INCREASING SAFETY OF RAILFREIGHT
Camco Technologies introduces automated brakeshoe wear & tear detection. Worn or missing brake shoes can affect the performance and function of the brake system impacting braking force, stopping or braking distance.
Worn brake blocks can also increase wear and tear of the wheel thread. The deformation of the train wheel could lead to derailment and cause serious consequences.
AI-DRIVEN RAIL BLOCK WEAR DETECTION
Camco Technologies AI brake-shoe wear & tear system includes adapted camera hardware with embedded image analysis software trained to detect brake-shoe thickness in real time and at different speeds. Neural networks have also been trained to detect missing brake blocks.
CAMCO RAIL OCR PORTAL
The automated brake shoe wear & tear application is an optional feature available for the Camco rail OCR portal. The captured data is automatically linked to the wagon number. This allows pin-pointing worn brake blocks and corresponding rail wagons in the operator’s Train Gate Operator application.
Automated brake shoe checks are possible 24/7 and problems red-flagged even before periodic visual inspection by maintenance staff. The information accuracy and instant data availability improve preventive maintenance management and contribute to railroad safety.
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