Perpetuum wins contract to supply Govia Thameslink Railways
Perpetuum, the global leader in vibration energy harvesting and its application in asset management across the rail industry, has announced that it has received an order from Govia Thameslink Railway to supply wireless sensor systems for four additional Class 170 units joining the existing Class 171 fleet.
The sensor systems monitor wear of the bearings and wheels to help maintenance engineers determine when maintenance is needed. Perpetuum’s world leading Energy Harvesters enable the self-powered maintenance free wireless sensors to be fitted in a few minutes without the need for complex retrofit wiring. This new agreement follows the successful installation of Perpetuum sensor systems on a number of Southern (now part of Govia Thameslink Railway) trains in 2014.