EKE-Electronics, in collaboration with VR FleetCare, have developed a unique solution that uses sensor data from in-service rolling stock to provide monitoring of the condition of track and track assets.
SmartVision Track Condition Monitoring solution is a comprehensive and innovative system designed to address the specific needs of the railway industry. It provides a comprehensive set of functionalities that enable efficient monitoring and defect identification for tracks and track assets.
By leveraging advanced technologies and intelligent algorithms, SmartVision empowers users to gain insights into the condition of their tracks and assets, allowing for proactive maintenance planning and defect mitigation. With this solution, organisations can optimise their maintenance efforts, resulting in improved operational efficiency and reduced downtime.
Employ a data-driven approach, empowering you to make informed decisions based on accurate and reliable information, ensuring optimal maintenance practices and resource allocation.
SmartVision Track Condition Monitoring is engineered to analyse the vibration response from the wheels as they traverse the track, via a comprehensive set of condition indicators. These indicators are specifically designed to detect degradation-related changes within the track and its associated assets.
SmartVision Track Condition Monitoring offers versatile monitoring capabilities for various track assets, including switches/points, insulation joints, rails, and track fragments.
Fault types detected include:
SmartVision Track Condition Monitoring comes with and easy to use user interface that is accessible via a standard web browser, providing you with the convenience of accessing the system from anywhere at any time.
The interface provides a seamless experience, presenting information at a high level to give you a comprehensive overview of the health status of your assets. For those who require more detailed insights, additional screens are available, allowing for in-depth data review and analysis.
Looking to integrate with SmartVision? We can discuss a tailor-made solution that caters to the specific interface requirements of each customer. By combining SmartVision with your current tools, you can streamline operations, improve data analytics, and maximise the value of your digital ecosystem.
At EKE-Electronics, we believe in the power of collaboration and transparency. That’s why we have implemented an open data policy, ensuring that you have access to the measured data through the intuitive SmartVision user interface. This allows you to download the data and perform further analysis using your preferred tools, empowering you with even more extensive insights.
Data collection is performed by Televic Rail’s industry leading COSAMIRA sensor gateway, equipped with signal processing software developed by EKE. It contains a central configurable processing and storage unit, and inertial measurement sensors.
The sensor gateway is installed on one bogie and performs continuous measurement of the track and movements of the bogie. It sends data of detected anomalies, as well as from defined track elements, to the SmartVision™ cloud via wireless data transmission for further analysis.
The SmartVision™ Track Condition Monitoring system is made up of a standard configuration of:
We have a number of train positioning solutions available for in-service trains in areas of poor or non-existent GPS. Examples include:
|SmartVision™ Track Condition Monitoring||Measurement Train||Optical and Laser Measurement|
|Data Collection Frequency||*****||**||***|
|Suitable for winter conditions with snow & ice||*****||****||**|
|Detecting track support and ballast problems||*****||*****||**|
|Detecting track sections causing hunting of trains||*****||*||**|
|Detecting corrugation on rail surface||*****||****||**|
|Response of track to passing train||*****||***||**|
|Measuring geometry of track||**||*****||****|
|Detecting obstacles around track||*||**||*****|
Source: EKE’s internal analysis
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