The Czech railway industry is preparing for the biggest event of this year. After four years, the InnoTrans trade fair will take place in Berlin with 27 Czech companies taking part. Some of them will be grouped in the joint stand of the Association of Czech Railway Industry Companies (ACRI), which is being set up with the support of the Ministry of Industry and Trade and will be located in Hall 9. The fair will take place from 20 to 23 September at the MESSE Berlin exhibition centre and is one of the largest fairs of its kind in the world. Over 150,000 visitors from 149 countries visited the fair during its last edition in 2018. The Czech rail industry employs over 20,000 people directly and about 30,000 indirectly (through subcontractors) and generates 1.5% of GDP.
“The Czech railway industry is very successful on foreign markets, where exports account for 56% of turnover. This is a proof of the competitive offer of innovative products and services, which successfully build on more than 200 years of tradition. The companies want to strengthen their international position even further. Companies are ready to expand into new markets, and the Berlin trade fair is a great opportunity to present innovative products and services, establish new contacts and export opportunities. The unique know-how that Czech companies hold can be a great asset not only for themselves but also for future customers,” says Marie Vopálenská, CEO of ACRI.
Companies will exhibit from vehicles to individual components
Czech companies will present their novelties at the stands. For example, there will be a new tram from the Škoda Group for the tri-cities of Mannheim, Ludwigshafen and Heidelberg. AŽD will present the TrafficSWing DOZ-1 remote control dispatcher workstation with the TrafficSWing GTN telematics superstructure and the ASVC advanced automatic train path construction system for the Prague Vršovice – Uhříněves railway line. The manufacturer DAKO will have exhibits of pneumatic and hydraulic braking systems for rolling stock, including mechatronic control components.
The seat designed for the premium class of all customers and carriers who want to differentiate themselves by the level of comfort offered will make its premiere at InnoTrans. The seat continues the tradition of electrically operated seats manufactured by BORCAD since 2012. BONATRANS GROUP will then present several types of its wheels for rolling stock at the fair. These include, for example, the BONA320 voltage-optimised wheel for freight wagons with the BONASILENCE®R+ shock absorber or the wheel with the BONASILENCE®P shock absorber for Prague metro trains. Research institutes and testing facilities as well as companies that supply electrical components will also be actively participating in the fair. This is just a short list of what the companies associated with ACRI have prepared for the fair, more on the acri.cz website.
Presentation of news and participation in discussions
In addition to the products on the stands, companies will also participate in discussions or lectures. The AŽD stand will host the AŽD Forum on Wednesday and Thursday (21 and 22 September) from 14.00, where the latest trends in autonomous rail, ERTMS and the latest technologies will be discussed. The topic will be introduced by a short lecture followed by a discussion with experts. On Wednesday 21.09. at 14.00 Antonin Diviš, R&D Director Deputy, AŽD Praha, will take part in a panel discussion on “ERTMS: the foundation of a future global operation automation” at the UNIFE stand.
The Škoda Group has prepared a tram for the tri-cities of Mannheim, Ludwigshafen and Heidelberg for Tuesday 20 September at 13.00, which is unique in that it combines tram and train elements. On Wednesday at 11.00 the group will then present an anti-collision system for rolling stock and at 15.00 there will also be a lecture by Ladislav Sobotka, Engineering & R&D Director for Electric systems and components at the Škoda Group, on the topic of Modern traction drives for rolling stock.
ACRI member companies, which will present themselves at the joint stand of the Czech railway industry (Hall 9, Stand 310):
- AV R&D
- LAPP Czech Republic
- SKD TRADE
- SVV Praha
- ŠKODA GROUP
- TTC MARCONI
- Výzkumný a zkušební ústav Plzeň
Member companies with their own stand at InnoTrans 2022 (hall, stand):
- AMiT 27 421
- AŽD PRAHA 27 650
- BONATRANS GROUP 21 640
- BORCAD CZ 1.1 540
- DAKO CZ 1.2. 450
- IGW 20 460
- MSV elektronika 27 500
- OLTIS Group 4.1. 430
- Pars Komponenty 3.1. 650
- První Signalni 22 100
- RETEX 7.1a 140
- ŠKODA GROUP 3.2 660
- STROJÍRNA OSLAVANY 9 541
- VUZ 27 551
- ZKL Bearings CZ 23 930
Further details of the fair are available on the website https://www.innotrans.de/en/
What ACRI companies will present at InnoTrans:
AV R&D is the leading Czech company in the development of Rail Vehicles and mechanical engineering products. Company provides services for the development, mechanical design, simulations, testing, and measurement of new mechanical engineering products and Rail Vehicles. AV R&D delivers special testing bench and methodology tailored for specific customer requirements.
