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.