Perpetuum, a leader in vibration energy harvesting and its application in asset management across the rail industry, has secured an important contract with Network Rail.
The contract, which means Perpetuum will provide ongoing services to Network Rail for track condition analysis, comes after 12 months of development work with the national rail infrastructure owners.
Track condition is calculated using vibration data from the 1000s of Perpetuum- equipped wheelsets on Southeastern's C375 and C376 train sets.
"The opportunity to bring real-time asset information to both infrastructure managers and rolling stock maintainers from a single device on a passenger train opens up exciting new opportunities for how we manage our railway in the future," explains Dave Deeley, Network Rail's Special Projects Manager, South East Performance Improvement Project.
"We are delighted that we are able to move to the next stage in our partnership with Network Rail on this truly innovative work stream," said Justin Southcombe, Commercial Director for Perpetuum.
Perpetuum's award winning, self-powered, wireless sensing technology, combined with its vibration engineering expertise and rich analytics, provides real time information that enables the rail industry to optimise railway operations.
Perpetuum's revolutionary technology is deployed and operational in the UK, Australian and Swedish national passenger rail networks. Perpetuum represents SMEs on the Rail Supply Group council that reports to the UK government.
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