The first Minimel Lynx systems with ALADIN (Automatic Level Adaption Due to Identified Noise) were delivered to our customers. The ALADIN effect is technically based on a control system. It controls the warning volume automatically depending on the ambient noise. The implemented technical solution ALADIN for Track Warning System provides the following benefits:

  • Redundant
    2 independent measurement paths allow a failsafe structure with SIL4

  • Accurate
    Microphones used as sound level meters are very accurate over the entire frequency and temperature range.

  • monitoring of the emitted warning level
    While the warning unit sounds the alarm, the controller supervises via the microphones the emitted warning level and recognizes unauthorized manipulation

  • Compliant with standards and regulations
    All requirements compliant to upcoming standard EN16704-2-1 and the DB module 132.10118 ragarding automatic level adjustments

For the neigboring residents of railway construction sites, ALADIN measurably reduces noise generated from the Track Warning System, without impairing the sound level to warn track workers. This contribution to environmental protection has been demonstrated on several test sites.

For the third year running, Schweizer Electronic will be exhibiting at Rail2015 on 16th/17th September 2015 at Long Marston. This open air event gives Schweizer an opportunity to showcase its Minimel Lynx system and fully demonstrate its capabilities as a flexible Track Warning System that can be configured to run fully automatically without lookouts.

The event itself, brings together the latest innovations in Rail and serves as an excellent environment for industry stakeholders to meet and encourage better cross-industry engagement throughout the supply chain.

The Schweizer Electronic stand is located in Zone L4.4. If you’d like to set up an appointment with a representative then please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Schweizer Electronic manufactures Track Warning Systems serving Rail infrastructure companies across the world. Their products are designed to provide safe access to running rail for track workers, facilitating productive rail maintenance and construction techniques. The company’s latest product, Minimel Lynx, is a Lightweight Track Warning System which can be configured to operate without lookouts using a Radar Sensor to detect the train. In addition, the company produces Level Crossings and following a successful tender is trialling a new Enhanced User Worked Crossing with Network Rail.

Attending Railtex again this year at the Birmingham NEC on 12th-14th May 2015, Schweizer Electronic will exhibiting their Enhanced User Worked Crossing, Vamos, and also a new Radar sensor for their Minimel Lynx Track Warning System.

Currently going through final trials on Network Rail’s Kent route, Vamos provides a cost effective Level Crossing solution for Footpath and Farm crossings. The system comprises of standard industrial automation technology and Frausher wheel sensors, which together with Schweizer’s failsafe modules gives a safety integrity level of SIL3. Chris Foreman from Schweizer Electronic commented, that ‘the system might also be attractive to NR’s routes as it benefits from low life cycle costs and minimum maintenance, automatically making contact with the depot if a rare fault exists’.

Minimel Lynx, Schweizer Electronic’s new Track Warning System (TWS) is also close to Network Rail approval. The system can operate as a Lookout Operated Warning System (LOWS) or automatically without lookouts as a Semi or Fully Automatic Track Warning System (SATWS/ATWS). Schweizer hopes its new Radar sensor will enable the portable Minimel Lynx system to be deployed even more rapidly and together with a repeater, ensure radio reception in difficult topology and make Minimel Lynx the most user friendly TWS on the market.

For over 50 years, Schweizer Electronic have manufactured Track Warning Systems and Level Crossings from 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.

Following successful shadow trials, Schweizer Electronic has received an approval certificate for live LOWS trials of Minimel Lynx, its new Track Warning System.

‘We’d like to thank our Network Rail champion in IP for their hard work in getting this far’ said Chris Foreman, General Manager for Schweizer Electronic in the UK, ‘ this proves the safety case and we’re now really hopeful that the product will receive full approval for LOWS soon and SATWS/ATWS trials will proceed shortly afterwards’. Operational trials are currently planned for Sept 2015.

Minimel Lynx offers a lightweight and portable Track Warning System which can be configured as a Lookout Operated Warning System (LOWS), or either as a Semi or Fully Automatic Track Warning System (SATWS/ATWS). The system is suited for patrolling or short term worksites for the Network Rail’s maintenance delivery units or within the rail contracting community. Together with its Radar system, Minimel Lynx can operate without lookouts providing a high level of safety for track workers.

For over 50 years, Schweizer Electronic have manufactured Track Warning Systems and Level Crossings from 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.

This year, the Rail Safety Summit 2015 hosts Mark Carne, Chief Executive of Network Rail, as its Keynote Speaker. Mark will give his take on safety within rail, as well as the key areas of safety that Network Rail will be focusing on going forward.

Now running for several years, the 2015 Safety Summit continues the theme of sharing Health and Safety best practice across the Rail industry. Recently a significant push to improve the safety record within the industry has often meant significant change both in design and process. For some however this has also caused confusion and the summit might help participants make sense of the changes and the necessary safety measures.

This year's Safety Summit will cover many of the Industries burning topics. Other speakers include Steve Featherstone, Programme Track Director for Network Rail, Giles Thomas, Rail Director for HS2, and also Emma Head Director of Safety Strategy from Network Rail.

To find out more and book tickets, go to http://www.railsafetysummit.com