Anticipate breakdowns and avoid unnecessary stops in service thanks to an integral knowledge of your units.
Do not invest excessive resources in rudimentary tasks that a monitoring system can perform automatically.
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 POINT MACHINE MONITORING?
Smart motors® has designed a system that responds to the main needs of the operator.
The hardware is highly efficient, easy to install, and scalable. It can be adapted to different point machine models and it offers remote programming and configuring.
The client presents data in a simple and intuitive way. It is configurable and includes options for technicians and people in charge, who need to be able to see the information at one glance. It offers multiple utilities to predict and diagnose the breakdowns and to design maintenance plans.
IMPROVE SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE
A significant part of the budget for the maintenance of point machines is destined for corrective tasks that need to be carried out after the occurrence of an error in a point machine that possible causes a standstill of the service.
How do we help to diagnose breakdowns?
A good continuous monitoring system can identify breakdown patterns and send an alarm before the breakdown takes place and negatively affects the service.
Approximately predictable breakdowns represent around 60 – 70%* of the annual breakdowns of non-monitored railway networks.
MAGI, the smart motors® Artificial Intelligence, has a functionality that detects real tendencies of breakdowns with the monitored parameters. They are immediately reported to the maintenance management system and then scheduled in the night maintenance plan.
This way serious breakdowns are avoided and the expense in spare parts and replacement of point machines is reduced.
There are breakdowns with lack failure patterns. After the breakdown several questions arisen:
- Which is the nature of the breakdown?
- Which spare parts or specialists will be needed?
- When should I schedule the reparation? How long do I need?
- Will I be able to avoid it to happen again?
With the smart motors® system it is possible to provide indications for corrective measures of non-predictable breakdowns in the 70-80%* of the cases.
smart motors® provides a breakdown report in which the likely causes and recommended resolutions are indicated.
SPECIAL SENSORS FOR POINT MACHINE MONITORING
- DAEN BEE is a data logger that monitors electrical, mechanical, and environmental parameters from inside the point machines with high performance and high precision thanks to its multithread capability.
- It continuously records up to 20 parameters (24/7).
- It incorporates a high speed processor for spectral analysis, data processing, anomaly detection, and breakdown prediction.
- Any sensor can be added: humidity, light, oil pressure.
- It measures and processes data to reduce the flow of data sent to the server.
- DAEN LITE is a downgraded version of the DAEN BEE, installed in the signaling room.
- It is less expensive and faster to install
- It is indicated for point machine monitoring with less sensitivity to availability, such as warehouses or garages, or for point machine monitoring with low criticality in the network.
- It is also an option in cases where DAEN BEE cannot be installed inside the point machine monitor, due to a lack of space.
- It exclusively monitors electrical parameters.
- Exclusive for point machines with control bars and detection modules.
- CDX measures the clearances of the detection mechanism
- It differentiates problems in the detection due to an internal problem of the detection mechanism (because of dilatation or strengths in the tracks) and real unfinished operations.
- It uses structured light to measure a laser projection on the control gap.
- Resolution of 1.3 MPixels and measure precision of 0.1 mm.
NEW MAINTENANCE MODEL,
BASED ON REAL DATA
Maintenance of point machines has been performed on the bases of standard maintenance plans which mainly determine the frequency of the inspections.
Sometimes, despite compliance with these specifications, errors continue appearing in point machines.
Why shouldn’t maintenance calendars be standard?
- MTBF reduces over time. Time between repairs needs to be adjusted.
- Maintenace should be adapted to the characteristics of each point machine: use intensity, type, location, geometry, etc.
- It should prioritise point machines with symptoms of degradation
When applying maintenance plans that don’t take into account the previous points:
- What is the real cost of maintaining point machines that are not in need of an inspection?
- And the costs of not maintain point machines that show signs of degradation?
Not only do our DAEN, DAEN LITE, and CDX sensors feed our CBM maintenance solution, but it is also possible to connect with the maintenance management system of the user and provide data that is more in tune with reality.
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