AI with Minister Scheuer at the InnoTrans 2018 – System for quality assurance presented

InnoTrans  the leading trade fair for transport technology, took place from 18th until 21st September in Berlin. Andreas Scheuer, Germany’s Minister of transportation personally opened the event in a ceremonie.The fair is divided into the five segments: Railway Technology, Railway Infrastructure, Public Transport, Interiors and Tunnel Construction. InnoTrans occupied all 41 halls available at Berlin Exhibition Grounds. More than 3.000 exhibitors from over 61 countries displayed to 160.000 professional visitors.

Minister Andreas Scheuer inquired several innovations on the exhibition, also at the booth of Deutsche Bahn. There, the brand for adaptive imaging systems AI presented their proven product VISIONSCANNER2. By using a robot connected with a triangulation sensor and is associated software, an optimal solution for measurements of wear parts was set in place. Thereby, it is possible to effectively evaluate, if a wear part can be reworked or needs to be replaced. The system increases the quality of quality inspection, reduces the time for inspection and the cost for maintenance of parts partially with safety critical functions are reduced drastically. One measurement takes about 200 milliseconds only, even though a maximum of precision and repeatability can be achieved. Furthermore, this application may also be integrated into a human-robot-collaboration scenario, in which the worker is relieved from this monotonous task of taking manual measurements. The integration of all systems of AI, so as the usage of the software VISIONELEMENTS3, can be easily done without expert level knowledge.

Products of AI support the digitalization program of Deutsche Bahn, in which maintenance 4.0 plays an important role.

From left to right: Enak Ferlemann, parliamentary  secretary in ministry for transport & digital infrastructre; Andreas Scheuer, minister for transport & digital infrastructre, at the opening tour with the Deutsche Bahn management Prof. Dr. Sabina Jeschke, manager digitalization & technology; Dr. Richard Lutz, chairman Deutsche Bahn AG and Ronald Pofalla, manager infrastructure.

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