Nasdaq-listed Trimble said today that Chennai Metro Rail Ltd. (CMRL), operated by the Tamil Nadu State Government and the Government of India, will implement the company’s Nexala rail asset management solutions. Deploying the Trimble solutions will enable CMRL to improve its real-time status monitoring and analytics capability by accessing up-to-date fleet status, which can improve overall fleet availability and reliability while reducing costs and improving safety.
The solutions will be implemented byTrimble’s Chennai-based partner KKM SOFT, and will include Trimble’s R2M real-time remote diagnostics system and E2M engineering rail asset management system. Together, these systems will improve Chennai Metro’s (CMRL's) ability to make data-driven decisions to determine its fleet's operational status, assist with the root cause analysis of faults, and streamline maintenance planning and execution.
Once implemented, the project will be one of the first examples of digital real-time, condition-based monitoring rolled out by an Indian rail operator.
"Because Trimble's rail asset lifecycle management products are an interoperable suite, CMRL will be able to implement a seamless solution that meets their needs," said Tomas Larsson, general manager of Trimble's Rail Solutions Business. “Deploying the Trimble R2M and E2M means CMRL can maximize benefits with remote diagnostics, condition monitoring, and analytics delivered via one interface, providing a consolidated view of on-train and wayside systems."