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Trimble AHView System

Brake Air Hose Inspection

Trimble® AHView is an automatic brake air hose inspection system that inspects brake air hose arrangements at mainline operational speeds.

Trimble AHView system uses high-speed and high-definition imaging to provide high resolution images of every brake air hose arrangement for inspection and measurement. For reliable automatic inspection, every brake air hose is viewed from two angles at each side of the track.

Brake air hose arrangements and their diagnosis is complex and an automated system is highly beneficial for rail operators as brake air hose separation is a potential cause of interruptions in train operations.

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Key Features

  • Sophisticated image processing algorithms to assess condition and report detected defects.
  • Processed data and images are integrated into the Trimble CMMS™ (Condition Monitoring Management System) software to provide web-based access for data visualization, alarm management, and data analytics.
  • Works in the toughest rail environments and extreme weather conditions at mainline operational speeds.
  • System installation does not require any major track modifications or extended closures.

Inspections & Measurements

Trimble AHView system inspections and measurements include:

  • Air hose orientation.
  • Air hose angle.
  • Air hose height from top of rail.
  • Glad-hand angle.
  • Alarm on peaked and horizontal coupling.
  • Air hose support inspection.
  • Coupler shank movement.
  • Coupler height.

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