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Rostec has created a collision avoidance system for shunting locomotives

25 December 2023
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The TEM18DM shunting locomotive
The TEM18DM shunting locomotive. Source: Shvabe
Savenkova Ekaterina, Editorial Contributor to International Projects of ROLLINGSTOCK Agency
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Stolchnev Alexey, Russian Projects Editor, ROLLINGSTOCK Agency

Russia: Developed by Rostec’s subsidiary, the Yalamov Ural Optical and Mechanical Plant, the system is to be mounted on the locomotive’s main frame and powered by the on-board network.

To avoid collisions, it counts the time it takes for a laser beam to travel from a device to an obstacle. The measuring range is said to be 50 m with a tolerance of 5 cm.

According to Vadim Kalyugin, CEO of Shvabe, the system can operate in temperatures from -50 to +45 °C and is enclosed in a waterproof IP65-rated box. Together with the laser measurement capabilities, this allows the system to be used in the metro for traffic control or on cranes in ports.

The system has been tested by VNIKTI, a Russian research and development institute for rolling stock, and is now in pilot operation on the Oktyabrskaya Railway branch of Russian Railways (RZD). Its serial production is scheduled to start in 2024.

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