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‘Railless Train’ Begins Testing in China

Passengers in Zhuzhou, Central China’s Hunan province, are a step closer to the arrival of the ‘world’s first railless train’, after testing began on Oct 23, 2017.

Large diameter pipeline inspection and measurement: Custom designed explosion-proof laser triangulation sensor includes camera system

Laser triangulation measurement specialists Riftek are represented in the UK by Ixthus Instrumentation Ltd. As an example of the Belarus-based company’s wide experience in the application of laser triangulation sensors, they recently completed the supply of custom designed 2D measurement scanners that included a high resolution video camera and LED lighting.

Design Breakthrough’ Helps BART Tackle Noise Pollution

In August 2016, San Francisco’s Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) announced a design breakthrough hailed as music to their riders’ ears: a small change in the way train wheels contact the rails that engineers hoped would make a big difference toward reducing noise pollution. By slightly tapering the wheel profile using the latest simulated modeling techniques, they hoped to reduce metal-on-metal contact and its consequences.

New Generation Freight Cars Can Work 1 Million km Without Repairs

Dmitry Losev, Deputy CEO for Technological Development at United Wagon Company (UWC), addressed the 8th annual international conference “Rail Delivery of Mining and Smelting Cargoes in Russia” on the topic “Operating resource of new generation freight cars: current situation and prospects”.

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