Pantograph Monitoring and Overhead Line Monitoring Condition System

Pandas-V®

Pinpoint Faults

Real-time AI Analysis

Cloud Connected

Intuitive Geofencing

Pantograph Accelerometer 

PANDAS-V® Accelerometer
PANDAS-V® Wireless Pantograph Monitoring Sytem

Roof-mounted Monitoring Camera System

Our PANDAS-V® Pantograph Monitoring Technology Detects the following incidents:

Detection of Impact Events

Our advanced sensor technology is instrumental in identifying a range of impact events, including droppers, misaligned neutral sections, and birdstrikes, ensuring swift responses to uphold the safety and efficiency of rail operations.

Droppers

Deploying sophisticated sensor technology, our overhead line monitoring system for trains adeptly identifies dropper events, guaranteeing a rapid response to uphold seamless rail operations

Misaligned Neutral Sections

Within our railway monitoring expertise, we excel in detecting misaligned neutral sections, bolstering the safety and efficiency of rail networks.

Misaligned Neutral Sections

“I have spoken with NR and they have confirmed that unbelievably there isn’t anything missing from the section isolator but it it’s very misaligned, and does present a de-wirement risk.” – Angel Trains

Birdstrikes

Pantograph Bird strikes are more than just a rare occurrence; they’re a real and frequent challenge that can cause damage ranging from mild to severe. In an industry where safety and efficiency are paramount, it’s crucial to detect and report these incidents as quickly as possible.

Pantograph Flip

Addressing the critical issue of pantograph flips, our solutions ensure reliable overhead contact, enhancing the operational integrity of rail systems.

Arcing

It’s essential to have a comprehensive system in place to monitor and address arcing events promptly to ensure the safety of railway operations

Arcing can pose significant safety hazards. It can lead to fires, which can be particularly dangerous in a railway environment where passengers and personnel may be present. Rapid detection allows for immediate response to mitigate these risks.

Detecting and addressing arcing quickly helps prevent service interruptions, ensuring the reliability of rail transportation.

Passenger safety is of utmost importance. Arcing events can lead to power fluctuations or even electrical failures on trains, potentially endangering passengers. Detecting and resolving arcing contributes to safer travel. Data on arcing incidents can be valuable for maintenance planning. It allows maintenance teams to schedule inspections and repairs proactively, reducing downtime and costs.

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Stagger

PANDAS-V® stagger analytics

PANDAS-V® stagger analytics

Pantograph Height

Pantograph Height

PANDAS-V® height analytics

PANDAS-V® height analytics

Foliage & Bird Nests

Tackling challenges posed by foliage and bird nests, our solutions ensure unobstructed rail operations, prioritising safety and efficiency.

Foliage & Bird Nests

“This poses a risk as bird’s nests within 600mm of 25kV live parts can cause a short circuit and part the catenary conductors”. – Network Rail.

The nest was removed the same day.

Uplift Force

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Carbon Chips

Is your fleet consistently plagued by carbon chip disruptions? Discover the mastery of pinpointing locations that cause repetitive carbon damage. Dive into our visuals that vividly capture the exact moment a carbon chip takes flight following a dropper wire impact – all detected seamlessly by PANDAS-V®.

Carbon Chips

Ride Quality & Sway

Network Rail reports extreme weather across Britain has put the railway at a higher risk of landslips.

Ride Quality
Major landslip near Hook station in Hampshire, January 2023.

PANDAS-V automatically detects deviations in ride quality conditions through carriage sway variations; and notifies rail operators of critical faults which can lead to derailments:

deviations

The below example shows the repeatability of measurements over 23 consecutive runs:

repeatability of measurements

Insufficient OHL Tension

Impact Detection

The PANDAS-V® camera system excels in impact detection, providing real-time analysis and instant notifications for enhanced safety and preventive maintenance.

Branch Impact Detection

Branch Impact Detection

Impact Events

Detection of Impact Events

Our advanced sensor technology is instrumental in identifying a range of impact events, including droppers, misaligned neutral sections, and birdstrikes, ensuring swift responses to uphold the safety and efficiency of rail operations.

Droppers

Deploying sophisticated sensor technology, our overhead line monitoring system for trains adeptly identifies dropper events, guaranteeing a rapid response to uphold seamless rail operations

Within our railway monitoring expertise, we excel in detecting misaligned neutral sections, bolstering the safety and efficiency of rail networks.

Misaligned Sections

“I have spoken with NR and they have confirmed that unbelievably there isn’t anything missing from the section isolator but it it’s very misaligned, and does present a de-wirement risk.” – Angel Trains

Birdstrikes

Pantograph Bird strikes are more than just a rare occurrence; they’re a real and frequent challenge that can cause damage ranging from mild to severe. In an industry where safety and efficiency are paramount, it’s crucial to detect and report these incidents as quickly as possible.

Advanced Detection

Pantograph Flip

Addressing the critical issue of pantograph flips, our solutions ensure reliable overhead contact, enhancing the operational integrity of rail systems.

