The railway is now monitoring 28.000 Soft digital | economy

Technical faults frequently give rise to problems in the railway transport. The digitisation will help to prevent this. Thousands of points can now call themsel

The railway is now monitoring 28.000 Soft digital | economy

Technical faults frequently give rise to problems in the railway transport. The digitisation will help to prevent this. Thousands of points can now call themselves the engineers.

Frankfurt/Main (dpa) - In the fight against soft faults, the Deutsche Bahn has completed a project for the digital conversion. Nationwide Sensors now monitor a total of 28,000 Soft, as the company announced in Frankfurt am Main.

you can register an increased power consumption, which may indicate some defect. Goal of a repair before it come to interference. Had begun with the Work in the year 2016, the last of the digital Soft had been connected by the end of may in Halle (Saale) to the System.

The data will be collected on a diagnostic platform that informs the technician automatically by SMS or email. This induces a preventive maintenance or replace the switch entirely. In the past year, so 3600 potential Defects had been detected, it said.

Soft are neuralgic points in rail transport - in total, there are nationwide 65.600. The digital Monitoring is carried out on heavily traveled routes or rail hub with a lot of traffic. Around 66 million euros, the company invested according to the figures in the technology. Prior to the introduction of the new diagnostic system is the course maintained in a fixed rotation, depending on the load, more or less frequently.

Up to the end of the year to be included 18.000 soft heaters in the digital Surveillance. Other Sensors to check, among other things, the condition of the soft material. Whether the technique is suitable also for the Monitoring of railway crossings and interlockings, will be reviewed according to the railway is currently in pilot projects.

The passenger Association Pro Bahn welcomed the investment, but stresses at the same time, they are far from adequate. "The upgrade is long overdue, other countries in the digitization of much more," said the Chairman of the Association Detlef Neuß. However, the well was step was important. "This will have no impact on delays-effectively, will eliminate it but," said Neuss. As for problems, many other factors - in addition to railway crossings and Interlockings provided, for example, a shortage of staff.

Updated Date: 08 June 2020, 08:33

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