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Voith and Siemens partner to develop coupler condition monitoring solution

Voith and Siemens partner to develop coupler condition monitoring solution

June 20, 2018 – Voith and Siemens enter a cooperation for the development of a condition monitoring solution for the Voith Scharfenberg coupler. The Siemens AG and the Voith Turbo GmbH & Co. KG signed the cooperation agreement in May 2018.

As a result of expertise in the areas of energy absorption, front-end systems and couplers as well as digital knowledge, Voith will take over the development of the solution within the cooperation’s framework. Siemens integrates the application into Railigent, which is based on MindShpere, the underlying Siemens Internet of Things (IoT) operating system. Railigent offers a range of digital services to manage rail assets smarter, including apps for smart monitoring, smart data analysis and smart prediction for rolling stock, signaling as well as for rail infrastructure. Once the Voith solution is developed, it will be offered in the Siemens Railigent application suite. 

The goal of the cooperation is a joint presentation of a preliminary solution at the Innotrans 2018 in Berlin, Germany. Both parties have shown the intention to further strengthen the cooperation by offering solutions for more Voith components on the Siemens Railigent application suite. 

About Voith 
Voith Turbo, a Group Division of Voith, is a specialist for intelligent drive solutions, systems and comprehensive services. Customers from highly diverse industries such as oil and gas, energy, rail and commercial vehicles, ship technology, mining and mechanical engineering rely on the advanced technologies and solutions-driven expertise of Voith Turbo.

About Siemens
The Siemens Mobility Division is an international provider of products, systems and solutions that enable people and goods to be transported. Business activities include rolling stock, rail automation, intelligent traffic and transportation systems, and rail electrification. Mobility’s service offerings maximize vehicle and infrastructure availability. The Division’s comprehensive portfolio is further augmented by turnkey project expertise and tailored financing solutions.

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