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TÜV SÜD presented its extensive range of digitalisation and sustainability services at the InnoTrans 2022

At the InnoTrans 2022 in Berlin this year TÜV SÜD presented its testing, inspection and certification (TIC) services for the rail sector. A special focus was set on its testing and inspection services for IT security, its support for alternative drive services and the new generation of TÜV SÜD wheelset technology.

TÜV SÜD Rail at the exhibition InnoTrans in BerlinAs open networked systems such as GSM-R, the wireless communication standard for the rail network, and the European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) become increasingly prevalent in the rail industry, its security and threat landscape is undergoing fundamental change. The assessment, testing and certification services supplied by TÜV SÜD Rail help manufacturers, operators and system providers to get to grips with the new risks confronting systems, applications and products, to verify their IT security status and to develop appropriate security measures to reduce risks, such as applying for IEC 62443 or TS 50701 certification.

Alternative drive services and new generation of wheelsets

Global calls for increased sustainability and improved energy efficiency are encouraging the development of alternative drive systems. In the rail sector, this will primarily involve hydrogen technologies and hybrid drive solutions. Development of these cutting-edge technologies must include the creation of harmonised interfaces and evaluation of potential risks if the safety, security and reliability of rail operations is to be guaranteed. As the necessary regulations are still in preparation, TÜV SÜD is supporting a number of international pilot projects, including FCH2Rail, by providing independent safety and security assessments.

IWT 5 wheelset At InnoTrans TÜV SÜD also presented its new wheelset technology IWT5, the company’s fifth generation of instrumented wheelset technology. These wheelsets are fitted with appropriately calibrated electronic equipment and are used to accurately measure the dynamic contact forces at the wheel/rail interface. IWT5 features an array of new technologies, including a telemetry system delivering improved performance and stability. The new instrumented wheelsets can further be used on all common wheel axes. As there is no need for installation of a test wheel, the time taken up for testing is reduced.

If you want to learn more please visit our websites about Assessment Services for Railway Traction Technology and Systems and Instrumented wheelset technology IWT 5

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