Loksys and TMS, the maintenance contractor for Turkish high-speed sector, signed a 2-year contract to design, install and operate Trak-chain monitoring solution which will support TCDD’s operational activities.
Loksys will provide motion sensors and other analysis technology to equip a range of wireless mobile and GPS tracking devices which will help TMS to highlight potential delays on the rail network, mechanical faults on the rolling stock as well other minor technical defects.
Through this technology the delays and cancellations are kept to the minimum and customer and staff safety is prioritised. In addition, the time taken to carry out routine servicing and rolling stock maintenance is being drastically reduced as the data gathered helps TMS to have the right staff and components in the right place at the right time.
Using IOT sensor connected to the bogies, the solution can identify the faulty track analysing of a range of noise and pressure data. This allows TMS and TCDD to work quickly to close and repair the damaged sections.
According to TMS’ request, Loksys developed the solution based on its renowned Trak-chain technology which was integrated with Loksys’s proprietary ScientiaQ multi-purpose software platform and specific IoT hardware to fundamentally transform and enhance the way railway infrastructure can be operated and managed.
The entire tracking and management system can provide a huge range of operational data and analytics to help run the Turkish high-speed rail network more safely and more effectively.
“During the 4-month trial period, we worked closely and quickly with TMS to adapt and develop our technology to deliver a monitoring system that provides a level of data, analysis and diagnosis never seen before in the rail industry. This in turn is driving higher operational cost efficiency so that funds can be invested in alternative areas,” Simon McDermot, Managing Director of Loksys said.