Head Check

Head Check

The new generation rail steels are of such high quality and are so resistant to abrasion that material wear is no longer sufficient to prevent the growth of cracks appearing in the rail surface such as "head checks" (defects occurring at the gauge corner of the rail).

This condition is a potential threat to rail integrity. Automatic and early-stage detection and precise localization of head checks when rail grinding is still a possible solution.

Request More Info

Head Check Detection

Head Checks Detection System is a high accuracy machine vision system able to identify head check defects in their early stage, when they can be removed by processing the surface of the rail, for example by re-grinding. System is able to identify sub-millimeter defects at an inspection speed up to 120 Km/h in any light and weather conditions.

Product Family Track Vision Systems
Technology Machine Vision
  • Rail Surface Damage
  • "Head Check" Position & Dimension
Mounting Bogie
  • Shock and Vibration (IEC 61373)
  • EMC (EN 50121-3-2)
  • Climatic Tests (EN 60529)
Request Brochure
System also available in unmanned version
Served Railways
Mass TransitMass Transit
High SpeedHigh Speed
Main & RegionalMain & Regional
Heavy HaulHeavy Haul

© 2024 MER MEC S.p.A.  –  P.IVA / VAT Nr. 05033050963Privacy  -  Cookie  -  Credits