Mobile Maintenance and Inspection
15.11.2012 | Mobile solutions from PC-Soft provide railway companies and infrastructure managers with a secure basis for the effective planning and implementation of maintenance orders.
The market requirements in maintenance management are also increasingly characterised in the railway sector by the need for mobile support. The PC-Soft solution provides an information and data source for this purpose on mobile devices.
Status updates and maintenance histories for vehicles or equipment are available on-site. Disruptions and field data can be recorded directly onto a tablet PC, and check-lists can be completed. This minimises costly consultations, manual records and related sources of error. Maintenance and repair jobs to vehicles or equipment can be documented immediately after being carried out.
The advantages are obvious: data recording, documentation and information on-site, continuous flow of information without media disruption, and the avoidance of duplicate entries.
Mobile inspection on the track
The mobile solution has proven to be successful in practical test for several years. Special demands and requirements in the field of railway infrastructure have driven further development. Inspection of tracks and other infrastructure objects is supported by specific screens and queries on-site. The inspector has access to fault-related check-lists and automatically generated repair information on the mobile device, allowing him to process his maintenance jobs. All collected mobile data is transferred without media disruption using the integrated online / offline functionality directly into the central infrastructure data management system and can be used immediately for evaluations and forecasting. The integration into the maintenance process supports budget planning, order management, resource planning and the organisation of service partners.
The inspection module significantly increases the quality and productivity of preventive and corrective measures. The result is a consistent and complete documentation of all systems' histories, which assists in fulfilling the obligation to provide evidence to the supervisory authorities, and ultimately secures the license receipt.