New DANOBAT profile measuring equipment

New DANOBAT profile measuring equipment


The interaction between wheels and rails is one of the key factors on the dynamical behaviour of rolling stock, and consequently, on the safety and comfort of railway vehicles, so it is necessary to detect with high accuracy and frequency the different parameters of the wheels and in particular the contact profile. The DANOBAT DWPM, latest generation of Wheel Profile Measuring System, is the result of years of research and development work together with competent railway vehicle maintainers and operators.

The system measures the following wheel parameters:

  • Wheel flange height
  • Wheel flange thickness
  • qR factor
  • Back-to-back distance
  • Wheel diameter

Designed to be installed in maintenance depots, the DANOBAT DWPM Wheel Profile Measuring System helps railway vehicle operators and maintainers by automating the wheel profile measuring process and the transfers of captured data to other systems.

Under elements which protect and isolate the equipment, the installation of the system is easy and fast and it is not neccesary any civil works or sleepers removal.

Full view of running profile of railway wheels allows getting high accuracy and complete wheels´ features information.

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