RAILWAY AGE, NOVEMBER 2023 ISSUE: Technologies that leverage AI are improving the way railroads operate and maintain equipment and infrastructure.
Wabtec Corporation on Nov. 17 reported the addition of Brazil-based Super Metal to its maintenance-of-way (m/w) business. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
Bentley Systems, Incorporated (Bentley Systems) announces integration of the Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator (EC3) with its iTwin platform for infrastructure carbon calculation. Also, Trimble introduces rail module for real-time monitoring software.
Wabtec Corp. on April 20 reported that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the Beena Vision wayside inspection system business from Trimble.
Trimble announced that it is partnering with Alsip, Ill.-based Railhead Corp. to integrate real-time remote monitoring, diagnostics and on-board video to enhance locomotive asset utilization and productivity.
Just two days prior to the opening ceremony of Railway Interchange 2015, Trimble released Juno T41 R-AEI, a rugged, handheld computer with an integrated ultra-high frequency (UHF) RFID capability designed to read both the rail-industry specific automatic equipment identification (AEI) tags and the electronic product code (EPC) tags used worldwide.
Class I railroads have been seeking a rugged mobile AEI (Automatic Equipment Identification) application that will provide them with detailed railcar inspection and maintenance functions in addition to asset tracking. Several are currently evaluating a promising new device offered by Trimble, a manufacturer of rugged handheld computer devices.
Nexala, a subsidiary of Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Trimble that supplies rail vehicle lifecycle management technologies, will be deploying its R2M real-time remote diagnostics monitoring system on Irish Rail’s CAF 29000 fleet of commuter rail DMUs.
Handheld personal computing devices are improving how the rail industry manages critical assets.