Ensure critical railway system requirements are met
The complex interdependencies of signalling, telecommunications, power supply and other safety critical equipment and systems in the rail sector pose real challenges for operators and manufacturers. It is essential to ensure that safety, performance, quality and interoperability objectives are met as cost-efficiently as possible.
Additionally, European Train Control System (ERTMS/ETCS), a uniform control and train protection system, is set to replace the existing safety systems in Europe, presenting rail businesses with additional requirements that must be fulfilled.
TÜV SÜD and its subsidiaries have the experience and skills to provide comprehensive support for all aspects of electrical and mechanical (E&M) systems. Through Railcert, a Notified Body, we are able to facilitate a quick and efficient integration of EC verification and conformity assessment tasks. SIGNON contributes extensive expert knowledge in E&M systems, with vast experience gained from implementing over 2500 rail system and engineering projects in European and international markets.
Our services at a glance
E&M System Services
Preliminary design and execution design, evaluation and preparation of inventory documents
Preparation of installation plans
Studies and concepts, benchmarking, traffic simulations
Preparation of tenders, specifications, operational concepts and rules
Self developed tools for project support
Verification and validation of generic products and applications
ERTMS system integration
Product testing according to environmental safety, EMC, electrical safety, functional safety and security issues
Independent safety assessment (ISA) and certification
Assessment of evidence of safety, function and security including conformity assessments in accordance with EU directives
Plan verification and acceptance tests
Product and system certification
Your benefits at a glance
Manage your project efficiently – with an independent expert partner whom you can rely on to navigate through your projects. Our support throughout the entire project enables you to remain focussed on your core business.
Save time and money – with our experts working in partnership with your development, technical or commercial project management team, we are able to manage your projects successfully in terms of time, costs and quality.
Minimise risk – we have experience in setting up continuous risk monitoring and tool-supported risk management to avoid delays and rework.