Preparations are in full swing for the eighth edition of the Korea Railways & Logistics Fair, or RailLog Korea 2017, which will open on 14 June 2017 for four days at the Busan Exhibition & Convention Center – BEXCO, Busan, South Korea.
RailLog Korea has been hosted by highly supportive organisations – Busan Metropolitan City, Korea Railroad Corporation (KORAIL) and Korea Rail Network Authority(KR), since its first edition in 2003. In addition to its existing hosts, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT) will also host RailLog Korea beginning with the 2017 edition, which is surely expected to attract active involvement from the industry as well as railway- and transport-related associations in Korea.
RailLog Korea 2017 is now ready to welcome industry leaders, engineers, technical experts and distributors from the rail industry worldwide. This year’s show will record its largest ever exhibition space of 18,000 sqm and will feature 163 exhibitors from 22 countries and regions.
Leading domestic rolling stock manufacturers such as Hyundai Rotem, Woojin Industrial Systems and Dawonsys are planning to exhibit their latest models of train vehicles at the fairground, following the previous edition. Also, Korea’s railway organisations such as KORAIL, KR, Korea Railroad Research Institute (KRRI), Busan Transportation Corporation (Humetro), the Korea Railroad Association (KORASS) and the Korea Rolling Stock Industries Association (KORSIA) will actively participate in the show with their own booths.
Austrian Pavilion returning, doubling scale
Following its first presence at the previous show in 2015, the Austria Pavilion will be organised again in 2017, by Advantage Austria – the Commercial Section of the Austrian Embassy in Korea. The Pavilion will double in size compared with its first pavilion in the previous show, with seven Austrian companies participating this year.
Regarding the return of the pavilion this year, Mr Franz Schroeder, Commercial Counsellor of the Embassy of Austria Commerccial Section / Advantage Austria said: “Showcasing Austrian railway technologies at the Austrian Pavilion at one of the world’s largest railway shows offers a great opportunity for participating Austrian companies to meet with existing customers and identify new ones.”
At RailLog Korea this year, many notable international players such as Alstom, Harting, Knorr-Bremse, Plasser & Theurer, Ricardo Rail, etc. will utilise RailLog Korea as a platform to present their latest products and technologies.
Mr. Ling Fang, Managing Director, China & East Asia of Alstom commented: “As a promoter of sustainable mobility, Alstom develops and markets systems, equipment and services for the transport sector. Being one of the world leaders in integrated transport sytems, Alstom offers a complete range of solutions from high-speed trains to metros, tramways and e-buses, passenger solutions, customised services for maintenance and modernisation, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions”
“This is the first time Alstom reserved a booth at RailLog Korea. However, Alstom was one of the sponsors for a side event of RailLog Korea 2013, organised by France-Korea Chamber of Commerce.
Alstom utilise RailLog Korea 2017 to showcase our advanced technologies and products to Korean customers in order to address unmet needs of Korean markets. Specially, we would like to introduce our electrification solutions, world advanced Citadis tramway, and service proven signalling system for metro lines,” he added.
Mr. Kim Heung Tae, Managing Director of HARTING Korea Limited: “HARTING Technology Group is one of the world's leading providers of industrial connection technology for the three lifelines of "Data”, "Signal" and "Power" and has 13 production plants and branches in 43 countries. HARTING stepped into the Korea market by first establishing an office in Seoul in 1998 serving customers a wide range of products for railway transportation, automation, machinery, renewable energy, shipbuilding, industrial devices and the EV car.”
He continued, “HARTING Korea Limited will use this year's RailLog, Korea’s preeminent trade fair for the rail industry, to showcase our innovative new products for cabling slated to be used in rail transport in the future. The spotlight will be on the new solutions “M12 with Magnetics” and “M12 PushPull” in the area of Ethernet connectivity, as well as the optical control of drive systems via ‘Active Optic Cabling’.”
Mr. Roland Muth, Vice President Marketing & Sales, duagon AG, explained: “duagon is the global leading provider of innovative TCN based network components, such as Interface Cards, Gateways and Repeater for MVB, ETH and CAN, as well asTCN based I/O System solutions. We are happy to exhibit at RailLog Korea this year, for further development of the direct contact to duagon' s Korean customer base, and gaining better understanding of the Korean market place.”
He added: “duagon will present its complete product portfolio, with an emphasis on products that go beyond duagon' s established and well-known portfolio of MVB Interface products. This will include Interface Cards for Real-Time Ethernet Protocols such as TRDP, IPTCom, CIP and PROFINET, with innovative functionalities like Werserver, Webservices and SIL level certifications. Our portfolio of Gateways Repeater and compact I/O products round-up our product presentation.”
Mr. Bernd Eckert, Project Engineer, GERB Schwingungsisolierungen GmbH & Co. KG said: “Since its foundation in 1908, GERB has been successfully supplying advanced solutions to deal with vibration control, vibration isolation and seismic protection.”
“At RailLog Korea 2017, GERB will exhibit a variety of anti-vibration bearing systems, including GERB Floating Slab Track Systems that represent highly effective and reliable vibration mitigation measures recognised by experts in many parts of the world. Based on helical steel springs, they are designed for system natural frequencies as low as 4 to 8 Hz. That means, excellent attenuation levels are achieved not only in the upper or audible but also in the lower frequency range, where the vibrations are clearly perceptible,” explained Mr. Kevin Kwak, Project Engineer from GERB.
Mr. Nathan Kuo, Supervisor of Sales & Marketing Div. / Korea Dept. of IEI Integration Corp said: “During this tradeshow, IEI will demonstrate our complete transportation solutions, which includes IEI in-vehicle solution, railway system solutions and the latest IEI industrial products. IEI railway system series is compliant with the EN 50155 standard and meets the requirements for railway and harsh environments. Also, IEI has a total solution for multi-vehicle monitoring and dispatching systems, allowing enterprises to track vehicles through the system and to prevent the loss of goods in transit.”
“At RailLog Korea 2017, we plan to launch our Railway Surveillance System, IRS-100-ULT3, which obtained EN 50155 certification featuring Intel® Skylake ULT processor, dual M12 LAN port, VGA / DVI dual display, dual SIM card design, 16 V DC-160 V DC input and 2 x 2.5" hot-swappable SATA SSD drive bay,” Mr. Kuo added.
RailLog Korea collaborates with major rail & transport conferences
RailLog Korea 2017 will also provide a good opportunity to access major industrial conferences.
The first edition of the Global Smart Rail Conference (GSRC) will be held concurrently with RailLog Korea, organised by the Korean Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport. Joined by government officials around the world as well as CEOs and experts from diverse railway sectors, GSRC will present a great opportunity to get up-to-date knowledge and insights on smart rail technologies for rolling stocks, operation and maintenance as well as keep up with recent progresses on major railway projects from various countries and regions. The conference will bring together key stakeholders from countries and regions, international organisations and the private sector to discuss the challenges and development of the railway sector.
In addition, the TAR – Trans Asian Railway – Network Conference, will also be organised by UNESCAP, where railway officials frommore than 20 Asian countries will attend.
Furthermore, RailLog Korea 2017 will present a wide variety of fringe programme events covering a comprehensive range of key industry topics, including the Global Project Plaza hosted by KOTRA and Job Fair supported by KORAIL, KR, Humetro and Busan Economic Promotion Agency, which are expected to contribute positively to the railway industry.
For further information about the fair, please visit the official website at www.raillogkorea.com/en.
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