The future of wheelset management – new technologies for maintenance measurement
To ensure the security, functionality and reliability of rail vehicles the maintenance of rolling stock is essential. Core process in maintenance is the recording of valid measurement data in order to derive maintenance measures. Modern and multifunctional measuring devices like Calipri by Nextsense apply a contact-free mode of operation which delivers reliable and reproducible measurement values in comparison to conventional measurement gauges using contact. Thus, the measurement results are free of operator influences. Data is transferred automatically to subsequent systems and the measurement results can immediately be used as an objective basis for decisions. Due to the continuous development and improvement of such measurement devices it’s getting constantly easier to gather measurement data. This leads to more and valid measurement data, especially which allows to derive forecasts and optimizations of wear, durability and dynamic behavior.