At the fair, it will be presenting Test equipment for bonded joints according to DIN 6701 – AV036/043
AŽD will present the Autonomous Railway concept at the fair. New technologies in automation bring greater efficiency to the railway and are an essential factor in improving safety. Higher levels of automation supported by autonomous systems in rail transport are necessary prerequisites for efficient traffic management. The cooperation of autonomous systems with human support creates the whole of the autonomous railway.
The main exhibit will be the centralised traffic control TrafficSWing DOZ-1 including telematic application designed to support traffic processes TrafficSWing GTN and advanced automatic route setting system for the line Praha Vršovice – Uhříněves in Czech Republic
The AŽD stand will host the AŽD Forum, where the latest trends in the field of autonomous railways, ERTMS and the latest technologies will be discussed. Each of the topic will be introduced by a short presentation followed by a discussion with experts.
Wednesday 21.09. 14.00-15.30 “AŽD Forum on Autonomous railway” with discussion blocks
14:00 Demonstration of Driverless Train Operation
14:30 AŽD Railway Lines: history, presence and future
15:00 Autonomous railways – Deep dive – Technology, visions and reaility
Thursday 22.09. 14.00-15.30 “AŽD Forum on Latest technologies and innovations” with discussion blocks
14:00 AŽD solution for ATO over ETCS (GoA2)
14:30 ETCS experiences for integration of ETCS OBU and opportunities for Trackside Technologies
15:00 AŽD Innovations for the future
On Wednesday 21.09. 14:00-15:00 Antonin Diviš (R&D Director Deputy, AŽD Praha) will take part in a panel discussion on “ERTMS: the foundation of a future global operation automation” at the UNIFE stand.
The premium class seat for all customers and carriers who want to differentiate themselves by the level of comfort offered will have its premiere. The seat continues the tradition of electrically operated seats, manufactured in BORCAD since 2012. It will have 3-4 motors allowing adjustment of ergonomics similar to air travel, more storage space and optional accessories in the side of the seat. It is also designed for long-distance routes, where classic lounger or bed trains cannot be fully used for daily operation. BORCAD will also introduce a folding seat, which can be electrically locked in the basic position, while at the same time it is possible to lock a row of seats. This customer requirement is based on the need to change the layout of the car at peak times due to the need to increase the capacity of the train, or to provide more space for bicycles.
Visitors will see train seats at the stand.
BONA320 stress-optimised wheel for trucks with BONASILENCE®R+ shock absorber
- The BONA320 with BONASILENCE®R+ shock absorber is the third generation of tension-optimised wheels; the wheel is designed in accordance with EN 13979-1 and certified according to TSI WAG.
- Optimal wheel for cars equipped with L, LL, K brake shoes.
- Long wheel life thanks to innovative BONASTAR®ER7 steel quality.
- BONA320 is equipped with the new generation BONASILENCE®R+ silencer.
- The lifetime of the new generation of BONASILENCE®R+ shock absorbers is not limited by the lifetime of the wheel; easy to remove and apply to a new wheel; the average reduction in rolling noise of the wheel is 4 dB(A) and the average reduction in howling noise can reach up to 15 dB(A) in frequency bands where howling noise is significant.
BONAE-LOCK rubber suspension wheel for trams, LRVs and subways
- The key benefits of BONA “E”-LOCK reduce LCC and carbon footprint:
- E = “easy lock” easy lock / easy wheel removal and assembly / easy hoop change;
- E = economical, longer service life thanks to innovative BONASTAR® steel grades;
- E = eco-friendly, environmentally friendly with noise and vibration damping thanks to rubber segments between the disc and the hoop.
- Up to 30% longer service life thanks to innovative steel grades BONASTAR®B6, BONASTAR®B7.
- BONAE-LOCK achieves an average reduction in rolling wheel noise of 5 dB(A) and the average reduction in howling noise can reach up to 10 dB(A) in frequency bands where howling noise is significant.
