Inspection of the railway tracks

Operating entities of rail networks have to carry out periodic inspections as part of the maintenance of their systems to ensure operational safety and traffic performance. Maintenance work includes inspection of the rails, railroad ties, the ballast bed and the mounting systems. Several high-end Ruler or Ranger type cameras are mounted on an inspection vehicle for this purpose. These deliver precise cross-section profiles from which the complete geometry of the upper structure is calculated. The up to 30,000 profiles per second allow for high speeds during inspection. This is the only way to maintain scheduled rail traffic at full operating speed while also keeping maintenance costs low. The Ruler3000 streaming camera is pre-calibrated and delivers 3D coordinates. With the Ranger streaming camera, the working distance and field of view can be adjusted flexibly.

  • Following product families can be used
    The fast way to high-performance 3D
    • SICK’s CMOS sensor with ROCC technology for superior 3D performance
    • 3D profiles at up to 46 kHz in reduced ROI
    • Easy commissioning with guaranteed FOV concept
    • GigE Vision and GenICam compliant
    • Accurate 3D, reflectance, and scattered light measurements in one device
    • Modular industrial design, IP65/67
    Fast 3D measurement and MultiScan for advanced industrial solutions
    • Fast 3D measurement at high speed and quality
    • MultiScan function for simultaneously measuring the 3D shape, contrast, color, and scatter
    • Sensor resolutions of up to 1,536 pixels in 3D and 3,072 pixels in grayscale and color
    • High levels of flexibility in configuration, working distance, and field of view
    • In-machine 3D calibration
    • Gigabit Ethernet and CameraLink interfaces
    Big 3D performance in a small package
    • CMOS sensor from SICK with ROCC technology for superior 3D performance
    • Processing of up to 15.4 gigapixels/s.
    • Full-format 3D profile at 7 kHz
    • Sensor resolution: Up to 2,560 x 832 px
    • GigE Vision and GenICam compliant
    • 3D, reflective, and scattered light measurement in one device
    • Industrial housing, optional IP65/67 enclosure rating