The problem

This leading train operator needed to know the vehicles and areas of track with the most WSP (Wheel Slip Prevention) events. Without clearly formatted insights, it couldn’t prove the efficacy of a new sanding unit and improve the operation of trains across its network.

The solution

Instrumentel created a monitoring solution that’s capable of keeping tabs on 32 signals continuously. The data is captured and transferred via a Remote Download Module so users can process and analyse the information. Commissioning and testing was carried out alongside the operator’s maintenance team for a smooth installation. And all data is now available from any device with an internet connection.

The Impact

The information now available from Instrumental provides usable insights that allow targeted maintenance of vehicles and track, resulting in:

  • Better vehicle reliability
  • Improved vehicle availability
  • Reduced long-term damage
  • Faster maintenance completion