The Overhead Line (Catenary) System and the railway environment geometry must be measured to meet safety and reliability standards: contact wire height & stagger, REFOS or clearances.
We found that the worst enemy of quality in OLE operations was lack of measurements. Using a laser gauge is too cubersome and human-error prone if you are to survey more than 500 m of railway while using a train measurement or boarded-system is nor operationally feasable unless you are to survey a long section.
So we developed a real time LiDAR solution tailored to OLE operations that provides sound evidence of compliance to requirements while saving time and money.
LiDAR techology has enabled a boost in survey speed and extended high-value functionalities with the cost of some accuracy in height + stagger measurement but with the advantage of avoidance of every source of human error in the process: reading and typing measurements in the field and entering them later into an Excel sheet.
And it’s foldable!
This product has been developed with funding from the EU. It was based on our own laser profiling solution which we have been using in Telice´s projects for over 10 years.
This is now a commercial product, you may find more information here.