Braking Systems commited to railway traffic safety
Furka AG in Breitenbach has expanded again its product portfolio.
At the beginning of year 2021, Furka AG made important steps in pursuing its strategic growth, through some significant expansion of both its product portfolio and its operating range, further to the integration of key expert competence. By joining forces and resources from Europe and Asia, Furka AG is gaining the ability to propose complete Brake Systems for OEM applications on trams and LRVs, as well as aftermarket solutions for retrofit and upgrade projects (including qualified overhaul services on existing equipment).
Our system proposals can rely on a range of mechanical components and assemblies, machined and assembled in highly automated production lines in China (also supplied to CRRC, the largest rolling-stock manufacturer in the World), on a state-of-the-art Electronic Brake Control designed and manufactured in Italy (service-proven in Europe), on Power & Control Hydraulics made in Germany and on high-quality Friction Materials from Furka AG (made in Switzerland, in Kanton Solothurn). Market-experienced project engineers are completing the team and managing the projects.
SYSTEM INTEGRATED SOLUTION Hydraulic Braking System
Control Electronics Electronic Brake Control
For control electronics, Furka AG is teaming up with the Italian firm C-Sigma. This company has many years of experience in high-reliability solutions, for aerospace, industrial and rail applications, so the joint-venture can benefit from its background and references. The design architecture of the EBC, as regards its control and verification features, is such to enable SIL III certification of the whole brake system.