With its functional modularity, flexible scalability and an Ethernet-based software interface, the FAdC permits a wide range of configurations. The savings on space, energy and investment costs increase with project scale thanks to state-of-the-art communications technologies.
Connection to a high-performance electronic interlocking is possible both via a customer-specific interface and the Frauscher Safe Ethernet (FSE) protocol. In this way, higher-level applications can be provided with all the functional and diagnostic information required. In addition, clusters that are spread along the track can also be connected via the Ethernet to form a decentralized architecture.
The FAdCi has been specially developed for less stringent safety requirements. This means a cost-effective type of the latest generation of axle counters is available for simplified operational conditions. This axle counter fulfils all requirements in accordance with the CENELEC standards up to SIL3 and has been designed for use at speeds up to 50 mph.
The FAdCi also provides all the benefits offered by the basic model: Functional modularity, easy scalability in conjunction with the optional software or hardware interface, as well as the greatest flexibility in terms of configuration for a variety of requirements. In addition to train detection, a large variety of further diagnostic information and data is generated in a wide range of applications.