GKD Technologies head to Berlin for the InnoTrans Trade Fair


InnoTrans is the leading biennial international trade fair for transport technology which takes place in Berlin from 18th– 21stSeptember 2018. The event is an international showcase and communication platform for the rail industry, the trade show set a new attendance record in 2016 with 137,391 international trade visitors – covering some 200,000 sqm (gross)

GKD’s Technologies will be showcasing the 3RCi+ Road Rail, Rated Capacity Indicator to the German market in Hall 2.2 Booth 206Q

 The 3RCi+ has been developed with the newest technology to meet the growing safety requirements of the rail industry – enabling RRV’s to work to their maximum capacity whilst operating safely and securely.

Visitors to the GKD stand at InnoTrans will see the newly upgraded 3RCi+ system, which is the latest version of the world’s most popular retrofit rated capacity indicator for road rail applications.

Slew limits, virtual walls and height limits are included, featuring selective intelligent hydraulic motion cut of any boom or slew function at limit to prevent movement further into danger, but allows recovery into the “safe” zone. Selective intelligent hydraulic motion cut also provides graduated, smooth control of hydraulic functions as they approach the set limits. Full data logging of all functions and operational state is included.

The 3RCi+ also features a touchscreen graphical display inside the cab where the operator can see all of the details about the machine and its capabilities in its current position. The display is water resistant with IP64 rating. An ambient light sensor has been included to control the screens brightness automatically.

3RCi+ SpaceGuard Road Rail, Rated Capacity Indicator

GKD will also be exhibiting the additional SpaceGuard feature for the 3RCi+ which has dual sensing for extra accuracy and protects against system sensor malfunction, inconsistencies and electronic failures. The SpaceGuard feature certifies the RRV to work adjacent line open (ALO) and under live overhead wires (OLE), increasing productivity by allowing work to be carried out without the need for adjacent line closure and or power supply isolation.

3RCi+ SpaceGuard also features new gyro tilt sensors included in the system which provide a true clean angle of the excavator boom, even in the presence of high shock, acceleration and vibration.

GKD will be also be promoting its new Slip Ring with integrated encoder.

GKD has developed in conjunction with Kraus in Germany, a highly reliable and durable slip ring with an integrated GKD encoder. This unique design provides the opportunity for GKD customers to further improve the integrity and performance of the wheeled or tracked RRV’s. Gold pathways within the slip ring provide improved data transmission integrity, the integrated encoder provides for a compact and reliable design. The new design provides a higher level of environmental sealing than standard slip rings ensuring a long life and improved reliability.

 GKD Technologies are actively seeking distribution partners in the UK and overseas. Please visit the GKD Hall 2.2 Booth 206Q at InnoTrans for further information and to enquire about becoming a distribution partner.