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 wellDatasheet
Automate and complete F-type coupler pin securement mechanism inspections quicker, minimizing time taken, costs, and issues that disrupt service.
With accurate measurements at mainline operational speeds there is minimal disruption to rolling stock schedules.
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.
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.
CouplerView requires no track structure modification for ease of installation.