A Study on Automating Rolling-stock Maintenance in the Rail Industry using Robotics

Randika K. W. Vithanage, Colin S. Harrison, Anjali K. M. DeSilva

Abstract

Maintenance cost of United Kingdom’s rail rolling stock is a substantial portion of its whole life costs. Therefore, it is vital to conduct these maintenance tasks in an efficient and cost-effective manner to minimize operational costs while maximizing safety, quality, and consistency of service. The introduction of robotics and other intelligent mechanisms to maintenance processes would be an ideal solution to these challenges. Hence, this research suggests introducing autonomous maintenance systems equipped with industrial robots to tasks within the railway system, specifically for rolling-stock maintenance. The paper summarizes on-going and future work of a case-study conduct in conjunction with a UK railway operator.

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W. Vithanage R., S. Harrison C. and K. M. DeSilva A. (2017). A Study on Automating Rolling-stock Maintenance in the Rail Industry using Robotics . In Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 2: ICINCO, ISBN 978-989-758-264-6, pages 278-283. DOI: 10.5220/0006410702780283


in Bibtex Style

@conference{icinco17,
author={Randika K. W. Vithanage and Colin S. Harrison and Anjali K. M. DeSilva},
title={A Study on Automating Rolling-stock Maintenance in the Rail Industry using Robotics},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 2: ICINCO,},
year={2017},
pages={278-283},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0006410702780283},
isbn={978-989-758-264-6},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 2: ICINCO,
TI - A Study on Automating Rolling-stock Maintenance in the Rail Industry using Robotics
SN - 978-989-758-264-6
AU - W. Vithanage R.
AU - S. Harrison C.
AU - K. M. DeSilva A.
PY - 2017
SP - 278
EP - 283
DO - 10.5220/0006410702780283