DB Vehicle Maintenance decides for PSI MES software

PSIpenta for rail wheel refurbishment at the Paderborn pilot factory

Berlin, 8 December 2016 – PSI subsidiary PSI Automotive & Industry GmbH has been contracted by the DB Fahrzeuginstandhaltung (Vehicle Maintenance) GmbH, a subsidiary of the Deutsche Bahn AG, with the implementation of a manufacturing execution system (MES) for rail wheel refurbishment. The system is based on the established PEC solution that combines planning, execution and control and will be introduced to the Paderborn maintenance plant. After the successful implementation in the Paderborn pilot plant, it will be rolled out at other sites.

The decision in favour of the PSI software was made following a preliminary study, a proof of concept and the definition of the requirements in extensive specifications of work. The future manufacturing execution system should primarily serve to consolidate the heterogeneous IT landscape in production and therefore result in an optimisation of the IT operating costs. In the framework of a corporate structure with a division of labour, the IT support is also an important component in the planned automation of the production processes that consist of both the assembly line production of the simple wheel sets and the workshop production of drive wheel sets.

As a full-service provider, the DB Fahrzeuginstandhaltung GmbH, with about 7,500 employees at 14 sites, offers a wide range of services in the heavy maintenance of rolling stock. Along with refurbishment, repairs following accidents and the modernisation of entire fleets, a major portion of the total volume of work is the reworking of railway vehicle components.

With the order from DB Fahrzeuginstandhaltung, PSI Automotive & Industry highlights its technologically leading position in the field of complex production and maintenance process in vehicle, rolling stock and the aerospace industry.

On the basis of its own software products, PSI AG develops and integrates complete solutions for energy management (gas, oil, electricity, heat, energy trading), production management (mining, metals, automotive, mechanical engineering, logistics) and infrastructure management for transport and safety. PSI was founded in 1969 and em-ploys 1,650 persons worldwide.