Fishplate / Joint Bar

Fishplate / Joint Bar

The consequence of any failure involving the fishplates can be unimaginable. A rail joint that vibrates out of position can lead to a railroad switch open with only bad consequences.

Cracks within rail joints and rail sides, missing bolts, corrosion, weldings and electric bondings. These are the key elements that need to be inspected to guarantee safety.

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Fishplate / Joint bar Inspection

The Fishplate (or Rail Joint Bars) inspection system is able to automatically detect any crack, scratch or any other defect. The system is able to measure from 0 to 320 km/h. The specific algorithm that regulates the inspection includes the fishplates and the missing bolts auto-detection as well as automatic detections of cracks in the fishplate.

Product Family Track Vision Systems
Technology Machine Vision
  • Fishplates (Joint Bar) Detection
  • Cracks Detection >1mm
  • Missing Bolts Detection
  • Auto Detection of up to 4 Types of Fishplates
  • Rugged enough for extreme climatic conditions*
* Example Tibet Railways: 5000m operating altitude, ±45°C working temperature
Mounting Bogie or Frame
  • Shock and Vibration (IEC 61373)
  • EMC (EN 50121-3-2)
  • Climatic Tests (EN 60529)
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System also available in unmanned version
Served Railways
Mass TransitMass Transit
High SpeedHigh Speed
Main & RegionalMain & Regional
Heavy HaulHeavy Haul

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