VTG relies on automation of brake testing with PJM

VTG, Europe's leading private operator of freight wagons, will offer PJM's automatic brake testing system as a project-related equipment option. VTG is thus consistently pursuing its digitalisation strategy in order to achieve further increases in efficiency in the handling of freight trains.

Automatic brake testing is a crucial factor in the preparation of freight trains, as it is obligatory to check the brakes each time a change is made to the wagon configuration or the wagon is stationary for more than 24 hours. Hence, the potential savings for railway companies in this time-consuming process are high, both in terms of human labour and costs.

Since 2017, the technology developed by PJM and SBB Cargo has been successfully tested in pilot freight trains. Based on this extensive testing, VTG will make this system available as an equipment option. The expansion of the equipment portfolio with the automatic brake test system supports the integration of the Digital Automatic Coupling (DAC) and represents another important step in the digitalisation strategy of both companies.

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New at PJM: Approval management provided by PJ Motion

We are happy about the new team joining our group! PJ Motion GmbH with its experienced specialists is the new contact point for approval management of track-bound vehicles. Now PJM is  able to provide comprehensive know-how in terms of the entire approval process, starting with approval management to testing, conformity assessment and vehicle approval.

But who is the team of PJM’s new business field? 4 experienced specialists with concentrated know-how:

  • Thomas Hofer, managing director and specialist for risk management processes, safety method and functional safety
  • Markus Fankhauser, specialist for verification in the area of TSI (NoBo) and national regulations (DeBo)
  • Lorenz Kochan, specialist for project and risk management, configurations- and quality management
  • Joachim Wagner, certified senior project manager (level B according to IPMA), sales and corporate development

PJ Motion’s portfolio in a nutshell:

  • Project management
  • Approval management
  • Requirement– and verification management (CSM / EN 50126)
  • Quality control of certification in preparation of conformity evaluation
  • Common safety methods – risk assessment (CSM RA)
  • Safety analysis
  • RAM analysis
  • LCC analysis


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