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Retrofit of Austria's steepest rack railway - A steam locomotive goes digital

Optimeas guest on the IoT Usecase Podcast

Once again Optimeas, this time represented by optiMEAS shareholder Dr Jens-Achim Kessel, was a guest at the IoT Usecase Podcast.

After having talked in general terms about the Optimisation opportunities in rail transport with regard to Maintenance & Service have spoken (listen here), the current episode is about a very concrete and exciting project.

With the "Schafbergbahn"This time we were faced with the challenge of designing a "sensorless" steamlok and transfer their operating data to the cloud for visualisation and analysis. The challenges that arise with such a subsequently created connection between "old" and "new", even Retrofitting and how digitalisation can increase efficiency and operational readiness are discussed in this podcast episode.


A steam locomotive goes digital !

The Schafbergbahn is the steepest Steam rack railway Austria and, thanks to its rack, can master gradients that would be insurmountable for conventional railways. In this podcast episode, the connection between the Schafbergbahn and the topics of IoT and retrofitting uncovered. Dr Kessel, together with Mr Bernhard Knapp of Tractive and Mr Mario Mischelin from the Schafbergbahn report from the field on how the digitalisation of the ÖBB's steam locomotive can help to make operation more effective and efficient to design, Potential savings use, to improve processes optimise and reduce failures.

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