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Automated Train Inspection – Inspect

Reduce Maintenance Costs with Our Automated Visual Camera Inspection Technology for Multiple-unit Trains

Technological systems require daily maintenance to ensure that they live up to the strictest safety and performance requirements. Train maintenance is generally performed in regular intervals by specifically trained personnel to ensure a long service life and to keep component wear and tear to a minimum. Visual Inspections are usually carried out by qualified technicians. But people can make mistakes.

PSI Technics offers sophisticated and fully customizable camera solutions that complement or even replace visual and manual tests and inspections.

PSI Technics' industrial image processing solutions use camera technology and laser sensors. They are ideal for automated maintenance workflows, guarantee a safe operation and maximum performance. They significantly increase the inspection quality while drastically reducing maintenance intervals.

How the automated train inspection works:
  1. The Inspect software module records images of the train while the train passes below the system.
  2. The system automatically records all required images for all required components.
  3. The Analytics diagnostic software analyzes the recordings and displays the results within 10 minutes.
  4. The maintenance crew accesses and reviews the analysis results via an intuitive web interface.
  5. The recorded data are can be harnessed to analyze and optimize maintenance processes.


Maintenance benefits of automated train inspection


The system's automated camera technology optimizes the maintenance workflow on an ongoing basis. Visual inspections can be carried out on a regular basis and in significantly less time. During the planning stage, the feasibility of the inspection project is assessed on-site, where processes, workflows and requirements are identified. Specific test components are selected and appropriate diagnostic methods for the components are determined before the system is installed and commissioned.

Inspection modules for a variety of inspection and measurement tasks are available. Dirt accumulations on the train do not affect automated the automated inspection.

Examples for recorded potential damages or defects:


Inspection example: Wearing strip inspection
Bottom left: Broken out parts of a wearing strip section – Center right: Elevation map created by a laser line scanner – Bottom right: 3D rendering of the recorded data


Inspection tasks:


Inspection example: Insulator inspection on the train roof
Bottom left: The color camera clearly reveals a part where the edge has broken off – Center right: 3D scan / line laser inspection – Bottom right: 3D rendering of broken edge


Inspection tasks:



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Different sensors monitor any train that passes underneath the system for displaced components, connections or bolts that might have come lose due to vibrations that might affect clearance.


Inspection tasks:


Routine train inspections need to be performed on a regular basis. Trains need to be checked for worn parts where friction heat can lead to component deformations or represent a potential fire hazard.


Inspection tasks:



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