Fleets of railway vehicles are normally in operation for a period of between 30 and 50 years. Maintenance amounts to approximately 50% of the total cost borne by operators as they aim to increase the availability and reliability of the fleet in a profitable manner. The use of new technologies is changing the railway vehicle maintenance model. This is contributing to a shift away from maintenance based on time or use, towards condition-based and predictive maintenance, which enables significant improvements to management and efficiency to be made.
Predictive railway vehicle maintenance
The combination of condition-based and predictive maintenance can reduce the maintenance cost of rolling stock by between 15% and 25%, which is considered by railway operators to be fundamental in a liberalised and increasingly competitive environment.
That is why IMAS+® provides operators and owners of vehicles with a cost-efficient solution which is independent of vehicle manufacturers and which can be easily implemented in any of their vehicles.
Automatic data analysis
Real-time fleet status display
Statistics and historical data display
Sub-system CBM/Predictive maintenance applications
Automatic notifications of incidents to workshop and alarm and breakdown interpretation
Incorporation of expert know-how of operators and maintenance technicians
Energy and fuel optimization and management application
Access to vehicle maintenance documentation
User and role manager