Condition Based Maintenance For Train, Metro, Tram and Track Infrastructure
EKE-Electronics, in collaboration with VR FleetCare, have developed an advanced system for remotely monitoring the health of trains, their subsystems and track infrastructure known as SmartVision™. It provides a complete condition monitoring solution enabling the implementation of condition-based maintenance.
Developed in collaboration with VR FleetCare SmartVision™ Track Condition Monitoring measures the smoothness of ride experienced by a normal in-service train passing in full load and with full speed over the track. These frequent measurements complement rarely produced track geometry measurements from measurement trains. Sudden and quickly developing problems, such as broken rails or damage caused by wheel slip are detected. Early detection can result in a cheaper cost of repair and reduces the risk of secondary damage.
SmartVision™ collects data from management and diagnostic systems of trains, metros or trams and/or from additional sensors installed to monitor such assets, where condition monitoring brings added value in form of reduced maintenance costs or improved operations. Based on the collected data, SmartVision™ helps operators or maintainers to understand the status of their fleets and thus make the right decisions regarding operations and maintenance on a daily basis as well as identify developing failures at an early stage and be able to manage the maintenance process based on the condition of the assets.