INSPECT WHEELS "IN MOTION": AT ITS ARGENTINE YARD, SANTA FE SET UP AND TESTED AUTOMATIC SYSTEM TO CHECK FOR FLAWS IN WHEELS

Scanning Systems Inc., of Danbury, Connecticut developed an automatic system to check for flaws in freight car and locomotive wheels. In its Argentine Yard, Santa Fe set up and tested this development which is known as "Wheelfax." Various types of cracks were identified by ultrasonics, a non-destructive testing method widely accepted in metallurgy. The article explains in detail how the system works and its ability of detection at speeds of up to 30 mph. The system is also said to provide faster test evaluation.

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    Murphy-Richter Publishing Company

    20 North Wacker Driver
    Chicago, IL  USA  60606
  • Publication Date: 1974-1

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  • Accession Number: 00054756
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Canadian National Railways, Headquarters Library
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 24 1976 12:00AM