Export Award 2022: Gold for PJM

Export Award 2022 goes to PJM: The digitization platform WaggonTracker with the application of automatic brake testing convinced the jury of experts

The most successful exporters are brought to the stage every year. The export award, which honors innovation, market potential and export quota, among other things, was presented on June 27th. PJM was awarded gold in the Information & Consulting category. The deciding factor was the overall digital system WaggonTracker, which makes automated rail transport a reality. This includes automated brake testing for freight trains. The automated system is the first in Europe to be fully developed and to receive a positive review. "The challenge was to automate a safety-relevant process. We saw the realization of our brake test system through to the last required document. The reward for our many years of development work is the successful market entry," says CEO Martin Joch.
The 2022 Export Award was presented in five categories at a ceremony in Vienna's Museumsquartier. Despite the global lockdowns and restrictions caused by the Corona pandemic, many Austrian companies were also successful in exporting their goods and services internationally in the previous year. "These companies are drivers of growth, jobs and prosperity in Austria. Every second job in Austria depends directly or indirectly on the export success of these companies. Every year, the Export Award honors companies for their special export achievements," emphasizes WKÖ President Harald Mahrer.
"Austrian companies are role models and pioneers - especially in the field of environmental technology. They are innovative and in many cases also world market leaders in their field," Kühnel emphasized the special achievements of domestic companies.
"Our winners this year demonstrate how digitalization is being used as a means of shaping a sustainable future. This innovative strength of Austrian companies is increasingly being recognized on the global market," said deputy chairman of the federal division Martin Heimhilcher, congratulating the winners.





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Already the 3rd award for PJM in this year

The export price is already the 3rd honor in this year for PJM. Last week in Utrecht (NL) the RailTech Innovation Award (audience award category) was presented to PJM. The Automatic Brake Test was also awarded. In May, a metrology project for Barcelona Metro was awarded the State Prize for Engineering Consulting.



Static strength measurements in the factory enabled by a mobile pressure frame

The key data of Plasser & Theurer's 09-3X track tamping machine are impressive: 80 tonnes net weight, 35 m length, 8 axles, and 3-sleeper tamping units ensure powerful and efficient working. To determine the stresses and deformations of the vehicle frame, PJM carried out pressure frame tests according to EN 12663-1. The strength tests were performed at the Linz factory of the technology leader and manufacturer of track maintenance machines. This has clear advantages for the machine manufacturer: the entire on-site infrastructure is used and any adaptations to the object can be coordinated with the design engineers and immediately implemented. Using PJM’s mobile pressure frame allows the tests to be carried out directly in the factory.

Thanks to its modular design, the pressure frame is suitable for every type of vehicle. It has proven its effectiveness in static tests in numerous projects.

"Testing with the mobile pressure frame at the customer's site provides full transparency for the calculation engineers with regard to test procedure. It also greatly facilitates validating the calculation models. This approach ensures the least possible amount of time is spent in projects," explains Martin Joch, CEO of PJM. "PJM handled the measurements very efficiently and professionally. We greatly benefitted from the fact that they were carried out on our premises in Linz," confirms Andreas Pumberger, Head of Railway Testing Lab, Plasser & Theurer.

RailTech Innovation Award 2022: PJM is audience award winner

Our innovative automated brake testing systen was the first choice for the professional audience at RailTech 2022. We are delighted to receive another award for our technology for digital rail freight. The 5th award was presented on 21 June 2022 in Utrecht.

All awards at a glance:

  • RailTech Innovation Award 2022 (Audience Choice)
  • ERCI Innovation Award 2021 (PJ Monitoring was awarded "Best SME" among 17 states of the European Railway Cluster Initiative)
  • German Innovation Award Winner 2020
  • Austrian Mobility Award 2020 by VCÖ (Category digitalisation)
  • Fast Forward Award 2019

Styrian railway know-how presented to Saxon enterprises

Saxony met Styria. On the initiative of the mobility cluster AC Styria, representatives of the business location Saxony got to know Styrian companies and technologies. At the networking evening, we presented our innovations, such as our pioneering solution for rail freight automation.

The trip to Styria was also organised by the Saxony Economic Development Corporation and the ERCI partner cluster Rail.S.e.V., among others.


Nomination for RailTech Innovation Award: Vote for the audience choice award!

Our pioneering automated brake test has been nominated for RailTech Innovation Award 2022. A jury of industry experts has chosen the top three innovations. The winner will be presented on 21st of June in the evening.

You can join the award, too! Vote for your favorite innovation. The audience choice award is open till June 21st, 2:00 pm.




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