News archive ‘Door Systems’

Polarteknik Oy ja Salo Cyber Test Lab to collaborate

Polarteknik Oy and Cyber Test Lab, a part of Turku University of applied sciences, Salo IoT campus have made an agreement to collaborate in the areas of cyber security testing, research and development.

Polarteknik Oy is a company working internationally in Railway rolling stock parts and systems and related After sales services, having customers mainly in Europe and exporting over 90% of the production. The company`s portfolio of products includes but is not limited to complete fire integrity solutions, partitions, automatic sliding door systems and manually operated sliding and hinged doors. The doors are used to improve passenger comfort and safety in new build and refurbished passenger cars of railway rolling stock.  Company`s estimated market share in high speed, intercity and commuter train classes is over 40%.

Railway traffic and it`s safety critical subsystems are regulated with the highest of quality and safety regulations. In the few recent years Cyber security has been an important addition to the requirement specifications. Although the application specific standardisation is still underway the OEM customers already have high requirements to the subsystem suppliers because the planned life cycle of the rail cars can extend to 40 years.

” There is not a great supply of IoT-testing related service available yet. We can help companies in different stages of product development”, says Dr. of Science in Tech., Executive Lecturer, Research Group Leader Jarkko Paavola from Turku University of Applied sciences.

 

” This type of a collaboration model is a great opportunity for SME companies that may not have the possibility to employ full time cyber specialists. The aim of the collaboration is to be long term, enhance the cyber capabilities in the company and direct the company`s product development process into considering the cyber vulnerabilities earlier in the development funnel”, says Business Development Director Mika Korhonen from Polarteknik Oy.

 

Cyber Test Lab is developed in KyberVALIOT-programme, that is funded by European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). In addition to Turku University of Applied Sciences (TUAS) the programme is participated by the University of Turku (UTU) and South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences (XAMK). Laboratory investments are supported by Ministry of Education and Culture.

Polarteknik Oy is a leading company in Europe focused on developing, manufacturing and providing after sales services of interior door systems, fire integrity solutions and partitions to railway rolling stock. The customers for the company are the leading train, railcar and subsystem manufacturers in the world. Polarteknik designs and manufactures products and control systems that are tailored to customers specifications and needs. Polarteknik has 4 business locations in Finland and has a turnover of approximately 16 MEUR per year.

 

Additional information can be obtained

Managing Director Jukka Vakula, Salo IoT Campus,

+358 40 761 7287, jukka.vakula@saloiotcampus.fi

Executive Lecturer, Research Group Leader Jarkko Paavola, Salo Cyber Test Lab

+358 40 355 0335, jarkko.paavola@turkuamk.fi

Business Development Director Mika Korhonen, Polarteknik Oy

+358 207 709 569, mika.korhonen@polarteknik.fi

Polarteknik Launches Next Generation Door Control Unit

HUITTINEN, Finland:
Polarteknik Oy Launches Next Generation Door Control Unit D56

 

The new D56 door control unit is designed and built to purpose of controlling electrical internal doors in trains

The door control unit is designed for flexibility in controlling the train passenger flow for vestibule, saloon, catering, universal toilet and gangway fire doors that have different needs for functionality, features and safety.

In addition to door motor controlling the D56 module has several digital inputs and outputs for controlling auxiliary functions of a door.

 

While the previous generation of controllers was already very advanced in its time when introduced in 2009 and still remains in the portfolio for new contracts the main improvements of the new unit are designed with IoT and Cybersecurity in mind. The new D56 control unit has compatibility for existing and future field bus applications in the train: Ethernet UDP, Ethernet, Profinet, Sibas, CIP, Webmaint, IPTCom using commercial proven in use protocol stacks and modules. User interface is designed to facilitate web services/UI/diagnostics and allow cyber security features to be built in.

Mika Korhonen, Business Development Director, said:

“We have gone from single to dual processor architecture to enhance project specific customer tailoring while maintaining the integrity of having the safety related functions of the door controlled by a separate micro controller that is stable, planned for obsolescence and benefits from the development work we have put in during the last 20 years.”

The first pre-series units are rolling out of the production line and will undergo a severe test plan to have full compliance with the standards and customer requirements in place. The first serial delivery units will follow shortly and will be first introduced in a major European railway contract in 2020 that can not be disclosed at this time.

For any questions please contact Polarteknik using the email info@polarteknik.fi 

Polarteknik acquires the business of PneumaXpert

Polarteknik Oy has completed the acquisition of PneumaXpert business on 1st June 2018. 

PneumaXpert is a Finnish company specialized in applied pneumatics and low-pressure hydraulics, offering its’ products and services for leading OEM-manufacturers in Finland. Sellers are Jari Laaksonen, Erik Haavisto and Vesa Ropponen, all active in the company’s management and from today part of Polarteknik’s pneumatic organization. 

PneumaXpert’s Managing Director Jari Laaksonen: “It was the time take the next step in PneumaXpert’s growth strategy. With Polarteknik as new owner, we are able to continue positive development together.” 

Polarteknik and its’ Pneumatics business unit Pimatic provides systems and components that meet the requirements of various pneumatic applications with engineered solutions that cannot be fulfilled with standard products. 

Polarteknik’s Managing Director Tomi Ojala: “PneumaXpert is a strong and growing company with lot of knowledge of applied pneumatics and low-pressure hydraulics, providing an excellent match to Polarteknik’s strategy in engineered pneumatics.” 

Through integration, Polarteknik with PneumaXpert will together be able to focus on generating new opportunities and offer best in class customer experience with new stronger organization. 

 

Huittinen, Finland, June 1st 2018

Tomi Ojala
Managing Director
Polarteknik Oy 

For more information, please contact:
Tomi Ojala, Managing Director, +358 207 709 521 

 

New company structure

PMC Polarteknik Pneumatics and Door Systems combined into Polarteknik Oy

HUITTINEN, Finland: Following the acquisition of PMC Group by Nordstjernan in January 2016 a restructuring of the group of companies has taken place. Former business divisions PMC Polarteknik Pneumatics and Door Systems have been combined into a separate business unit Polarteknik Oy starting October 1st 2016.

New strong ownership and clarified company structure creates new opportunities and streamlines the customer experience which is reflected in better efficiency and delivery accuracy explains the appointed Managing Director Tomi Ojala.

Polarteknik Pneumatics has an offering that ranges from custom made components and integrated actuators to wide-range pneumatic systems. High knowledge of customer requirements, combined with expertise in co-operation with the leading manufacturers, enables us to provide our customers with first rate service.
Polarteknik Door Systems product range includes complete fire barrier walls, automatic single or double leaf sliding doors, telescopic, curved, manual sliding and hinged doors. The service portfolio includes design, installation and commissioning support, maintenance, modernization, spare parts and technical support during the lifetime of the fleet.

At Innotrans 2016 Polarteknik will be exhibiting in new corporate colours and a fresh new look that communicates Finnish capability for innovation, forward looking attitude and courage to take on new challenges. It also features the contradiction of fire hot and cold and the multitude of environmental conditions Polarteknik products can cope with. Please visit our stand 411 in hall 3.1 and see the latest innovation in fire integrity structures for Rolling Stock.

With a history from the 1970`s Polarteknik Oy is a well-known company for its capability for innovation and tailoring customer oriented solutions for the large global OEM’s. Products and services offering ranges from standard components to bespoke customized systems.

 

For more information, please contact:

Tomi Ojala
Managing Director
Polarteknik Oy
+358 207 709 521
tomi.ojala@polarteknik.fi