Railsense acquires TestWorks to bolster manufacturing

Railsense Solutions Ltd. has acquired TestWorks, the electronic design, manufacture and test specialists based in Letchworth, England and Dunfermline, Scotland.

The acquisition will provide additional hardware manufacturing capacity, and test capability to RailSense, as they further expand the production of their IoT monitoring products. The increased production comes after several significant product orders from customers and distributors, and follows Network Rail approval for their products. For further information on TestWorks please visit TestWorks.co.uk

British Roots, Global Vision: RailSense Solutions Ltd proudly joins Made in Britain

We are delighted to announce our acceptance as members of ‘Made in Britain’, an organisation bringing together the best of the British manufacturing community. 

Made In Britain supports British manufacturers globally and today stands as an influential trade body with close to 2,000 members, working collaboratively with UK trade bodies, UK government departments and the UK media to support skilled jobs, responsible business and sustainable growth.

Our adoption of the official, protected mark will help buyers recognise our products as good quality, great value and British-made.

Being a part of the Made in Britain family also offers us a golden opportunity to tap into a robust network, allowing us to share resources, embark on collaborative ventures, and gain more visibility in our industry. Moreover, our association positions us as a brand that stands for quality, pioneering solutions, and dedication to the UK’s growth story.

In an era marked by a rising emphasis on sustainable manufacturing, our alliance with Made in Britain strengthens our narrative as a progressive and socially responsible entity within the railway sector.

RailSense Solutions Ltd was founded on the pillars of innovation, safety, and efficiency in the railway sector. Our dedicated team constantly strives for advancement, addressing several pivotal challenges in the railway industry. Our goal has always been clear: making railways safer, more efficient, and reliable for all.

As we continue our path to innovate and expand, we remain confident that our partnership with Made in Britain will serve as a hallmark of quality and reliability for our partners, valued customers and broader railway industry.

To find out more about Made In Britain visit their website here.

RailSense Gears Up for Trako Rail Fair in Poland

The RailSense Solutions team are headed to Gdansk, Poland from 19th to 22nd September, to TRAKO, the largest and most prestigious rail industry meeting in Poland and one of the largest in Central and Eastern Europe.

Innovation in rail safety and operations has never been so important, and RailSense will be showcasing their comprehensive suite of rail monitoring solutions, specifically designed to optimise track performance, ensure safety, and minimise downtime.

Visitors to the exhibition can engage with RailSense’s team of experts, who will be on hand to answer questions, discuss potential collaborations and partnerships, and demonstrate the capabilities of their advanced rail monitoring technology.

RailSense’s product range for remote, real-time monitoring includes:

  • VoidSense® – Sensing voids and under-track movement
  • TempSense® – For Critical Rail Temperature (CRT) and temperature tracking
  • TrackWater® – Flooding alerts and silt level sensor to monitor drainage assets
  • BuckleSense®– Watching for possible hot-weather buckle occurrences
  • GaugeSense®– Measure changes in gauge and track geometry remotely
  • MultiSense®– Allowing multiple wireless sensor configurations over a wide area of rail

All products provide a centralised dashboard for remote monitoring, alarms for advanced warning and predictive maintenance capabilities.

The entire suite has been designed to give rail operators, asset managers and infrastructure owners enhanced safety information, real-time monitoring, condition monitoring, predictive maintenance, and reduce the burden and risk of manual measurement.

“We are very much looking forward this important industry fixture. With over 20,000 visitors expected to attend the event, it will give us an opportunity to interact with key industry stakeholders and demonstrate the capabilities of our advanced rail monitoring technology. We believe that our solutions have the potential to revolutionise track maintenance and significantly improve rail network performance across the globe.” said Chris Loveday, Business Development Manager at RailSense Solutions.

Find us at Stand B22 on the Great British Pavilion.


About Trako – 19-22 September 2022

A major highlight in the European railway industry calendar, this bi-annual event serves as a platform for leading manufacturers, suppliers, and service providers to reveal their latest advancements in rail technology, equipment, and infrastructure.

https://trakoexpo.com


About RailSense Solutions Ltd.

RailSense Solutions Ltd. supply leading technologies to operators, asset maintenance and infrastructure owners to provide solutions for the condition monitoring and predictive maintenance needs of track and railway infrastructure.

RailSense solutions are used throughout Europe and sit at the heart of infrastructure monitoring, continually measuring and reporting on key infrastructure assets such as track, cabinets, cranes and bridges for parameter changes.

www.railsense.co.uk

The company was spun out of industrial integration specialists i3 Group. www.i3groupsolutions.com

For further information, please contact Philip Ewen, Marketing Director, [email protected] 

RailSense’s TempSense® Receives Network Rail Approval: Advanced Track Safety Monitoring Solution for Rail Networks

Emsworth, UK, 9th June 2023

RailSense Solutions Ltd, the leading innovator in railway safety and maintenance technology, is proud to announce that its cutting-edge TempSense® system has received Network Rail approval for use in the United Kingdom across all line types including high speed switches and crossings. TempSense® is a remote track temperature monitor (RTTMD). It is designed to be installed on a rail network track to regularly monitor and report the temperature of the rail and transmit alerts when critical rail temperatures are reached. 

