Wayside Full Train Imaging, Inspection, & Measurement System

Trimble® Trainiew® full scale train imaging, 3D scanning, and inspection system consists of multiple imaging and scanning units that provide images of the train at mainline speeds with high resolution.

The system is designed to provide data of all externally visible components of a rail vehicle. The images and data are then assigned to individual cars based on the AEI data so that car components are then ready for viewing and analysis.

The system uses multiple sensors and algorithms to pinpoint axle position, car beginning and car end positions, car components such as safety appliances, hand brake wheels, car identifiers, load limit identification, reflectors, car body condition, structural gauge and high-wide load detection, car load profile, load securement conditions, load carry back detection, etc.

  • Automated condition monitoring of many train components:
    • Side walls condition
    • Car ID and OCR
    • Car load limit identification
    • Reflector conditions
    • Car structural gauge and profile
    • High-wide detection
    • Car load profile
    • Load securement
    • Gauge reading
    • Load profile
    • Load carry back
    • Foreign object detection
    • Rocking and leaning cars
  • Safety appliances such as:
    • Hand brake wheel
    • Running boards (long and latitudinal)
    • Roof hatches
    • Ladders and handholds
    • End platforms
    • Sill steps

Dramatic savings in personnel time and costs, versus manual inspections

Full train scanning and imaging system. Complete inspections quicker and minimize 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

TrainView 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 TrainView 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.