides, avalanches, mud, rocks, trees and other dangerous obstacles.
Our devices operate in all lighting conditions (day, night, direct sunlight) and in the most severe weather conditions. Obstacles can be reliably detected regardless of the type of material.
The detection threshold of a dangerous object can be set according to its size or other parameters that are relevant for a specific safety application.
Monitoring of larger perimeters can be performed by several separate sensors connected to a common control system.
Products and solutions
LEVEL CROSSING OBSTACLE DETECTION SYSTEM
Our Level Crossing Obstacle Detection System SALVIS LC is aimed at reduction of risk and number of fatal accidents at railway level crossings. A three-dimensional (3D) laser scanner is installed on the mast near the level crossing. Before the train’s passage it starts scanning the entire level crossing area. If dangerous objects like cars or humans are detected, the system will alert the interlocking system or wireless communication system and immediately stop the approaching train before the level crossing. The superiority of our SALVIS solution in comparison with other obstacle detection technologies are: advanced objects recognition features (broader field of view, high point resolution, low object reflectance), reliable and safe operation in harsh railway environments (dirt, dust, vibrations, rain, snow, high temperature, immunity to direct and reflected sunlight), low initial investment, easy installation and use, low maintenance costs etc.
OBSTACLE DETECTION SYSTEM FOR MONITORING OF RAILWAY TRACKS UNDER THE ROAD OVERPASSES
Our Obstacle Detection System SALVIS X is aimed at reduction of risk in the dangerous zones where roads overpass the rail tracks. A three-dimensional (3D) laser scanner is installed on the trackside mast in the vicinity of the road overpass. The system scans the railways tracks in the endangered area. If dangerous objects like lost loads are detected, the system will alert the interlocking system or wireless communication system and immediately stop the train before the obstacle and prevent its accident. The superiority of our SALVIS solution in comparison with other obstacle detection technologies are: advanced objects recognition features (extended detection range, broader field of view, high point resolution, low object reflectance), reliable and safe operation in harsh railway environments (dirt, dust, vibrations, rain, snow, high temperature, immunity to direct and reflected sunlight), low initial investment, easy installation and use, low maintenance costs etc.
OBSTACLE DETECTION FOR BIG INDUSTRIAL COLLABORATIVE ROBOTS
In the Factories of the Future, humans and cobots will share common workspace to enable more flexible and cost-effective production. In this new paradigm, small cobots are already a reality, but this is not the case for big industrial robots and heavy-duty applications. CobotSense is a novel laser-based 3D safety sensor with an associated intelligent control system for “Speed and separation monitoring” (SSM) in accordance with the ISO/TS 15066:2016 specifications.
This solution has been developed together with our partners FANUC ADRIA d.o.o. and University of Maribor, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 779966.
Our activities cover also the following areas of consulting:
- participation in the interoperability verification procedures carried out by the notified bodies (NoBo) for the Command-Control and Signalling Subsystem (TSI CCS) and the Energy Sub-System (TSI ENE)
- participation in procedures carried out by the designated bodies (DeBo) for verifying compliance with the national regulations
- assessment of damage to railway infrastructure (telecommunications, signalling systems and overhead contact lines)
- project design
- project management
- cost benefit analysis (CBA)