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Bombardier launches digital service for predictive maintenance on signalling

Bombardier Transportation has announced the launching of a new predictive maintenance service for rail signalling. The EBI Sense solution is developed by Bombardier’s Rail Control Solutions’ Services Team that is based in Sweden. It combines Internet of Things, cloud-based systems and machine learning.

Bombardier’s new service embodies rail control experience, modern digital tools and advanced analytics. It operates by converting asset performance data into insights allowing infrastructure operators to manage maintenance efficiently through reducing disruptions and enhancing railway availability. EBI Sense is subscription-based. Bombardier says therefore this solution “brings simplicity and predictability of costs, along with a focus on user experience”.

Innovation

“The launch of our innovative, cloud-native, predictive maintenance service for signalling is a transformative step towards realizing the benefits of digitalization for railway performance. Developed through a combination of technology and expertise combined with the latest exciting digital enablers, EBI Sense is a true reflection of our commitment to continuously innovate and add value for our customers across their system’s entire lifecycle,” said Richard Hunter, President, Rail Control Solutions, Bombardier Transportation.

EBI Sense is an addition to Bombardier’s services portfolio and is suited to widely distributed rail systems that contain a high number of trackside assets such as point machines and track circuits. The combination of IoT, cloud and machine learning, secure data collection and analytics allows the predicament of equipment failures and the scheduling for maintenance.

The enablement of rapid deployment, with no disruptions to operations, can be done with the wireless sensors and interfaces. Machine learning helps with improving analysis and asset performance.

Author: Sarah Chebaro

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