The design of POWERVE® is unique and designed to combat many of the problems our clients were facing with their previous systems.

POWERVE® uses a unique cradle design in it’s measuring area, which compromises two load cells for each wheel, meaning the rolling stock stays still on the measuring zone in self equilibrium condition. This unique design means there is no further need to stop the rolling stock on the system eliminating possible errors due to braking or traction forces. POWERVE® measures the true distribution of each wheel’s vertical force on the track at the wheel/rail interface and in working order conditions without modifying the set-up of the suspensions.

LOCATION OF CONTACT POINTS
(Running surface, flange top, axle boxes)

As specified in EN 15654-2:2019 at the paragraph 4.2.3.2: “the contact points between the vehicle wheels and the measurement devices are usually on the wheel tread profiles at/or near to the reference points. Other contact points on the wheel flange or on the axle box can be used. In these cases, QF0 (the vertical wheel forces at the reference points) shall be calculated from the measured values taking into account the difference between the location of the contact point and the reference point”.

POWERVE® performs measurements directly near to the reference points. It directly determines the QF0, without any additional and complex calculations, contrary to the measurements on the wheel flange or on the axle box.

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MEASUREMENT PERFORMED DIRECTLY AT WHEEL TYRE

NO ADDITIONAL CALCULATIONS REQUIRED!

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MEASUREMENT OF THE VERTICAL FORCE DISTRIBUTION ON WHEELS AND WHEELSETS:

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