RAIL BASED (WAYSIDE) SYSTEMS
Rail Based (Wayside) Wheel Inspection System
WIS Models A16 and L32
The IEM Rail Based Wheel Inspection System provides precise measurements of
flange thickness, flange height, rim thickness, and wheel diameter for moving
Two models are being field tested at a major railroad in the Northeastern USA.
The AAR Defect Model A16, is designed for installation at the throat of the yard
or on the upside of the Hump. The WIS automatically tags all cars with wheelsets
exceeding AAR wear limits. With the option of being tied into the yard switching
system, the WIS will be able to automatically route a car with a worn wheel to a
trouble track. The Locomotive model, L32, is designed for the sanding/fueling
station or repair shop and identifies wheels requiring truing and/or change-out.
Furthermore, WIS automatically detects wheel cracks and flat spot/out-of-round
Rail Based (Wayside) Wheel Flat Spot and Out-of-round Detector
RBI Model 1000
The IEM rail based wheel impact detector provides high reliability with low
cost. Through the use of our own proprietary technology we have been able to
eliminate many of the most common field failures associated with the currently
available technologies and accurately identify flat and out of round wheels.
Rail Based (Wayside) Wheel Crack Detector
The Ultrasonic System
This unique wheel crack detector allows the user to identify tread cracks
without the need for a couplant. This system can operate at speeds of up to 15
MPH. The system has been tested for transit as well as freight traffic for the
last several years.