2018-04-23

VTG uses E365Analytics®for a feasibility study on wheel damages

The feasibility study will use E365 Analytics® to provide diagnostic and predictive information for the VTG fleet, starting with SSAB railway steel shuttle operation in Sweden. SSAB transport annually about 2 million tons of steel slabs from the city of Luleå to the city of Borlänge by railway. In total more than 300 cars are in operation for the SSAB steel shuttle.


The feasibility study will use E365 Analytics® to provide diagnostic and predictive information for the VTG fleet, starting with SSAB railway steel shuttle operation in Sweden. SSAB transport annually about 2 million tons of steel slabs from the city of Luleå to the city of Borlänge by railway. In total more than 300 cars are in operation for the SSAB steel shuttle.

VTG AG, with headquartered in Hamburg, is a publicly traded and leading international wagon hire and rail logistics company with around 80,000 railcars. It is the biggest privately owned fleet in Europe. Together with VTG we will use E365 Analytics®, as a tool, to study an alarm system for wheel damages. Further, we will also investigate the conditions and challenges, and develop a roadmap for the development of an alarm system to be in operation next winter, 2018/2019.

There is a great need to predict when damage will occur, partly to ensure transport, capacity in the workshop and access to healthy wheels. By using E365 Analytics® for condition monitoring and degradation prognostics, this problem can be reduced. It also provides the operator with the ability to compare different components and maintenance strategies with each other to improve the business.

2018-03-11

eMaintenance365 prevents failures

eMaintenance365 helps train operators to prevent failures - read the article in Dagens Industri.


eMaintenance365 helps train operators to prevent failures – read the article in Dagens Industri.
https://www.di.se/nyheter/entreprenoren-som-ska-fa-tagen-att-komma-i-tid/

2018-02-12

Norrtåg signs contract

eMaintenance365 AB and Norrtåg AB, which operates passenger trains in Sweden's four northernmost counties, have signed an agreement for the delivery of decision support based on condition data. eMaintenance365 AB makes advanced analyses of the status and life-span of components that affect the reliability of trains.


eMaintenance365 AB and Norrtåg AB, which operates passenger trains in Sweden’s four northernmost counties, has signed an agreement for delivery of decision support based on condition data. eMaintenance365 AB makes advanced analyses of the status and life-span of components that affect the reliability of trains.   

– We want to improve our service to our customers constantly, and the decision support services provided by eMaintenance365 enable us to deliver secure transportation to our customers. The decision support service will be used in close cooperation with our vehicle and vehicle service provider, says Olle Tiderman, Technical Director at Norrtåg AB. 

Norrtåg AB is owned by the four northernmost regions regional public transport authorities. Norrtåg procures a train operator who is responsible for running and maintaining the trains that are owned by Norrtåg. The operator is the Swedish company Tågkompaniet AB and the maintenance is done by Euromaint AB. 

– Norrtåg is an important actor that offer safe and environmentally friendly travel in northern Sweden. We are very proud and pleased that Norrtåg has chosen to work with us, says Bengt Jonsson, CEO at eMaintenance365 AB. 

2018-01-22

eMaintenance365 signs agreement with CargoNet AS – Norway’s largest freight rail company

eMaintenace365 and CargoNet AS have signed agreement for evaluation and adaption of decision support. Based on condition data, eMaintenance365 makes advanced analysis of the status and remaining useful life of components that affect the train's safety and reliability.


eMaintenace365 and CargoNet AS have signed agreement for evaluation and adaption of decision support. Based on condition data, eMaintenance365 makes advanced analysis of the status and remaining useful life of components that affect the train’s safety and reliability.

CargoNet is Norway’s largest freight rail Company, they also operate in Sweden and other countries. The company offers combined transport and transport systems (special trains for industrial customers, such as ore, timber and fuel). CargoNet uses both its own and leased locomotives in combination with trolleys, mainly owned by CargoNet.

– CargoNet is a key player to offer safe and environmentally friendly rail transport in Norway and Sweden. eMaintenance365 are very proud and excited that CargoNet has chosen to work with us, says Bengt Jonsson, CEO at eMaintenance365 AB.

