is Schweizer Electronic’s new Track Warning System. Lighter weight construction lends itself to P-Way maintenance patrols, prep and follow up works, and small worksites, as well as asset inspections.


The main benefits of Minimel Lynx include:

  • Capable of operating as a LOWS, SATWS or ATWS without cables.
  • Automatic mode provides safer trackworker protection without lookouts through easy deployment of treadles
  • Only uses one battery with backup from internal super capacitors
  • 2 way radio communication providing feedback to the LOWS lookout that the warning has been activated on the worksite
  • A Radio Repeater improves radio reception and reliability in difficult topology, avoiding fault warnings
  • An automatic vigilance button providing better comfort to the LOWS operator
  • Upgradable to a Radar Train detector (available 2015)

How does it work?


  can be separated into three sections:


Announcement:


Components that detect the train, either manually using a radio switch or automatically using a treadle attached to running rail, and send the warning signal to the worksite.

Processing:

Devices that process the warning signal and count the number of approaching trains, forwarding the warning signal either via radio.

Warning:

The warning units which alert trackworkers using lights and horns.