Pantograph monitoring with pinpoint accuracy
Defective pantographs can cause significant damage to overhead wires and associated components of the infrastructure. In extreme cases they can lead to de-wirements, incurring costly and time-consuming repairs and causing significant delays to services.
With such consequences at stake it is crucial to perform regular checks on pantograph integrity.
Although usually subjected to scheduled manual inspections - usually during routine overnight maintenance windows - the true condition of a vehicle’s pantograph cannot be properly assessed by torchlight.
And even regular inspections will not guarantee the detection of sudden defects – such as those caused by harsh weather conditions – that can accelerate wear and tear.
This is where a specialist, accurate monitoring system, such as PanMon, can make a difference.