HaslerRail developed the CORRail 1000 sensor to deliver track-bed-independent direct measurement of a rail vehicle’s speed and direction, using the railhead as a reference. The sensor, which outperforms other measurement technologies, is designed to facilitate maintenance and to withstand operation in even the harshest environments. The sensor is slip and slide resistant.
Robust, high-power infrared LEDs are used as a light source, and an optical channel indicates soiling on the front glass; the glass is also designed for easy replacement if damaged.
The sensor is designed to deliver an objective measurement of longitudinal dynamics for the following applications:
– Drive Systems: slip-free measurement of speed, acceleration, wheel slip
– Measurement of braking distance: navigation/positioning