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On this page we share our brochures and white papers with you. Please check back here regularly as we will be providing more information in the near future.

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Our locations

For services on the north american continent:

Contact:

Inframatic LLC
264 Ridge Hill Road
Mechanicsburg PA, 17050
info@inframatic.us
Phone: +1 717-420-4860


For services on the European continent, please visit Inframatic Switzerland

Contact:
Inframatic GmbH
Lehengasse 24a
CH-4142 Münchenstein
info@inframatic.ch
Phone: +41 61 361 23 23

Highpower EV-Charging

500 KW, HPC DC connector

We plan and build complete solutions for extensive electric charging stations and infrastructures in the field of electric mobility. We rely on the most modern technologies. Above all, the high-performance charging technology (HPC, high power charging). This enables direct current charges of up to 500 kilowatts. This means that an electric vehicle is 90% charged within 5-10 minutes (depending on the vehicle type and approved charging capacity).

Our services:

  • Overall planning of the charging infrastructure
  • Energy and power calculations
  • Network planning and execution for remote monitoring
  • Hardware planning of the charging stations
  • Software development of the charging controller
  • Software development of the control system technology
  • Software and hardware for EFT / POS
  • Commissioning of the plants

Our services

Inframatic – as the name suggests – is your partner for the expansion and renewal of infrastructure projects. We are a globally active company in the field of traffic safety, in particular the control and monitoring of motorway tunnels, rail tunnels, bridges and airports. We act either as a general planner and / or as an executing company. We provide our services in the following areas:

  • Motorway tunnels and highways
  • Railway tunnels
  • Subways
  • Bridges
  • Airports
  • General infrastructure projects

We basically process all technical systems that require the infrastructure mentioned above. These are essentially:

  • Tunnel ventilation systems
  • Video surveillance systems
  • Lighting systems
  • Energy supply systems
  • High and low voltage distribution systems
  • Fire alarm systems
  • Signaling systems
  • Traffic control technology
  • Network technology
  • Control technology

Our company is a planning and execution office for integral tunnel safety and control technology. We rely on the latest technologies without being dependent on a single provider. All systems used are established and have been able to prove themselves over decades. We not only rely on openness and independence in terms of hardware, but also rely on open-source components and frameworks wherever possible for software. Above all with the visualization and the control systems. These are developed by us using the latest HTML5 technology, without sacrificing security. All connections are encrypted and monitored. This applies not only to the software, but also to the networks. Because, as is well known, there are also many networks or network protocols on the market. Here, too, you can choose between proprietary or open protocols. We prefer the latter.
On the planning side, we develop systems from the pre-design phase to Construction Administration (CA). When executing the systems, we deliver all documents such as the specification of services and performance descriptions, all electrical drawings such as principal diagrams, electrical diagrams, control cabinet dispositions, cabling plans, electrical performance calculations, etc. Function descriptions and program flow charts are also part of our services, as well as the entire commissioning, tests of the systems and their decreases.
Our software is developed and documented in a structured manner. The control software includes all functions necessary to ensure safe operation of the infrastructure. Our focus is on the greatest possible degree of automation so that maintenance is burdened with as little manual intervention as possible. In addition, our focus is also on energy efficiency. Because our systems combine safety with the lowest possible energy consumption. For example, it makes no sense to run a tunnel ventilation system when there is little to no traffic. In order to make this possible, we use the sensors built into the tunnel and use all the functionality of the individual systems integrally instead of just using individual sensors assigned to the systems. This means that we use the sensors intelligently across all systems.
The biggest highlight of our systems is – in addition to the intelligent control functions – the openly programmed visualization. Instead of relying on commercial products, we develop the control systems completely ourselves. This has several advantages. First, we save license fees from the commercial provider. For you as the end customer, this means that the system becomes cheaper. Second, we never come across any limiting requirements. This means that you get exactly the system you want. The expression “doesn’t work, doesn’t exist” hits the bull’s eye with us. The visualization is completely developed in HTML5. For you this means that you can open the system pictures with any browser. Plugins are not needed anywhere. We also do not have limited access, as is common with commercial control systems. It does not matter whether a single user or a hundred open the browser window and access the system. And best of all, all of this is included in the scope of delivery. Thanks to the open programming in HTML5, adjustments are made in no time at all. With the appropriate specialist knowledge, such adjustments could also be carried out directly by the end customer himself. We call this visualization «Infraview». But if you prefer commercial products, that’s no problem either. Our employees are familiar with many commercial products. WinCC o.a., Cimplicity, Wonderware, Simatic WinCC. We could expand this list at will.

