The overhead wire that powers electric trains, known as the contact wire, is measured using a technique called a rail contact wire position measuring system.
To ensure that the pantograph, which is the component that draws power from the contact wire, can maintain a stable connection and prevent damage to both the pantograph and the contact wire, the location of the contact wire must be precisely monitored.
The system normally employs sensors mounted on the pantograph of the train to find the location of the contact wire. These sensors could be optical, magnetic, or utilise different kinds of technology.
The sensors then communicate signals to a computer system, which analyses the information and establishes the contact wire’s location in relation to the train.
The safe and effective functioning of electric trains depends on the Rail Contact Wire Position Measurement System. Correct contact wire position measurement lessens wear and tear on the train’s parts, enhances overall performance, and helps to minimise damage to the pantograph and contact wire.
Global Rail contact wire Position Measuring System market accounted for $XX Billion in 2022 and is anticipated to reach $XX Billion by 2030, registering a CAGR of XX% from 2023 to 2030.
The Fraunhofer IPM Contact Wire Recording System (CRS).ENSCO, Inc.’s Overhead Wire Measurement System (OWMS) .RailEZ’s OVHWizard online contact line measurement tool.Tesmec’s Contact Wire Wear System and Catenary Geometry.
The Kruch Contact Wire Measuring Device, a contact-free measurement method for locating catenaries and calculating distances to poles, bridge heights, and other objects.
The Kruch’s Contact Wire Measuring Device is a contact-free measurement system that measures distances to poles, bridges, cables, and other structures while also determining the height and stagger of the catenary.
The OVHWizard from RailEZ is a non-tactile contact line measuring device for keeping track of the position of the contact line while moving. Three optical boxes based on laser triangulation technology are used by Tesmec’s Catenary Geometry and Contact Wire Wear System for contactless measurements with high degrees of accuracy.
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