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  • Application Note: In-Motion Rail Weigh
    A rail station owner wanted to collect data on the load profiles for railcars as they were entering into the station in-motion. The customer wanted to build their own low cost set-up using components from Interface Inc. and their existing PC setup for the purpose of logging weight load
  • New Test Facility Mimics Rail Car "Humping "
    quot;Humping, " in railroad jargon, means to couple railroad cars together by slamming them into one another at low speed. A 14-wheel rail test car (left) slams into a special barrier at speeds to 15 mph. The system from Control Power-Reliance, Troy, Mich., emulates the humping action of railroad
  • Tracking Control of Gantry and Overhead Cranes
    Gantry and overhead cranes are guided on rails. Rail-guiding elements (wheel flanges, guide pulleys). ensure that the crane stays on the rails. Due to uneven distribution of mass, track errors, rails offset and different driving speeds, the rail-guiding elements can mesh.
  • CVC Electro-Mechanical Feeder
    An inclined vibratory surface, screen section. was used. A vacuum is drawn through. screen to remove fine dust from the product. and aid in cooling material. Removable. covers with quick clamps were attached. The. unit base is wheel mounted with power drive. which enables mounting the unit
  • Mobile monitor rides the rails to track defects
    Rail passengers in Europe get a more comfortable ride, thanks to a computer-powered track-monitoring system. The RailSurf sled carries eddy-current sensors in the middle of each of its bars that ride the tracks. An inclinometer sits on the horizontal bar perpendicular to the rails, as does a wire
  • The art of digging a hole
    of the machine their company built to dig a subway line under Lisbon, Portugal. The 1,200-ton machine uses 1,800 kW to turn the cutting head. A central curtain wall will separate the two rail tracks in the Groene Hart Tunnel. Openings in the upper part of this wall can be closed in case of fire. These windows

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