RailSight® – PantoView

Enhancing Pantograph Monitoring and Maintenance

What is It?

PantoView is software that uses an end-to-end neural network to determine the acceleration of the pantograph head using only a video feed. It will minimise manual operations by reducing the need for manual checks and allowing longer maintenance periodicities.

Use Cases

The PantoView software has numerous use cases including:

  • Measuring pantograph height abnormalities
  • Measuring pantograph acceleration abnormalities
  • Tracking relative contact wire position
  • Detecting arcing

Benefits

Train Operators

  • High accuracy readings of Pantograph acceleration
  • Reduce the need for manual checks by relying on PantoView alerts

An infrared camera is used to monitor the pantograph. This allows PantoView to function even in low light conditions.