Pandrol’s technology-driven solutions collect data during operation, so track operators can identify potential maintenance issues in real time before problems occur. Track maintenance no longer needs to be the cause of costly and inconvenient downtime.
With the help of predictive rail maintenance products and systems from ultrasonic testing to overhead line gauging, you can maintain your track system’s integrity and performance with minimal disruption.
Rail maintenance is an essential part of running an effective and efficient rail system, and track measurement and analysis are vital to keeping trains running smoothly.
Pressures on global and local rail networks are increasing every year due to rising populations. Whether transporting passengers or cargo, your rail system must adhere to strict track and train maintenance regulations. High performance and safety become even more crucial under higher loads and increased traffic.
However, modern railways also face higher risks of track degradation due to:
Identifying points of undulatory wear on the rail head will outline where grinding actions need to be taken to prevent further deterioration.
The entire portfolio of Overhead Line Equipment easily folds up, and is ergonomically designed.
We offer a range of solutions for different applications, allowing the user to take height and distance offset readings from the running rails to a desired object or position such as a Platform or Datum Plate.
The gauges have been designed with a sprung gauging foot, with all measurements being displayed on the end of the gauge, ensuring accurate measurements and minimising user error
Pandrol’s Track Geometry Trolley is a dedicated device for recording track gauge, cant, twist, distance, and GPS positioning of the track. It has been designed to be quickly and easily assembled on-site without the need for tools, instantly providing live data and allowing rapid identification of problems in the track.
Ultrasonic rail testing is a full-track inspection solution that uses high-pitched waves to scan rails and identify internal flaws in need of repair. Pandrol teams are experts in the application of ultrasonic rail inspection, and our certified inspectors can provide comprehensive training tailored to your infrastructure, setting, and use case.
This comprehensive test is carried out on the head, web and foot to provide a detailed analysis of the entire weld.
Pandrol VERSE® is a giant leap for track safety management, risk reduction and new track quality acceptance.
Pandrol develops the equipment and systems that impact resilient design, maintenance, and repair regimes across the entire rail industry. We provide the tools and services that help our customers move the decision-making process towards more cost-effective management while underlining the importance of investing in future-proofing.
Pandrol’s teams are global specialists you can trust. Our experience and breadth of knowledge empowers us to provide effective and efficient track measurement and analysis solutions for all track types and applications. Our level I, II, and III Non-Destructive Testing certified experts follow European ISO and AREMA standards and have more than 30 years of Non-Destructive Testing experience.
The Pandrol suite of solutions monitors individual components of the track and reports back on any defects including rail temperature, condition, ground shift and weld integrity. Proactive track analysis is always effective in preventing larger issues in the future. We even provide service options to suit each customer, from sending our track experts to your site to simply guiding your purchase.
Rail networks play an increasingly important role in providing transportation for both cargo and passengers. So, what are the key factors that mean rail networks are now exposed to a higher risk of track degradation, making track maintenance more and more of a priority?
Objective Condition Assessment
Track analysis is a powerful tool for an objective assessment of railway track behaviour by enabling real-time data collection using inspection and detection of structural degradation. The purpose is to get a quality index by measuring different parameters of the track against optimal parameters.
Using the Latest Technology
Pandrol provides a suite of solutions to monitor individual components of the track and report back on any defects including rail temperature, condition, ground shift and weld integrity. Proactive track analysis is always effective in preventing larger issues in the future.
Increasingly Effective Maintenance
Track measurement and analysis improves the effectiveness of preventative maintenance with a shift in focus towards predictive maintenance and forecasting. It uses a combination of real-time data collection and computer simulations to understand the behaviour and performance of railway track under different conditions.
Resilient Design and Development
Pandrol develops the equipment and systems that impact resilient design, maintenance and repair regimes within the railway industry. We provide the tools and services that help our customers move the decision-making process towards more cost-effective management while underlining the importance of investing in future-proofing.
Pandrol proposes a range of control solutions including ultrasonic testing, track geometry, rail wear, structure clearance, and overhead line gauging, allowing network operators to quickly analyse their track in detail.