Remote Monitoring / Control Systems

What's holding back predictive maintenance in rail?

By Information Age

Nov 17, 2016

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The benefits of predictive maintenance (PM) in rail have been clear to see for a number of years.With the continuing advancement of sensor technology and data analytics, manufacturers and operators now have tools at their disposal to deploy an effective PM strategy, and ensure disruptions can be kept to a minimum, at a time when rail passengers remain frustrated with poor service.

Using asset monitoring and analysis, operators can predict the optimum time to carry out maintenance prior to a potential failure. Why then has uptake so far been slower than expected in the rail industry?

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