Wayside F-Type Coupler Securement Inspection System

Trimble® CouplerView®-Pin is a machine vision wayside detection system that detects defects in F-type coupler securement mechanisms. It utilizes high-speed digital line imaging cameras to acquire multiple images of every coupler pin securement for inspection. The system works at mainline speeds, even in tough environments, day or night.

For F-type couplers, the system inspects the coupler vertical pin carrier plate, securement, and the corresponding fasteners. Different types of F-type securements, including ones with cushioning units, are handled as well

  • Missing coupler pin plate
  • Missing horizontal securement bolts
  • Leaning coupler pin plate
  • Damaged, deformed or rotated pin plate, or securement bolts
  • Missing fasteners

Dramatic time and cost savings, versus manual inspections

Automate and complete F-type coupler pin securement mechanism inspections quicker, minimizing time taken, costs, and issues that disrupt service.

Rolling stock stays in service for longer

With accurate measurements at mainline operational speeds there is minimal disruption to rolling stock schedules.

Limits risk to personnel, works 24/7, even in tough environments

CouplerView works in even the toughest environments and at night so field workers are not in unpleasant or unsafe working conditions thereby reducing the risk to their safety.

Digital accurate records, with automated alerts of issues

Providing digital records that are usable across operations and maintenance CouplerView reduces manual and paper-based workflows saving time and money. Critical issues are flagged and reported automatically so that corrective actions can be taken with less impact on service.

Easy to install system minimizes disruption and cost

CouplerView requires no track structure modification for ease of installation.