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Planning Systems for Interlockings - Forward-looking planning, greater economic efficiency

Customers, planners, testers, manufacturers – many people in responsible positions are involved in the planning of control and safety technology. As a consequence, the planning process is prolonged due to numerous alterations. An enormous amount of unnecessary work takes place because the necessary data are kept redundantly in various different planning documents. Furthermore, a wide range of different planning and engineering tools are used for the individual segments of the planning process.

The solution to this problem is the interlocking planning system by Scheidt & Bachmann System Technik GmbH. It speeds up the planning process by standardising data keeping and thus drastically reducing the amount of work needed for data input. On the basis of the most up-to-date data, all conceivable scenarios, e.g. planned construction work, can be simulated at the planning stage together with the personnel who will later operate the interlocking. At the end of the planning stage, the customer receives verified and validated plans of sustainable and tested quality.   

The practicability and operator friendliness of new developments in control and safety technology can first be tested in the simulation system. Simulation can be used before or during the development of the real system to accelerate the project’s progress and minimise the necessity for cost-intensive alterations. 

Scheidt & Bachmann System Technik GmbH‘s planning system combines intelligent project development and simulation. The following modules and functions accompany the planning process interactively from beginning to end:

  • project design tool
  • interlocking simulation
  • statistics modules

The advantages of the BEST Planning System for interlockings:

  • functional and operational testing of planned interlockings
  • prototyping of new control and safety technology
  • optimised planning of routes and stations
  • redundancy-free data management and quality assurance in the planning process
  • im- and export of data, e.g. routes and signal tables
  • electronic interlocking data available for the manufacturer
  • evaluation of statistics