The TempSense® system is already in use on several UK rail networks, where it has demonstrated its effectiveness in detecting and monitoring track temperatures. With real-time updates and continuous logging capabilities, the system allows rail operators to intelligently plan train speeds, monitor track critical rail temperature (CRT), and keep the railway running as reliably as possible with improved passenger safety.

One of the key benefits of TempSense® is the improved worker safety it provides. The autonomous devices eliminates the need for staff to be on tracks to take and record readings, reducing costs, errors, and risk. The system alerts rail operators to potential issues via mobile devices and a dedicated dashboard, ensuring timely intervention and maintenance when required.

Designed for zero-maintenance and ultra-low power consumption, the TempSense® devices are rechargeable, with the battery lasting > 12 months to further enhance their efficiency and environmental friendliness. The long design life of the devices ensures a lasting investment in rail network safety and reliability.

In addition to monitoring track temperature, RailSense also provides solutions for measuring lateral movement and voiding through their VoidSense® product, and flooding and silt level sensing in drainage assets through TrackWater. Their track based products operate on high-speed lines, with the ability to be used on high-speed switches and crossings, further expanding their applicability across various rail networks.

“The Network Rail approval of our TempSense® system is a significant milestone for RailSense and a testament to the innovation and effectiveness of our technology in enhancing the safety and reliability of rail networks,” said Tristan Lloyd-Baker, Director of RailSense. “We are committed to developing advanced solutions that address the evolving challenges faced by the rail industry, and we are excited to see the positive impact TempSense® will have on rail operations across the UK and beyond.”


About RailSense

RailSense is a leading provider of innovative railway safety and maintenance solutions.
With a focus on developing advanced technologies for the rail industry, RailSense is committed to improving the safety, efficiency, and reliability of rail networks worldwide.
For more information about RailSense and its groundbreaking products, visit www.railsense.co.uk.

Media Contact

Philip Ewen

Marketing Director, RailSense

Phone: 07971 091 976

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.railsense.co.uk

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RailSense to Showcase Cutting-Edge Rail Safety Solutions at Rail Live 2023

Next stop for RailSense is Rail Live 2023!

At this year’s Rail Live event, RailSense will return to exhibit our range of cutting-edge rail IoT monitoring and remote sensor solutions for rail infrastructure safety. These solutions are designed to provide real-time monitoring, predictive maintenance, and proactive risk management to ensure the safety and efficiency of rail operations. 

As the UK’s largest outdoor rail exhibition, running from 21st to 22nd June, this annual event attracts over 5000 rail professionals a year, representing all aspects of the rail industry. It brings together key players in the rail industry, including suppliers, manufacturers, operators, and industry professionals and serves as a platform for showcasing the latest advancements in rail technology, fostering industry collaborations, and discussing strategies to address current challenges.

Our team of experts will be available at the exhibition to engage with attendees, answer questions, and discuss potential collaborations and partnerships. We will be demonstrating our state-of-the-art solutions designed to make rail operations safer, more efficient, and more sustainable.

The railsense product range for remote, realtime monitoring includes:

  • VoidSense® – Sensing voids and under-track movement
  • TempSense® – For Critical Rail Temperature (CRT) and temperature tracking
  • TrackWater® – Flooding alerts and silt level sensor to monitor drainage assets
  • BuckleSense®  – Watching for possible hot-weather buckle occurrences
  • GaugeSense®  – Measure changes in gauge and track geometry remotely
  • MultiSense®  – Allowing multiple wireless sensor configurations over a wide area of rail

All products provide a centralised dashboard for remote monitoring, alarms for advanced warning and predictive maintenance capabilities.  

The entire suite has been designed to give rail operators, asset managers and infrastructure owners enhanced safety information, real-time monitoring, condition monitoring, predictive maintenance, and reduce the burden and risk of manual measurement.  

“Rail Live offers us a fantastic opportunity to present our latest products and engage with essential players in the industry. We are excited to return once more and eagerly anticipate the chance to unveil our expanding array of cutting-edge rail technology solutions to esteemed industry leaders and experts.” – Tristan Lloyd-Baker, Director, RailSense.

www.railsense.co.uk

RailSense to Showcase Innovative Rail Safety Solutions at Eurasia Rail, Turkey’s Premier Rail Industry Exhibition

RailSense is heading to Istanbul next month where we will be showcasing our range of IoT monitoring and remote sensor solutions for rail infrastructure safety.

Eurasia Rail, the region’s largest rail exhibition, running from 21st to 23rd June, serves as a platform for industry professionals, experts, and innovators to converge and exchange knowledge, paving the way for the future of the rail industry. This year’s event is expected to feature a wide range of participants from around the world, including industry professionals, policymakers, railway authorities, and technology enthusiasts from around the world.

Our team of experts will be available at the exhibition to engage with attendees, answer questions, and discuss potential collaborations and partnerships. We will be demonstrating our state-of-the-art solutions designed to make rail operations safer, more efficient, and more sustainable.

