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Strukton signs partnerships at InnoTrans

Strukton signs new partnership in smart maintenance

Strukton Rail announced three new partnerships in carrying out smart maintenance on the first day of Innotrans 2018 in Berlin. Together with Siemens Mobility, Willow and Rail Restore it has developed automatic video recognition, 3D data visualisation and water jetting technology to reshape worn out tracks.

“Today, we are entering a new stage”, said Jacob Zeeman, CEO at Strukton Rail Nederland. “We believe that today’s world asks for companies to combine their power. Each company brings its own expertise and experience. I am convinced that the partnerships we announced today will increase the safety, availability and efficiency of our customers’ rail systems.”

Visualisation

Siemens Mobility and Strukton Rail have developed an application that automatically recognises incipient malfunctions on rail tracks before they actually occur based on automatic video recognition.

With Willow, a global digital company headquartered in Australia, Strukton Rail has introduced 3D visualization of live data in an intuitive tool. The tool is named Willow Rail, powered by Strukton’s digital twin platform. It can provide rail owners and operators with holistic insight into the assets and operations of an entire rail network, helping to maintain and operate networks.

Reshaping tracks

Moreover, with Rail Restore, it has found new purpose of their water jetting technology. Jacob Zeeman: “Rail Restore’s mobile cutting unit is a sustainable, revolutionary innovation to get worn rails back in shape, without the disadvantages of grinding.”

Strukton and RailRestore will launch this as a full service into the market, preferably into the total package of state of the art measurement, planning, execution and reporting. In doing so, it guarantees 99.9 per cent availability and over 20 per cent reduction in costs.

Author: Majorie van Leijen

Majorie van Leijen is editor of RailTech.com and RailFreight.com, online magazine for rail freight professionals.

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