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The wide-ranging versatility of the KM-DIREKT microprocessor control system from Siemens Krauss-Maffei, with integrated K-MICRO wheel-slip and/or -skid control and protection system (also available as stand-alone system) and K-MEMO data storage system, probably makes it the most comprehensive system for the control, protection, regulation and diagnosis of rail vehicles.
Benefits at a glance
Modular, expandable future-proof
The control system has a modular structure of consistent design and is based essentially on the sturdy, rail-proof 19" module rack, which integrates the functional circuit boards using the European standard size board format.
KM-DIREKT works on the well proven master-slave principle: except for the power supply unit, the master microprocessor controls all other circuit boards via a serial interface.
Safety as philosophy and design
The KM-DIREKT and K-MICRO control and protection systems comply fully with the relevant specifications governing manually and radio-controlled shunting locomotives and are constructed according
to the Siemens Krauss-Maffei safety philosophy, which has been tried and tested over many years of field operation.
Intelligent diagnostic system
The KM-DIREKT microprocessor control system features a self-testing function that diagnoses a fault down to the smallest replaceable unit and detects whether the attached peripherals are present, functioning and correctly connected.