If you work within the rail freight sector, you know as well as anyone that the safety and integrity of a freight wagon axles is critical. Wagon axle failures can lead to unimaginable consequences, not to mention significant financial loss.

AXIS is the solution to these issues and includes a number of other time-saving and operational advantages. The system uses alternating current field measurement (ACFM®) technology to inspect the center section of plain freight axles for fatigue cracks in the surface. The ease of deployment enables Axis to be used in rail depots as a front-line tool in screening for defects in axles before they threaten the integrity of vehicles.

General Specifications

Inspection area (covered)

340 mm (13.4 in) (centered on axle)

Weight (scanner only)

7.8 kg (17.2 lb)

Operating temperature range

0–50°C (32–122°F)

Inspection time

2 minutes

Power requirements

110–240 V AC