Most railway tracks already utilize pre-existing, trackside fiber optic cable infrastructure, which makes fiber optic train and rail monitoring incredibly advantageous.
Frauscher Sensor Technology USA exhibited at the ASLRRA (American Short Line Railroad Association) 2019 Connections Convention, April 7-9 in Orlando, Florida. Representatives from Frauscher’s Technical Sales and Engineering teams were on hand to showcase wheel detection and axle counter products.
The North American Frauscher team proudly states that every Class 1 freight railroad in North America has installed the company’s sensors.
FOSA applauds Transportation Technology Center, Inc. study Fiber Optic Availability and Opportunity Analysis for North American Railroads. “The findings of this Federal government study confirm that fiber optic sensing can make significant cost-effective contributions to enhancing rail safety,"