January 2014

Machine Vision Inspection

"The heavy haul railways around the world are increasingly moving toward detector and performance-based rolling stock maintenance to improve efficiency by reducing the cost of maintenance and inspection. Advances in sensors, data collection systems, computer software and communications have enabled the development and deployment of sophisticated, reliable and accurate wagon and track monitoring systems capable of automating many train inspection processes; offering opportunities to replace, supplement and enhance the safety and productivity of railway operations. In many instances automated wagon health monitoring systems are capable of examining vehicle performance attributes while in motion, providing additional insight on vehicle behavior in a dynamic on-track environment. [...]"

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TTCI - Machine Vision Inspection