Birdstrikes

Pantograph Bird strikes are more than just a rare occurrence; they’re a real and frequent challenge that can cause damage ranging from mild to severe. In an industry where safety and efficiency are paramount, it’s crucial to detect and report these incidents as quickly as possible.

Arcing

It’s essential to have a comprehensive system in place to monitor and address arcing events promptly to ensure the safety of railway operations

Arcing can pose significant safety hazards. It can lead to fires, which can be particularly dangerous in a railway environment where passengers and personnel may be present. Rapid detection allows for immediate response to mitigate these risks.

Detecting and addressing arcing quickly helps prevent service interruptions, ensuring the reliability of rail transportation.

Passenger safety is of utmost importance. Arcing events can lead to power fluctuations or even electrical failures on trains, potentially endangering passengers. Detecting and resolving arcing contributes to safer travel. Data on arcing incidents can be valuable for maintenance planning. It allows maintenance teams to schedule inspections and repairs proactively, reducing downtime and costs.

Stagger

Stagger

PANDAS-V® stagger analytics

PANDAS-V® stagger analytics

Pantograph Height

Pantograph Height

PANDAS-V® height analytics

PANDAS-V® height analytics

Uplift Force

Content Pending.

Carbon Chips

Is your fleet consistently plagued by carbon chip disruptions? Discover the mastery of pinpointing locations that cause repetitive carbon damage. Dive into our visuals that vividly capture the exact moment a carbon chip takes flight following a dropper wire impact – all detected seamlessly by PANDAS-V®.

Carbon Chips

Ride Quality & Sway

Network Rail reports extreme weather across Britain has put the railway at a higher risk of landslips.

Ride Quality & Sway
Major landslip near Hook station in Hampshire, January 2023.

PANDAS-V automatically detects deviations in ride quality conditions through carriage sway variations; and notifies rail operators of critical faults which can lead to derailments:

Ride Quality & Sway

The below example shows the repeatability of measurements over 23 consecutive runs:

Ride Quality & Sway

Insufficient OHL Tension

Impact Detection

The PANDAS-V® camera system excels in impact detection, providing real-time analysis and instant notifications for enhanced safety and preventive maintenance.

Branch Impact Detection

Branch Impact Detection

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PANDAS-V® Overhead Line Monitoring Product Features

Click on our interactive image to view the detailed range of product features for the PANDAS-V® Pantograph monitoring camera and accelerometer system.

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How our PANDAS-V® Overhead Line Monitoring A.I. system achieves results

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Camera captures images in realtime at 60FPS using state of the art camera systems.

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Analysis of each frame in realtime, on camera system using Edge AI processing.

Analysis of each frame in realtime, on camera system using Edge processing.
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Data is sent to the GDN® and plotted.

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Detection of events and deviations from baseline, reporting to key stakeholders.

Detection of events and deviations from baseline, reporting to key stakeholders.

Ease of Pantograph Monitoring System Installation

EFFORTLESS Installation

No complex units or brackets to install.

Minimal Engineering Change

Reduces lengthly authority and change control procedures.

PANDAS-V® Wireless Accelerometer
PANDAS-V® Wireless Overhead Line Monitoring Camera System Installation

Our PANDAS-V® system is ADD (Auto Drop Device) Ready.

Single power supply

Only requires one 24V power supply.

Simple Maintenance

No bulky and complex processing units requiring installation and maintenance.

Some of our Awards for the PANDAS-V® Product - Recognising Excellence

PANDAS-V® Pantograph Monitoring System Assembly
PANDAS-V® Overhead Line Monitoring system flight case

Benefits of using PANDAS-V®

REDUCING DELAYS

Cleaner Infrastructure, fewer damaging impacts through fewer de-wirements - improving rail safety.

BETTER REPORTING

Automated reports and alerts, performance trends and management via an intuitive portal.

IMPROVED RELIABILITY

Significantly enhances rail system reliability by providing real-time remote condition monitoring for electrified train pantographs and overhead lines.

Enhanced Safety

PANDAS-V® ensures heightened safety for rail operations by promptly identifying and mitigating potential hazards, reducing the risk of accidents and infrastructure damage.

Cost-Effective Solution

PANDAS-V® not only enhances safety and reliability but also offers a cost-effective solution for rail operators by reducing downtime, preventing costly repairs, and streamlining maintenance processes.

BOOTS OFF BALLAST

With real-time AI analysis and remote monitoring, PANDAS-V® reduces boots on ballast, meaning maintenance personnel can respond proactively to issues without extensive on-site inspections, thereby minimising operational disruptions.

A Quality Product installed across the globe

PANDAS-V® Monitoring System Full Package
PANDAS-V® is a product.
Some examples of what we do to ensure this product is the best it possibly can be for our customers:

Extreme Cold Running

Verified operations in Canadian winters.

In-House Manufacturing

Products designs, manufactured and assembled in-house.

Environmental Stress Testing

In-house testing of all environmental variables.

Aerospace-Grade Materials

Proven components for longevity and quality.

Part of the Transmission Dynamics Ecosystem

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