Shipbuilding and railway technology

Sensors for displacement measurement are frequently used in both these areas. In doing so, the application area starts as early as the manufacture. For example, sensors from Micro-Epsilon are used for the quality inspection. In operation, they often provide the necessary safety such as, for example, the inclination of trains. Displacement sensors are also used during maintenance and repair.

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Ovality inspection on brake pipes using vision4A

For the highly accurate measurement of the roundness of the ends of brake pipes in production with short cycle times, only a precise and versatile vision system is able to fulfill the required rapid data ...

Rail wear

Tram or train rails are subject to constant wear either due to corrosion or due to friction during use. Rails are checked for wear completely automatically using a system developed by Micro-Epsilon. A ...

Fluid level measurement of aluminum pig irons

A German manufacturer of prestressed concrete products uses a number of 3D measurement systems by InSystems Automation with optical sensors made by Micro-Epsilon for quality control of railway sleepers. ...

Measurement of the tilt angle on tilting trains

Through the application of tilting trains existing track can be traveled at higher speeds and consequently used more efficiently. Displacement sensors fitted to the front end of the vehicle determine the ...

Automatic inspection and repair of marine propellers

Deformed ship propellers are bent back to their original condition using special machines. Previously, this work was performed manually but today it has been replaced by automatic systems. The current ...

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