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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
  • Lords of the Ring
    rail stop and running the rail-car wheels 10 ft beyond the end of the tracks to get the donut positioned. In all, five pieces of major equipment helped create the finished kiln tire. The ring mill reduced the wall thickness while increasing the diameter. The size press "rounded up " the piece
  • CVC Electro-Mechanical Feeder
    on. customer's existing rail track. Unit can be. moved out of position on rails to permit easy. maintenance of rotary cutter.
  • 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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