Cactus Rail - Substation


Secure data collection

Railways often have a diversified infrastructure with different types of component. Secure collection of data is therefore a key part of understanding and managing the system.

Simple maintenance, where troubleshooting and reconfiguration can be handled centrally and distributed out to the installation, provides great operational benefits and savings in maintenance.


Fully integrated

With Cactus TMS we therefore offer our own substations which are completely integrated. This means, for instance, that configuration modifications can take place directly and online – even over poor and long-distance connections.

With our substations you can easily communicate with both relay-based and computerised interlockings. You can also control and monitor other systems, where the substations can basically be connected to all types of process.


Choice of substation

With our Cactus C1, C10 and C100 models, we can offer a substation with benefits optimised to your system types and needs. We also offer integration with PLCs of almost any make.



Cactus C1 Logger – for smaller installations

By connecting one or more Logger units to your existing system, you can create a cost-effective solution to gain control and oversight of smaller installations too – facilities that are often geographically spread over large areas. No installation or measurement point is too small. The units are available with battery power and can then operate with complete autonomy anywhere.

 Product sheet for Cactus C1




Cactus C10 – for small to medium-sized installations

The Cactus C10 is a compact, cost-efficient substation. Despite its small size, it is a fully fledged Cactus substation. A compact housing, low power consumption and space-saving assembly options on a DIN rail are other valuable characteristics.

Approximately 200 I/Os can be connected to a Cactus 10, making it ideal for remote control of relay interlocking for a smaller station with 2-3 platforms. Or integration with lighting, traction, tannoy control or other equipment.

Data collection is secure as communication with the C100 is in encrypted form via TCP/IP.

 Product sheet for Cactus C10




Cactus C100 – for large installations

For supervising large stations we can offer the Cactus C100. Approximately 2,000 I/Os can be connected to this substation via Profibus DP.

The C100 can be equipped with a display for local control options. The C100 can also be programmed to accommodate a variety of protocols, such as IEC60870, or older protocols such as Comli or Modbus.

Data collection is secure as communication with the C100 is in encrypted form via TCP/IP.

 Product sheet for Cactus C100