With the fresh perspective that students have, education and business complement each other nicely. That is why Eltjo Keijer, CTO of Basetime and MW Holodeck, gave a lecture at the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Technical Business of HU University on Tuesday 28th March.
This lecture acts in support of the multidisciplinary learning project ‘Quist’, the students are currently working on. The lecture focused on how the deployment of Basetime’s Locator One as an automated 3D monitoring sensor could be helpful in achieving a more efficient preventive maintenance schedule for railway crossings.
Based on past experiences, a preventive maintenance schedule is maintained at railway crossings. Using this schedule as a guide, replacements are undertaken. Repair work is done based on reports of defects or damage, usually after visual inspections. It is not inconceivable for preventive maintenance to happen too early, resulting in a higher than necessary cost for the maintenance of railway crossings.
Eljto’s lecture became an extraordinary, interactive session during which, the students considered this query open-mindedly and were inspired to come up with creative out-of-the-box solutions. In short, a good example of an innovative project where a collaboration between education and business can contribute and result in a changing concept for policy.
The students will be actively working on the query in the coming period. At Basetime, we are looking forward to the final result of this project, which will be presented at the end of June.