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Today more than ever, speed, reliability and convenience are the decisive factors for ensuring the desirability of modern mass-transit railways

Continuous monitoring of trains and safe signaling offers numerous advantages in train operations today. For driver-operated and driverless vehicles alike, automatic train control systems ensure maximum safety and efficiency in every case. Electronic interlockings ensure that railways operate safely. They monitor and control train movements on the lines according to the operational requirements of the railway. Completely preassembled and tested interlockings designed as modular containers, play a key role in cutting time and costs for installation and commissioning and therefore help reduce investment costs.


The field of marine and offshore electrical and control engineering applies to customised ship monitoring and automation solutions based on a flexible, modular, distributed architecture

A Vessel Control System (VCS) provides full remote supervisory control and monitoring of all ship systems. A distributed system based on a high speed, redundant Ethernet network, the VCS integrates individual ship’s sub-systems and consolidates them in a unified and coherent system:

  • Machinery/auxiliary machinery monitoring and control
  • Power management
  • Fluids management

Systems are adapted for a wide range of applications throughout the naval, offshore and merchant marine industry. Installations have included fixed platforms, supply vessels, cruise liners, FPSOs, tankers, drill rigs, cable & pipe layers, and LNG carriers, providing control and monitoring functions for systems which combine a relatively low I/O count of just a few hundred plant signals, up to more complex applications with several thousand I/O points.


Applications from the aerospace and defence industry includes advanced flight control systems, integrated cockpit controls, precision actuation solutions, motion control and sensing

In the last 50 years the aviation industry has evolved from electromechanical and hydraulic motion control manufacturing to a modern technology of advanced cockpit-to-surface solutions for actuation and flight control systems for military and commercial fixed wing aircraft. Advanced electronic technologies, systems and components control critical functions in diesel and gas engines, turbines, compressors, generator sets, switchgear, industrial and defence vehicles, aircraft, helicopters and guided missiles.