The TruckScan™ System is a wayside monitoring system that checks the bogie (truck) conditions at track speeds. Employing the latest imaging technology, the TruckScan™ system can be installed as an add-on or standalone system to automate the inspection of key areas of the truck including spring condition, wedge rise limit (friction casting rise), bearing and end cap. Rail cars with worn, missing, or asymmetrically component conditions can be automatically detected and flagged to ensure a safe running condition exist for each train. All flagged components are cross-referenced with each vehicle’s unique vehicle identification number. Variations of the TruckScan™ System are also available to identify misaligned axles and missing components.
The TruckScan™ System is supported by KLD’s web-enabled TrainBase© data management application for comprehensive vehicle evaluation, trending, predictive maintenance and exception reporting. The system is also compatible with enterprise resource planning (ERP) asset management systems such as SAP and Maximo.