Industrial and Mining Applications – Railway Technology

Moving freight safely 24 hours a day, 365 days a year with optimised efficiency and capacity. Specifically designed for industrial and mining applications, underground or mine-to-port, BOMBARDIER INTERFLO offers a communications-based train control (CBTC) system with moving block technology which can be fully automated and driverless.

The system provides a step change in rail productivity by enabling flexible operations and integration with a mine’s loading and unloading systems. The system is also scalable, making it cost effective in mines of varying size and grades of automation around the world.

The INTERFLO system is the optimal choice for heavy haulage lines as well as industrial automated haulage systems. The INTERFLO haulage train control system uses the latest communication based technology with a minimal wayside footprint, while offering maximum rail capacity. The system can be run in automated driverless mode, offering minimal OPEX cost. INTERFLO includes several functions for industrial automation and integration with other production control systems.

Bombardier is a leading provider of rail control solutions and turnkey railway system projects which have been supplied to the mining industry worldwide. This experience has been invested in the company’s highly skilled engineers and allows systems to be installed in widespread remote locations ranging from the world’s largest copper reserves within Codelco in the Chilean Andes, to more recent installations in one of the world’s most automated underground mines, LKAB in northern Sweden.

Radio-based solution for regional/industrial lines, including ERTMS based system (SIL2)

Mining Solutions

Designed for efficient operation

The INTERFLO system is the optimal choice for heavy haulage lines as well as industrial automated haulage systems. The INTERFLO haulage train control system uses the latest communication based technology with a minimal wayside footprint, while offering maximum rail capacity. The system can be run in automated driverless mode, offering minimal OPEX cost. INTERFLO includes several functions for industrial automation and integration with other production control systems.

Key features

  • Built-in Automatic Train Protection (ATP) for increased safety
  • The system manages unmanned Automatic Train Operation (ATO)
  • Maximum freight capacity, through moving block functionality
  • Integration with loading/unloading facilities
  • No wayside train detection equipment required
  • No optical signals required
  • Built-in driverless capability
  • Automatic dispatching and traffic on demand
  • Use in combination with various radio systems (e.g. VHF, UHF, Tetra, GSM(-R), LTE, Wi-Fi)