An Introduction to the AUTOMAIN Project
Project OverviewThe high level aim of the AUTOMAIN project is to make the movement of freight by rail more dependable (reliable, available, maintainable and safe) through the generation of additional capacity on the existing network. Through the widespread introduction of automation that is designed to improve the Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety (RAMS) of railway infrastructure equipment and systems, it is anticipated that required possession time (downtime) of the railway could be reduced by as much as 40%.
Therefore, the philosophy of the project team is to maintain infrastructure only when intervention is needed, instead of the now common schedule driven maintenance strategies. To achieve a step change, improvements must be made to railway infrastructure maintenance approaches through:
In order to achieve these goals, the project will meet a series of specific objectives and deliver five key innovations. The work will take place within the framework provided by the project management strategy.
The AUTOMAIN project will be showcased from 18 to 21 September 2012 at InnoTrans 2012 (UNIFE Stand 103 in Hall 4.2).
During InnoTrans 2012, AUTOMAIN is organizing a Breakfast and Presentation. The event will take place on Wednesday, 19 September from 10h00 to 11h00 at the UNIFE booth, Hall 4.2, Stand 103.
The event will feature a short presentation on the progress of AUTOMAIN project. This is a great opportunity to meet and discuss with some of the project partners.
The full UNIFE stand programme can be viewed here.
Registration to the AUTOMAIN Breakfast and Presentation is already open. Please follow the link below in order to get registered.
Registration deadline: 10 September 2012
We look forward to seeing you at Stand 103 in Hall 4.2.