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Socomec’s Advanced Switching System on Show at Railtex 2015

Integrated power specialist, Socomec, will be showing its range of advanced switching solutions designed for the unique challenges of the rail sector at Railtex 2015.

Socomec’s Sircover and AtyS Automatic and Static Transfer Switches have been engineered to enhance power availability and simplify the electrical architecture, ensuring standby and alternate power availability.

With ongoing investment in development, Socomec has recently been recognised by Transport For London as part of a wider project with partner, AF Switchgear. The Socomec AtyS has been approved by LUL as an integral part of a complete system being manufactured by AF Switchgear.

Advanced Switching Solutions

The Socomec Automatic Transfer Switch (ATyS) monitors the power supply to a critical system and – in case of failure – manages the transfer to the backup supply.

Based on Socomec’s proven load-break switch technology, the ATyS provides a robust and easy to use solution to the rail industry’s most challenging safety and supply availability requirements.

Andrew Wilkinson, Regional Managing Director, Socomec comments; “At Socomec, we work closely with our customers to better understand their challenges and to design sustainable solutions. Our latest product evolution is an important development, enabling rail infrastructure to comply with the latest safety standards: BS 9999:2008 and BS 8519:2010.”

Socomec’s ATyS is supplied as a complete manufacturer-certified compact unit and has been developed for transformer/transformer changeover applications as well as for transformer/generator applications. ATyS integrates test off-load and on-load inputs with a generator start signal.

The ATyS is compatible with BMS or fire monitoring systems and can also accept current transformer inputs for metering functions. The latest Socomec ATyS also features optional volt-free contacts for source availability and RS485 MODBUS or Ethernet communications.

Fully certified to BS EN 60947-6-1, ATyS also meets the requirements of BS EN 9999:2008 and BS 8519:2010 when enclosed by Socomec.

To see Socomec’s advanced switching solutions in action visit the team on stand Q41 between 12th and 14th May at the NEC, Birmingham.

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