The Taree branch of Australian Rail Technology is a finalist for the NSW Business Chamber excellence in innovation award.
The branch works in electronic design for trains and has been nominated for their innovation of illuminated driver desks.
This is part of a Tangara trains technology upgrade program in Sydney.
Electronics engineer Paul Boere said the culture of Australian Rail Technology and an enthusiasm for engineering motivates staff to produce innovative technology.
“We try to keep up with all innovations,” Paul said.
Paul added that a key factor to his enjoyment of train engineering is watching the life cycle of a product (from a prototype to a finished item).
The branch started out creating data loggers and vigilant systems.
They then began to include signalling and electronic design work.
The team complete equipment testing and contracted overseas jobs at the Taree site.
Paul moved to Taree in 2011 to begin work with Australian Rail Technology.
The business took out the excellence in innovation award at the Mid North Coast Regional Business Awards.
The NSW Business Chamber Awards will be held on Friday, November 17 at the International Convention Centre in Sydney.
Original Article – Manning River Times: http://www.manningrivertimes.com.au/story/5047653/innovation-warrants-award-nomination/?cs=1467
Incredible week. So proud of my team. Tonight ART has won the coveted Excellence in Innovation award from the NSW Business Chamber for our dedication to safety, engineering, reliability, manufacturing and through life support excellence for all industry categories. Next week we have another special announcement to make regarding our capability and residence in Melbourne, Victoria. ART is on a roll, big announcement on a major project in Sydney coming soon as well. Stay tuned everyone, finally our industry has kicked into high gear.
After 24 months of discussion, negotiations and meetings; we are now very happy to announce another manufacturing contract for the NSW Sydney Growth Train project (SGT), this time for form fit relay electrical cabinet subracks. This is a follow on from our past products provided to the Waratah train. ART is grateful for the strong support shown from a Downer Rail and the strong relationships we have developed with CRRC recently. This is another indication that Australian manufacturing is competitive and that we have the confidence with global manufacturers such as CRRC.
Australian Rail Technology will be exhibiting at the 2016 Rolling Stock Management conference, co-located with Rail Infrastructure Asset Management in Sydney this July. We hope to see you there!
For further Details please visit; http://www.rolling-stock.com.au
Another successful show for ART at this year’s AusRail PLUS 2015, in Melbourne VIC. Thank you for all those who came and spoke to us at our stand and to those we were able shake hands with. 2016 is looking bright for Australian Rail Technology and we are looking forward to business next year.
ART will be exhibiting at AusRAIL PLUS 2015 in Melbourne on 24-26 November. Check us out at Stand 288. Get your free exhibition pass here http://bit.ly/AusRAIL15_Register
Australian Rail Technology was asked to design, build and install three protective screens to the Traction Return Switches at Downer Rail’s Auburn Maintenance Facility. New working platforms were being built below the switches which created the need for a protective screen. In collaboration between the Engineering and Production teams at ART and Downer Engineers, an onsite visit was conducted in order to ensure the design met both the physical and electrical constraints required by the screens when fitted to the switches.
A rail possession took place on the weekend of the 15th and 16th of August, 2015 and the screens were successfully installed on the first day at the Maintenance Facility. A photograph of the completed screens can be seen below.