Pantobot 3D

Our intelligent pantograph monitoring system helps railway infrastructure owners and Network Operators optimise maintenance schedules and maximise rolling stock fleet availability.

The Pantobot 3D is the world’s first fully automated three-dimensional wayside pantograph inspection and monitoring system, allowing operators to see the full picture of pantograph condition.

Deployed by rail operators across Europe, North America and Asia, Pantobot 3D uses advanced imaging and machine learning to assess pantograph condition – safely, in real-time and without the need to withdraw trains from service.

Flexible deployment options
Pantobot 3D can be flexibly deployed either in either wayside or overhead mounting frame (OMF) configuration – or a combination of the two – to suit railway operators’ requirements.

Pantobot 3D benefits for rail network operators

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Safer working

Eliminates safety risks to maintenance staff, with no need to manually access top of carriage/power car.

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Accurate, repeatable results

Fully automated pantograph inspection workflow provides consistent, highly precise monitoring data.

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Reduced risk of line teardown

Protects service continuity, customer revenues and threats to operational reputation.

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Maximised fleet availability

Automated, real-time wayside inspection maximises availability of rolling stock, with no need to take trains out of service.

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Enabling predictive maintenance schedules

Rail operators and infrastructure owners require accurate understanding of the true condition of pantograph assets to support scheduled maintenance and fleet optimisation. Pantobot 3D offers accurate monitoring, tracking, and trending of pantograph condition, delivering powerful insights into pantograph condition without the costs, service disruption, and safety risks of manual inspection. This allows operators to schedule predictive fleet maintenance, dramatically reducing the danger of a damaged pantograph causing overhead line tear-downs that impact directly on operating revenues and service continuity.

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Pantograph Monitoring in close-up

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3D processing

Left and right images from stereoscopic cameras are analysed and merged to create an accurate 3D model of the pantograph.

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Pantograph condition analysis

Powerful machine learning algorithms assess pantograph condition against criteria including contact strip condition (carbon wear and chipping), contact strip rotation, degree of uplift, contact with catenary, head orientation, orthogonality and defects in horn structure. Pantograph parameters exceeding threshold values will trigger automated alarm.

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Find out more about Pantobot 3D

Get in touch and discover more about the benefits of Pantobot 3D, the intelligent monitoring solution that gives rail operators powerful insights into pantograph condition without taking trains out of service.

  • Real-time wayside inspection of pantograph condition
  • Supports condition-based predictive maintenance strategies
  • Reduced safety risks for maintenance staff

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