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Strukton Rail has won an order from the Swedish Transport Administration (Trafikverket) to connect points in the Göteborg region with the Preventive Maintenance and Fault Diagnosis System (POSS).

Strukton Rail will connect 10 points on Göteborg Central Station and six points at Olskroken junction with its POSS railway asset monitoring system.

The installation work and commissioning has been performed by Strukton Systems and Swedish partner Strukton Rail.

Strukton Rail tender manager Kurt Eriksson said: "The system has different alarm levels and could secure the traffic on our railways in the future."

"The system has different alarm levels and could secure the traffic on our railways in the future."

According to Strukton Rail, the POSS system continuously and remotely monitors the condition of essential assets in the railway infrastructure and rolling stock.

In maintenance situations it results in fewer breakdowns, lower operating costs, increased efficiency, higher availability, and quality assurance.

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POSS also provides trend information from measurements for further analysis on the nature of breakdowns.

In addition to allowing condition-based maintenance and reducing maintenance frequency, the monitoring system includes tools to support asset management. Using internet cloud principle, POSS provides up-to-date information about points, axle-counters and level crossings connected to the monitoring system.

Strukton Rail claims that rail companies from Stockholm in Sweden to Queensland in Australia are using POSS to increase the availability of the railways and ensure a more efficient maintenance process.

Strukton Rolling Stock delivered traction inverters, auxiliary inverters and battery chargers for the new Line 17 monorail of Sao Paulo in November.


Image: Rail firms from Stockholm in Sweden to Queensland in Australia are currently using POSS. Photo: courtesy of Strukton Rail.