Innovation: 3 unusual technologies making their way in the railway sector

01/06/2020

 

In recent years, many technologies developed for other sectors have been integrating very efficiently into the rail sector, improving many aspects of the latter, let us see some of them:

3D laser scanners
3D laser scanners are rapidly being adopted in various industrial sectors and the railway sector is no exception for 2020. The German railway system is using 3D scanners to accurately measure tracks and effectively plan routes.
This technology has the ability to collect millions of measurable data points, from dimensions to spatial relationships of objects, very precisely and within seconds. This drastically reduces the time that would have been spent using the old technique, eliminates the possibility of inaccurate data being collected and in particular, helps in complex prevention projects that would otherwise not be technically feasible.

 

 

Thermal imaging equipment

These detection systems are equipped with high-tech thermal and visual equipment that allow maintenance teams to quickly cover large areas and identify the smallest defects in components or the surrounding environment. Equipment like this can help significantly reduce the time and money spent checking railway equipment for faults and enable teams to react quickly to problems before they occur.

Interactive train windows
The first integration of this type of windows was seen in the first prototype of the Hyperloop train (HTT).
The most remarkable feature of this train are the interactive touch-screen windows that would allow passengers to access information such as destination and high profile events, time and date, temperature, train speed and more.

Gesa Industry is constantly looking for innovation in this field, and keeps abreast of technological developments to offer its customers not only the highest quality, but also the latest innovations in the design of train components and interiors.

 

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