Added safety for todays railway industry

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Added safety for todays railway industry

Railways,especially those operating mainline passenger and high-speed services,need to be run safely,reliably and efficiently.At the same time ,railway operators seek competitive,cost effective solutions. SKF has worked closely with the railway industry operators and suppliers to provide bearing solutions that resolve the often contradictory requirements of safety and cost effectiveness. The most recent result of such collaboration is the highly sophisticated mechatronics of the SKF-developed BoMo, bogie monitoring system. This is a unit that uses compact,integral sensors to capture vital operating data from the axlebox bearings – the heart of the dynamic system.This allows state-of-the-art signal analysis and monitoring techniques to be applied to extract critical safety indicators and to record operating parameters of a train’s bogies.The output is fully compatible with train data bus systems, ensuring transmission of data for maintenance optimisation and warning signals.It is a major step forward in achieving the goals of better reliability and safety and lower life cycle costs.

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