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KT8 - Modular Train Control System Extension, 8 Cards

menTCS Safe Remote I/O Box SIL 2 to SIL 4

KT8 is a safe remote I/O box certifiable up to SIL 4 for TCS applications like train control, ATO or ATP using the menTCS Train Control System.

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  • KT8 Product ImageKT8 Safe menTCS Remote I/O Box, SIL 4, Configuration Example
  • KT8 Product Image

Main Features

  • SIL 4 modular Train Control System menTCS
  • Certified safe I/O boards
  • QNX safe operating system available
  • Certification packages available
  • Distributed safe I/O and controller boxes connected via real-time Ethernet
  • Compact 40 HP housing for remote locations
  • Full EN 50155 compliance
  • Rack-mounted or wall-mounted
KT8 Product Image

Technical Data

General System Characteristics
  • Modular design, built-to-order configuration
  • Slot and backplane set-up of the system
    • 1 I/O head slot
    • 8 menTCS I/O board slots
  • Please contact MEN sales for component combination possibilities.
I/O Head for Power Supply and Real-Time Ethernet
  • menTCS I/O Head
  • Configurable: no
  • K100 menTCS I/O head unit; PSU: 40 W, 3U 8 HP PSU, wide range input 24 to 110 V DC, output 12 V DC; front: 2 Fast real-time Ethernet (M12), power inlet connector, hex switches, status LEDs; rear: real-time Ethernet (EBUS); -40..+85°C qualified, conformal coating
Safe Digital I/O
  • menTCS I/O Board
  • Configurable: yes
  • Possible in slots: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
  • Possible Configurations
    • 8 digital outputs, high-side switching, SIL 2 (SIL 4), -40..+85°C qualified, conformal coating
    • 8 digital outputs, low-side switching, SIL 2 (SIL 4), -40..+85°C qualified, conformal coating
    • 16 digital inputs, SIL 2 (SIL 4), -40..+85°C qualified, conformal coating
    • 4 frequency inputs, SIL 2 (SIL 4), -40..+85°C qualified, conformal coating
Supervision and Control
Output voltage supervision and thermal supervision
Electrical Specifications
  • Supply voltage
    • 24 V, 36 V, 48 V, 72 V, 96 V, 110 V DC nominal; 14.4 to 154 V max. (EN 50155)
    • Power interruption class S2 (10 ms) (EN 50155)
  • Power consumption
    • 58 W max.
Mechanical Specifications
  • Dimensions
    • 210 x 135 x 130 mm max. without brackets
    • 3U, 40 HP
  • Mounting Possibilities
    • Wall-mount, or
    • Rack-mount in 19" cabinet, or
    • DIN-rail mounting
    • Two systems side-by-side to build a single 19" chassis
Environmental Specifications
  • Classification for railway applications
    • EN 50155: Rolling stock, vehicle body
  • Temperature range (operation):
    • -40..+85°C (qualified components) (EN 50155, class TX; EN 50125-3, low temp. class T2, high temp. class TX)
  • Cooling concept
    • Air-cooled, natural convection
  • Temperature range (storage): -40..+85°C
  • Humidity
    • EN 50155: Rolling stock, vehicle body
  • Vibration/Shock
    • EN 50155: Rolling stock, vehicle body class B
  • Altitude: -300 m to +3000 m
  • Conformal coating of board components
  • International Protection Rating (IEC 60529): IP20
Safety
  • Functional Safety
    • Certifiable to SIL 1, SIL 2, SIL 3 or SIL 4 according to EN 50129, depending on I/O board configuration
  • Electrical Safety
    • EN 60950-1: Class I equipment
  • Flammability
    • UL 94V-0
  • Fire Protection
    • EN 45545, hazard level tbd.
EMC
  • EN 50155: Rolling stock, vehicle body
Software Support
  • PACY (Process Data Framework for Cyclic Applications)
  • QNX
  • For more information on supported operating system versions and drivers see Software.

Ordering Information

Standard KT8 Models
19KT08-B0

The KT8 is a build-to-order system which is delivered fully operational with QNX and PACY (Process Data Framework for Cyclic Applications) - including all necessary drivers.
It consists of the 40 HP basic system including backplane and mounting rails and provides:

  • 1 slot for I/O head
  • 8 menTCS I/O board slots

The barebone configuration comprises the standard, non-configurable I/O head component including the real-time Ethernet connection and PSU. I/O boards are completely configurable. The Technical Data list all components that can be implemented in the system. Choose the functionality you need and contact MEN's sales team to verify which board combinations are feasible.

Related Hardware
06K001-10
K1 - 8 Safe Digital Outputs, High-Side Switching

8 digital outputs, high-side switching, SIL 2 (SIL 4), -40..+85°C qualified, conformal coating

Details
06K002-10
K2 - 16 Safe Digital Inputs

16 digital inputs, SIL 2 (SIL 4), -40..+85°C qualified, conformal coating

Details
06K007-10
K7 - 8 Safe Digital Outputs, Low-Side Switching

8 digital outputs, low-side switching, SIL 2 (SIL 4), -40..+85°C qualified, conformal coating

Details

Documentation

KT8 Data Sheet (menTCS Remote I/O Box)
Product Compare Chart: menTCS
K1 Data Sheet (8 Safe Digital Outputs, High-Side Switching)
K2 Data Sheet (16 Safe Digital Inputs)
K4 Data Sheet (4 Safe Frequency Inputs)
MH50C Data Sheet (menTCS Controller, 40 HP)
Brochure: menTCS – MEN Train Control System
Presentation: menTCS Family Overview (English)
Case Study: QNX and MEN
menTCS MEN Train Control System - Frequently Asked Questions
menTCS MEN Train Control System - Detailed Questions & Answers (on request)

Webinar: Modular SIL 4-certifiable system platform for safety-critical public transportation applications
This webinar gives you more information on the concept and technical features of the menTCS Train Control System:
View the Webinar (16:35)

Webinar: Open and flexible computer platform for safe train control - menTCS
Learn how the menTCS separates the control electronics – the computer hardware – from the real control function – the application software:
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