Automated testing

AXLE-4 System for automated ultrasonic inspection of railway axles during production

AXLE-4 System for automated ultrasonic inspection of railway axles during production

AXLE-4 System is designed for  automated ultrasonic inspection of railcar wheels axles during production and after repair.

Purpose

  • The main purpose of the system is to find all kinds of defects in railway axle body according to RD32.144-2000, EN 13261, М101, DSTU 31334 & BN 918275;
  • The system is able to examine machined or semi-machined axles during their production.

 

Features

 

  • Ultrasonic testing is automatically performed from the radial surface by immersion technique;
  • Axle to be tested is fully placed into the immersion tank, where it is rotated by central clamping devices, and scanning is performed during linear motion of UT scanner along the axle;
  • The system estimates equivalent sizes and depths of the defects;
  • Axle is inspected along its entire length, except for dead zones in center and bolt holes;
  • Testing facility has its own closed-circuit system of immersion liquid intake, supply and purification.

 

Benefits

 

  • Design of the system is compact and ergonomic;
  • The system can be either integrated into the production line or operated as a stand-alone inspection station;

 

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