Trains with Brains® - The Future of Rail Infrastructure Monitoring
Trains with Brains® is a range of rail infrastructure monitoring solutions that is changing the way global rail infrastructure is maintained today and for the future. These market leading products remotely monitor a range of rail assets and infrastructure and collectively see dynamic interactions between rail and OHL, improving rail reliability.
Redefining the future of rail monitoring
Our range of train-borne sensors, effectively mitigate a range of challenges by providing continuous monitoring and reporting capabilities. These solutions are improving global rail reliability and service safety, increasing operational efficiencies while reducing downtime and associated costs.
Trains with Brains® provides a suite of monitoring solutions such as:
Explore the Trains with Brains® range
This advanced system revolutionises rail industry practices by offering affordable and scalable remote condition monitoring solutions for electrified train pantographs and overhead lines. By addressing maintenance challenges and enhancing efficiency, PANDAS-V® transforms rail operations and sets new standards for monitoring and maintenance in the industry.
Smart Oil Plug®
The Smart Oil Plug® is an innovative technology designed for the railroad industry, providing real-time monitoring of final drives and transmissions via wireless data transmission, detecting various parameters like temperature, vibrations, oil debris, and more, while offering extended maintenance intervals and global data access.
PANDAS-3R® offers patented ultra-miniature wireless accelerometer technology for real-time data on train shoe gear impacts, boosting maintenance efficiency, ensuring safety, and embracing the future of rail maintenance.
SmartBug® is a compact wireless telemetry system, measuring strain, vibration, roll, and temperature with a long-lasting built-in battery, suitable for various applications such as rail, highways, offshore, and more, transmitting data via short-range radio (up to 50 m) to a local Gateway, then transmitted on for analysis through the Global Data Network (GDN®).
Access anytime, anywhere, anyhow.
The accessibility of the GDN® through a web portal, allowing clients to log in remotely at any time and from any computer to access rail monitoring data and reports.
24/7 Web Portal Access
How our Trains with Brains® Rail Infrastructure Monitoring system architecture works:
Comprehensive Event Detection: Ensuring rail reliability via Trains with Brains®
Utilising cutting-edge technology and a multi-sensor approach, we have honed our expertise to accurately detect a diverse range of critical events, safeguarding rail operations and optimising maintenance strategies. Here are some of the many examples of event detection we undertake, in harmony across our Trains with Brains® technology range.
Our system swiftly identifies and mitigates the impact of bird strikes, enhancing rail reliability and safety for passengers and helping to prevent operational disruptions.
We excel in detecting arcing events, allowing timely intervention to prevent potential hazards and maintain uninterrupted rail operations.
Broken and Missing Wires
By promptly detecting dewirement incidents, we ensure rapid response measures, preventing disruptions and enhancing rail reliability across the network.
Droppers, Stagger, Height and Sway
Our precise dropper, stagger and sway detection capabilities contribute to smoother rail operations, minimising wear and tear and improving passenger comfort.
Wheel Pit Detection
Our SmartBug®/Smart Oil Plug® rail infrastructure monitoring technology detects early-stage wheel pits, alerting clients in time for preventative tyre turning instead of relying on mileage-based maintenance.
With our system's wheel flat detection, we enhance rail reliability and safety by identifying and addressing wheel flat-related issues promptly, avoiding further damage and ensuring smooth operations.