In cooperation with Deutsche Bahn AG and TU Dresden Witt IndustrieElektronik has developed a system to monitor the status of the complete rail infrastructure (rails, points, sleepers). This system is unique.
The measurement station delivers objective information about every change of the tracks and points. With this, measures like maintenance, renewal or replacement can be better planned.
Using sensors located at a rail vehicle (each standard vehicle is suitable) the movements of each wheel of each bogie are registered and evaluated. The connection to the location is established via GPS. With this a continuous, comprehensive monitoring of the track infrastructure takes place.
The data is evaluated on board of the train. Based on intervention thresholds it is possible to initiate and coordinate maintenance activities and thereby to optimise this task.
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