Why High-Precision Train Tilting Is Good for Business
April 09, 2021Download PDF
Download the infographic to learn the five ways the right train tilting system improves business.
Most of us have seen videos of high-speed trains rocketing around curves. They’re very impressive to watch as the entire train seems to lean to the inside while it rounds the curve then straighten itself afterwards. It’s a bit like watching a downhill skier or a motorcycle racer negotiate a curve at high speeds. But, in this case, there’s no human managing the tilt level. It’s all done with advanced, high-precision train-tilting technology.
Train tilting systems use sophisticated sensors to detect changing motion when high-speed trains travel around curves. Onboard computers then almost imperceptibly tilt each car toward the inside of the curve at an angle of up to eight degrees to maintain stability at all times.
Passenger Comfort and Safety Are Key
The biggest business benefit of high-precision train tilting technology is pretty obvious. When the train tilts to the exact angle needed to minimize rocking motions as it hurtles around curves at high speeds, the people and objects inside the train cars remain safe and stable. Adopting technology that ensures passengers enjoy a smooth, comfortable, and safe ride at all times is a very good way to encourage future ticket sales.
High-precision train tilting systems also enable other, less obvious business benefits. For example, with the right train-tilting system, railway operators have new opportunities to:
- Accelerate operations
- Optimize operating costs
- Ensure reliability
To find out how these benefits can be realized, download the infographic linked above.
For more insight into how our motion control and stabilization solutions bring new stability to payloads in the air and on the ground, visit our Motion Control and Stabilization webpage.