Author: Nicolas Schuhen

Rail Market Research is Online – New International Knowledge Platform in Operation

The ASTRAN team has created an online framework for a lively exchange of information for industry experts. Insights from different perspectives and independent authors create a colorful picture of opinions on the special role of rail-based transport in reducing climate change. In-depth analysis, clear and robust market information helps to keep track in an increasingly complex dynamic information jungle. Air pollution and global warming are among the most pressing challenges facing humanity. One approach to solving the pressing problems of climate change is to increase the use of rail transport. […]

Freight Transport with a Future – Digital Automatic Coupling

THE DIGITAL AUTOMATIC COUPLER (DAC) IS A FUNDAMENTAL BUILDING BLOCK AND MILESTONE FOR THE GROWTH OF RAIL FREIGHT TRANSPORT THROUGHOUT EUROPE! In the history of freight cars, screw couplings have been used exclusively ever since. In this process, a shackle weighing approx. 20 kg has to be placed on the hooks of two wagons so that the two wagons can then be connected to each other by turning a screw thread of the couplings. The air lines for brakes as well as power and data bus lines are then coupled […]

3D printing in vehicle maintenance

3D printing has been in professional use in industry for many years and enables a wide variety of products. Since the first commercially available 3D printer in 1988, which was based on the laser sintering process, a lot has changed to today’s methods and processes. The generic term for all this is the so-called “additive processes”, in which components are built up layer by layer. Deutsche Bahn and all its suppliers also produce spare parts from metal and plastic using 3D printing. This can drastically shorten delivery times in particular. […]

Disaster Recovery Plan

  As a result of the Covid‐19 lockdown and the associated increased adoption of the working from home model, many companies have had to restructure their IT, leading to changes in working methods and processes and potentially creating new vulnerabilities in IT security. In addition, working from home workplaces open up new gateways for hackers. Thus, hacker attacks increased substantially in the course of the pandemic. However, not only during the pandemic, but also before, companies and public institutions became victims of hacker attacks, which led to the “lockdown” of […]

Our year 2017

We would like to say “Thank you!“ Thank you for another successful year for ASTRAN with great customers and partners, great friends and colleagues.   [Best_Wordpress_Gallery id=”4″ gal_title=”ASTRAN-Rückblick”]

Doing Rail Business in Scandinavia – Promising Market Opportunities for Innovative SMEs

The Scandinavian rail market has long been a trailblazer for Europe. The planned extensive investments for the Scandinavian railways will further lead to a strengthening of the region’s future rail market. The traffic authorities in Sweden, Norway and Denmark are aware of the fact that foreign innovative railway companies are the key to sustainable economic growth and industry-wide competitiveness.   A clear political commitment to strengthen rail transport in Scandinavia The Swedish government is currently pursuing a 10-year investment plan for rail transport worth over € 27 billion. In Denmark, […]