2018-01-16

E365 Analytics® helps Trafikverket to visualize maintenance needs

The Swedish Transport Administration's (Trafikverket) digitization program goes from “talking to walking”. The digitization program start to harvest from the benefits in Alanytics ®. The project will streamline the analysis of railway condition and give forecast on its degradation. The joint project between Trafikverket and eMaintenance365 is expected to provide a clearer status and forecast of how the railway assets are performing. With information from several different data sources, Analytics® will visualize and give actual status and prognostics on track assets.


The Swedish Transport Administration’s (Trafikverket) digitization program goes from “talking to walking”. The digitization program start to harvest from the benefits in Alanytics ®. The project will streamline the analysis of railway condition and give forecast on its degradation. The joint project between Trafikverket and eMaintenance365 is expected to provide a clearer status and forecast of how the railway assets are performing. With information from several different data sources, Analytics® will visualize and give actual status and prognostics on track assets.

eMaintenance365’s powerful cloud based platform services are now fully tested by Trafikverket. The project focus on using our advanced tool Analytics® to visualize maintenance actions for rail infrastructure. As a result, support for decision making processes are provided for strategic, tactical and operational levels. The cloud service retrieves data from a variety of systems and then converts data into information and knowledge about the state of the railway track. With our unique advanced analyse windows, the different personnel categories can then visualize the need for maintenance actions and enalbles future predictions. Current status are generated and then visualized to the maintenance organization’s various personnel categories in strategic, tactical and operational levels.

At strategic level, it is about using actual data and facts in order to gain an actual condition and status of the assets. This information will be used to make decisions about the need for reinvestments and renewals or to extend track life with more maintenance. For example, execute more maintenance actions, using existing maintenance contractor, on the different track sections.

At the tactical level, Trafikverket wants to identify the need for tamping, grinding and welding, as early as possible in the decision making and planning processes. With better predictions and forecasts, you get more efficient and better planned track section maintenance decisions. This also provides lower maintenance cost of the track.

For the operational levels, the maintenance contractors, those who perform the actual work out in the track, the project hopes to improve the flow of information for work order generation. This gives the opportunity for the contractor to achieve better logistics, spare parts management and scheduling of slot times in track.

The project will last for 1.5 years and focus on track and lane maintenance.

2017-12-04

LKAB and eMaintenance365 sign multiyear agreement.

The Luleå based company eMaintenance365 will deliver decision support for the maintenance of LKAB:s railway vehicles.


The Luleå based company eMaintenance365 will deliver decision support for the maintenance of LKAB:s railway vehicles. eMaintenance365 has developed an analytic tool, E365 Analytics®. By using condition data from the railway wagons and locomotives and through advanced analysis of these measurements E365 Analytics® provides proposals of preventive maintenance actions.

– We see potential in lowered capital- and maintenance costs as well as increased reliability in our deliveries. E365 Analytics® provides opportunity for us to improve our ability to work with condition based and preventative maintenance, says Anders Björnström, CEO at LKAB Malmtrafik AB.

LKAB and eMaintenance365 AB have during a time worked closely together to customize the services for LKAB:s requests and requirements.

-We are proud and happy that LKAB has chosen us as suppliers. LKAB is world leading when it comes to adopting new advanced technologies into their operation, and the type of decision support services that we deliver are quite unique, says Bengt Jonsson, CEO at eMaintenance365 AB.

2017-09-25

E365 further strengthens the company skills

Per-Olof Larsson Kråik (PO) goes into E365 as part-owner and Technical Director, Railway Engineering. PO is an international authority in railway engineering and maintenance technology, he has an extensive and unique experience of research and development work linked to industrial activities. Through his involvement in the company we strengthen our competence and competitiveness even further.


During his professional life, PO has been focusing his work to improve the performance of existing assets. For example, to increase the performance of railway networks through optimisation of operation and maintenance of railway systems. He has been focusing on developing effective and efficient maintenance methods that will lead to increase system availability at the lowest costs leading to overall improvement in performance of system/assets. He has been involved in preparation of research applications

PO has more than 20 years of industrial experience in railway engineering, focusing on heavy haul and freight operations. He has been carried out several research and consultancy projects for several organizations in Europe and Australia. Beside his deep knowledge in railway engineering, he has also been working with problems in different machine elements, industrial tribology problems, systems engineering of mechanical systems (Reliability, Maintainability and Supportability) and strategic operation and maintenance decision making processes for different organisations. In his PhD he was focusing on tribology, mainly in the area of bearings and grease lubrication for grease manufactures and bearing industry.

