company_name = R&P Centre «Promelectronica»
company_type = The closed joint-stock company
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foundation = 1991 in Ekaterinburg, Russia
location = Ekaterinburg
key_people = Igor Tilk, Director General Vadim Lyanoy, Deputy Director General of Technological Policy - Chief Designer Andrey Sonin, Deputy Director General of Manufacture - Quality Representative
num_employees = 250 (2008)
industry =
products = ESSO, MPTs-I, SIR-ESSO, MAPS, MPB, ALSR, ATRS «Khronos»
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R&P Centre «Promelectronica» — The leading Russian company in the field of railway automatics and telemechanics. The headquarters is in Ekaterinburg.

It was founded in 1991.

Proprietors and a Management

Director General — Igor Tilk, Doctor of Engineering Science and Doctor of Electrotechnology.


April 18, 1992 - beginning of research and production activity.

1993-2001 - development and production of programmer “Khronos”. Over 3000 programmers of two modifications were manufactured.

1994 - beginning of production activity in the sphere of transport dispatcher control systems and railway automation.

1995 - testing of the track vacancy detection system based on axle counting method ESSO on industrial railroads.

1996-1997 - development of ESSO market, installation of the system at 10 large industrial enterprises of Russia and Ukraine.

1997 - establishment of Research and Production Centre “Promelectronica” on the basis of The Ural State University of Railway Transporation.

1999 - structurization of R&P Centre “Promelectronica” according to the technological processes of development, manufacturing, construction and maintenance of systems. Development and successful testing of the first generation of the computer-based interlocking system MPTs-I).

2000 - certification of ESSO system with the Russian railway authority, beginning of the system’s mass installation in the Russian Railways. Licenses for the design and survey, construction and assembling, as well as precommissioning works.

2001 - development of surface mounting technology. Putting of a second generation ?PTs-I into constant operation (JSC “The Magnitogorsk Iron and SteelWorks”).

2002 - development and production of microwave nodes for communication equipment. The organization of a Service Centre as well as a Design and Survey Department.

2003 - opening of new engineering and production complexes.

2004 - participation in the main international forums on railway automation and communication “ TransZhAT-2004 - the European Congress on Train Operation Safety in Germany. First installation of ESSO system on foreign main lines (Kazakhstan). Establishment of the integrated laboratory to test electromagnetic compatibility and resistance to climatic and mechanical factor influence.

2005 - installation of MPTs-I system on the network of JSC “Russian Railways” (station Asphaltnaya of the Southern-Ural Railway). All the 17 railroads of JSC “RZD” become ESSO system operation area. Introduction of the international quality management system. Successful testing of a prototype of automatic locomotive radio signaling ALSR. Development of the complex of railway automation on the unified base: computer-based semi-automatic block system MPB with an automatic signal block, level crossing protection system MAPS, automatic block system SIR-ESSO. Establishment of Scholarship Fund of R&P Centre “Promelectronica” for the students who have achieved success in scientific work.

2005-2006 - intensification of international contacts with specialists of the Railways of Germany, Austria, Finland, Italy, Spain, Japan, IraClarifyme and India. Development of nonleaded technology.

2006 - Certification of the Quality Management System in compliance with standards in the development, designing, manufacturing, installation, maintenance of systems of railway automation, telemechanics and communication. Participation in a number of large-scale international and Russian tenders on section complex rehabilitation . Successful tests of a prototype of a point communication channel with a locomotive. Development of an uninterruptible power supply of low power with the working range of temperatures of - 60º …85°.

2007 - first installation of train operation remote control system on the industrial railroad (Zapadno-Sibirsky Metallurgical Works).



ESSO is designed for track vacancy detection on sections of any complexity and configuration at station areas and track lines.

ESSO enables to ensure train operation safety and considerably increase traffic capacity on block sections with minimal expenses.

ESSO does not need expensive track circuit equipment (impedance bonds with secondary winding, jumpers, insulated joints and so on).The use of ESSO significantly reduces power consumption, maintenance and other operating costs. The system operates at any, up to zero ballast resistance, as well on track sections with metallic sleepers and on all-metal bridges.

The components of the system are resistant to any operating conditions. The working temperature range of the trackside equipment is from – 60°C up to + 85°C. ESSO does not require any special communication line. The system operates in conditions of unsteady power supply. ESSO has compact space-saving design and can be easy installed at any type of track. The system is adaptable to different signaling systems.


Computer-based interlocking system for points and signals MPTs-I is designed for centralized control of trackside equipment, i.e. points, signals, level crossings, etc. at the railway stations to ensure traffic working with high degree of safety using the modern microprocessor technology. The computer-based interlocking system is a functional analog of the relay-type electrical interlocking systems. MPTs-I is intended for construction of new and updating existing electrical interlocking systems.


SIR-ESSO implements algorithm of automatic block system with the instructions for signaling equipment control and actions of the station operator reserved.SIR-ESSO is designed to be used as the basic equipment of intermittent train operation control system on low – density sections and for redundancy of automatic block systems of conventional types on high - density sections.


MAPS - Computer-based Level Crossing Protection System is designed for ensuring a high level of safety and reliability of the level crossings operation.

MAPS monitors state of level-crossings and ensures transmission of signal and control of level crossing protection system devices in such a way that by the time when the train approaches the level crossing the motor transport leaves it for sure.

MAPS is used for construction of new and updating existing level crossings of all types, the announcement areas of which do not include station tracks or point sections.

MAPS is developed to increase safety of train operation and motor transport at level crossings, reduce maintenance costs and decrease investments for new construction and replacement of outdated signaling arrangements.

MAPS is a system of an increased safety since all its components are duplicated. The reliability of the system is ensured by the use of the modern element base with built-in firmware of self-diagnostics. At that, all information about the inner state of all MAPS components is uninterruptedly submitted to external information systems.

MAPS can operate at sections of any type and number of tracks. The system can be used at any type of the block system, also on railway sections not equipped with systems of the interval control of train movement.

The systems ensures transmission of the announcement and control of level-crossing devices when train approaches MAPS operating area on any of the monitored tracks irrespective of their type and block system operation.

Signal is released and the level crossing is opened only if trail end of train leaves the level crossing and all tracks of the adjacent sections are vacant.

MAPS ensures round-the-clock operation.

MAPS operates in accordance with the requirements of technical aesthetics and ergonomics.


Computer-based Semi-Automatic Block System MPB is design to substitute outdated relay semi-automatic block systems on low-intensity traffic sections. MPB is used for equipment of new sections as well as for rehabilitation and upgrading of existing semiautomatic block systems.

In contrast to its relay analogues MPB is capable to transmit block signals not only through physical connection lines but also through data transmission systems such as voice-frequency channel multiplexers, fiber-optical lines and radio channels. MPB has space-saving design and little maintenance requirements.


ALSR is specially designed for continuous transmission to the cab of data on occupied ahead sections with due consideration of position of switches and light-signal aspects over the radio channel, which is used as a physical link in the system.

The system enables to determine train position accurate to 1 meter at speed of 400 kmh. Along the railroad precinct there is continuous digital radio channel that provides reliable and secure transmission of ALS coded data, remote diagnostic and cab signaling monitoring, which improves safety and technological effectiveness of transportation service.

ATRS «Khronos»


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