The SBB has developed stationary wheel-load checkpoints that can automatically acquire key data from a passing train in real time. With the help from imc, these checkpoints are equipped with high-precision strain gauge bridge amplifiers, as well as an industrial PC according to customer specifications.
The system is designed to acquire safety-relevant load data, such as axle overloading and cargo shifting. It also recognizes flat spots on the wheels.
The measurement data is analyzed in real time and – if necessary – steps are taken to ensure safer and more secure railway travel. For example, trains can be instructed to slow down or even stop completely. In addition, condition-based maintenance can be arranged.
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