Railway Test and Measurement Solutions

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Dewesoft has just released their latest Railway Test and Measurement Solutions brochure.

Did you know Dewesoft’s Data Acquisition Hardware and Software products cover a huge range of railway testing applications?  And we’re not just talking for the bogie or the passenger wagon –  but the whole electric grid for city passenger trains and long haul diesel powered electrical engines.

Railway Test and Measurement Solutions Capabilities overview

One Software – One Hardware – One Solution

Performance Testing

Achieving the best performance requires rigorous testing. Firstly, there is an almost endless list of performance tests that are carried on trains of all types.  Dewesoft systems are used for all of them.  Below is a few examples of how Dewesoft systems are being used for performance testing.

Structural Tests such as

  • Mechanical operation
  • Wear and Tear
  • Current Flow

On track tests such as

  • Acceleration
  • Braking
  • Aerodynamics
  • Fatigue
  • Suspension

Static and Dynamic tests such as

  • On-track test
  • Test chamber tests
  • Static and Dynamic
  • Wheel-rail tests
  • Traction tests
  • Brake testing

Environmental Testing

Firstly, Dewesoft Data Acquisition Systems are used for environment testing inside and outside the train.  Passenger comfort is an absolute.  However, rail operators want people outside the train not to be bothered by excessive noise pollution.  Therefore, the environmental tests extend to infrastructure that supports rolling stock.  Including tracks, bridges, tunnels and more.

Infrastructure Tests such as

  • Bridges and tunnels
  • Track Test
  • Catenary and third rail lines
  • Deformation
  • Inclinometer
  • Weather & Seismic impact
  • Switch Tests

Environmental Tests such as

  • Climatic chamber test
  • Homologation
  • Acceptance Tests
  • Pass-by noise
  • Cabin noise
  • Ride Comfort Test
  • Passenger comfort
  • Accel and decal
  • Noise, vibration and harshness
  • Energy Testing

Pantograph Test such as

  • Mechanical operation
  • Wear and Tear
  • Current flow
  • Current Collector Test
  • Connectivity
  • Mechanical wear and tear

Power and Energy Tests such as

Firstly, Dewesoft’s high bandwidth, accuracy and isolated inputs are the ideal fit for power and energy testing of all kinds.  And it’s not just about electric trains but the current supply systems on the ground two.  Providing power analysis on electromotors, inverters, pantographs, third rails and more.

  • Power quality
  • Power supply testing
  • Transformer test
  • Touch potential and EMC testing
  • Energy consumption
  • Power grid testing
  • Pantograph and third rail current shoe tests
  • Combustion test on diesel engines.

Finally, for a hard look at the sensational hardware possibilities, and to learn more about the award winning powerful software (that records analog/digital sensors, video cameras, GPS, microphones, inertial measuring units, CAN bus data and more) and delivers relevant informative graphical reports.   Plus case studies using Dewesoft to test their rail systems.  Then you must download this Rail Solutions Guide.

Contact Metromatics to learn more about Dewesoft Data Acquisition Hardware and Software.