Monitor

Condition of trains and infrastructure

Frauscher products allow to effectively monitor the condition of trains and infrastructure and to precisely trigger track side equipment according to every customer’s individual requirements.

 

Monitor

Simple clever and efficient monitoring

Complete condition monitoring of trains and railway tracks as well as derived preventive maintenance tasks can not only affect operating costs. They are also relevant for safe train control and traffic management on the whole. Due to this maximum importance of such applications and based on the high number of components that need to be monitored on tracks and trains, a vast number of technologies and systems is available today to meet all related requirements. This plurality as well as the fact that several units might be needed for various tasks contribute to rising efforts.

Therefore it is possible to minimize costs by using alternative technologies that allow for the use of fewer components. Our absolutely precise wheel sensors allow for an optimum management and triggering of highly specialized monitoring systems for assets on trains. The newly developed Frauscher Acoustic Sensing FAS provides you with an efficient and cost-effective option to continuously monitor components on trains and tracks on a whole network at a glance.

Activating and triggering systems

Activating and triggering systems
Key facts
  • Accurate triggering of installations for measuring and monitoring
  • Precisely activate equipment for train identification, lubrication and more

Our wheel sensors and wheel detection systems are optimised for accurate triggering of installations for measuring and monitoring, such as hot box or wheel flat detection systems. Furthermore it is possible to precisely activate equipment for train identification, lubrication and more.

Flat wheel detection

Flat wheel detection
Key facts
  • Prematurely identifying wheel flats
  • Planning maintenance taks

Frauscher Tracking Solutions FTS enable consequent flat wheel detection all over an operator’s network. On that base it is possible to prematurely identify uprising wheel flats and to plan appropriate maintenance tasks.

Rail break detection

Rail break detection
Key facts
  • Early identification of rail breaks

The ability of detecting rail breaks is essential to prevent consequential damages and even derailments. Using FTS, it is possible to identify rail breaks even in a stadium where the rail has not yet completely broken through.

Condition of rail joints

Condition of rail joints
Key facts
  • Preventive maintenance options

Detecting bumps and offsets at rail joints allows for planning and realization of preventive maintenance tasks to avoid damages on vehicles, wheels and tracks can be avoided.

Rock and tree fall

Rock and tree fall
Key facts
  • Effectively contributing to increased security

Landslides, floods, rock and treefalls can severely affect the safety of vehicles and the infrastructure of a railway network on the whole. Detecting these environmental influences by using a fibre glass cable provides you with data that contribute to increased security.

Catenary flash

Catenary flash
Key facts
  • Exact and cost-efficient localization

FTS enables an exact localization of catenary flashes and damages that might result from it. Using these information, maintenance workers do not have to look for broken isolators and catenaries.