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.