Duos Technologies lands railcar imaging system contract

Written by William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief
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A U.S. Class I railroad has awarded Duos Technologies Group, Inc. a contract for a Vehicle Undercarriage Examiner (vue™) imaging system. The name of the railroad was not disclosed.

The vue™ system is part of Duos Technologies’ proprietary Railcar Inspection Portal technology, described as “the company’s latest innovation that combines several intelligent technologies and sub-systems using analytical algorithms to process and evaluate a broad range of data from multiple sensors.”

One of the major objectives of this technology focuses on reducing rolling stock terminal dwell time related to railcar maintenance performed in a yard. “Minimizing dwell time is key to improving operating ratios and is one of, if not the most, significant industry profitability metrics,” the company said.

“We believe that this is just the beginning of an industry-wide change in management strategies, which will take advantage of emerging technologies for the automation of the railcar inspection process,” said Duos Technologies CEO Gianni Arcaini. “Automation will be a significant force multiplier for field inspection teams, as it will improve operating ratios, increase capacity and improve efficiencies while increasing safety. We are at the forefront of this paradigm shift of operational effectiveness utilizing our intelligent technology systems. Our R&D team is in the process of developing several additional technologies that will significantly expand the functionality of our rail inspection portal and provide the rail industry with a meaningful cost reduction to its current maintenance processes.”

“Our imaging systems address specific challenges that require enhanced inspection and detection for monitoring and maintaining the structural health of railcars,” said Duos Technologies Executive Vice President and General Manager Felix Krupczynski. “We are excited to once again have been selected to launch this very important and strategic technology that demonstrates the capabilities of our intelligent systems, processes, and delivery to meet our customer needs.”

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