This article first appeared in the Railway-News magazine Issue 5 2021.
Many of us have already experienced the unpleasant situation that the toilets have been blocked off during a train ride. At this point, no one really cares about the cause of this circumstance. It’s simply annoying for the traveller and damages the image of the railway operator.
A major cause is often the lack of staff availability. This can be remedied by automating the service processes of the trains inside the service and maintenance depots. Therefore, more and more railway operators are considering the use of robots to provide fully automated solutions for a train’s water supply and wastewater disposal processes.
The automation should meet the following new requirements and raised expectation of railway operators:
Aqseptence Group GmbH with its Roediger brand – a specialist for water supply and wastewater disposal systems and a key supplier for Deutsche Bahn and other railway operators – joined forces with bip technology GmbH – a company specialised in automated maintenance systems for trains. Together they developed a solution that has already been tested at a pilot installation.
The aim of the solution was to replace the physically strenuous and labour-intensive activities involved in service work on trains with automated solutions.
The main tasks and challenges in the implementation of the project were as follows:
The technical installations for water supply and sewage disposal for high-speed trains of Russian Railways have been supplied by Aqseptence Group.
Aqseptence Group supplied and installed innovative technical systems for water supply and sewage disposal at the Service Depot in Cologne-Nippes.
Since 1998, the Aqseptence Group has worked on various projects involving the delivery and installation of water supply and sewage disposal systems.
Aqseptence Group is the world market leader with its Roediger® Wet Services System. We developed drip-free and odourless sewage extraction systems for DB.
Aqseptence Group has installed further Roediger train systems for railway service and maintenance depots in China.
Aqseptence Group is active worldwide, providing water and wastewater management facilities and solutions for screening and filtration.
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