INNOTRANS: Captron is displaying a range of train door activation buttons which are designed to function despite the worst that the railway environment can throw at them, including vandalism and bad weather.

The door buttons use capacitive sensors rather than mechanical switches, which Head of Business Development Mathias Krostewitz says makes them reliable for 100 million activations. The buttons are glued to the door and do not require a hole through the panel, which makes the design and manufacture of the doors easier.

The buttons include electronics which are able to distinguish between a passenger’s touch and rain water, and will work with gloved hands. They are PRM-TSI compliant.