Harvesting vibrations benefits maintenance

In order to power, collect, and transfer wireless data from condition monitoring sensors fitted to rolling stock, one company in Britain is using vibration energy harvesting technology. As the author of this article explains, in terms of efficiency and reduction in train maintenance costs, this system is already delivering noticeable improvements. The technology utilizes an electromagnetic vibration harvesting micro-generator, which is based on converting mechanical energy into electrical energy. As such, tt is able to deliver the power required to transfer large amounts of autonomous data from wireless sensors reliably.


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 48-50
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  • Accession Number: 01576782
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 15 2015 12:03PM