We enriched our BaliseLifeCheck with an extra module that monitors balises Linking.
Balise linking is a method used in ETCS by which one balise group, within its telegram(s), can describe the location of the next balise groups found in the movement direction. All linking distances are measured from the reference balise of the balise group to the reference balises of the linked balise groups.
This monitoring is important to make sure balises have not been moved during infrastructure works and helps investigating in the event of emergency train braking due to linking issues.
The BaliseLifeCheck is a predictive balise measurement instrument that monitors and automates balise maintenance.
While capable of measuring Eurobalise, the BaliseLifeCheck is also highly customizable and can be set-up to deliver preventive maintenance to any ‘legacy’ Automatic Train Protection (ATP) balises, regardless of if they are fitted with ERTMS or not.
This moving laboratory automates balise maintenance without sacrificing the quality of the assessment.
Highly detailed signal quality information is produced by the BaliseLifeCheck every time it passes over a balise, and it is able to deliver a level of signal information that, previously, was only available when sending the balises to ERTMS certification laboratories.