Wayside undercarriage inspection
Trimble® CSCView® undercarriage imaging and automated inspection system produces high quality images to inspect undercarriage structural components of railcars (wagons) and locomotives at mainline speeds.
Inspection and measurement of undercarriage structural components, at mainline speeds, even in tough environments, day or night
Automated inspection of hard to reach undercarriage components
CSCView is highly effective for the inspection of all undercarriage components for passenger and freight trains. The inspection of car (wagon) components which are only visible from the bottom has always been a challenge for railway operators.
It automates the inspection of undercarriage components such as brake rigging components, center and side sill, couplers and coupler components, jacking plate, and more.
Sophisticated image processing with alarms that alert to issues
CSCView uses multiple cameras to capture different areas of the car undercarriage with different angles of view. Specially designed lighting systems are deployed with the system to provide ample illumination and withstand the harsh railroad track environment.
The system operates with line scan imaging technology and produces high resolution images of virtually all visible components under the car. It is installed under the track and is housed within steel tie (sleeper) structures.
Dramatic time and cost savings, versus manual inspections
Excellent image quality to confirm if bolts or yoke pins are missing. Complete inspections quicker, minimizing time taken, costs, and issues that disrupt service.
Rolling stock stays in service for longer
With accurate measurements at mainline operational speeds there is minimal disruption to rolling stock schedules.
Limits risk to personnel, works 24/7, even in tough environments
CSCView works in even the toughest environments and at night so field workers are not in unpleasant or unsafe working conditions thereby reducing the risk to their safety.
Digital accurate records, with automated alerts of issues
Providing digital records that are usable across operations and maintenance CSCView reduces manual and paper-based workflows saving time and money. Critical issues are flagged and reported automatically so that corrective actions can be taken with less impact on service.
- Speeds of 0 to 60 mph (100 km/h)
- Operating temperature: –40°C to 55°C
- Capable of operating in extreme environments
- Installed on custom steel tie (sleeper)
- Easy maintenance
- Automatic alarm generation
- Remote monitoring/control
- Digital image acquisition/processing
- Web-based database/visualization
- Automated reporting
- AEI (RFID) integration
Inspections & Measurements
- Brake hose
- Brake rigging components including brake beam
- Coupler securement
- Draft gear carrier
- Axle surface
- Locomotive gear case
- Hopper doors
- Center sill
- Side sill
- Cross bearers
- Body bolster