Ultrasonic testing station for wheel-sets of passenger trains of the Deutsche Bahn AG

Citation
W. Kappes et al., Ultrasonic testing station for wheel-sets of passenger trains of the Deutsche Bahn AG, INSIGHT, 43(11), 2001, pp. 751-753
Citations number
2
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Instrumentation & Measurement
Journal title
INSIGHT
ISSN journal
1354-2575 → ACNP
Volume
43
Issue
11
Year of publication
2001
Pages
751 - 753
Database
ISI
SICI code
1354-2575(200111)43:11<751:UTSFWO>2.0.ZU;2-Q
Abstract
Continuous improvements for track-bound vehicles, particularly high-speed t rains such as the ICE or the TGV require permanent development of the safet y technology which in future must meet the quality standards expected from airlines. These new requirements also present a challenge for non-destructi ve testing. This paper introduces the recent development of a system for ul trasonic inspection of wheel-sets. The fully automated testing station, nam ed 'AURA', performs inspections of the rim and disk of wheel-sets after ref urbishing (it the maintenance facilities. Not only is the performance stand ard of AURA demonstrated, but also attention is drawn to the experience gai ned during operation of the three AURA testing stations.