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PWI Ken Erickson Innovation Award

FMT's Train Examination System (TRES) has been highly commended by the Permanent Way Institute (PWI) in the Ken Erickson Award category cementing its position as a game-changer in the railway industry. TRES, a remarkable blend of cutting-edge robotics and advanced sensor technology, has revolutionised the way train inspections are conducted, ensuring enhanced safety and efficiency.

The recognition came during the PWI's annual event, where industry leaders, experts, and professionals gathered to celebrate innovation and excellence in the field of railway maintenance and infrastructure. FMT's TRES stood out among the nominees, showcasing its remarkable capabilities and significant impact on the industry.

TRES enables autonomous inspections of trains, trams, and other rolling stock, eliminating the need for manual and time-consuming inspections. Equipped with state-of-the-art robotics, TRES navigates through intricate rail systems with precision, capturing comprehensive data and identifying any potential faults. This groundbreaking technology not only enhances safety but also optimises maintenance practices, reducing downtime and improving operational efficiency.

The award ceremony was graced by notable figures from the PWI, including its esteemed President and key industry influencers. FMT's representatives expressed their gratitude for the recognition and emphasised the collaborative efforts that made TRES a reality.

As FMT continues to lead the way in pioneering solutions, they remain committed to further refining TRES and exploring new avenues for innovation. By leveraging robotics, sensor technology, and data analytics, FMT aims to continually enhance the safety, reliability, and efficiency of train operations while driving cost savings for rail operators.