Over the last year and a half, the Fenix Team – led by Managing Director Craig Purcell – has developed a successful relationship with Pintsch Tiefenbach GmbH, a company that provides depot signalling and control systems, based in Sprockhövel, Germany.
Engineers from Fenix’s Warwickshire base travelled over to Sprockhövel on a number of occasions to receive training in the application of Pintsch Tiefenbach’s products. Since then, Fenix has applied this technology in projects such as Banbury light maintenance depot. The project required an innovative and cost-effective solution to control the safety and automate the track system in guided traffic. Fenix delivered the GRIP 4-8 works at Banbury, starting in August 2016 and commissioned in late April 2017. Due to a compressed time schedule, the team worked under pressure throughout and the success of the project is testament both to the great team working and the preparatory work with Pintsch Tiefenbach.
The project at Banbury incudes an industry first – the first time a technical interface to the main line signalling system has been provided, and is done via volts-free relay contacts. It has the potential to be a standard interface between electronic (SSI) depot and mainline signalling systems. This has paved the way for more collaborative projects between Fenix Signalling and Pintsch Tiefenbach. The two companies will be working together again on a project for Taylor Woodrow, the civil engineering division of VINCI Construction UK, at Manningtree in Essex.
Whatever your signalling or telecoms requirements may be, Fenix UK & Ireland has the railway industry experience and expertise to make your project a success.
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