Sliding Wheel Detection
The MRX Sliding Wheel Detector is a patented innovation providing automated roll-by inspection for the rolling state of wheels.
Typically the systems are installed to inspect for sliding wheels on unloaded bulk wagons when departing from a terminal.
|An installed Sliding Wheel detector||Train passing over a Sliding Wheel Detector|
Sliding wheel alarms can be provided by local visual/audio indicators, by synthesised voice announcement on a designated train radio channel and/or telemetry link to a remote control centre.
Typical problems which can be identified include:
• Malfunctioning brake rigging
• Hand Brakes not released
• Seized axle box bearing