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Test railway components in the on-board power supply system.

optiMEAS solutions for rail transport

Functional tests and power measurements under real conditions are indispensable for the development and testing of traction unit components. In the on-board network, a few but sometimes large consumers that are frequently switched on and off cause voltage peaks, high currents and large reactive power components. In addition, there are micro-interruptions of the power supply at the current collector as well as short voltage-free sections.

Robust recording of functional and performance data

On behalf of DB Systemtechnik, optiMEAS developed an IoT solution that monitors components in real operation. Equipped with smartRAIL and an external module for power measurement, the system continuously records functional and performance data and transmits it loss-free to the IoT platform optiCLOUD. This is where the railway engineers access the data, filter and analyze them as required.

Use gained knowledge meaningfully

smartRAIL is railway-certified, extremely robust and operates maintenance-free for months. Once installed, the device collects valuable data without affecting the availability of the traction unit. The knowledge gained about the network quality helps to increase the reliability of railway components.

optiMEAS convinces with technical competence, fail-safe systems, thematic foresight and a flexible, solution-oriented team.

Felix Heim
Project Manager Portfolio Development, DB Systemtechnik GmbH