Every 24 hours, 3 trains in each direction between Luleå and Borlänge. Sweden. The 1023 kilometers long one-way trip is an important link in SSAB rolled steel production supply chain, annually transporting two million tonnes of slabs.
About 400 wagons, owned by VTG, are used in total, resulting in challenges such as:
Working with Predge and using their solutions, the objectives for the Steel Shuttle were to increase the reliability/availability and reduce costs by:
By using the decision support services from Predge, the results were obvious. 90% of the damages indicated within 1200-3600 kilometers ahead, so at least one trip ahead. Thus, wagons could be preventively shunted. Further improvements for the Steel Shuttle were: