InnoTrans 2018: Starting point for a new generation of wayside sensors
Wayside sensors that help to reduce components along the track? New systems that decrease complexity when implemented? Sounds contradictory, but it is possible! At InnoTrans 2018, Frauscher demonstrated how this can work. Under the motto "Discover intelligent sensors. Innovations to simplify railway operations" the company presented corresponding solutions at stand 232 in hall 25.
Firstly, a completely new sensor was presented, in the innovative SENSiS system. The Detection Point DP combines proven capabilities of inductive sensors with the possibilities of the Internet of Things - becoming a smart device on track. Secondly, the new possibilities enabled by further developments of the Frauscher Tracking Solutions FTS were also displayed. Especially the opportunity to monitor complete infrastructures in real time via an intuitive user interface caused a sensation. The optimised system detects defects in track and train components at a very early stage. This enables condition-based maintenance strategies, which will replace time-based maintenance cycles.
"All in all, it was one of the most successful appearances that we have had in Berlin for 16 years," Christian Pucher, CMO Frauscher Sensor Technology sums up. "We had even more discussions and made more contacts than two years ago - and attracted even more attention. The feedback we received was overwhelming. At the same time, we collected a lot of input about which applications can be implemented with our new solutions and what expectations can be met with them. With regard to the development of infrastructure monitoring, we want to work closely with various operators, system integrators and partners in the future - such as Vossloh and Siemens Mobility, as announced at the trade fair. This InnoTrans marked a clear milestone in our development process, and the beginning of many more things to come."
Impressions and further information about Frauscher’s highlights at the show can be found at innotrans.frauscher.com