posted on 27th Nov 2020 19:40
On 24 November 2020, Alstom’s predictive maintenance solution for rolling stock, TrainScanner, has entered in service in Warszawa’s Service Centre (Warsztat Utrzymania Technicznego, WUT), where it will be used to maintain the fleet of 20 PKP IC „Pendolinos“.
TrainScanner provides predictive maintenance and continuous assessment of vehicle’s technical condition. Thanks to digital data analysis, it identifies the optimal moment for component replacement. The system implemented in Warszawa builds on Alstom’s long experience in the United Kingdom, where TrainScanner has been used in servicing Avanti West Coast’s Pendolino fleet for years.
Using 3D cameras and lasers, TrainScanner automatically enables condition-based and predictive maintenance for wheels, brake pads and pantograph carbon strips as well as on bogies and bodyshells. Especially suitable for large or dispersed fleets or when high level of service is required, subsystem information is captured as the train passes through the TrainScanner. After automated inspection, the data is transmitted to Alstom’s HealthHub platform, which translates raw data into actionable information, by using rule-based algorithms, leading to the calculation of a health index for each asset.
TrainScanner and HealthHub provide significant benefits in terms of both maintenance and operation, lowering the material requirements and the number of required maintenance activities, and thus enabling significant savings for fleet owners and operators. The system contributes to longer intervals between maintenance, longer component life and increased safety during operation.