INetRail Mobile® Repair Shop
Rail car repair shops deal with a lot of data - from tracking car inventory to inspection details and photos, to reprogramming AEI tags with new information. More so now than ever, it makes less and less sense to keep track of this data with a pen and paper and run the risk of costly errors and more and more sense to automate the collection and movement of data back into your existing system.
INetRail's Repair Shop Solutions provide a way for you to take your operation paperless - by digitizing inspection and other rail car activities' forms, providing unmatched visibility of your inventory, and seamless upload to your existing system.
INetRail Mobile® Inventory:
INetRail Mobile® Inventory allows rail operators to track which cars are in their yard, when they are there, and where exactly they are. With switch and storage locations accounted for, tracking the activities and stock of the cars in your fleet or under your purview has never been easier. The Inventory application allows the user to scan the AEI tag mounted to a railcar and update its location within the facility as well as set its status with fields such asHeel, Clean, etc. Combat demurrage payments by setting alerts for certain cars, build inbound and outbound lists with just a few taps and gain powerful visibility over your fleet.
INetRail Mobile® Inspect:
INetRail Mobile® Inspect allows users to complete all necessary activities required to inspect railcars and to send that information straight to the INetRail database. Instead of teaching your operators an entirely new inspection process, the Inspect application presents items for check and comment by using customer-provided inspection templates and replicating them in your Inspect app. If there’s anything wrong with the railcar that you need to know about, “Hot List” notifications will alert the user to any necessary repairs needed to pass the inspection. Once the user has signed off on the railcar, a permanent record of inspection is automatically created and uploaded to the INet Gateway. With no more lost inspection sheets or faulty cars being loaded, a paperless and more efficient operation is achievable.
INetRail Mobile® Photo:
INetRail Mobile® Photo utilizes the 8-megapixel camera on the INT300 tablet to allow users to take photos of railcars, products, damaged components, or whatever other operational photos they may need. To wit, these photos can be associated to a railcar, so that any information you may need regarding that car is in one place within the INet Gateway. Accessible straight from many other INetRail applications, Photo brings an extra layer of tracking railcars and products into any supply chain.
INetRail Mobile® Seals:
Many supply chain operators are familiar with security seals; they’re an integral part of many logistics operations and help ensure safety and liability requirements are satisfied in many instances. INetRail Mobile® Seals allows for simple management and tracking of security seals in your operation. Collect, change, and update seal information, see information and alerts associated with the railcar the seal is attached to, assign seal types to individual seals, and more with this simple, yet powerful core INetRail application.
INetRail Mobile® Scribe:
Re-program AEI tags directly from the field by utilizing OCR (optical camera recognition) technologyto read railcar stencils and communicate with the UMLER database in order to make the necessary changes on both the AEI tag and the car’s record. In leveraging this powerful technology, railroads, repair shops, and manufacturers can eliminate the need to order programmed tags at higher prices or take the chance of mounting tags to wrong cars, saving both time and money and further automating existing activities into more efficient practices.
The Component Tracking program (formerly known as CEPM) is a multi-phase, multi-year initiative to create an industry process and related technology tools for capturing data around railcar equipment components.
Recently, the Association of American Railroad’s Equipment Health Monitoring Committee passed new regulations requiring railcar owners to properly track critical railcar components. INet tracking services modernizes the supply chain process by leveraging technology to monitor rail equipment health and performance, provide managers with the data needed to improve rail safety, enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of rail operations, and reduce equipment maintenance costs.
In the industrial environment, leveraging INet solutions can eliminate manual errors, like inventory inaccuracies or misrouted railcars, which are disruptive to operations and extremely costly to remedy. Additionally, by simplifying labor-intensive processes and maintaining a fluid workflow, you’ll enjoy both time and cost savings.
INet’s mobile scanners allow you to easily capture information, enabling users to monitor, analyze, and make timely business decisions as needed. Our railcar solution delivers advanced communication options, modularity, and ruggedness – putting the power of asset management at the ground level while enabling operators to develop long-term strategies for increasing reliability, safety, and efficiency. Designed for use in even the harshest operating environments, you can reap the benefits in sweltering-hot, dry, humid, or frigid weather.