POWERVE® is designed to be scalable and modular, meaning you can measure from 2 to 6 wheelsets at the same time depending on the measuring necessities.

It is constituted by 2 main functional Kits:

  • Wheelset Kit
  • Control System

The Wheelset Kit includes the mechanical parts and the sensing elements with the dedicated acquisition boards, needed to measure each single wheelset.

The Control System includes the elements needed to manage the measuring process. The Control System allows you to control any Wheelset Kit, without further complicated configurations needed.

A Cloud platform is included to manage and download all the measure reports in the most common formats (PDF, Excel, CSV).

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.

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The POWERVE® units come in various set ups as follows:

POW2X made of 2 Wheelset Kits (each one measures the vertical forces of each wheel of a wheelset at the same time), and 1 Control System.

  • POW3X made of 3 Wheelset Kits and 1 Control System
  • POW4X made of 4 Wheelset Kits and 1 Control System
  • POW6X made of 6 Wheelset Kits and 1 Control System

The POW2X will allow the user to measure the following rolling stock wheelset arrangement types, (regardless of whether the wheelsets are driving or trailing):

  • A (1 single wheelset, in case of trailers) – in 1 measurement session;
  • A-A (2 single wheelsets) – in 1 measurement session;
  • B-B (2 bogies made of 2 wheelsets each) - in 2 measurement sessions;
  • B-B-B (2 frames separated by a coupler, on 3 bogies made of 2 wheelsets each) - in 3 measurement sessions;

The POW3X version allows the user to measure the following rolling stock type:

  • A1A or C (3 wheelsets in total) – in 1 measurement session;
  • C-C (2 bogies made of 3 wheelsets each) - in 2 measurement sessions;

POW4X-POW6X have been developed to allow the measurement of the whole vehicle body in 1 measurement session, measuring up to 6 wheelsets at the same time.

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