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Trimble’s Real-Time Remote Diagnostic System to Enhance Fleet Reliability and Avaliablity

Trimble announced on May 31 that Euromaint Rail has deployed the Trimble® R2M real-time remote diagnostic system to manage the maintenance of fleets running on Stockholm Commuter lines and Norrtåg regional rail lines.

The deployment is part of Euromaint Rail’s Remote Vehicle Monitoring (RVM) program to enhance its customer service by providing a modern and reliable condition-based maintenance strategy.

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As the Nordic region’s leading independent supplier of rail transport maintenance services, Euromaint Rail provides qualified technical rolling stock fleet maintenance for train operating companies. The Trimble R2M real-time remote diagnostic system will be one of the key components in Euromaint Rail’s RVM program to support its overall fleet reliability and availability objectives.

Remote Vehicle Monitoring (RVM) Programme

The RVM program will be used to manage the maintenance of the Alstom Coradia (LIREX) trains maintained by Emtrain, a joint venture of MTR and Euromaint Rail—129 Stockholm Commuter trains and 12 Tågkompaniet Norrtåg trains maintained by Euromaint Rail. The roll out includes fitting Trimble NCU control units—industry approved on-board condition monitoring devices that comply with the international railway EN50155 standard for electronic equipment—on rolling stock. The NCU control units connect to a large number of on-board train signals and systems to access condition data from vehicles without on-board train management systems. Trimble R2M uses this data to provide valuable real-time status about the rolling stock and its component systems before a vehicle reaches the maintenance depot, enabling swift, focused and cost-effective maintenance activity when investigating and repairing faults.

Ove Bergkvist, CEO at Euromaint Rail, said:

“Our customers’ continued excellence at meeting punctuality and safety standards is supported by Euromaint Rail providing high-quality maintenance and high levels of rolling stock availability.”

“With the roll out of the Trimble R2M system to support our condition-based maintenance strategy as part of the RVM program, we will be working hard to ensure that the standard of our service to customers continues to improve.”

About Euromaint Rail

Euromaint Rail offers qualified technical maintenance to meet customer requirements for well-functioning rolling stock fleets. The company’s products and services guarantee the reliability and service life of track-mounted vehicles such as freight carriages, passenger trains, locomotives and work machines. Euromaint Rail has a turnover of MSEK 1,453 and approximate 1,100 employees (2016).

About Trimble’s Railway Solutions

Trimble’s railway solutions combine the latest in sensors and monitoring technologies with customized software and wireless communications to quickly and accurately capture the data needed to maintain and construct railway infrastructure or to manage rail transport assets. Trimble’s solutions use integrated processes and workflows for complete railway infrastructure and asset lifecycle management. From the infrastructure planning, design, construction, and maintenance phases, to the operation, maintenance, and repair of rail transport assets, the solutions streamline operations to keep railway projects on time and on budget.

Trimble’s rail asset lifecycle management products manage the lifecycle of rail transport assets from operation through maintenance and repair. This allows rail companies to plan for the future, improve operational efficiencies, manage service levels and reduce costs, while ensuring that service is maintained to the highest level. Customers using Trimble solutions to manage the lifecycle of their rail transport assets include South West Trains, Eurostar, SNCF, Irish Rail, the Go-Ahead group, Siemens, Alstom, Arriva and Greater Anglia among others.

About Trimble

Trimble is transforming the way the world works by delivering products and services that connect the physical and digital worlds. Core technologies in positioning, modeling, connectivity and data analytics enable customers to improve productivity, quality, safety and sustainability. From purpose built products to enterprise lifecycle solutions, Trimble software, hardware and services are transforming a broad range of industries such as agriculture, construction, geospatial and transportation and logistics.

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