PowerVe (portable weigher for rail vehicles) system is designed to statically measure the vertical forces that each wheel of rolling stock loads on the track.

POWERVE is made up of simple metal positioning ramps that are laid on track before each wheel, without any fixation. By moving forward the rolling stock, each wheel moves vertically 40mm higher than the rail and stops on a couple of special load cells, designed and developed by IVM.

The distance between the cells creates a “cradle” effect, where each wheel of the rolling stock lays down, in self equilibrium condition. Consequently any external force to stop the rolling stock on the measurement area and any possible error due to external brake or traction forces during the measurement procedure is eliminated.

POWERVE (portable weigher for railway vehicles) system is designed to statically measure the vertical forces that each wheel of rolling stock loads on the track.

POWERVE is made up of simple metal positioning ramps that are laid on track before each wheel, without any fixation. By moving forward the rolling stock, each wheel moves vertically 40mm higher than the rail and stops on a couple of special load cells, designed and developed by IVM.

The distance between the cells creates a “cradle” effect, where each wheel of the rolling stock lays down, in self equilibrium condition. Consequently any external force to stop the rolling stock on the measurement area and any possible error due to external brake or traction forces during the measurement procedure is eliminated.

POWERVE is made up of 2 main functional parts: Wheelset Kit (WK) Control System (CS).

The Wheelset Kit includes the mechanical parts and the sensing elements, including the relative acquisition boards to measure one single wheelset. Each Wheelset Kit is very light, about 25kg. The single heaviest part of the system weighs just 6.3kg.

The Control System includes the execution and control elements, needed to manage the measuring process. The POWERVE SW is equipped with several check controls during the measurement in order to perform human independent results. Moreover it also includes a Cloud platform to manage, store and download all the measurements in the most common formats (PDF, Excel, CSV). 

 

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POWERVE is made up of 2 main functional parts: Wheelset Kit (WK) Control System (CS).

The Wheelset Kit includes the mechanical parts and the sensing elements, including the relative acquisition boards to measure one single wheelset. Each Wheelset Kit is very light, about 25kg. The single heaviest part of the system weighs just 6.3kg.

The Control System includes the execution and control elements, needed to manage the measuring process. The POWERVE SW is equipped with several check controls during the measurement in order to perform human independent results. Moreover it also includes a Cloud platform to manage, store and download all the measurements in the most common formats (PDF, Excel, CSV). 

 

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Although our roots are in the rail sector, we soon realised that our many solutions could be applied across many different sectors.

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