High-quality technical documentation is essential to ensure safe vehicle operation. Documentation is an essential part of all phases throughout the product life cycle, from design and detailed development to approval and maintenance. At the interface between manufacturer and operator, a variety of needs imposed by differing standards and project-related requirements must be managed. In most circumstances, product-related information and its documentation underlie normative and judicial requirements. Technical documentation should be safety-relevant, instructive, informative and user-specific, and may need to include clear and easy-to-understand images. Third party documentation experts can support manufacturers and other providers develop the highest quality documentation.
There are multiple benefits to preparing a high-quality technical documentation:
Comply with all regulations regarding technical documentation
Support a successfully operating sales department, a smooth approval process, undisturbed operation and long-lasting customer relationships
Transfer your know-how into words and pictures so that the spare parts catalogue as well as maintenance and operating instructions thoroughly correspond to the high quality of your products
Use modern tools for structured technical communication with easy accessible information
TÜV SÜD has nearly half a century of experience in the rail sector, with extensive editorial and technological expertise in the field of technical documentation. Our highly-skilled editorial teams have helped global manufacturers to create comprehensive, fact- and sense-checked technical documentation right from the development stage of the vehicle or product. The technical editors work with state of the art equipment with all the necessary editing and graphic design tools. We are one of the first service providers in the world to use linguistic software in optimising documentation terminology and style.
Our experts are preparing safety-relevant instructive and informative documentation for user-specific instructions or complete vehicles in conformity with regulations. The documentation they produce is structured and straightforward to navigate, with easy-to-find information. Thereby, your know-how is transferred into thorough documents which correspond to the high quality of your products.
We offer the following technical documentation services for tram, light rail, metro, motor train set or railway locomotives as well as vehicle component: