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Innotrans 2018

Selectron exhibits on two stands

Published 2018-07-27

Selectron has an own booth and shows also on the Knorr-Bremse Group’s main stand its CAN-connectable devices. This includes the MAS 94x controller family.

The CANopen products from Selectron are used for example in the multifunctional maintenance vehicles from Windhoff (Photo: Selectron)

Every even-numbered year, the technological elite for railway technology meets in Berlin on the Innotrans tradeshow. Selectron (Switzerland), a long-term CiA member, is now a member of the Knorr-Bremse Group and exhibits therefore on two places (hall 1.2 and hall 6.2). At its own booth, the company presents the latest TCMS (train control and monitoring system) solutions. The main focus is on the functional-safe MAS 94x controller, which provides besides Ethernet and MVB interfaces also CANopen connectivity. The Smartio family is shown, too. The technological focus is on safety and security applications.

Maintenance vehicles in Norway

Windhoff uses in its maintenance vehicles since many years, the TCMS systems from Selectron. Banenor, a Norwegian customer, has ordered 21 two-axle rail vehicles. These multi-functional vehicles are equipped with the MAS83x, MAS73x, and Smartio MAS3xx product families. The modular system complies with SIL-0 as well as SIL-2 devices. The vehicle's networking structure is based on CANopen and connects both the Selectron remote I/O stations and third-party devices. The main diesel engine is controlled via the J1939 network. The diagnostic system, including the HMI (human machine interface) devices, implements a Ethernet network with Modbus-IP protocol (10 Mbit/s and 100 Mbit/s).

Since April this year, the management of Selectron has been composed of Marco Fanger and Dr. Thomas Fischer. Marco Fanger is an electrical engineer and studied at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts. He has been with Selectron since 2007 and has been Head of Sales and a member of the Board of Management since 2017. Dr. Thomas Fischer holds both a doctorate and a master's degree in business administration. Since 2013, he has been CFO and member of the Board of Management.

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