Transversal Defects Detection

Transversal Defects Detection System

This specific inspection, together with the Longitudinal Defect Detection, is responsible for detecting Over Head Line components and their possible failures.

The processing algorithms need to recognize all the different elements of the overhead line with the related defects and automatically generate a list of faults.

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Transversal Defects Detection System

Based on high resolution digital cameras and high power illumination modules, the Transversal Defects Detection System acquires high resolution images of cantilevers, line hangers and insulators, residing in the transversal plane, and evaluates changes and/or corrosion in these objects. Through a double sided imaging process, triggered by the Pole Detection System, images are acquired on both sides of the cantilever infrastructure. Each defect is associated automatically to the kilometer/mile position on the track and the related image is saved in a file for further evaluation by the technicians.

Product Family Overhead Line Vision Systems
Technology Optical, No-contact
Detected parameters
  • changes and corrosion on main catenary infrastructure devices
  • broken or deformed parts on cantilever devices
  • broken or missing parts
Sampling Step Every cantilever
Field of view
  • 8 m (26 ft) large - centered on the track;
  • 4 m (13 ft) - from the bottom of the catenary
Measuring Speed 0 ÷ 320 km/h (0 ÷ 200 mph)
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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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