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Meet Predge at the 2020 Arema Virtual Conference & Expo

The annual AREMA Conference & Expo is one of the world’s largest gatherings for railway engineering professionals and companies. The 2020 expo will be held virtually September 13-17 due to the Covid-19 outbreak. Representatives from Predge will hold a presentation about damage prediction using way-side detectors.

The annual AREMA Conference & Expo is one of the world’s largest gatherings for railway engineering professionals and companies. The 2020 expo will be held virtually September 13-17 due to the Covid-19 outbreak. Representatives from Predge will hold a presentation about damage prediction using way-side detectors.

Incipient bearing damages on heavy haul vehicles can lead to detrimental disruptions in operation and even to trains’ derailment. Further consequences are damages to the railway infrastructure, loss of freight and equity, and an interruption of traffic.

During the AREMA expo, Predge representatives Mr. Wolfgang Birk and Mr. Jesper Westerberg will present a novel method to detect and predict the onset of bearing damages using multiple way-side detectors. The method exploits the statistical properties of way-side monitoring systems to provide decision support to operators and maintainers.

The methodology is implemented in a cloud-based service solution that reflects each bearing as a digital twin and tracks the condition throughout a railcar’s operation.

Tuesday, September 15, 10:45 – 11:15 AM ET

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