Overwhelming response to Bender’s RS4 at Railtex
Published: 24 June 2019 - Sarah Mead
New signal power protection systems from Bender UK were officially unveiled at Railtex ’19.
The launch of new multi-tier fault detection and location systems was a huge hit with customers and visitors alike. They were all extremely impressed with the display of new Rail Signalling 4 (RS4) NR/L2/SIGELP/27725 Tier 1, 2 and 3 compliant systems.
The RS4 integrated insulation monitoring and earth fault location equipment enhances the integrity of rail signal power distribution systems. The system continuously monitors insulation resistance (IR) levels, notifying operators of any drops in the IR value, providing advanced warning of emerging issues and pinpointing insulation problems. The upgraded system offers increased sensitivity for first fault location, from 20K? to 100K?. The ability of RS4 to locate faults more precisely means maintenance teams can respond more quickly, enhancing safety, reducing downtime and minimising fines and penalties that arise from disruption of services.
Bender UK Rail Business Manager Tony Edwards was very pleased with the level of interest from visitors to the stand at Railtex ’19. He said: “The exhibition has been a superb vehicle for informing the rail industry about our new RS4 solutions. The stand was incredibly busy each day, with customers queuing on day 2 to get a look at the equipment and experience the virtual reality presentation about the system.
There is market demand for Tier 1, 2 and 3 solutions, and we are pleased offer affordable, compliant and more importantly - cost efficient solutions which are easy to upgrade, install.
Our customers including Network Rail have complete confidence in who we are, our history of innovation over the last nine decades and our total capability. With over a thousand Bender systems installed over the last two decades, we take pride in the fact we provide an outstanding level of customer service, have listened to their needs and responded accordingly.”
The RS4 is based on proven rail technology. The ease with which retrofitted options provide a cost-effective upgrade is very appealing. The Tier 1 and 2 solutions have been well received as the next generation of tried and trusted equipment which has significant cost benefits compared to other emerging rail solutions.
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