Train Maintenance Wraps

Tags: Rapid Application Development

ExcelWraps is already in use in the overhaul of railway vehicles and we are pleased to announce that we now have a solution for train maintenance. We challenged ourselves to work on non-fixed formation fleet (HST) requiring S exams (nightly), B exams (weekly), X exams (quarterly), time interval exams and mileage interval exams. We are especially grateful to Nigel Yule of East Midlands Trains who described the practical problems of maintaining the fleet at three separate locations using paper systems. The configuration management board that once lived on a white board at Neville Hill Depot now has been elevated to the cloud so it is accessible to all from any location. The photocopier has been made redundant as we generate a job stack online. The job stack is a filtered table making it easy to find a particular job and every time a job gets completed the job stack automatically reduces so everyone can see the jobs ahead of them. Job descriptions are now managed online linking every sign off form to instructions in a pdf file. Materials consumption is monitored for both scheduled tasks and arising tasks. Every measurement taken is now stored in a cloud database and may be charted across the fleet to help find data trends. All this data at your fingertips will ease your way through the next RISAS audit and will help you realise further maintenance efficiencies in the future.

Please take a look at the video demonstration below which shows how anyone with a knowledge of Excel can customise the solution to their specific requirements. A trial is available for anyone who would like to play with the system. Please contact us to discuss.

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