DETECT AND EVALUATE – GEOMETRY AND DEFECT ANALYSIS
There are numerous types of geometry and rail defects with a need to detect, monitor and evaluate them as early as possible. With its digital and smart solutions, application-specific devices and services, Goldschmidt is well positioned for managing diverse railway track conditions. These solutions enable the precise documentation of signs of wear and defects while taking into consideration the measures necessary for defect removal.
- Cross section
Rail and railway track defects:
- Broken sleepers
- Broken rail
- Missing parts
- Head checks
- Internal defects
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Goldschmidt offers you an extensive range of cutting-edge measuring and testing solutions in the form of innovative products and services. Our platforms are the foundation which enables the implementation of individual solutions using our proven technology.
The Goldschmidt product range includes measuring and testing devices for each application area. Whether as a hand-held device or integrated in trolleys, track vehicles, road-rail vehicles or inspection trains, state-of-the-art technologies provide precise measuring and testing results in a uniform format, making safety and quality tangible.
This basis allows you to develop maintenance strategies and use suitable Goldschmidt products and services to derive specific measures. The combination of our modular technologies enables us to flexibly equip platforms and therefore to offer application-specific solutions for many different requirements.
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Integrated solutions for measurement and inspection trains
PRECISE DIAGNOSIS OF TRACK AND RAIL GEOMETRY- RELIABLE PLANNING THROUGH CONDITION MONITORING
Geometric parameters are key to be able to analyse the track condition. The measuring and testing results have to be within the permitted technical tolerance range.
Regular measurement of track and switches guarantees your operation will be running safely. The continuous collection and evaluation of data will enable you to implement a preventive maintenance program for future inspection and repairs.
Based on this data you can maintain sections of track where there is increased wear by performing grinding and welding work at an early stage to improve wheel-to-rail contact. The measurement of the track and longitudinal rail geometry can detect an opportunity to reduce noise and wear. In order to achieve the best results, we also provide a measurement of the straightness of the track at your welded joint. The acceptance and review of work performed on the track is also recorded with the respective applications.
PRECISE ANALYSIS OF TRACK AND RAIL DEFECTS - MAKING THE INVISIBLE VISIBLE
Increasing axle loads, higher speeds and consequently greater forces being applied to tracks are the leading causes of fatigue and damage to a rail network. Through early detection and preventative maintenance, rail wear, safety and the life of assets can be optimized.
In the course of a visual inspection, surface defects, breaks in the material or missing parts are detected and documented. Inspection procedures are also important for the track safety where internal material defects and hidden damage is detected which cannot be seen by the naked eye and would otherwise go unnoticed.
Eddy current and ultrasonic testing enable you to carry out a complete rail evaluation as well as the classification of surface and internal defects. This allows you to identify, locate and monitor areas highly susceptible to flaws.