Pantograph Collision Detection System
The PCDS (Pantograph Collision Detection system) monitors the interface between the over head centenary and the pantograph and provides real time warnings for unusual loads.
In regular use a Pantograph may be struck by an overhead support component that is loose or/defective and hanging low. Identification of the loose or/defective part can be time consuming and difficult, causing unnecessary network downtime. When an abnormal impact is detected the location and time of the impact is sent via SMS to the operator.
Together with the Pantograph Monitor System, ART are developing a Pantograph Collision Detection System.
ART have done this in conjunction with NSW Department of Trade and Investment and Sydney Train to produce an easy to install and maintain detection system.