Eldon is the developer, producer and provider of floor cabinets to the LKAB model as well as other 10 different cabinet combinations that Bombardier will use as the basis of the control system OCS950.
"We were actively looking for a flexible supplier that was willing to work with us to develop a really good solution for our new and improved OCS950 system. It is also very important to be able to supply us with cabinets of the highest quality with fairly short lead times. Eldon has shown that they are willing and able to do that and we have a very good and constructive cooperation" says Benny Slotteborn the Product Manager at Rail Control Solutions (RCS), Bombardier.
In order to meet the high requirements of the project, the cabinets needed to be consistent in the structure of the interior so that they could be easily customized for the needs of each railway project. Eldon has met the needs of the system by using modules that are added to a basic configuration of OCS950.
Eldon is offering standard enclosures such as wall and floor mounted cabinets, but also customized solutions are developed for the customer’s needs. For Bombardier’s project that implies outdoor and harsh environments, Eldon has chosen an aluminum cabinet that has double walls. "(...) it provides a better climate inside the cabinet since it provides a cooling air flow in the air gap between the inner and outer walls. In addition, the cabinet will better be able to withstand stones from oncoming trains. Another major advantage is that our outdoor cabinets are burglary protected. These criteria helped Bombardier in their cabinet choice." says Janne Tengvall.
"The partnership with Bombardier’s engineers has been very rewarding. Together we have worked creatively to find better features for the various cabinet solutions and have developed a very good structure for the project. We have also been working internally to develop new procedures for the production to flow as smoothly as possible." says Jörgen Laago, Technical Project Manager at Eldon.
Within Bombardier, the implementation of the new system OCS950 has already generated several requests and positive contacts. Bombardier and Eldon will definitely continue to work in a productive cooperation with all new projects to come.