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.
THE COMPANYDigitalisation in rail freight transport: We are shaping the future.
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.
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.
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Sep 02, 2019
DO YOU NEED A TRAIN CHECK?
Jul 31, 2019
RAILWATCH GOES INDUSTRY
Jun 04, 2019
RAILWATCH AT TRANSPORTLOGISTIC 2019
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
Dec 04, 2018
RAILWATCH "PULSAR" READY FOR SERIES PRODUCTION
Sep 24, 2018
PROTOTYPE RAILWATCH PULSAR IN THE FIELD
Feb 07, 2018
RAILWATCH ORBIT GOES ONLINE
Dec 19, 2017
TÜV-INSPECTED AND FOUND TO BE GOOD
Sep 10, 2017
INSTALLATION OF THE 1st RAILWATCH SPECTRUM
Mar 29, 2017
1st BMVI START-UP PITCH
Mar 28, 2017
Oct 12, 2016
CONSTRUCTION OF THE FIRST TEST SYSTEM
Jul 27, 2015