- For even greater noise reduction, these wheels can be equipped with BONASILENCE® silencers.
BONASILENCE®P shock-absorbing wheel for Prague metro trains
- The wheel is equipped with a third-generation BONASILENCE®P silencer and is designed for wheel replacement (after 1.6 million km) on existing Siemens M1 Prague metro sets.
- The lifetime of the new generation of BONASILENCE®P dampers is not limited by the lifetime of the wheel; easy to remove and apply to a new wheel; the average reduction in rolling wheel noise is 5 dB(A) and the average reduction in howling noise can reach up to 10 dB(A) in frequency bands where howling noise is significant.
Very high speed wheel for Velaro e320 EUROSTAR and Velaro TCDD HT80000
- It is designed for the Siemens Velaro family of high-speed units.
- These wheels can be found all along the route of the legendary Orient Express.
A key product that DAKO will present at the fair is an integrated brake is designed especially for freight wagons that require a low service weight. Thus their subsequent operation becomes more environmentally friendly and cost efficient from the end user view. Another advantage is the presence of the brake cylinder with the double acting slack adjuster. The easy installation of the brake in the bogie is ensured by the four simple hinges. The brake is manufactured without parking brake (ITBL J) or including this feature (ITBL R).
The company’s stand will feature exhibits of pneumatic and hydraulic braking systems for rolling stock, including mechatronic control components.
IGW is the world’s leading manufacturer of railway gearboxes, couplings and service providers. IGW will present the products and services at the fair. At the booth you can meet with representatives of the company from Czech Republic, India and the USA will be present at the stand.
LAPP’s product range for rolling stock offers more than 545 cable types and 485 connectors, cable glands, protective cable conduit systems and marking systems. The entire range offers a complete solution for the industry. LAPP stocks over one million meters of cables for rolling stock. Company can also offer customized solutions in the form of cable systems according to individual customer requirements.
Cables and wires for railways must comply with special safety regulations and fulfil functions in order to be approved for rail vehicles. With the extensive portfolio for railway technology from LAPP, you receive tested and certified system solutions from a single source. At LAPP they know what is important when it comes to connection solutions for rail transport. LAPP portfolio for railway technology meets a variety of standards and safety requirements.
Advantages of LAPP products at a glance:
• IRIS / TS 22163 certification at the Lapp Korea LLC production site
• Own electron beam crosslinking facility
• Cable types according to EN standards and other standards
• Many years of experience in the rolling stock market
• Shortest delivery times – high stock availability
• Small minimum order quantities and presentations
• Complete connection solutions from one source
• Solutions tailor made according to customer¨s demands
Samples of cables, connectors, glands and protective hoses can be seen at InnoTrans at the ACRI joint stand.
OLTIS Group is going to present to existing as well as potential customers the latest development version of the LWP information system (Logistics Web Portal) and its functionalities for railway undertakings and operators at its stand at InnoTrans Berlin 2022. This includes the Human Resource/EDORAT module, the Driver/MobiDriver mobile application module, the Trip record module, and the OKOS communication interface. Other new products include the new TF ATEX satellite tracking units and their display and evaluation in the dedicated LWP SIMON application. This application has been primarily developed for use on railways and features specialized tools that make it a unique solution for monitoring the operation and movement of rolling stock and locomotives.
Visitors to the exhibition stand will be able to physically see the new TF ATEX tracking units, their data display and functionality in the LWP SIMON application. In addition, they will present to customers at the information points the portfolio of information systems for infrastructure managers and railway operators, live connection of one of the dispatching systems to the actual carrier data.
The company will be exhibiting an entrance door system with a sliding footboard for Regiojet – manufacturer PESA, unit type EMU ELF III and also a PRM ramp for DURMAZLAR – project Resita, a window for PUSHPULL – Škoda Group and a breaking system for trams.
Technological company RETEX introduces for a first time advanced acoustic-thermal insulation material for trains and trams with excellent parameters. The Envizol Train achieves highest hazard level and is non-flammable. The company will also introduce other unique high-value-added materials for rolling stocks at the fair.
