DB Engineering & Consulting

Milestone reached for predictive maintenance - thanks to DIANA

With an "ECG" on turnouts, DB is now ensuring that more trains are on time. Sensors at 28,000 turnouts throughout Germany report the proper function of the turnouts 24 hours a day. Therefore, failures can be detected and remedied before they even occur. Last year, DB already prevented 3,600 defects and made travelling by train more reliable for passengers. Now, the last of the smart turnouts has been connected in Halle (Saale). That is a milestone for predictive maintenance. DB invested 66 million euros in the new technology.

The diagnosis and analysis platform DIANA, on which all the digital data for the overall picture of the infrastructure condition flow together, was developed by infraView. The Mainz-based IT company specializes in the development of digital solutions for monitoring, diagnosis and analysis of infrastructure facilities and rolling stock and has been part of DB Engineering & Consulting since 2018. 

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