Vehicle-mounted track geometry, rail, & track measurement & inspection
Trimble® TrackView vehicle-based track geometry, rail profile, and track inspection system can be installed on various types of rail vehicles including locomotives, passenger rail cars, freight cars, and hi-rail trucks.
Inspection and measurement of track geometry, rail profile, and track, at mainline speeds, even in tough environments, day or night
Effective track condition measurements at high frequency
TrackView uses accurate IMU and GPS units along with 3D laser scanning and imaging systems in a compact package for effective track condition monitoring that works at mainline speeds.
The main advantage of the system is that when installed on locomotives or regular rail cars, it provides track measurements with high frequency. Track measurement in short intervals creates the opportunity to trend small changes to the track condition and take quick action to repair the track before it becomes costly.
Efficient track maintenance planning
The system provides a comprehensive track geometry including track gauge, alignment, and twist at very good accuracy. In addition, rail profile condition is also assessed in short intervals and the rail wear can also be trended over time as well. The combination of rail profile, track geometry, and wheel profile (measured by the Trimble WheelView system) provides all the data needed for efficient track maintenance planning.
The track inspection section of the TrackView system provides a laser generated track profile and images to evaluate the rail, tie, and ballast condition on the track. This data can be combined with the track geometry to obtain a complete status of the track condition.
Complete status of track aids efficient maintenance
Reports on track condition and tracking trends over time means that corrective actions can be taken with less impact on service and actions can be taken to repair the track before it becomes costly.
Dramatic time and cost savings, versus manual inspections
Automate and complete track geometry, rail profile, and track inspection 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
TrackView 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
Providing digital records that are usable across operations and maintenance TrackView reduces manual and paper-based workflows saving time and money.
- Speeds of 0 to 185 mph (300 km/h) for track geometry
- Speeds of 0 to 85 mph (140 km/h) for track condition
- Real-time processing of critical parameters
- Installed on locomotive, railcar, or a high-rail truck
- On-board display
- Off-line display for detailed post processing
- Operation under severe environmental conditions
- Report and alarm on geometry and other conditions
- Supplied complete with all hardware and software
- Storing miles of data locally for post viewing and processing
- Requires custom brackets for different vehicles
- Rail profile
- Track gauge
- Rail profile
- Rail profile
- Rail height
- Head width
- Gauge and field lip
- Percent head loss
- Gauge, vertical wear, and 45° wear
- Gauge face width and angle
Track Profile & Condition
- Ballast condition
- Tie (sleeper) spacing and condition
- Vegetation detection
- Rail surface condition
- Joint bar inspection and counting
- Missing or broken rail fasteners