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And Action! – We proudly present: The new HEGENSCHEIDT-MFD Success-Story about the customer Verkehrsbetriebe Potsdam

Our documentary about the successful customer relationship and the jointly realized project with our customer ViP Verkehrsbetrieb Potsdam GmbH is now online.

Together with the film team of our video partner Video Vision we had the opportunity to take a look behind the scenes of Verkehrsbetriebe Potsdam.

The aim of our filming was to document the practical success story of the interaction between the newly developed and also proven HEGENSCHEIDT wheelset maintenance modules. The following systems were used: TWM - Total Wheelset Management Software as THE central element of modern wheelset maintenance, the Argus overrun measuring system for wheelset diagnosis and the U2000-150 underfloor wheelset lathe.

Increasing operational requirements and legal framework conditions demand a reliable

and complete monitoring of fleets and efficient maintenance planning. The software and machines developed by HEGENSCHEIDT- MFD support maintenance companies such as ViP Verkehrsbetrieb Potsdam GmbH in keeping a complete overview of data management, maintenance planning and control of all wheelset-related maintenance processes.

Matthias Möbius, workshop manager / streetcar maintenance, summarizes the efficiency of the new overall system as follows: "These measurements used to take a very long time, between 20 and 30 minutes, or even up to 50 minutes if things were going very badly. These measurements are now completed in 2-3 minutes, which is an enormous advantage for us and frees up corresponding capacities."

The project is already a success story, also due to the implemented interaction of three coordinated building blocks, which not only enables a highly efficient and modern maintenance of wheelsets, but also a very satisfied customer.

Mr. Möbius sums it up as follows: "We made a conscious decision to buy everything from one company, the TWM software, the underfloor lathe and the Argus wheel measuring system, in order to be able to exploit the synergies that arise in this way, and we are very satisfied with this.

Mr. Möbius literally says: "We chose HEGENSCHEIDT because HEGENSCHEIDT is the only company where the measurement results count as measurement results and not just as values, based on the corresponding certifications.

We are therefore all the more pleased to be able to present the finished film here.

Once again, we would like to thank our customer ViP Verkehrsbetrieb Potsdam GmbH for their great support with this film. We are already looking forward to the next joint projects and a continued trustful cooperation.