Hyderabad: The Ministry of Railways awarded “1st Best Innovation Award” to South Central Railway in the category of Suggestion Scheme of Best Innovations by Indian Railways for the year 2016-17.
South Central Railway won the award for its innovative contribution in train operations with the idea of “Automatic Single Car Test Rig” developed by Carriage Work Shop, Lallaguda. This award comprises a cash prize of Rs.3 Lakhs.
SCR General Manager Vinod Kumar Yadav complimented Carriage Work Shop, Lallaguda for the achievement. The second best innovation award was given to Railway Designs and Standards Organization (RDSO), Lucknow and third best innovation award was given to Eastern Railway.
Automatic Single Car Test Rig designed and developed by Carriage Work Shop, Lallaguda is used to perform air brake testing on coaches to ensure proper functioning of Air Brake System. Automatic Single Car Test Rig is designed with state of art programming, which makes it a unique product on Indian Railways.
This system authenticates testing of Single Car Air Brake system which ensures Passenger safety in train operation. This machine is so designed that it can work in any climatic condition; robust and suitable for Railway working system. This is a portable machine which will give a power backup up to 6 hours.
The existing manual Air Brake testing system will consume more time and the testing parameters cannot be recorded whereas, the Automatic Single Car Test Rig minimizes the time for testing, avoids human errors, records the tested parameters and stores the data in the Database.
The Automatic Single Car Test Rig is developed based on the Micro-Controller programming. The stored data can be printed in the standard format by connecting a printer using the USB port or the data can be transferred to any data storage device.
The machine is inbuilt with (DBMS) Data Base Management System to store the test parameters and the same can be retrieved to generate various reports and Managerial information. The stored information can also be used to analyze performance. (INN)