The aim of Vossloh’s smart solution is to avoid unplanned downtime due to switch malfunctions, increase the efficiency of maintenance work and thus significantly boost track availability. For this, Sensorfy developed a smart sensor system consisting of one or more sensor devices, which accurately detects and registers all movements and displacement of railway sleepers, as well as some other variables. All this data is collected and processed in a Gateway that forwards the information to the Cloud for further processing.
Through real-time monitoring of the rail switches’ condition, Vossloh can detect switch malfunctions before they happen. This gives them optimal response time to schedule maintenance operations and prevent unplanned downtime. The Smart Sensor Solution also provides information on the speed and type of passing trains via an ingenious algorithm.