The Switch Profile Gauge is a new system for automated turnout inspection and maintenance.
The system adopts the light slice method using a laser slit light source and two-dimensional CCD cameras. The system simultaneously measures the information necessary for calculating the wearing depth of rails and crossings, back gauges, flangeway widths, and track geometry. The system automates conventional manual track inspections and produces databases of measurement data which incorporates office automation technology in the maintenance and management task.
This model is over 20 kg lighter than previous model get easier operation.
Sample display of wearing depth at tongue rail
This device is pushed through a turnout manually. This device can be divided, assembled, and transported from near the site to the turnout by two workers.
Measurement times are about 10 minutes per turnout since the system can simultaneously measure the wearing depth of the rail and geometry of the track within turnout.
The four parameters (gauge, longitudinal level, alignment and cross level) pertaining to track irregularity can be measured simultaneously with respect to the siding. Image data can be displayed on the screen in order to allow visual confirmation of the wear depth of the rail.
Instead of conventional manual inspection, you can get objective data by using this device and automating the inspection.
You can make databases of results and search data you need by the system. We can also build software automatically judge.