Positive Train Control (PTC)

Be ready for today’s challenges in industrial, mining and freight railway operation

As modern rail operator, you face many challenges ranging from systems which are unreliable, inefficient and have a limited expansion flexibility to derailment and other incidents. All resulting in high maintenance, operational and procurement costs.

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Product overview

Tailored to your needs

Providing high scalability and enhanced efficiency, Siemens Trainguard Sentinel solutions are tailored to optimally meet the needs of industrial, mining or freight operators. The system offers improved safety, enhanced service recovery, as well as greater reliability and maintenance prediction. These solutions are also affordable in terms of set-up, operation and expansion. In short: Trainguard Sentinel enables smooth operations for heavy loads.
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Benefits at a glance

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Safe and reliable PTC operation

Easy to install and maintain, Trainguard Sentinel comprises of a primary control module and cab display units, with an optional second display. Speed and location are determined via an on-board track database, commercial GPS receiver, and axle tachometers. Trainguard Sentinel also offers integrated head- and end-of-train operation as well as open interfaces to data radios or other locomotive equipment using AAR interoperability standards.

Three scalable levels

Siemens Trainguard Sentinel represents a best-in-class and cost-optimized train control solution. The system is scalable in size and scope, assuring highest operator benefits with the lowest investment costs.

Sentinel building blocks

 
On-board speed monitoring
Train integrity
Brake control
Control system
Trains position monitoring
Temporary speed restrictions
Controlled point machines
Other signaling elements
Wayside hazard detectors
Advanced optimization of power consumption
Stand-alone OBU
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Optional
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OCC-integrated
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Optional
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Optional
Optional
Optional
 
Automated
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Optional
Optional
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