Computer Based Interlocking

CTRL@LOCK
CTRL@LOCK product family is made up of CBI systems for mainline, industrial and urban rail transport, tailored for:
  • automation and safety assurance in the control of the station and railway tracks sections
  • interval regulation of train traffic
  • infrastructure monitoring and diagnostics

CTRL@LOCK overview

Brief description

CTRL@LOCK 400 is a CBI system designed for mainline railways traffic control with any traction system operation (Diesel, DC or AC). The system is based on European platform HMR-9, uses modern data to transfer protocols and the latest computer hardware. Thanks to its performance and flexibility, CTRL@LOCK 400 can be applied to control entire railway sections or large transport hubs.

LocoTech-Signal created special research laboratory in order to meet customer requirements and effectively adapt and configure the product to the customer’s needs.

By the customer’s request, CTRL@LOCK 400 can be delivered with Local Control and Supervisory System (LCSS) developed by LTS

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Competitive advantages

  • Easy to adapt to any sections and lines
  • Railway infrastructure control of any complexity: from LRT to HSL
  • New generation computing systems
  • Direct control of wayside objects, no relays needed
  • Extended operating temperature range from -40 to + 85 ° С
  • Easy to commission, configure and maintain
  • SIL4 safety Integrity Level

Customer benefits

  • Minimizing the risks of system failures and train delays
  • High availability due to redundant CPU architecture
  • Equipment rooms space decrease up to 50%
  • Centralized or distributed system = scalability and flexibility
  • Continuous monitoring over operating personnel actions
  • Advanced diagnostics and WEB interface

Brief description

CTRL@LOCK 200 is a CBI system designed for industrial railway traffic control on open lines and stations. The system ensures continuous monitoring of the actions of operating personnel. With CTRL@LOCK 200 operator has access to advanced diagnostics of all components condition. Hot redundancy of key components has a positive effect on availability and reduces system and rolling stock downtime.

LocoTech-Signal created special research laboratory in order to meet customer requirements and effectively adapt and configure the product to the customer’s needs.

By the customer’s request, CTRL@LOCK 200 can be delivered with Local Control and Supervisory System (LCSS) developed by LTS

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Competitive advantages

  • End user full monitor and control
  • Hot standby of key system components
  • Infrastructure diagnostics
  • Integration with different information systems
  • Connection of any engineering systems
  • Expansion of the system functionality by the customer
  • Based on COTS components
  • All components are available on the market
  • Easy to replace with any analogue if necessary
  • No strict requirements for equipment set-up and placement

Customer benefits

  • Optimization of initial investments in automation - freeing up to 50% of relay rooms
  • Up to 20% reduction in operating and maintenance costs
  • Minimizing the risks of emergency situations
  • Increased infrastructure capacity
  • Rolling stock productivity growth
  • Stations operation in case of emergency shutdown of power supplies
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Brief description

CTRL@LOCK 100 is a CBI system designed to control trains movement in metros. The system is 100% Russian development and is compatible with the existing wayside infrastructure in Russia and CIS metros. It has successfully passed trial operation in one of the biggest and loaded metro systems in the world – Moscow metro.

Competitive advantages

  • Functionality compliance with the requirements of metros in Russian Federation and CIS
  • 100% hot backup of all system components
  • High reliability and flexibility, scalability of the system
  • Unified, compact, modular hardware and software platform
  • Familiar graphical HMI of the station operator – easy to learn the system for operational personnel
  • Continuous logging of the train situation and devices operation parameters
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Customer benefits

  • High performance – main system cycle time is less than 100 ms
  • Providing higher traffic flow capacity - up to 40 train pairs / h
  • Maximum system availability, reliability and fail safety
  • Reducing the workload on operating personnel
  • Automation of routine actions of operating personnel
  • Contactless control of wayside objects, no relays needed
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