The railsense product range for remote, realtime monitoring includes:

  • VoidSense® – Sensing voids and under-track movement
  • TempSense® – For Critical Rail Temperature (CRT) and temperature tracking
  • TrackWater® – Flooding alerts and silt level sensor to monitor drainage assets
  • BuckleSense®  – Watching for possible hot-weather buckle occurrences
  • GaugeSense®  – Measure changes in gauge and track geometry remotely
  • MultiSense®  – Allowing multiple wireless sensor configurations over a wide area of rail

All products provide a centralised dashboard for remote monitoring, alarms for advanced warning and predictive maintenance capabilities.  

The entire suite has been designed to give rail operators, asset managers and infrastructure owners enhanced safety information, real-time monitoring, condition monitoring, predictive maintenance, and reduce the burden and risk of manual measurement.  

“Eurasia Rail provides an excellent platform for us to showcase our latest innovations and interact with key industry stakeholders. We are thrilled to be part of this prestigious event and look forward to sharing our growing range of rail technology solutions with industry leaders and experts.” Andy Chick, Managing Director, RailSense.

www.railsense.co.uk

RailSense’s VoidSense® Receives Network Rail Approval: Advanced Track Safety Monitoring Solution for Rail Networks

Emsworth, UK, 19th May 2023

RailSense, a leading innovator in railway safety and maintenance technology, is proud to announce that its cutting-edge VoidSense® system has received Network Rail approval for use in the United Kingdom across all line types including high speed switches and crossings. VoidSense® is a revolutionary rail track void meter (RTVMD) measuring absolute deflection and track temperature monitor, designed to enhance safety, efficiency, and reliability on rail networks by detecting under-track voids remotely and before the occurrence of failure.

The VoidSense® system is already in use on several UK, European and North American rail networks, where it has demonstrated its effectiveness in detecting and monitoring track movement and voiding, as well as providing real-time temperature monitoring. With real-time updates and continuous logging capabilities, the system allows rail operators to intelligently plan train speeds, prevent track voiding and buckling, and keep the railway running as reliably as possible with improved passenger safety.

Through the combination of temperature, weather, and solar radiation data, RailSense can build a comprehensive picture of the rail network’s condition, providing valuable analytics to assist in the design and maintenance of the rail infrastructure. The continuous detection of void conditions offered by VoidSense® also results in cost savings during maintenance cycles, as voids can be identified long before a settlement or encroachment becomes an issue. The trending of displacement data enables predictive maintenance and the imposition of safe speed limits on relevant sections of the rail network.

One of the key benefits of VoidSense® is the improved worker safety it provides. The autonomous devices eliminate the need for staff to be on tracks to take and record readings, reducing costs, errors, and risk. The system alerts rail operators to potential issues via mobile devices and a dedicated dashboard, ensuring timely intervention and maintenance when required.

Designed for zero-maintenance and ultra-low power consumption, the VoidSense® devices are rechargeable, with solar charging capabilities to further enhance their efficiency and environmental friendliness. The long design life of the devices ensures a lasting investment in rail network safety and reliability.

In addition to monitoring track movement and voiding, VoidSense® includes a temperature monitor to measure both track and ambient temperature. This feature allows the system to operate on high-speed lines, with the ability to be used on high-speed switches and crossings, further expanding its applicability across various rail networks.

“The Network Rail approval of our VoidSense® system is a significant milestone for RailSense and a testament to the innovation and effectiveness of our technology in enhancing the safety and reliability of rail networks,” said Andy Chick, Managing Director of RailSense. “We are committed to developing advanced solutions that address the evolving challenges faced by the rail industry, and we are excited to see the positive impact VoidSense® will have on rail operations across the UK and beyond.”


About RailSense

RailSense is a leading provider of innovative railway safety and maintenance solutions. With a focus on developing advanced technologies for the rail industry, RailSense is committed to improving the safety, efficiency, and reliability of rail networks worldwide. For more information about RailSense and its groundbreaking VoidSense® system, visit www.railsense.co.uk.


Media Contact

Philip Ewen

Marketing Director, RailSense

Phone: 07971 091 976

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.railsense.co.uk

RailSense Shortlisted for Prestigious Railway Industry Association Award

RailSense, the specialists in railway safety and maintenance technology, has been shortlisted for the esteemed ‘SME Growth in Rail Award’ by the Railway Industry Association (RIA). This recognition attests to the significant strides the company has made in developing innovative solutions for the rail industry.

The ‘SME Growth in Rail Award’ celebrates small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that have made a remarkable impact in the rail industry. The shortlisting of RailSense for this award underscores its commitment to transforming the railway sector through advanced technology.

RailSense’s VoidSense®, a ground-breaking rail track void meter and temperature monitor, recently approved by Network Rail, has been instrumental in its nomination. By offering continuous, real-time monitoring of rail tracks, it enhances the safety, efficiency, and reliability of rail networks, contributing to the growth and development of the sector.

The winner of the award will be announced at the RIA’s annual event on 29th June. Regardless of the outcome, RailSense’s nomination serves as a testament to their ongoing commitment to enhancing rail safety and operations.