Other parameters

Plasser & Theurer also offers solutions for other measuring tasks, such as detection of the third-rail (live rail) or the traction plate using various laser measuring methods.

This traction plate position measuring system*) measures the vertical distance between the running rails and the top surface of the traction plate (close to both edges) by means of two laser triangulation distance measuring sensors with an accuracy of 1 mm. The measured data are synchronized with the distance measurement and stored together with the other measuring data.

*) Traction plates are used for non-contacting linear drive, e.g. in Japan.