REDUCE DOWNTIME

REDUCE
DOWNTIME

Anticipate breakdowns and avoid unnecessary stops in service thanks to an integral knowledge of your units.

STREAMLINE RESOURCES

STREAMLINE RESOURCES

Do not invest excessive resources in rudimentary tasks that a monitoring system can perform automatically.

ADDED-VALUE INFORMATION

ADDED-VALUE INFORMATION

Do not settle for the usual information, increase the knowledge about your rolling stock without excessive expenses and find a way to optimize its use.

WHY STRUCTURAL DYNAMICS MONITORING?

The enormous and variable loads supported by the infrastructure causes wear and damage in the structure. What if we could avoid load tests and hard inspections?

Structural Dynamics monitoring is a new method of assessing the condition of existing elements in railway’s infrastructure. The solution is based on vibration monitoring data obtained from smart motors® sensors.

Monitoring the performance of the natural structure will allow you to take the required actions in a reasonable time.

FUNCTIONALITIES

Railway operation requires many different types of civil works and structures to ensure their reliability. Structural behavior is one of the main priorities for operators.

Structural dynamics is a solution focused on railway infrastructure maintenance. Designed to monitor different structural elements, such as railway bridges, rail superstructures, slopes or turnovers. This solution has changed the traditional maintenance approach of expensive load tests and inspections

Data visualization

Data visualization

3 axis vibration data displayed at different time period (daily, weekly, monthly, etc.) represented by main values (maximum, mean, minimum, FFT, tendence,etc.).

Analytics

Analytics

It provides the quality rating of the infrastructure by comparison of an ideal performance pattern.

Failure’s detection

Failure’s detection

By applying analytic algorithms, the collected data provide normal function patterns and behavior trends which allows breakdown prediction.

Reports and alarms

Reports and alarms

They are automatically generated so the operator will always be aware of any change and will be able to plan maintenance tasks to prevent hazardous situations.

Special sensors for structural dynamics

  1. It uses smart motors® signaling monitoring network architecture already in place, reducing installation costs.
  2. Adaptable to different types of infrastructures and dynamics behaviors.
  3. Accomplishing all certifications required in the railway’s environment.
  4. Check the data directly in smart motors® Digitalization platform, SAVANA, or any other destination that you prefer.

STRUCTURAL DYNAMICS INSTALLATION

 

Installation is simple. Sensors are placed on a previously studied location. The solution consists of three elements:

1. The sensors

Which take care of data acquisition and processing.

2. Communication transceiver

Which can be installed within a radio up to 50 meters. It manages communication and sends data to the server.

3. The server

Which, as in other solutions, can be a cloud server or a real server. Its function is to receive, save and process the data.

BENEFITS OF MONITORING THE STRUCTURE WITH SMART MOTORS®

ADAPTABLE TO ANY PROJECT DIMENSION

From basic geometries to complex cross sections.

A UNIQUE PLATFORM FOR THE WHOLE NETWORK

Reduce time spent on infrastructure maintenance.

SIMPLE AND FAST INSTALLATION

Installation satisfies all railway certifications.

ACHIEVE HIGHER LEVEL OF RELIABILITY

There is an important difference between knowing nothing about your infrastructure and having a constant control.

Would you like to read more?

 

If you want to now more, you can read the post “How to ensure good condition on bridges”

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HOW WE WORK

CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT METHOD

Digital Train® constantly increases its functionalities. Thanks to the tight collaboration between smart motors® and our customers, new ideas and the improvements are continuously proposed and shared among all the users.

+10 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN THE RAILWAY SECTOR

Thanks to our background working for the railway sector, starting in 2006, Digital Train® is a reporting tool that truly provides added value information to the operator.

AGILE METHODOLOGY

At smart motors®, we have experience in managing complex projects on large institutions. We use an approach based on the Agile methodology that has already shown benefits in many costumers.

BIG DATA AND PREDICTIVE ALGORYTHMS

We have experience in the collection and processing of large volumes of data in different railway assets. We apply Big Data and breakdown prediction algorithms to streamline the maintenance of assets.