A well-established Austrian company, specialized in the development and maintenance of software programs, developed the first commercial weigh-in-motion system. The device measures expansions while heavy vehicles cross bridges. The bridge-weigh-in-motion uses a bridge as weigh-platform and parameters of the heavy traffic are measured to obtain informative data like speed, axle load and weight of each vehicle. The company is looking for sales and distribution partners to expand current markets.
An Austrian company is specialized in the development and care of software programs for clients worldwide since 2003. They are experts for the maintenance of international infrastructure in the area of road and rail networks. Furthermore they are developing and hosting software for solar industry. The new developed patented measurement system is the first commercial weigh-in-motion system for installation on bridges. The device measures expansions while heavy goods vehicles are on bridges. The system does not require sensors to be installed on the road surface. The measurement data is collected and sent online to a central server. BWIM (Bridge-Weigh-In-Motion) uses a bridge as weigh-platform and parameters of the heavy traffic are measured to obtain informative data. Due to this investigation it is possible to predict the remaining lifetime and the maintainer receives a report which serves as decision basis. At BWIM sensors are installed under a bridge and measure data like speed, axle load and weight of each vehicle that passes the bridge. Results are amongst others a measuring report and an axle load and traffic flow model. Areas used: - statistics traffic data counting - bridge assessment – residual lifetime - pre-selection for traffic control The Austrian company is looking for sales and distribution partners. With the new partner they want to seize new market opportunities.
Innovations and advantages
- commercial weigh-in-motion system - sensors mounted on the bridge - measurement of data like speed, axle load and weight of each vehicle (collected and sent online to server) - quantify influence of heavy traffic on infrastructure - optimize structural investment measures - easy to install - usable under even the toughest environmental conditions - complement to traditional traffic counting devices
01003018 User Interfaces, Usability
01004003 Applications for Transport and Logistics
01004007 GIS Geographical Information Systems
01004016 Analysis Risk Management
Market application codes
01004007 Network test, monitoring and support equipment
08003007 Other industrial equipment and machinery
08005 Other Industrial Products (not elsewhere classified)
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Area of partner's activity
The company is looking for distribution and sales partners in different countries. The partner should have market experiences and market access in the areas of e.g. statistics traffic data counting, bridge assessment – residual lifetime, pre-selection for traffic control.