Control technology / Supervising

Local and higher-level control systems are required so that all systems can be operated and observed or monitored. Thanks to these systems, it is possible to display the complexity clearly and make it usable for a person. Thanks to data recording, it is then also possible to improve the systems in operation where necessary. Another very important point is the alerting in the event of pending malfunctions of individual parts of the system.

The biggest highlight of our systems is – in addition to the intelligent control functions – the openly programmed visualization. Instead of relying on commercial products, we develop the control systems completely ourselves. This has several advantages. First, we save license fees from the commercial provider. For you as the end customer, this means that the system becomes cheaper. Second, we never come across any limiting requirements. This means that you get exactly the system you want. The expression “doesn’t work, doesn’t exist” hits the bull’s eye with us. The visualization is completely developed in HTML5. For you this means that you can open the system pictures with any browser. Plugins are not needed anywhere. We also do not have limited access, as is common with commercial control systems. It does not matter whether a single user or a hundred open the browser window and access the system. And best of all, all of this is included in the scope of delivery. Thanks to the open programming in HTML5, adjustments are made in no time at all. With the appropriate specialist knowledge, such adjustments could also be carried out directly by the end customer himself. We call this visualization «Infraview». But if you prefer commercial products, that’s no problem either. Our employees are familiar with many commercial products. WinCC o.a., Cimplicity, Wonderware, Simatic WinCC. We could expand this list at will.

Network

A network is required so that all systems can communicate with each other and thus transmit reflexes, and also send data to a control system. These networks are naturally very large and extend over great distances.

Networks are the arteries of modern infrastructure systems. Measured values and states must be transferred between the controls and the control system and also between them. Due to the large distances involved, these networks are usually formed with glass fibers. We plan and lay out the networks, from the lowest to the highest level (OSI layer 1 – 7). If necessary, we also develop our own network protocols.

Signaling systems

The signaling systems dynamically indicate the applicable speed limit according to the volume of traffic. In addition, they are also used for dynamic traffic control and display in the event of a traffic jam, accident or other impairment of one or more lanes.

Video surveillance systems

Video surveillance in motorway tunnels is also becoming increasingly important. In the past, this was simply used for visual monitoring of the traffic inside the tubes. Thanks to increasing digitization, there are many more possibilities today. Above all the so-called automatic event detection. Based on the video images from the cameras, this recognizes whether there is any danger inside or outside the tunnel. The event detection detects whether a traffic jam is or will arise, whether an accident has occurred or whether a fire has broken out. Objects on the road are also detected so that road users can be warned at an early stage. As a result, video surveillance is also used more and more frequently for fire detection.

Lighting systems

The lighting systems ensure that lighting is as balanced as possible in normal operation and should be similar to the outside brightness. That is why the lighting is also subdivided. On the one hand in entrance lighting and on the other hand in drive-through lighting. The entrance lighting helps the eyes to get used to the darker surroundings when entering the tunnel. This lighting is therefore regulated based on the currently prevailing brightness at the tunnel entrance and continuously decreases in the tunnel. At night it switches off completely.
The drive-through lighting, on the other hand, tends to be geared towards the volume of traffic rather than the external brightness. Because in the tunnel itself, you can’t see the outside world. But you can see – or rather – you have to see how many vehicles are in front of and next to you.
Like all other systems, the lighting must also react to special situations such as fire and accidents and ensure sufficient brightness at the scene of the accident
Furthermore, the optical guidance devices on the tunnel floor are used more and more. The function of this type of lighting is to help the fleeing person to find the correct escape direction in the event of a fire, if there is heavy smoke in the tunnel.

Tunnel ventilation systems

Tunnel ventilation systems are among the most important systems in a tunnel. On the one hand, it ensures fresh air in the tunnel and, in the event of a fire, is also the system that can save human lives. In the first case, it checks and regulates the air in such a way that exhaust gas values in the tunnel tube remain at a level that is harmless to humans. It is not only the classic toxins such as CO2 or NOX values that count, but also the clouding of vision (which is caused by rain, for example), which are decisive for a safe journey.
In the event of a fire, seconds make the difference between life and death. If a vehicle should catch fire inside the tunnel, the tunnel ventilation system ensures that, on the one hand, the toxic smoke is extracted on the spot, and on the other hand, enough oxygen can reach the people through the controllable air flow. This enables those who have been involved in an accident to escape with as few obstacles as possible.