WIT Press


Universal Communication Infrastructure For Locomotives

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CR100201

Volume

114

Pages

5

Page Range

205 - 209

Published

2010

Size

544 kb

Author(s)

U. Lieske

Abstract

As international freight transport becomes increasingly essential for the competitiveness of the European economy, operators must further address the challenges of efficiency and quality of their vehicle fleets in the years ahead. Here, modern information and communication technologies offer major opportunities for the future. The German PC-Soft GmbH is a specialized company on the market that provides operators with a mobile solution that is situated directly on the vehicle. With 20 years of history and an experienced team of railway consultants and maintenance specialists, PC-Soft develops and implements customer-oriented solutions that support the computer-aided asset management of vehicle fleets. Keywords: asset management, maintenance, teleservice, locomotives. 1 Introduction Manufacturers, operators and service providers know the requirements for high availability of their vehicles with optimum use of resources. Above all, the frequently great distances between service centre and vehicle, the difficult situation regarding availability of resources (spare parts, operating and auxiliary equipment, specialists) require efficient monitoring of the running operation and fast and targeted remedying of faults. To cater even more flexibly to increased teleservice requirements, PC-Soft has developed a unique communication solution, named zedas®mobile [1]. System data and status information relevant to the effective organisation of servicing and maintenance strategies are recorded immediately on the vehicle, processed and electronically made available to service personnel. The central aim is to ensure system availability and optimisation of maintenance strategies based on real operating data and status

Keywords

asset management, maintenance, teleservice, locomotives