PINTSCH diagnosis software for level-crossing control systems


PINTSCH supplies for its Type RBUEP, RBÜT and BÜP93 level-crossing control systems a comprehensive diagnosis concept, the use of which can be quickly and easily learned, thanks to its clear and simple structure. This software thus permits a reduction in servicing and maintenance work, which also ultimately generates cost-savings thanks to higher availability. The following facilities are available to the operator for rapid trouble-shooting:
  • LEDs on PCBs
  • Free-of-charge diagnosis software for desktop and laptop PCs
  • Remote-diagnosis capability via wireless modem (GSM/GSM-R)
  • Information for maintenance staff via wireless modem
  • Integration into higher-level maintenance concepts

Diagnosis at a glance

All PINTSCH modules feature a range of LEDs on their front panels to permit immediate detection and elimination of any malfunctions. All important operating states are displayed here in real time.

Local diagnosis using a desktop or laptop PC

All relevant operating states and occurrences are recorded across prolonged periods by our level-crossing control systems. All stored operating and functional data can be read out using a desktop or laptop PC and the free-of-charge PINTSCH diagnosis software. The same software can also be used  to read out the system configuration and statistical data. The diagnosis software runs on Microsoft Windows® systems and is user-friendly and easy to learn.

Diagnosis via wireless modem

All PINTSCH level-crossing control systems optionally support connection of a modem or wireless modem. The GSM and GSM-R (Global System for Mobile Communications – Railway) mobile telephony systems can be used, depending on the modem type. This remote-polling system permits polling of all data from any location, exactly as in local diagnosis at the site. Fully automated transmission of error and/or malfunction messages in the form of a text message to a mobile telephone, of a Fax message or of an e-mail is also possible. The operator can also set up a notification cascade with multiple contact persons. Should the first contact person in the cascade not undertake corrective action in case of an error/malfunction message, the level-crossing control system then transmits a message to the next contact person in the chain after the expiry of a pre-selectable time.

Remote diagnosis via diagnosis centre

A diagnosis network makes it possible to transmit the diagnosis information from up to 254 level-crossing control systems to a diagnosis centre (Laptop/PC) even across greater distances. This is accomplished by means of splitters. The length of the connection between the splitters must not exceed 4 km. Refreshers (repeaters) are necessary if the distances exceed 4 km. Both braided star quad signal cables and twisted-pair telecommunications cables (Fm) can be used for electrical connection of the splitters with one another.