ENSCO Deploys Basler sprint and ace GigE Cameras for Comprehensive Railway Track Inspection
ENSCO is a leading provider of track inspection systems to the global railway industry. These systems are deployed on dedicated track inspection vehicles and provide non-contact inertial and laser based measurements of various parameters related to the geometry of the track and wear condition of each rail. The measurement systems are capable of reliably identifying track maintenance and safety issues.
Due to the increasing railway traffic volumes, track availability time windows for inspection patrols are very limited. This creates pressure to inspect as many aspects of the track as possible in the least amount of time on the track. Use of video technology enabled with machine vision processing provides the opportunity to perform more detailed inspections at higher speeds both on the track and in the office, ultimately delivering a comprehensive solution that maximizes the efficiency of available time on track.
ENSCO has developed three key video inspection technologies to extend their automated track inspection portfolio. They are using Basler sprint and ace GigE cameras in their inspection systems.