The ReDAT system offers a smart way to record, store and subsequently analyse customer interactions. The highly reliable and stable system, working in continuous operation, brings a more modern and user-friendly environment for managing and recording not only dispatch data. With our ReDAT system, you will be able to analyze, monitor online or just check situations arising at any time comprehensively using all available resources. Thanks to technological maturity, close cooperation with railway operators and an individual approach to each customer, it is possible to find the most suitable solution for common or very specific requirements.
There will be a ReDAT KMM box and a ReDAT5 recording unit.
New digital controllers DR20 by SKD TRADE a.s.
Technical Development Department of SKD TRADE a.s. is constantly coming up with new improvements to spare parts for rail vehicles from the CKD provenance. One of the latest innovations is the new digital controller of type designation DR20, which is primarily intended for controlling the traction drive of railway vehicles. This controller is designed as a replacement for various types of original analog vehicle controllers manufactured by ČKD with TV14 armament and their modifications, formerly referred to as GC 108P and GC 109P.
Flexible segments for 15T tram wheels
SKD TRADE, a.s. has been renovating 15T trams for Prague Public Transit Company for several years now. The design of the wheel is characterized by insertion of elastic segments between a wheel hub and a rim which ensures the transmission of driving and braking torque, the transmission of forces arising from the dynamic effects of the vehicle’s own weight and the interaction between wheel and rail. From the beginning rubber compounds of various manufacturers have been used. SKD TRADE, a.s. developed a completely new polyurethane (PUR) based material in collaboration with a specialist company. Extensive static, dynamic, noise and vibration tests, including long-term driving tests took place on the 15T trams. PUR segments have succeed in all parameters and now they are homologated and commonly used.
Europe’s leading manufacturer of vehicles for public transport will present several new products at InnoTrans 2022. The main product to be displayed between the halls will be a new tram, or rather light rail vehicle, for the tri-cities of Mannheim, Ludwigshafen and Heidelberg. This is the first of an order of 80 trams for a German customer. The state-of-the-art vehicle will make its premiere at the fair on Tuesday 20 September at 1pm.
On the very next day of the fair, the group will present another novelty. This is the anti-collision system, which is the first step on the road to an autonomous tram. Anyone who wants to find out more must come to the Škoda stand on Wednesday, 21 September at 11 a.m. On the same day at 3 pm, Ladislav Sobotka, Engineering & R&D Director for Electric systems and components at Škoda Group, will give a lecture on Modern traction drives for rolling stock.
In addition, the group will be presenting electrical components such as: motor with gearbox, traction unit and various other solutions directly at the stand. There will also be very popular models of new and older products.
T-CZ will present three of its products at the fair.
• VS67NG – new GSM-R cab radio for installation in 19″ rack
• VO67NG – new display unit with color display and lightweight frame design
• VA56 – New multi-band antenna for 160/450 MHz, LTE , GNSS bands
VÚKV is a company which is involved in applied research, development and testing in the area of rail vehicles for railway and city transport. These key activities will be offered and presented in terms of the Czech Innotrans 2022 trade fair attendance. For the mentioned activities, the company has a team of skilled experts and relevant equipment of design bureau in Prague and testing laboratory at Cerhenice.
VÝZKUMNÝ A ZKUŠEBNÍ ÚSTAV PLZEŇ (RESEARCH AND TESTING INSTITUTE)
The company offers wide range of specialized services for manufacturers of transportation vehicles and energy industry. The company’s main professional competences include: comprehensive material diagnostics, accredited testing of mechanical properties and fatigue life of transport vehicle structures, strength and thermodynamic calculations, noise measurement and vibrations, development and application of thermal spraying, fatigue and seismic tests. The company has 115 years tradition in testing.
As the leader in the field of assessment and evaluation in the railway sector, offers a cyber resilience assessment service to the railway industry. We test cybersecurity in accordance with our own standards, and in accordance with CENELEC 50701, which implements a consistent approach to the management of cybersecurity applicable to all railway applications. The entire testing process is monitored and recorded. The output is an assessment report and a certificate issued by our company according to the VUZ standard, in accordance with ISO 27000, IEC 62443 and TC 50701.
During the first two trade fair days (September 20-21), VUZ experts will present the portfolio of technical tests and professional services provided by the company. Their presentations will cover mainly EMC testing, noise tests, brake tests, tests performed on bearing and brake test benches, customized underframe testing and VUZ assessment services.