Spanish company, beneficiary of SME instrument phase 2, is endorsed by more than 45 years of experience in engineering and construction fields applied both to the industrial and the railway sector, including the design and installation of overhead line equipment (OLE) and energy supply networks, electric substations, signalling and communication systems in Spain and abroad. Supported by this wide knowledge of the railway infrastructure, one of the company’s big bets is innovation.
As a result of this innovative approach, the company is currently developing a measurement equipment which records, in real-time, on-site, ease-of-use and the recording speed the key geometrical parameters of the railroad environment.
The device can help companies involved in the construction, maintenance or refurbishment of infrastructures, because the device measure the main critical parameters to be supervised and corrected. So it is possible reducing significant associated costs for these companies.
The product is conceived as a portable, lightweight and easy-to-handle device. Several sensors are integrated in the trolley, responsible of data collection, providing the inputs needed by the software. Up-to-date and machine-learning adapted algorithms treat the data recorded and give the user the chance to visualize the defined measurements in the embedded software, with no need of later office post-processing.
At this stage of the project, the Spanish SME is looking up to raise awareness of the measurement device, for this reason the company is looking for technological partners interested in performing pilot tests related to the railway sector and infrastructure administrators. The company has scheduled several demos of the device in Spain and the United States.
As Germany, United Kingdom and Ireland are also considered key markets according to the company’s business plan, a technical cooperation agreement is requested with a partner offering deep knowledge of railways in these areas. By giving access to a valid infrastructure to perform the pilot tests, the company’s aim is to gather the technical requirements of the infrastructures in these countries which will be used to improve the product and help with the technological development.
As a result of the demo, the company will develop a full report of the pilot test, including descriptions of the works performed, graphics, cross section drawings and photographs which will be sent to the partner to check the results and to transmit the feedback of the product and the service