Stand for Pneumatic Brake Equipment Testing

Developed by Softronic and co-financed by the European Union, the stand is designed for measuring, recording and diagraming the functioning parameters (pressures, response time, etc.) as well as calibrating the main braking pneumatic equipment that are mounted on a lot of electric and diesel – electric locomotives of Romanian railway operators.

The test stand is build using components with superior characteristics, high fidelity pressure transducers and measuring equipment. The software used allows testing commands, recording and storage for the values obtained, functional diagrams plotting. For protection of stand pneumatic circuits, the compressed air used in test is filtered and dried.

Being certified by the Romanian Railway Authority, the test stand is used during the locomotives maintenance and repairing activities.

In the same test stand on requirement there can be done verifications for third party companies that repair rolling stock or for railway operators, on the following equipment:

  • FHD4-EP driver’s brake valve
  • RH3-EP relay valve
  • D2 driver’s brake valve
  • V5 triple valve – simple command valve
  • Dü 15 pressure transducer
  • FD1 direct brake valve
  • 10” and 12” brake cylinders

Tests are made according to test procedures that are given by the equipment suppliers and with the instructions developed by the Romanian Railway Company specialized departments.

When the tests are finished we issue tests bulletins with main measured parameters and functional diagrams obtained.