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Lookout operated warning systems (LOWS)

Maintenance / small construction sites

Minimel Lynx is the warning system to protect worksites in the field of rail-bound transport network. It detects train movements in the most diverse track conditions and delivers individual and collective warnings at the right place. Due to the modular design, the use of the same device is possible at small and large construction sites. These diverse application possibilities lead to a high utilisation of the devices.

When used as a "Lookout Operated Warning System" (LOWS), the trains are detected manually by personnel via HSF-L. The departure of the train from the construction site is also acknowledged manually in the EZE-L. The vigilance switch, for which a patent is pending, monitors the vigilance of the operator by analysing the patterns of physical activity. The operator is not distracted during his work with the repeated pressing of a button.

Minimel Lynx is used as LOWS at construction sites with small area maintenance works, mobile work zones, vegetation clearance or renewal of track switches.

Example of use manual train detection with collective warning

The radio-controlled EWK-L is available as a collective warning device. This can be used individually or in a small number for point-like construction sites. In particular, the EWK-L can be directly placed near noisy sources, such as in construction machinery rail road excavator.

Typical construction sites

For small construction sites such as maintenance works or renewal of track switches, the collective warning with manual train detection is often used.

Maximum configuration

One EZE-L can control up to 10 EWK-L. If a longer warning chain is required,
the EWK-L can be extended with up to 16 AW126-L.

Example of use manual train detection with individual warning

The Minimel EPW is a proven individual warning device which is carried along by the person. Its light weight and compact design ensures a lot of comfort. The headset is available as an individual item or is integrated
into the personal protective equipment (earmuffs).

Typical construction sites

For mobile work zones, vegetation clearance, small groups, noisy work or even at noise sensitive construction sites, the individual warning is the right choice.

Maximum configuration

In this configuration, any number of Minimel EPW and a maximum of four HSF-L can be used. A combination with collective warning (EWK-L, AW126-L) or the use of rail treadles is possible.

Example of use hand triggered warning device

The AW126-LT in the Minimel Lynx family is available as a replacement for typhon horns. All other warning devices of Minimel Lynx family, such as the AW126-L or the EWK-L, EWK-L-A can be used as a replacement for typhon horns.

A hand-triggered warning chain is set up with the AW126-L. It can be triggered at any warning device of the warning chain. The warning is either purely acoustic or purely optic or acoustic and optic.

Typical construction sites

For construction sites with very small length or for maintenance works, hand-triggered warning devices are often used.

Maximum configuration

The maximum length is limited to 450m (maximum 16 AW126-L).

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Your benefits at a glance

  • Modular design (maintenance, small construction sites), allows many uses (small/large construction sites)
  • Easy and fast installation, system configuration
  • Ergonomic design, lightweight to make work less tiring
  • Battery replacement without interrupting operations
  • Choice between manual or automatic train detection
  • Optimised need for personnel for increased safety due to supervised radio connection
  • Automatic monitoring of people through motion sensors
  • Autonomous use of several construction teams in renewal of track switches

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