The Rail Vehicle Suspension Wrap predicts primary suspension packing thickness for each wheel. This reduces suspension setup time by a factor of twelve and increases passenger safety by optimising derailment stability. The pack prediction algorithm can be modified for use on any rail vehicle.
At Hitachi, a whole six-car unit now takes under four hours to complete – this is all the more impressive when you realised that before ExcelWraps was introduced the process took seven days!
The beauty of ExcelWraps is its ability to change. Simply modify a spreadsheet and the wrap is regenerated (old data can still be viewed through the regenerated wrap). No software engineers are involved and people on the shop floor are unaware that any tweaks that have been made.
Engineering systems are not simple and we learn and improve our approach all the time. There nothing better than ExcelWraps to put data at your fingertips and to put engineers at the centre of the processes they control.