ARGUS is an essential, integral part of the Asset Protection central communications/telemetry platform. ARGUS establishes the framework for smart communications between field devices, office processing and the Central Train Control System.
ARGUS collects and compiles the data from various types of wayside vehicle performance monitoring devices to create a composite view of railway vehicle performance. This view can be selectively modified by the user to create custom event notifications and reports for individual vehicle performance or overall fleet performance.
The ability of ARGUS to collate the information is central to lower maintenance cost through easy identification of where problems occur. With Argus the Driver or Train Control can quickly identify which rail cart has a problem and even which axle is experiencing problems. ARGUS also pushes that information downstream to maintenance programmes to allow the defective rail cart to be cut out or for the information to be used for predictive maintenance purposes.
ARGUS also provides the timeline of when problems occurred enabling faster determination of the sequence of events preceding and following an alert or incident.
ARGUS will identify communications or telemetry failures in real time.
ARGUS is an industry standard platform used extensively by the major mining companies’ rail systems. The system is deployed at BHP Billiton, FMG, Rio Tinto and Queensland Rail to provide them with the most effective method of identifying potential problems and protecting their assets.
- capable of communicating with any interface
- Using a high-throughput, low latency internal communications system
- Providing inter-module communications at extremely high message counts per second
- Capable of hosting an unlimited number of telemetry devices
- Restrained only by the host platform
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