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Protection of the overhead line in the Gotthard Base Tunnel

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After 17 years of construction, the Gotthard Base Tunnel finally opened to passenger and cargo traffic on 11 December 2016. Deployed as a sensor solution for protection of the overhead line, LMS511PRO laser scanners from SICK help ensure that the trains operate on schedule through the 57 km railway tunnel, the longest in the world.     Continue reading

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VISIC100SF: The right choice for a clear view and good air quality in tunnels

Tunnel VISIC100SF

Red lights in front of the tunnel often means poor air quality in the tunnel. Tunnel operators try to avoid such situations with continuous monitoring of visibility in road tunnels. While the market offers many measuring devices that can perform this task, the VISIC100SF from SICK is truly in a league of its own. Because it combines scattered light with an electrochemical cell, it is the world‘s only tunnel sensor that can measure exhaust fumes as well as monitoring visibility in just one compact device. Continue reading