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Sanding Systems

While conditions leading to poor adhesion have been well investigated, methods for addressing the problems have not. The main adhesion enhancer used on railway networks world wide is sand. Sanding is … Continue reading

Rolling Stock Terms

This page will be continuously updated… Accelerometer A device that can measure acceleration generated by the movement of an object along an axis. Adhesion (Coefficient of) During rolling contact, the … Continue reading

Rail-wheel Lubrication

Rail and wheel wear can be reduced dramatically by proper lubrication. In addition, lubrication can help in saving energy and reducing noise. Rail-wheel lubrications applies by automaticly or manually. Advantages of automatic lubrication; Maintenance … Continue reading

Axle Counter

An axle counter is a device on a railway that detects the passing of a train between two points on a track. A counting head (or detection point) is installed … Continue reading