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Roles and functions of Track Machines and Monitoring Dte.

Track Machines and Monitoring Directorate was formed in Sept., 1995. Earlier the subject was dealt by Research Track Directorate. Main functions of directorate are Track Monitoring by Track Recording Cars and Rail Profile Measurement System , Testing of Track components like Sleepers , Fastening , welds etc. in Track Lab , Preparation of Track Machine Manual, Trouble Shooting Manuals, Inspection, Checklists, Maintenance Schedule Manuals, Revision of specifications, Indigenization of Spare parts etc. for Large Track Machine, Development and Standardization of Small Track Machines and P.Way measuring tools.

Infrastructure and Test Facilites

1. Universal Testing Machine :

The universal testing machine is used for measurement of Toe load, load deflection characteristics and stresses for different types of elastic fastening, calibration of the helical springs of toe load measuring device and assessment of pull out resistance of inserts, spikes, screws etc.

2.Creep Resistance Frame :

The creep resistance frame is used for measuring of creep resistance force offered by rail seat against movement of rail for different types of fastening.

3. Track panel fatigue testing machine :

This machine is used for full-scale track panel under accelerated dynamic loading and analysis of results on computerized data logging system. This equipment was supplied and installed by M/s Carl Schenck Germany in 1993.

4. Hydraulic Pulsator :

Hydraulic Pulsator is used for testing of various track components under dynamic loading for fatigue strength.

5. Track Recording Cars

i) Microprocessor Based Track Recording Cars - 5 Nos ( 225 , 2500 , 7965 , 7966 , 7967 )
ii) LASER based contact less sensors TRC - 1 No. ( 7972 )
iii) Rail Profile Inspection & Analysis System - 1 No. ( 7975 )


Source : WELCOME TO RDSO CMS Team Last Reviewed on: 29-08-2011  

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