Schweizer Electronic have released two new videos which explain Minimel Lynx, its new Track Warning System which provides access to the track for workers while trains are running.

With a plug-in-plug-out setup, Minimel Lynx can warn track workers of approaching trains on small as well as large railway construction sites. Typically when workers are on foot, manual detection of trains using a lookout has been the norm, however using a Radar sensor, Minimel Lynx can be configured quickly to detect trains automatically without lookouts with a high degree of safety (SIL4).

Audible Warnings can be delivered to track workers individually using a personal warning device and earphones, or to a Group of workers using a wireless loudspeaker system which can adjust its volume automatically to the level of background noise at the location. Also available within the Minimel Lynx range are loudspeakers that can fit onto road-railers.

Minimel Lynx’s radio reception is the most reliable on the market, helped by a radio repeater system which can double radio range and ensure the system works in areas with radio interference and physical barriers such as deep cuttings and densely packed buildings.

To keep warnings consistent on larger construction sites and ensure workers are not waiting too long for train arrivals, areas of the track can be subdivided into warning zones and using an automatic sector switching system, audible warning devices can be automatically logged into zones.

For over 50 years, Schweizer Electronic have manufactured Track Warning Systems and Level Crossings in Switzerland, serving Rail infrastructure companies across the world. Its products are designed to provide the lowest cost of ownership solutions for crossings, and safe access to running rail for track workers, facilitating productive rail maintenance and construction techniques. For more information, contact 01827 289996 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Schweizer Electronic will be exhibiting at Railtex on 9th-11th May 2017 at the NEC Birmingham. This year, the company exhibits three products: VaMoS, our approved overlay MSL for foot and farm crossings with low installation costs and minimal maintenance; Flex, a PLC based Level Crossing, widely installed in Switzerland configurable as an AOCL, AHB, ABCL or MCB-OD; and Minimel Lynx, a LOWS, SATWS and ATWS system with reliable radio reception, and Radar train detection.

VaMoS provides a cost effective Level Crossing solution for Footpath and Farm crossings. The system comprises of standard industrial automation technology and Frauscher wheel sensors, which together with Schweizer’s failsafe modules gives a safety integrity level of SIL3. This system also benefits from low installation and maintenance costs, and will automatically make contact with the depot if a fault exists.

Certified according to CENELEC and TüV Germany, Flex is a PLC based Level Crossing which uses a platform approach allowing it to scale up to any crossing application from a AOCL to a MCB-OD using the company’s own Obstacle Detection system, FlexRay.

Minimel Lynx, Schweizer Electronic’s new Portable Track Warning System (TWS) has recently received approval by Network Rail to operate as a Lookout Operated Warning System (LOWS), and has also finished trials to operate automatically without lookouts as a Semi or Fully Automatic Track Warning System (SATWS/ATWS).  The system has been trialed in various areas across the UK, and benefits from reliable radio reception technology, allowing it to work in areas previously deemed Radio Black Spots. Together with a radio repeater, this ensures radio reception in difficult topology and makes Minimel Lynx the most user friendly TWS on the market.

For over 50 years, Schweizer Electronic have manufactured Track Warning Systems and Level Crossings in Switzerland, serving Rail infrastructure companies across the world. Its products are designed to provide the lowest cost of ownership solutions for crossings, and safe access to running rail for track workers, facilitating productive rail maintenance and construction techniques. For more information, contact 01827 289996 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.