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WATRAC (WAgon TRACking system) 

DailyWork developed with EMEF (Empresa de Manutenção de Equipamento Ferroviário S.A.) an innovative solution for monitoring and tracking the new generation of container wagons manufactured in Portugal. This innovative solution creates value in the Portuguese transport industry.


The developed product, WATRAC (WAgon TRACking system), low cost and long range is installed on the wagon, allowing tracking it using the GPS system, as well as record the traveled kms, essential mechanism for the maintenance of wagons operations. Additionally, with the integrated sensors, state changes are detected (start / end of trip) as well as abrupt accelerations which can detect anomalies on rails or in wagon wheels. These mechanisms represent additional benefits in the prevention and railway safety.

The WATRAC works autonomously with an average duration of 15 months, the duration can be extended thanks to the intelligent management system of power consumption, also programmable. The sensors integrated in the unit can detect open or theft of the unit.

All collected data can be sent periodically, using the GSM / GPRS integrated module for analysis and remote treatment. The frequency of sending data is remotely programmable, making the product adaptable to the customers needs and other applications. The user interface was developed by EMEF who created a website presenting the information sent by WATRAC in a geo-referenced map.

Hardware WATRAC