Over the years, the people at Cactus have become expert at adapting the system to our customers’ needs, their existing infrastructure and neighbouring systems. In our projects, it is a matter of course for us to adapt and integrate Cactus TMS with our customers’ existing systems and to produce the communication protocols required. The system includes all the essential functions for centralised control and monitoring. And the use of modern network technology means that the control centre can be located anywhere.
Examples of external systems that we interact with in our deliveries:
The protocols to other systems are always supplied with detailed logging functions, giving complete control over the interfaces. By importing and using information from other systems, the user obtains a uniform presentation which makes monitoring and control more manageable.
Cactus TMS and CTC use different types of PLCs/RTUs to communicate with older relay interlockings. Modern electronic interlockings are connected via the interlocking supplier’s protocol. Most of these protocols are implemented. Contact us for a further information.
Our own personnel develop the protocols needed. The protocols are always supplied with detailed logging, affording us complete control over interfaces. If new projects require new protocols, this is a natural part of the project.
Cactus has supplied a completely new traffic management system which is compatible with ERTMS L2. The Swedish Transport Administration is using the system to roll out the new European standard in Sweden.
The first system has been installed at the traffic management centre in Boden and controls traffic on the Haparanda line. For this delivery, Cactus Rail is a sub-contractor to Ansaldo STS Sweden.
Our traffic control system is a bespoke system for railways. But SCADA/DCS functions can be connected to the system as an extra:
We have extensive knowledge of establishing communication with other systems, even over poor connections and long distances. This gives you an excellent foundation for streamlining operations, as the control centre can be located wherever the customer wants – in one or more places.
In the development work, Cactus has followed CENELEC standards EN 50 126, EN 50 128 and EN 50 129.