RIFTEK Wheel and Rail Wear Measuring Systems
Scientific and production company RIFTEK specialises in the development and fabrication of optoelectronic instruments for measuring geometrical quantities.
We offer integrated solutions for control and automation problems – from sensing devices to multifunctional measuring and control systems. The basic product line includes:
Laser triangulation position sensors
- 2D and 3D laser scanners
- Optical sensors
- Absolute linear encoders
- Data acquisition, processing and indication systems
- Devices for control of movement, distance, size and shape of objects
- Speed and distance sensors
One of our areas of expertise is the railway sector, including wheel and rail wear measuring systems.
Wheel diameter measuring gauge
Electronic gauge is designed for measuring wheel rolling circle diameter.
Measurements are made directly on rolling stock without wheel set roll-out. The measurement of the diameter is performed according to the ‘three points’ technique, without the complete wheel coverage.
The IDK gauge contains numeric display to show the value of the wheel diameter. IDK-BT gauge additionally contains Bluetooth interface for transfer results into wheel-set wear database management system.
Railway wheel profile gauge
The laser wheel profilometer is employed for measuring geometrical parameters of the wheel flange (thickness, slope and height) and tire thickness, taking a full profile of the wheel roll surface.
Triangulation Laser Module placed inside the profilometer casing performs linear scanning of the wheel surface. Measurement results (geometric parameters and profile of the surface) are displayed on PDA, can be saved in the PDA memory, and transferred to the PC database.
The device is supplied with database and software package for wheel sets wear data storage and processing.
Back-to-back distance measuring gauge
Laser gauge is designed for measuring back-to-back distance of railway, metro and tram wheels in the course of checkup, examination, repair and formation of wheel sets. Measurements are made directly on rolling stock without wheel set roll-out.
Disk brakes profile gauge
PDA based handheld instrument is employed for laser scanning and measurement of brake disks wear parameters. The device is supplied with database and software package for disks wear data storage and processing.
Rail profile measurement gauge
Portable laser rail profilometer (PRP) is designed for non-contact registration of cross-section of the railhead acting face.
The main functions of PRP are:
- Obtaining the information on the cross-section profile of the working railhead surface
- Full profile scanning and analyze of the railhead acting face
- Visualisation of the combined graphical images of actual and new cross-section
Automated measurement systems for wheels’ geometric parameters
We can supply automated measurement systems for geometric parameters of wheel sets, sets and wheel centres.
The system for automatic measurement of 27 geometric parameters of wheel pairs of wagons can be used in the course of incoming and outgoing inspections carried out in railcar / wheel shops, wagon depots, and wheel pair repair and gathering workshops.
Laser systems for power rail position dynamic control
The system is intended for contactless control of displacement dynamics of power rail.
Operation principle is based on the control of power rail position by triangulation sensors, placed under the rail.
Products and Services
Laser Wheel Profilometer
RIFTEK has released a new white paper, which includes information on its laser wheel profilometer. Scientific and production company RIFTEK specialises in the development and fabrication of optoelectronic instruments for measuring geometrical quantities.
Systematic and effective control of diameter and profile of wheelsets, back-to-back distance is an important component of monitoring of wheel wear arising in the process of wheelset operationRead more
While developing the new generation of popular gauge, we have tried to resolve encountered problems to enhance the device reliability and accuracy, taking into account all the wishes and recommendations of our customers and partners we got during exploitation of IKP-5. Below you will find details for the upgrade that was provided.Read more
While developing the new model, we have tried to resolve current problems to enhance the device reliability, taking into account all the requirements and recommendations obtained from our Customers over the years of exploitation of profilometers in more than 30 countries.Read more
RIFTEK devices will be presented by FAE s.r.l. at international trade fair EXPO Ferroviaria 2016, which will take place between 5-7 April in Turin, Italy (Stand Number 1143), and by Ixthus Instrumentation Ltd. at Infrarail 2016: the UK's definitive rail infrastructure event between 12-14 April in London, UK (Stand Number A68).Read more
RIFTEK has launched a new measurement system for railways, the 3DWheel system.Read more
RIFTEK, one of the world's leading designers and manufacturers of wheel sets geometry measurement tools has launched a first on the market laser wheel clearance measurement gauge.Read more
RIFTEK, one of the world's leading designers and manufacturers of wheel sets geometry measurement tools, has launched a new generation of Laser Wheel Profilometer. A distinctive feature of these profilometers is the use of a blue laser instead of a red one. This solution can significantly increase the reliability of the control of wheels with very shiny surfaces.Read more
Meet RIFTEK Railway Devices at Rail-Tech 2015 Expo in Utrecht.Read more
Systematic and Effective Control of Diameter and Profile of Wheelsets and Back-To-Back Distance by RIFTEK
Systematic and effective control of diameter and profile of wheelsets, back-to-back distance is an important component of monitoring of wheel wear arising in the process of wheelset operation. The requirements imposed to control instrumentation include high accuracy, reliability and simplicity of operation.Read more
RIFTEK, a private enterprise specializing in the development and fabrication of electronic instrumentation for measuring geometrical, magnetic, mechanical and optical quantities, provides a portable rail profilometer (PRP).This instrument is designed for non-contact registration of the croRead more