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Now that IS smart infrastructure!

Now that IS smart infrastructure!



What if the railway could tell you when it’s not performing to optimum levels? What if it could order a service for the asset when the first signs are showing? Or order a replacement part when failure is approaching? Or tell you that a problem is caused by the weather rather than asset failure?...



Could your Assets Live Forever?

Could your Assets Live Forever?



It’s unlikely that they will - but we can certainly make sure that they can remain in-service for the maximum possible time, and operate fully and safely. And this applies not just to individual assets, but complete systems too....



Targeting the reduction of £300m of cost

Targeting the reduction of £300m of cost

Using SmartSander to reduce costs and improve wheel adhesion


Tags: Better Reliability Condition Based Monitoring Engineering Technology Improved Performance Value - Innovation Park Signalling Reduced Cost Traction and Rolling Stock Unipart Dorman


Low adhesion is reported to cost over £300m per year in the UK and recent industry (RSSB) trials have demonstrated that in low adhesion conditions variable rate sanders can provide dramatic reductions in stopping distance over single rate systems. SmartSander from Unipart Rail contributes to reducin...



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Dave Tilmouth

Head of Marketing Communications

I'm Head of Marketing Communications for Unipart Rail, so I get to be involved in lots of exciting stuff across Traction & Rolling Stock, Infrastructure and road traffic. My colleagues know me as someone who has a perspective on everything, as well as being a bit of an extrovert!

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