He has been written more than 60 articles and cases studies in the areas of Machine Element, Mechanical Engineering. Railway, Tribology, Reliability, Maintainability, Logistic, and Supportability.

During his professional life, PO has been focusing his work to improve the performance of existing assets. For example, to increase the performance of railway networks through optimisation of operation and maintenance of railway systems. He has been focusing on developing effective and efficient maintenance methods that will lead to increase system availability at the lowest costs leading to overall improvement in performance of system/assets. He has been involved in preparation of research applications and its execution of EU Framework research programs: FP6 & FP7 and H2020. He has been an adviser for AURIZON (former Queensland Rail) in Australia, in their strategic work on setting up Rail Corporate Research Centre (Rail CRC).

He gives several key-notes at different conferences around the world every year. He has been awarded several best paper awards. PO is also been acting as Chairman of European Lubricating Grease Institute (ELGI) Railway Lubricants Working Group (RLWG) on today’s user requirements, standards and guidelines for the wheel/rail interface with focus on KPI’s. He is Director, Secretary, and Coordinator of Sweden-Norway-Finland, Nordic Heavy Haul Association. A Scandinavian non-governmental, scientific and technological association of heavy haul railways. He is Director of International Heavy Haul Association (IHHA). A world-wide non-governmental, scientific and technological association of heavy haul railways and their advocates, State of Missouri, USA. Member of the working group on Transport 2030, The Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences. He is also a member of VTI (Transportforum) committee for Railway Technologies and Rail Traffic Planning and Operation in Sweden.

2017-08-17

Big Data in railway operations and maintenance

Read about  the possibilities of big data in the Railway industry and it's positive effects on operations and maintenance.


Follow this link:

www.globalrailwayreview.com/article/61515/big-data-railway-operations-maintenance/

 

2017-06-29

E365 delivers decision support for preventive maintenance

eMaintenace365 has been assigned to the Project Samverkan Digital Järnväg (Collaboration Digital Railway) to develop and implement a decision support solution that contributes to improved robustness and timeliness of the rail transport system.
The project includes the part of the swedish railway network Uppsala – Sundsvall - Umeå. Other participants in the project are SJ, Tåg i Bergslagen, Swedish Transport Administration, Luleå University of Technology, Infranord, Outflight and Xlent.
E365 will deliver a decision support which will focus on the practical application of the developed solution for condition assessment of interface wheel-rail.


2017-05-23

Read about eMaintenance365 AB in “Ny Teknik”

The respected Swedish engineering magazine "Ny Teknik" have made a reportage about eMaintenace365. The reporter interviewed one of the company's founder, Prof. Ramin Karim.


The article is titled ”Big Data predicts the need for maintenance”, and describes how eMaintenace365 is working to help customers to see into the future.

The article is in Swedish, and You can read the full story in the link:

http://www.nyteknik.se/digitalisering/big-data-forutspar-behovet-av-underhall-6848747

 

2018-04-24

eMaintenance365 has been selected

eMaintenance365 has been selected as one of Sweden top 33 start-ups with the potential to be tomorrow’s stock market giants.


eMaintenance365 has been selected as one of Sweden top 33 start-ups with the potential to be tomorrow’s stock market giants.

Two of the leading and most respected journals in technology and business, “Ny Teknik” and “Affärsvärlden”, appoints every year the 33 hottest technology companies in Sweden, and which is considered to have the potential to become tomorrow’s successful companies.

It’s a great honor for eMaintenance365 to be one of the companies on “33-listan”. It’s proof that the company is on the cutting edge in the field of ”Industry 4.0” and it is very encouraging and stimulated for the company’s continued development.

For more information:  http://www.nyteknik.se/startup/33-listan/emaintenance-365-analyser-i-molnet-klipper-kostnader-at-industrin-6838686

2017-04-03

eMaintenance365 AB is investing internationally, launch subsidiary in Australia

eMaintenace365 AB has formed a subsidiary in Australia. It is part of the company's international efforts. The company has its focus on Europe but has recently stepped up sales efforts in Australia.


Australia is a market with many world-leading industries mainly in mineral and mining industry. eMaintenace365 AB has since about 1 year back engaged in sales activity in the country and established contacts with several major players in the mining industry. The formation of the Australian subsidiary, eMaintenance365 Australia Pty. Ltd., is a step in further strengthening the venture in Australia.

