The global demand for rail transportation is increasing. Population growth, urbanisation and ageing infrastructures contribute to this trend. Bringing the track environment into the digital world helps network providers analyse, manage and optimise the infrastructure without the need for costly and regular on-site deployment of resources.
Hexagon’s rail solutions enable digitisation, supporting network providers to identify changes, recognise weaknesses, mitigate risks and, most importantly, plan ahead – all crucial steps to the safe and efficient transportation of passengers and freight. High-precision imaging, laser and radar sensors coupled with innovative software allows the capture, measurement, analysis and visualisation of the track environment.
A digital representation of the rail network allows you to bring field work into the office and reduce the time staff spend on the tracks. Knowing the exact location and condition of all your assets is the foundation for new construction, operation and maintenance.
Rail construction projects require the highest accuracy standards when it comes to planning, stakeout and documentation. Hexagon offers smart positioning solutions for construction equipment and surveying tools to acquire track geometry and track environment data.
Operation and maintenance tasks can be automated with the use of mobile reality capture solutions that simplify the batch calculations of clearances, track geometry, track profiles, ballast volume, and catenary positions. Hexagon solutions also enable the reliable and digital measurement of loads.
Hexagon’s sophisticated active infrastructure and slope monitoring processes and equipment prevent accidents and emergencies. In case of an incident, reality capture sensors help document the damage for informed decision making and efficient resource deployment.
Reporter Rail Edition
This edition explores how Hexagon supports rail professionals through geospatial solutions.