GE Transportation Showcases Digital Solutions at 2016 China Modern Railways
Beijing June 20, 2016 - GE Transportation, a global provider of innovative rail products, software and services, features its RailConnect™ 360 Digital Solutions at 2016 China Modern Railways June 20-22. This event is the most influential railway show in China every other year with over 200 exhibitors and nearly 27,000 trade visitors.
Mohamed Butt, CEO of GE Transportation Asia Pacific, stated “GE Transportation has expanded its capabilities beyond the locomotives people are most familiar with, and we embrace our position as a digital industrial company. With the Chinese government’s “One Belt One Road” initiative, the railway industry in China will play an even more critical role in supporting the economic development of the region. GE is well positioned to add value by drive operating efficiency and enhanced productivity through its Digital Solutions.”
The RailConnect™ 360 Digital Solutions leverages GE’s Predix platform to use advanced software, powerful analytics and mobility to enable better decisions and improve outcomes along the entire rail ecosystem. This is part of GE’s billion-dollar investment in software to create an open, global network that connects people, data and machine - bringing the Industrial Internet to life.
Some of the key technologies on display that can help solve complex rail challenges include:
Trip Optimizer - A proven technology exceeding 125 million miles of auto operation providing a sustainable fuel savings of 3-17% depending on train type and territory. It’s currently installed in 38 of the China Mainline locomotives at Harbin Railway Bureau and undergoing the fuel saving and reliability test in the field.
LOCOTROL - GE Transportation provided 1,200 units of LOCOTROL Distributed Power Control System in Daqin Railway to meet the demand for increased hauling capability and ensure safer train handling. LOCOTROL contributed to the milestone of 500 million ton transportation capacity in 2014.
Movement Planner – The offering intelligently analyzes and optimizes traffic, allowing more locomotives to run on the same railroad at faster speeds, without laying new track. With the increased demands for railroad capacity, greater efficiency and productivity, Movement Planner can benefit the railway in China in a significant way.