”We have come a long way in our sales work and assesses the degree of maturity is high in Australia for the kind of high-tech services that we offer. While we have our focus on the domestic market, and sees a positive development here, Australia is the market that perhaps has the greatest growth potential in the current situation, ”said the company’s CEO, Bengt Jonsson.

”We have a positive development in the company with huge potential, both nationally and internationally. We see that the demand for our services is increasing in many different industrial sectors. Our goal is to be strong on our home market, and in addition it is Australia and the rest of Europe that we focus on. The scope is at present the rail sector, but even here there is a widening, especially against the heavy process industry, says Lars-Eric Aaro is Chairman of eMaintenance365 AB.

2017-03-09

eMaintenance365 AB at RailTech Europe

Meet eMaintenance365 AB at RailTech Europe 28-30 Mars 2017, in Utrecht, Netherlands.

eMaintenance365 will participate at RailTech Europe 17 with an exhibition and in the Startup Award. Tuesday 28th of Mars, we keep our pitch for the jury, please come and listen.
Read more about the Conference at www.railtech.com/ and Startup Award at www.railtech.com/railtech-2017/startup-fest/ .
Contact us now for an appointment in Utrecht.


2017-02-20

eMaintenance 365 AB participates in ePilot Conference

The Project ePilot is a development and implementation project to develop the work of railway maintenance. The project was completed in December 2016 and the results disseminated in the Results Conferences ePilot, which takes place in Lulea, Stockholm and Borlänge in late February, and eMaintenace365 AB participating in the Conferences.

The goal of ePilot is to improve punctuality and minimize disruption in rail services by designing a decision support for maintenance. The project is based on an industry cooperation between the Railway Technology Centre, JVTC at Luleå University, the Swedish Transport Agency, railway undertakings and maintenance contractors in Sweden. Hopefully the results will be rolled out across the Swedish railway system.

eMaintenance365 AB has been a very active partner in ePilot projects and participates actively in the conferences. For eMaintenace365 AB participates Jesper Westerberg to talk about some interesting projects under ePilot.


2017-02-10

New release of E365 Analytics® – enables knowledge discovery

A new release of E365 Analytics® provides enhanced services for advanced Big Data Analytics. What can these new services do for You? Simply help Your organisation to answers four fundamental questions: ‘What has happened?’, ‘Why something has happened?’, ‘What will happen in the future?’, and ‘What needs to be done?’. We call these new services for: ‘Descriptive Services’, ‘Diagnostic Services’, Prognostic Services’ and ‘Prescriptive Services’. For You this means a new know!


2016-11-29

eMaintenance365 in Australia

eMaintenace365 has been invited, as an interesting company for the mining companies in Australia, to participate the Swedish Mining Initiative in Perth, Australia, the 30th of November. The Swedish Mining Initiative is a conference targeting 180 key decision-makers in the mining industry.


Examples of other companies that are involved is Ericsson, Atlas Copco, Volvo Group and LKAB.

The conference is hosted by Business Sweden and the Swedish Embassy. It’s a opportunity to network with, and introduce solutions to key decision makers from the Australian mining industry. eMaintence365 AB will hold a presentation of the company and our service. We will also hold several customer meetings during the conference.

Keynote Speakers in the conference is:
• Gavin Yeates, Director, Gavin Yeates Consulting
• Andrew Whibley, VP Technology and Innovation, Goldfields
• Colin Williams, COO, Roy Hill
• Charlotte Andersson, Senior Researcher LKAB and Program Director STRIM
• Jenny Greberg, Leader for innovation and excellence Future Mining at Luleå university of technology
• Jeannette McGill, Director Telstra Mining Services

2016-10-17

Cooperation with LKAB

eMaintenance365 and LKAB have reached an agreement regarding a decision to reduce maintenance costs. Decision support is based on licensing and performance data. The project time frame for the first phase runs until 2017-05-31.


2016-09-08

Joint project with SJ and The Swedish Transport Administration

eMaintenance365 has signed an agreement for a project that aims to investigate the relationship that wheel damage, speed and track forces has for locomotives.


2016-09-01

New employee

We are pleased to welcome a new employee to eMaintenance365. Anton Nilsson joined our team on September 1, 2016. Anton is a recent graduate and is currently completing his master thesis at Luleå University of Technology.