SIGNAL+DRAHT | Issue 03/2020

The state of target shooting in hump yards and its contribution to Industry 4.0

March 2020 | Martin Scheuch

Target shooting from the secondary retarder is the standard process in DB Netz AG’s marshalling yards with gravity shunting. Braking is determined on the basis of the predicted running characteristics and the running characteristics measured during marshalling so that a cut reaches the column of wagons standing on the classification track where it impacts at less than walking pace. The generated process data can also be used to provide predictive maintenance for the yard and the wagons and supply chain information for the wagon owner...