CAT/BiCAT Corrugation Analysis Trolley

Rail corrugation and acoustic roughness measuring trolley for tracks and switches, Suitable for vignola and grooved rails

Product description:

Rail surface irregularities of the order of microns (0.001mm) in amplitude are important in the generation of wheel/rail rolling noise and vibrations. The CAT (single rail) and BiCAT (dual rail) portable measuring trolleys are easy to carry and set-up and are suitable for obtaining continuous
longitudinal measurements of irregularities on the rail surface.

CAT/BiCAT

ttApplications:

  • Monitoring of rail quality
  • Detection of corrugation and acoustic roughness
  • Detection and classification of both short and long wave
  • Assessment of mobile rail treatment results e.g. rail grinding and milling

Main characteristics:

  • Measurements that are highly accurate and repeatable
  • Relatively simple installation and setup
  • Contact measurement system using inertial sensors
  • Suitable for any track gauge
  • User-friendly software for acquisition and review of measurement data
  • Operation through notebook or tablet-pc
  • Robust yet light weight design
  • Extensive product support

TECHNICAL DATA CAT/BiCAT

Interval at which data are saved1 or 2 mm
Measuring speed3-4 kphWalking speed
Precision of measurements0.01 µm (0.00001 mm)
Displacement
Accuracy0.2µm RMS 10-30mm
0.5µm RMS 30-100mm
2µm RMS 100-300mm
Data storage requirements~2MB per KM of rail
Output compatibilityEN 13231-2 2020 and equivalents
EN ISO 3095:2013
EN 15610
OutputRaw and filtered displacements,
moving average amplitudes,
percentage exceedances, one
third octave spectra
Wavelength filters10 - 30, 30 - 100, 100 - 300,
300 - 1000, 1000 - 3000, 30 - 300,
300 - 3000mm
WeightCAT: 18kg in carrying case
BiCAT: 23kg in carrying case

TECHNOLOGY FROM THE LEADERS IN RAIL MEASUREMENT SYSTEMS

The CAT and BiCAT trolleys are exceptionally repeatable. Consecutive measurements of 50 meters of rail are shown here. Amplitudes differ from one run to the next by no more than 0.1-0.2 microns

Typical calibration curves: CAT and CMM measurements of a 1.8m section of a calibration beam.

For Info:
enquiries@railmeasurement.com

Headquarters

 RailTechnology GmbH

Industriestraße 12

31655 Stadthagen

Germany

info@railtechnology.com

Contact

10 + 5 =