The app consists of three modules:
- a mobile version to record onsite data for welding controllers
- a monitoring app to review weld information from the office
- an online administration tool to apply settings to local standards.
Pandrol Connect was developed with the aim of facilitating the recording and transmission of the data between all welding parties, including railway authorities, welding companies and welding kit suppliers. All data is stored in the cloud for easy sharing to contactors and the network, automatically. Confidentiality is ensured, as Pandrol Connect allows only authorised users to view data.
Available for Android, the app has already been trialled with great success by Pandrol’s welding services teams and contractors across the UK and France. Feedback has been extremely positive and has resulted in enhancements to the app, including a new function that improves weld documentation opportunities and data sharing overall.
Pandrol’s research has shown that contractors appreciate the facility to record data before, during and after welding, even when no internet access is available. Compatible with all welding kit suppliers, data from Pandrol Connect can be downloaded by technicians on location. To support use of the new software, Pandrol has released training videos, which can be easily located online.
Pandrol Connect is very user friendly and offers immediate access to welding instruction manuals, as well as use of QR codes to allow consumable scanning. There is also the possibility of adding voice comments and compatible interface gloves to enhance traceability.
Welding contractors have welcomed the reliability of the reporting function and the fact that data is automatically transmitted from site, with many weld parameters pre-completed.
The launch of Pandrol’s new app is part of its commitment to offer an unrivalled customer experience in maximising rail infrastructure availability, safety and lifetime value.
For more information, visit the website www.pandrol.com.