Railinc's Equipment Health Management System (EHMS) communicates the condition of railroad equipment and sends alerts to the responsible parties when repairs are needed via a web-based application.
EHMS also enables car owners, railroads, and equipment maintenance providers to report equipment repairs and collect repair history data.
The system scrubs, stores, and distributes information about equipment to rail carriers, car owners, and other interested parties. The system generates alerts from wayside detectors and categorizes them as:
Window open—advising that some degradation of wheel roundness has started
AAR A2—giving equipment owners a chance to schedule repairs before they start causing damage
AAR A1—telling shops that wheels need to be replaced
Mandatory alert—telling carriers and car owners that high stresses are being placed on rails, requiring immediate action
EHMS manages the communication of this information to all equipment owners and provides the mechanism for reporting repairs, completing the cycle.