P&T Connected focuses on the development of systems that increase the connectivity of track maintenance machines. The data collected for this purpose, however, is not only used for condition-based monitoring.
Automation in mechanised track laying and maintenance has just begun. The increasing connectivity of our machines creates unprecedented opportunities. Already today, remote diagnosis systems such as PlasserDatamatic make it possible to transmit comprehensive machine data to the operator's office.
The DRP data recording processor, a digital measurement recording system, and the SmartALC automatic guiding computer have provided the technological basis for the direct transmission of measuring and geometry data from the work site to the office. In the future, new interfaces will be available to transfer data, including acceptance reports, to the office. This enables infrastructure operators to check the quality of work and to change the course of work without the need to have a specialist on-site.