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TRANSWAGGON provides automatic brake testing and additional digital monitoring from PJM

posted on 2nd Apr 2024 14:21

Together with PJM, the TRANSWAGGON Group is making a key contribution to the automation and digitalization of rail freight transport in Europe. Wagon rental customers save time and increase safety in operation by equipping their wagons with automatic brake testing.

PJM’s brake testing system, which is integrated into the overall digital WaggonTracker system, automatically checks the brake condition of wagons and replaces the time-consuming process of walking around the train. Data from the automatic brake test is immediately displayed on the locomotive or shunting crew‘s tablet. The automatic brake testing system has been positively assessed by TÜV Süd and it has also been type-approved by the Swiss BAV for SBB Cargo, which has already successfully tested its operation for many years.

Many other digital monitoring features are available for TRANSWAGGON customers. In addition, the energy self-sufficient and powerful WaggonTracker system can be expanded with customer-specific systems. The integration of automatic brake testing and monitoring functions into the TRANSWAGGON Group‘s equipment portfolio is a logical step.

For PJM, the cooperation with TRANSWAGGON is another important step towards making state-of-the-art wagon technology available to smaller and private operators. Günter Petschnig, PJM CEO, explains: „Wagon lessors get a flexible and cost-effective solution. The technical equipment can be put together as required. Our WaggonTracker features create immediate added value in rail logistics. More safety, lower costs, more efficiency and more time savings as well as a technologically-reliable solution for the future thanks to our scalable overall digital concept.“

This is not the first cooperation between the TRANSWAGGON Group and the Austrian system specialist PJM. In the past, around 500 wagons were equipped with the so called LoadMonitor, an automatic load weight monitoring system, on behalf of Mercer Holz. The system analyses the load weight during the loading process and visually indicates the maximum load capacity. Since then, one of Europe‘s largest timber logistics companies has benefited from a better capacity utilization, avoids overloading thanks to the precise data and appreciates completely paperless documentation.

TRANSWAGGON offers 13,500 modern wagons of all types - each of which meets the requirements of all national and international rail transport companies for the transport of dry goods. In addition to its headquarters in Zug, TRANSWAGGON has branches in Hamburg, Helsingborg, Istanbul, Milan and Paris. The Waggon Services subsidiaries also offer specialized services in Olomouc (Czech Republic) and Warszawa.

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