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Swiss Research and Innovation: SAVVY Telematic Systems and Wascosa successfully introduce flat spot detection with telematics
Flat spots on freight wagon wheel sets are problematic. Not only do they lead to increased noise emissions, they also cause the wheel sets to wear out more quickly. In many cases, the flat spots are detected only after many kilometres on the rails, resulting in increased defects and costs. With the support of the Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN), the freight wagon leasing company Wascosa and SAVVY® Telematic Systems conducted a research project to analyse “flat spot detection” and developed a true innovation for rail freight transport.
The new development makes it possible to identify flat spots via acoustic irregularities and eliminate the flat spots efficiently. When the project was launched, Wascosa AG had already equipped several hundred intermodal wagons with telematic systems developed by SAVVY Telematic Systems AG. This fleet of intelligent freight wagons constituted a solid foundation for the 1-year project’s proof of concept. With average kilometrage exceeding 100,000 km - even 200,000 km are not rare - intermodal wagons are some of the most intensely used freight wagons in the business. Correspondingly, flat spots will affect noise emissions.
SBB CONTRACTS SAVVY TELEMATIC FOR ITS RAILROAD VEHICLES - STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP FOR FUTURE-PROOF DEVELOPMENT
SAVVY® Telematic Systems AG, has a new customer: Schweizerische Bundesbahnen SBB (Swiss Federal Railways). A long-term partnership is planned to continuously improve SBB railroad vehicle fleet management productivity by providing and processing telematic and sensor-based data. After conducting an evaluation, Swiss Federal Railways chose SAVVY® Telematic Systems AG. Work on the track maintenance trains, switch engines and 10 other vehicle types belonging to the SBB infrastructure began in October 2017. The data gathered from the hardware is automated and brought together in the SAVVY® Synergy Portal, the central management platform. Thanks to the manufacturer-independence and high connectivity of SAVVY hardware and software, SBB infrastructure is also able to consolidate the telematic systems currently in use. Last but not least, the consistent data collected from a central location is automatically available for other business applications or effective evaluations. SAVVY technology’s consistent data management and openness support SBB infrastructure in continuing to effectively develop its fleet management processes and the forward-looking services based on them.
By awarding this seal, "Telematik-Markt.de" is building trust between providers and users:“Telematics providers that carry this seal in their company and product presentations have been successfully tested by our panel of experts. They have proven that, with respect to technology, service and support, they are customer-friendly, competent and cooperative towards business partners, interested parties and users.”, says Telematik-Markt.de.
Intelligent freight wagons: TRANSWAGGON and ScandFibre equip 6,000 freight wagons with SAVVY® telematics devices
Quality is the investment of the future. Total connected wagons went from 3,000 to 6,000. TWA and SFL intensify partnership with SAVVY® Telematic Systems AG.
Encouraged by the positive experience and the proof of quality presented by SAVVY® in connection with the first 3,000 equipped wagons, the upgrade of a total of 6,000 wagons was continued in 2017 and the contract period extended for another 5 years.
“SAVVY’s cut-of-the-edge technology, coupled with its proven data availability and performance were the decisive criteria for choosing the Swiss telematics specialists once again”, Anders Nilsson, Managing Director TRANSWAGGON AB, Helsingborg, explains. “In view of the smooth, extremely fast implementation and very good experiences under normal operation conditions, it became clear to us that we want to continue the collaboration. This is why we are equipping 6,000 of our wagons with the SAVVY® CargoTrac telematics device and digitising our entire fleet step by step.” Nilsson adds.
Transport Logistic 2017: SAVVY® digitises rail, overseas, and hazardous goods transports with high tech ATEX-Portfolio
SAVVY is presenting three innovative ATEX-certified telematics devices: the solar-powered, energy harvesting SAVVY® CargoTrac-SOL, the SAVVY® CargoTrac-ExR, equipped with an IEEE802.15.4 wireless transceiver, and the SAVVY® Sense Gateway-ExR, which provides four connection options regardless of ATEX sensor manufacturer. SAVVY® Sense Gateway communicates wirelessly with the telematics devices.
SAVVY ATEX-certified telematics units offer performance and lifecycles that exceed industry standards by a wide margin and make it possible for hazardous goods logistics companies to take advantage of all of the possibilities offered by digital process optimisation. SAVVY’s cutting-edge telematics devices are guaranteed to be autonomous and absolutely maintenance-free throughout their entire lifecycle of up to 15 years – even under the harshest possible conditions.
It’s the “Oscar” of the telematics sector. And competition in 2016 was especially fierce for the respected award. This year, 276 submissions competed for the prize, awarded for automotive telematics every two years. Of the total submitted solutions - according to the organizer all very impressive in terms of performance - 42 were nominated for the 10 award categories.
SAVVY® Telematic Systems AG, with its management and logistics process analysis portal solution, SAVVY® Synergy Enterprise, was among the nominees. The software solution combines management, collaboration and business intelligence functions to control complex logistics company-wide. The jury of top-notch experts presented SAVVY with the Telematic Award at the end of September. “SAVVY® Synergy Enterprise is a comprehensive and especially user-friendly telematics system. It is also the most sophisticated system on the market”, says Jury Chair, Prof. Birgit Wilkes.