NDT Technologies, of Montreal Canada, has completed the delivery of a multi-facet, automated rail-wheel testing system.

The single test line involves the integration of:

  • Wheel-loading system
  • Non-contact measurement of profiles and dimensions
  • Hardness measurements
  • Ultrasonic testing of wheel hubs, rims, threads, and plates
  • Magnetic testing with defect recognition imaging
  • A wheel number stamping unit

The system can also unload and sort conforming and non-conforming wheels.

The operating cycle time is less than 2min/wheel.