Analysis of the detection and crossing signaling system in safety terms
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Politechnika Śląska
DR-TECH Sp. z. o.o.
Silesian University of Technology, Faculty of Transport
Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Automotive and Construction Machinery Engineering,
Submission date: 2016-10-31
Final revision date: 2016-11-02
Acceptance date: 2016-11-02
Publication date: 2016-11-21
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Rafał Burdzik   

Politechnika Śląska, ul. Krasińskiego 13, 40-019 Katowice, Polska
Diagnostyka 2016;17(4):65–72
Crossing signaling systems used for securing the intersection traffic at the level of roads with railways are mostly triggered by rail vehicles coming towards them using sensors working in the impact zones. Modern crossing signaling detection devices due to their unification and savings in production are used not only in crossing signaling but also in many areas of the railway traffic control like, e.g. block signaling or station system. Modern sensors detect the route direction of the rail vehicles, they are much more resistant to lightning and overvoltage when compared to their predecessors, they are also resistant to winter road salinisation and also have much lower maintenance costs during their whole lifecycle.