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.

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.