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KT8 - menTCS Remote I/O Extension for 8 Cards

SIL 4 Modular Train Control System I/O Box for Safety in Transportation

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
  • Safe I/O boards (currently in certification process)
  • Certification packages available
  • Distributed safe I/O and controller boxes connected via real-time Ethernet
  • Support for QNX safe operating system
  • Compact 40 HP housing for remote locations
  • Full EN 50155 compliance
  • Rack-mounted or wall-mounted
KT8 Product Image

Technical Data

Front Interfaces
  • Ethernet
    • Two 4-pin M12 connectors, D-coded, 100BASE-T
    • Four link and activity LEDs (two per channel)
  • menTCS system control
    • Two hex switches to configure chassis ID
  • Power supply
    • One power inlet connector
    • One voltage status LED
  • Safe I/O
    • As configured using plug-in boards
Safe 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° to +85°C (qualified components), conformal coating
    • 8 digital outputs, low-side switching, SIL 2 (SIL 4), -40° to +85°C (qualified components), conformal coating
    • 16 digital inputs, SIL 2 (SIL 4), -40° to +85°C (qualified components), 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
    • (W) 216 mm, (D) 132 mm, (H) 133 mm without brackets and connectors
  • 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
  • Weight
    • 1450 g (barebone configuration)
Environmental Specifications
  • Classification for railway applications
    • EN 50155: Rolling stock, vehicle body
    • EN 50125-3: Wayside, at least 3 m off the track inside a switch box
  • Temperature range (operation):
    • -40°C to +70°C (qualified components), with up to +85°C for 10 minutes (EN 50155, class TX; EN 50125-3, low temp. class T2, high temp. class TX)
  • Temperature range (storage): -40°C to +85°C
  • Cooling concept
    • Air-cooled, airflow 0.5 m/s min.
  • Humidity
    • EN 50155: Rolling stock, vehicle body
    • EN 50125-3: Wayside, at least 3 m off the track inside switch box
  • Vibration/Shock
    • EN 50155: Rolling stock, vehicle body class B
    • EN 50125-3: Wayside, at least 3 m off the track
  • Altitude: -300 m to +3000 m
  • Conformal coating of internal components
  • Protection rating
    • IP20 (IEC 60529)
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
  • Fire Protection
    • EN 45545-2, hazard level HL3
EMC
  • EN 50155: Rolling stock, vehicle body
  • EN 50121-4: Wayside at least 3 m off the track (with external protection elements)
Software Support
  • PACY (Process Data Framework for Cyclic Applications)
  • QNX

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 for menTCS

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

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06K002-10
K2 - 16 Safe Digital Inputs for menTCS

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

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

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

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Documentation

KT8 Data Sheet (menTCS Remote I/O Box)
KT8 dimensions, technical drawing (PDF)
menTCS Revisions and Product Codes Chart
Product Compare Chart: menTCS
Brochure: menTCS - MEN Train Control System
Presentation: menTCS Family Overview (English)
menTCS - Frequently Asked Questions
menTCS - Detailed Questions & Answers (on request)
MH50C Data Sheet (menTCS Controller, 40 HP)
K1 User Manual
K7 User Manual
K2 User Manual

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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