TagMaster, producer of RFID solutions for rail applications, has received an order from Italian partner Generale Sistemi.
Worth more than approximately $421,000, the order will be supplied to TagItalia, a division of Generale Sistemi, based in Prato, Italy. The RFID equipment will be used to automatically identify rail vehicles on a mainline vehicle condition monitoring system.
These monitoring systems, or portals, are capable of measuring the essential diagnostic parameters needed to ensure rail safety. These parameters include wagon structure and weight, dimensional profile, wheels profile, bearing temperature and others.
TagMaster’s RFID system allows a real-time analysis of the measured conditions to be directly associated with the precise identity of each carriage or wagon examined. An ID-Tag is installed on each car or wagon and the TagMaster reader is installed on the side of the track, which is able to read the tag at speeds of over 300 km/h.
With these new condition monitoring technologies, railway operators are able to identify not only every single carriage or wagon, but also to detect the transit and dynamic composition of individual convoys along the rail network.