One of the challenges facing the rail industry is the provision of additional capacity.
In his presentation on 9 November 2023, Gerhard Paal, Head of Digital Services Sales at Siemens Mobility, reported on the Railigent X platform, which can be used to record condition data from rail vehicles, signalling systems and infrastructure, to generate relevant information and to produce recommendations for maintenance and operations on the way to 100% availability.
A practical example demonstrated the effectiveness of the system, which can be used to achieve approximately 99.5% vehicle availability for operations. The digital transformation, starting with monitoring, predicting the need for maintenance and its optimisation, and ultimately achieving data-driven maintenance, is the way forward. The focus is primarily on the reliability of assets and optimising the utilisation of maintenance facilities. In the case of rail vehicles, the focus is on mobility and operationally critical systems such as doors, air conditioning systems, bogies, points and others.
By using the Railigent X platform, up to 30% of unnecessary workshop visits and up to 15% of maintenance costs can be saved. A considerable potential with asset lifetimes of 30 to 40 years.