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 they are typically 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.