WaggonTracker

Intelligent rail freight transport featured by WaggonTracker.

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Specially to shipping companies, the world of digitisation provides many possibilities and advantages. In this field, PJM is a leading pioneer since we have linked up rail freight cargo and digitisation with the patented system WaggonTracker. This platform perfectly combines monitoring and automation and designed a robust overall system which is very efficient and cost-saving. It provides automated processes plus crucial information about the vehicle fleet in real-time.

Plenty of international customers have implemented our WaggonTracker-system. The components are manufactured in Graz, meeting the high requirements “Made in Austria”. In addition, electronic and software systems are developed in Graz, too. The motto “full-service provider” provides numerous benefits: The experience we gain from our projects is crucial for the further development of our monitoring system. In addition, we are able to provide special solutions.

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The all-rounder WaggonTracker ist wear-free, robust and verschleißfrei, robust and durable.

Functionalities at a glance

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WaggonTracker STD

Real-time visualisation via web-service. Steady information on the current position after shunting, in running operation and every 12th in stopped position.

  • Vehicle performance
  • Current position
  • Last report
  • Last move
  • Current country
  • Historic data
  • Geofencing
  • Direction
  • Management wheelset – vehicle performance

Energy self-sufficient

The hub generator provides the WaggonTracker platform

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WaggonTracker ADV:

In addition to the STD-functionalities, the ADV-system monitors the vehicle state, single components and the load. On occasion, an alarm signal is sent.

Safe train operation by monitoring of:

  • temperature of axle bearing
  • Running characteristics (ride safety and ride comfort according to EN 14363)
  • Load situation (overload, asyemetric load, load of wheel sets)
  • Signals / acoustic alert while loading the vehicle
  • Derailment diagnosis

Cost-savings by identifying the cause of damage

  • Impact detection (according to EN 12663, vertical impact monitoring)
  • Monitoring of the barking-break position
  • Identification of wheel flats
  • Protection against incorrect or improper use (overload, reporting of incorrect usage etc.)

The rail freight is safer by monitoring:

  • Acceleration
  • Moisture and temperature
  • Door monitoring including alert (anti-theft protection, camera)

Automated processes

Load Monitoring: All the relevant information on the load is provided on the wagon and in the web-portal in real time. This opens up new paths in terms of safety and optimum load capacity.

Detailed information on load monitoring

Automated brake tests: Automated brake tests replaces time-consuming, manual testing. Given a 500 m long freight train, there is a time saving of 30 minutes. The results of the automated brake test are visualised on the display of the train conductor or the one who is in charge of the brake tests.

More information on automated brake tests

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Reliable however hard the conditions may be: Like all metrological devices of PJM, the WaggonTracker was tested in the climate chamber. The WaggonTracker-platform was designed for temperatures ranging from -25° bis + 60° degrees Celsius.

ATEX certified

The WaggonTracker platform was developed to be used in potentially explosive areas, e.g. for the transportation of diesel, gas, ethane, methane, carbon monoxide, town gas, hydrogen sulphide, hydrogen or ethylene.

Always available, robust and maintenance-free

The hub generator provides energy self-sufficiently. The WaggonTracker is very robust, long-lasting and has been designed to sustain hard weather conditions and wide temperature changes from - 20° to + 60° degrees Celsius. The system is maintenance-free and its maintenance interval corresponds to the one of the vehicles.

Autonomous data acquisition

All the data is transferred to the web portal via an LTE-system. Thus, the data is available all the time and all over the world. The data is transferred via an encrypted and a secure data transfer.

A patented and well-proven technology

Well-known companies such as SBB Cargo, Mercitalia, RCG, Lenzing, Transwaggon or ERR appreciate the benefits of the patented WaggonTracker platform.

Simple installation

The bearing cap is replaced with the WaggonTracker. The type WaggonTracker STD comprises integrated power supply, electronics and aerial.

The optimum for any requirements

The WaggonTracker is provided as a compact, integrated system (WaggonTracker STD) or with a further range of functionalities (WaggonTracker ADV).

Awarded WaggonTracker system

  • German Innovation Award Winner 2020
  • Fast Forward Award 2019

Get more: https://pjm.co.at/en/blog/2020/05/28/excellent-technology-german-innovation-award-2020-goes-to-pjm/

Contact

Felix Egger-Cimenti

  • Waagner-Biro-Straße 125
    8020 Graz, Austria

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