Keeping an Eye on Everything with ZF’s [email protected] Solution

Keeping an Eye on Everything with ZF’s connect@rail Solution
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Keeping an Eye on Everything with ZF’s [email protected] Solution

  • This article first appeared in the Railway-News magazine Issue 3 2022.

Reliability in rail transportation – be it cargo or people – is more important than ever. Operators and manufacturers must keep downtimes to a minimum, safety and comfort at a maximum, and avoid failures at all cost. Fortunately, ZF is able to support companies with its smart and digital [email protected] system for condition monitoring and maintenance management.

Smart. Thorough. Digital.

Connectivity and digitalisation have become an integral part of our everyday lives. The enormous quantities of information available everywhere and in real time make new functions and business models possible that were unthinkable a few decades ago. With [email protected], ZF leverages its extensive expertise as a leading global company for driveline, chassis and safety technology. The system is a comprehensive and modular approach to fleet maintenance management and condition monitoring, with the following components:

  • Heavy-duty TAGs, battery-operated Bluetooth sensors that are placed on the vehicle bogies. There, they measure acceleration, vibrations and other parameters.
  • Gateways, the VCU Pro Onboard Units, with CAN interfaces, several analogue input and digital output ports that supports Bluetooth, wifi and all common GNSS. The gateway is able to store and pre-process data gathered by the sensors.
  • The ZF IoT Cloud, accessed via said secure onboard gateway, that uses the collected and enriched data to detect wear, damage and abnormality early and precisely.
  • A dashboard for desktops and mobile devices that gives end-users a comprehensive overview of all parameters, reports, maintenance schedules and more.
  • Digital typeplates with an integrated RFID chip that log actual installation position and hours of service of individual components. They both facilitate and keep records of scheduled maintenance.

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