Diagnostic & Control
To perform control and diagnostic functions, FAR Systems produces the RaPLC family of general purpose programmable controllers, as well as dedicated controllers with specific electronics and a remote system for switching driving controls from one end of the train to the other.
RaPLC is a family of general purpose programmable Controllers designed to comply with railway requirements. It is versatile enough to be suitable for different diagnostic and control tasks relating to the on-board functions.
Diagnostic data from on-board equipment is acquired directly via distributed I/Os, and indirectly via connection between the RaPLC and the other on-board controllers. Data saving, presentation and transmission is performed via HMIs and train-to-ground communication devices integrated into the train network.
To allow car builders to develop their own software applications, FAR Systems has created PRISMA, a development tool for standard software compliant with IEC 1131-3.
FAR Systems participates in EUROMAIN and INTEGRAIL European projects relating to integrated railway diagnostic systems. More than 1200 of our diagnostics and communication systems have already been supplied to Trenitalia Intercity cars.
FAR Systems also designs and produces specialised controllers for OEMs according to their specifications, for example for diagnostics on static converters or air conditioning systems.
MTE is a remote control system with all the safety and control functions needed to remotely switch train control from one end to the other.