FOAK funding for Perpetuum

INNOVATE UK, the United Kingdom’s innovation agency, has selected Perpetuum, the remote condition monitoring specialist, and freight operator Direct Rail Services to deliver a project for the Department for Transport (DfT) as part of its £7.8million ‘First of a Kind’ competition.

DRS and Perpetuum will partner to deliver the first UK freight locomotive to have wireless wheelset condition monitoring installed. The system will make it possible to mitigate in-service bearing and wheel failures on any route, independent of location and status of trackside measurement equipment.