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RM-RCA Rail Corrugation Analyzer

Longitudinal rail profile measuring system for measuring corrugation and roughness on rails in tracks and switches.
Suitable for mounting on trains, road-rail vehicles and trolleys.

Product description:

Rail surface irregularities of the order of microns (0.001mm) in amplitude are important in the generation of wheel/rail rolling noise and vibrations.
The RCA is a compact and easy to install high precision measuring device to obtain a continuous longitudinal measurement of irregularities on the rail surface.
The RCA can be fitted to trains, road-rail vehicles
and trolleys and can be used on multiple track
gauges (standard, narrow or wide).

RCA

Applications:

  • Monitoring of rail quality
  • Detection of corrugation
  • Detection and classification of both short and long waves
  • Assessment of mobile rail treatment results e.g. rail grinding and milling

Main characteristics:

  • Measurements that are highly accurate and repeatable
  • Relatively simple installation and setup
  • Contact measurement system using inertial sensors
  • Suitable for any track gauge
  • User-friendly software for acquisition and review of measurement data
  • Operation through notebook or tablet-pc
  • Robust yet light weight design
  • Extensive product support

TECHNICAL DATA RCA

Interval at which data are saved2 mm
Measuring speed1 - 20 kphDifferent speeds on request
Precision of measurements0.1 µm (0.0001 mm)
Displacement
Accuracy1 µm RMS 10 - 30 and 30 - 100 mm
2 µm RMS 100 - 300 mm
Data storage requirements30 MB per KM of track
Output compatibilityEN 13231-2 2020 and equivalents
Wavelength filters10 - 30, 30 - 100, 100 - 300,
300 - 1000 mm
Requirements110/240 VAC and
120 psi/7.5 bar air supply
ApprovalsApproved for use on Deutsche Bahn (DBAG)

TECHNOLOGY FROM THE LEADERS IN RAIL MEASUREMENT SYSTEMS

The RCA gives reliable measurement results of irregularities on the rail head over the full wavelength range as per the EN13231-2 2020 and earlier versions of this standard. The user friendly reporting software allows for superimposing measuring runs, setting required tolerance limits and showing the % exceedances.

For Info:
info@railtechnology.com

Headquarters

RailTechnology GmbH

Industriestraße 12
31655 Stadthagen
Germany

info@railtechnology.com

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