Information from the coupler is sent to the cloud and combined with the vehicle operation data. The coupling log includes operating hours, date, time, speed and strength of every connection. The system can also detect a broken damper or deformation tube, allowing operators to improve vehicle safety and optimise maintenance.

Voith says plannable and calculable costs, availability and safety are only some of the benefits that the condition monitoring system for rail couplers offers.

Voith is exhibiting alongside PilotFish, after the two companies announced a strategic partnership in January.