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Connectivity Solutions for the Future of Mobility on Rails

Shaping Smart Transportation with Digital Solutions for Rail Vehicles
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RailTrendsConnectivity

Infrastructure and Driveline Monitoring

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RailTrendsConnectivity

Smart Identification

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Comprehensive Condition Monitoring for Rail Vehicles with connect@rail

connect@rail combines digital know-how and intelligent connectivity solutions for rail transport. With our innovative solutions, monitoring systems, and digital services, we support rail operators in permanent monitoring, early maintenance planning and predictive maintenance of their fleets. Thus, efficiency, reliability and safety in rail transportation can be further increased thanks to integrated sensors and advanced data analysis tools.

The Infrastructure and Driveline Monitoring for predictive maintenance planning and the Smart Identification for an efficient fleet management are part of the innovative condition monitoring system connect@rail.

Infrastructure and Driveline Monitoring

ZF’s condition monitoring system monitors the condition of the rail tracks and wheels. Wireless sensors mounted on the bogie of the rail vehicles record accelerations, vibrations as well as anomalies in wheel-rail contact during operation. The measurement and route data is analyzed, evaluated and visualized in the cloud. With the help of these daily measurement data, the operator can plan the maintenance cycles based on actual conditions, increase efficiency, and avoid unplanned downtimes.

Smart Identification

With the Smart Identification System, ZF enables rail operators to implement digital maintenance planning and thus an efficient fleet management. Therefore, ZF integrates a RFID chip into the gearbox type plate. Technical details such as name, materials and maintenance information are linked to the unique identification number on the Smart Typeplate. This information can be read out automatically, for example when the train enters the depot.