The PanMon scanner collects data using a laser and camera-based triangulation, providing both photographic and 3D scans.
The software rapidly analyses the condition of each passing pantograph and reinterprets the data as real-time reports of a range of damage categories and displayed to engineering teams via a customised dashboard.
Should the reported damage on a passing pantograph exceed pre-defined damage threshold, the system automatically raises an alert to giving maintenance planners the option to immediately intervene and prevent a likely dewirement.
The PanMon system
- The PanMon scanners capture images from a fixed position above the rails that ensures the entire pantograph unit is captured in the images
- The PanMon server instantly receives the images and begins analysing the data
- PanMon's webclient extracts and prioritises the relevant trends in the dashboard