Contact wire gauge measurement - Eurailscout

Contact wire gauge measurement

Two sensors make a continuous, non-contact survey of the contact wire to assess wire wear. The pictures are used to evaluate the width of the wearing surface and of the visible gauge and are stored separately to the measurement results. As a result, ambiguous results can be checked at a later date without an on-site inspection of the system.

  • The height of the contact wire is measured every 25cm with an accuracy of 0.25mm at 120 kph by means of a non-contact survey of the wearing surface and the gauge of the contact  wire.
  • Online detection of weak spots (areas showing increased wear)
EindrahtsystemImages of the contact wire gauge measurement from both sensors in control mode


ReproduzierbarkeitAnalysis of the reproducibility of contact wire gauge measurement


Fahrdrahtstaerke-doppelContact wire gauge measurement