The ZF Smart Identification system enables a smart, wireless identification of components in rail vehicles. Therefore the original type plate of the product is extended by a RFID chip with a unique identification number. Product data (type designation, material number and technical details) are retrieved from this RFID chip when the train is driven into the depot. The data is transferred via an antenna gate to a secure server where customers can access it through a user-friendly dashboard.
Within the entire system the ZF Smart Identification enables you to implement digital maintenance planning and efficient fleet management for rail vehicles.
|Functions of the activated, digital typeplate in comparison|
|Typeplate (without RFID chip)||Digital typeplate (with RFID chip)|
|Monitoring of operating hours|
|Assignment of components to a specific bogie/vehicle|
|Use with non-ZF products|
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ZF IoT Cloud
|Information and pre-planning on maintenance and repair needs is always available||
Seamless, unequivocal detection of the components
|Determination of the actual operating hours for the components||Automated, flawless identification without directly visible contact|
|Faster processing of claims (warranty periods, etc.)||Fast access to service information|
|Increased vehicle availability due to improved predictability||Paperless online documentation is accessible from anywhere|
|Processing and documentation of outstanding maintenance work|
Through its visualization the user-friendly dashboard gives an overview on the latest status of your maintenance activities. All product an service information is digitally and easily accessible - anytime and anywhere. Detailed maintenance instructions are available as well as a direct contact to the ZF service team.
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