Operation Management System
For more efficiency and safety in your maintenance centers and depots
Maintain your cars, locomotives, and multiple units efficiently and according to schedule – while meeting the high safety standards required – with our Operations Management System (OMS).
Depots using OMS are able to achieve improvements in a number of different areas:
- Optimization of the entire maintenance process
- Increased reliability and operational safety
- Enhanced availability (on-site preventive maintenance and service)
- Standard reporting and evaluations
- Reduced implementation times (standardization)
- Ofﬁcial approval by the Federal German Railways Ofﬁce (EBA)
OMS features – at a glance
Facilities and vehicles
- Visualization and operator control of equipment and facilities
- Automated control of entries into and exits from the maintenance shed
- Train tracking with train and vehicle numbers throughout the center
- Administration and visualization of train composition data and track segments
Processes and operating data
- Documented communication between all people involved in the process
- Acquisition of operating data to indicate work performed on trains
- Administration and visualization of vehicle schedule data message system and archiving
- Data exchange with production systems in manufacturing and rail operations
- Quality data export
From centralized monitoring and process control right through to finalized documentation: OMS streamlines your maintenance workflow.
Security and availability
Due to the central function of the OMS within a maintenance center, you can expect the requirements in terms of availability and reliability to be extremely high.
This is why a system is used which is both distributed and scalable in line with the respective requirements.
The main computers form the basis for monitoring and controlling the maintenance equipment. The database computers administer the master data and the message archive. And dedicated workstation computers implement communications to third-party systems.
Depending on the availability requirements: all these components can be designed as hot-standby and/or redundant components.
Process control and visualization
An overview of all the tracks in the shed or one particular shed track can be displayed. In addition to occupancy, all relevant information (such as the status of the shed doors, trafﬁc lights, warning systems, working platforms and track switches for activating/deactivating the overhead contact line’s power supply) is displayed. The logged-on staff, work and system statuses, as well as the selected operating mode for entry into and exit from the shed are also displayed.
Operating data and communications acquisition
Using the operating data acquisition function, staff log-ons are integrated into the safety chain for shed entries and exits. At all times, there is an up-to-date overview of all staff who are logged on for work on the trains and the track. Communication between the people involved in the process (signalmen in the interlocking, operations coordinators, etc.) is tool-based and is veriﬁably documented. In particular, this involves train handovers, “train ready” messages, and route calls.