THE COMPANY

Digitalisation in rail freight transport: We are shaping the future.

OUR VISION: DIGITALISATION IN RAIL FREIGHT TRANSPORT

Rail freight transport must be significantly modernised in order to meet the demands of the future. This is the only way it will be able to hold its own in the long term, especially against road freight transport, but also against inland water transport. Efficiency and reliability are the key areas where it is possible to make significant gains. Wayside monitoring is therefore on everyone's lips in railway circles. But how does it work? Which data can be delivered dependably and what will really help the industry? Here, RAILWATCH has set itself a high target: With our monitoring system, we want to revolutionise rail freight transport and make Industry 4.0 attainable. Our focus is on predictive maintenance with long-term plannability, higher operational reliability, increased cost efficiency and better availability. Everyone can benefit: freight wagon Keepers, as well as Railway Undertakings and Infrastructure Managers.

OUR DRIVE: ACTION INSTEAD OF REACTION

Decades of experience in the railway business have clearly shown us that we know too little about our rolling stock. Maintenance cycles are based on historical rules and regulations, and damage is not always detected early enough. Or components are replaced too early because the manual prescribes it, not the wear. We want to finally become proactive, reliable and future-oriented. Enter RAILWATCH.

With us, maintenance cycles can be planned according to the actual technical condition of the wagons. Unexpected breakdowns and accidents are kept to an absolute minimum and the expensive removal of defective, fully loaded freight wagons is no longer necessary. This significantly increases the availability of the vehicles. With RAILWATCH, all players in rail freight transport will work more efficiently and cost-effectively in the long term.

OUR APPROACH: DEVELOPER – NOT SYSTEM INTEGRATOR

We recognised early on that existing systems did not always meet our expectations and the needs of the market. Again and again, we noticed that it is only possible to install sensors in the infrastructure at selected points such as port entrances or large terminals. Who can shut down an important route just because calibration measures are required? So, we quickly came up with the idea of focusing on a relatively mobile system for main line routes that delivers important and traffic-relevant data reliably and can be implemented close to the tracks but without infrastructure intervention. Instead of system integrators, we suddenly became developers. And we are continuing along this path, component by component.

Hintergrund hellgrau

YOUR CONTACTS

Michael Breuer

Managing Partner

Fon: +49 228 / 33 88 30 0
E-Mail: michael.breuer@rail-watch.com

Nicole Filippczyk

Head of Marketing Communications

Fon: +49 228 / 33 88 30 30
E-Mail: nicole.filippczyk@rail-watch.com

Tobias Frede

Chief Technology Officer

Fon: +49 228 / 33 88 30 70
E-Mail: tobias.frede@rail-watch.com

Sep 02, 2019

DO YOU NEED A TRAIN CHECK?

2019 is the year of the product launches for RAILWATCH. The latest candidate: TrainCheck, the tool for simplifying logistics processes and infrastructure operation.

Jul 31, 2019

RAILWATCH GOES INDUSTRY

Onwards and upwards. Our new product is here: the Industry Pulsar. The pilot is installed at a large industrial plant in Wolfsburg. Duration of commissioning: one working day.

Jun 04, 2019

RAILWATCH AT TRANSPORTLOGISTIC 2019

RAILWATCH successfully presents itself to an international audience. These were exciting days for the team. We hope you felt in good hands with us!

Mar 20, 2019

NEXT PULSAR: RFC 7/8 NEAR BRAUNSCHWEIG

Jan 11, 2019

RFC 3 AT FULDA: SERIES PULSAR ACTIVE

Dec 17, 2018

STRATEGIC DECISION – RAILWATCH BECOMES A MANUFACTURER

We are consistently following our own path. Instead of continuing to integrate existing sensors, we are taking the next step. RAILWATCH now not only develops the software but also almost all hardware components in-house.

Dec 04, 2018

RAILWATCH "PULSAR" READY FOR SERIES PRODUCTION

RAILWATCH "PULSAR" READY FOR SERIES PRODUCTION The series product is ready, with standardised components and a major commissioning advantage: set up within one day and ready for integration into the "RAILWATCH Orbit" web portal.

Sep 24, 2018

PROTOTYPE RAILWATCH PULSAR IN THE FIELD

The next prototype, a forerunner of our Pulsar system, is now up and running in the Rhine valley and provides data on the UIC vehicle numbers and brake blocks. An important step towards series production.

Feb 07, 2018

RAILWATCH ORBIT GOES ONLINE

"That was real pioneering work," says Gerald Binz. After three years of software development, the RAILWATCH information portal "Orbit" goes live.

Dec 19, 2017

TÜV-INSPECTED AND FOUND TO BE GOOD

Another milestone: following numerous tests, TÜV Rheinland Rail certifies that RAILWATCH complies 100 percent with the specified tolerance ranges of +/- 1mm in all evaluated measurements.

Sep 10, 2017

INSTALLATION OF THE 1st RAILWATCH SPECTRUM

The starting shot: Bremerhaven – we are coming. The first RAILWATCH multi-measuring station is installed and successfully put into operation at an entrance track of BremenPorts.

Mar 29, 2017

1st BMVI START-UP PITCH

From Utrecht to Berlin – and another prize: RAILWATCH is the winner of the 1st Start-up Pitch of the BMVI. What a week!

Mar 28, 2017

RAILTECH AWARDS

A proud day for RAILWATCH, as we were able to pick up two prizes from Utrecht. To our great joy, the audience award was one of them.

Oct 12, 2016

CONSTRUCTION OF THE FIRST TEST SYSTEM

Our pilot: system tests for visual UIC number recognition, the basis for localizing any further information.

Jul 27, 2015

THE FOUNDATION

Our goal is to use automated and predictive maintenance to reduce operating costs while advancing the modernisation and digitalisation of the industry.