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.
Monitoring of track parameters is of high importance, both in terms of the railway operating safely and of achieving good levels of passenger comfort. For the best way of monitoring track parameters accurately and efficiently, you’ll need Pandrol’s Track Geometry Trolley.
Pandrol proposes a range of Track Geometry Trolleys suitable for various infrastructure and inspection requirements.
Pandrol’s Track Geometry Trolley can be broken down into parts and comes fitted with handles and bags. The accompanying Cyclic Top Measurement Device also breaks down into smaller parts and is fitted with handles, so you can transport the equipment with ease.
A GPS receiver ensures future recordings can be conducted at the same location, enabling accurate pre- and post-maintenance analysis and preventative maintenance of known problem sites. Our Track Geometry Trolley is a product you can trust.
The device is incredibly user-friendly, so your operators will only need limited training compared to when using traditional methods. The device’s LED lights and electrical non-conductivity are other notable features that help to make it a safer option for operators.
The Pandrol Track Geometry Trolley allows the operator to record track gauge, cant, twist, distance, and GPS positioning, while also flagging defects whilst recording. The device provides live data on-site, saving time for the user and enabling the rapid identification of problem areas.
With plastic wheels and a non-conductive insulation block between the wheel arm and contact bearings, the trolley is fully insulated and doesn’t create electrical contact between the two running rails.
The measuring device comes with a Panasonic tablet running a Windows operating system and track geometry software.
Track geometry data is saved as a .csv file that can be opened in MS Excel. Saved data and fault reports can be transferred from the tablet using a USB drive or email. Also, a precision GPS receiver ensures future recordings can be conducted at the same location.
The Track Geometry Trolley has two rechargeable batteries, accessed from the top of the device. This avoids costs associated with battery replacements.
The Track Geometry Trolley breaks down into five separate parts that fit into two storage bags for ease of transportation. This makes it more manageable and easier to move.
The trolley weighs 25kg, so we recommend that it should only be lifted by one person if they feel 100% able to do so. In most cases, the trolley will need to be disassembled and carried by two operators. Plastic lifting handles increase portability.
In cyclic top mode, the device measures left and right rails simultaneously. Cyclic top identification is at 4.5m, 6m, 9m, 13m, and 18m wavelengths.