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Rail & Road

Rail & Road

Street and rail inspection systems help with timely initiation of maintenance and repair measures. Other applications such as train driver assistance systems and train inspections are intended to promote greater safety, such as by supporting the driver in detecting train signals and for monitoring the technical state of brakes and wheels during normal driving operations.

Tunnels are also submitted to regular safety checks for cracks and other defects. In the past this required manual checks by employees. This process is however highly time and labor intensive and strongly subject to interpretation error. Cameras systems have come to handle this task, providing a more effective and cost-efficient inspection. Line scan cameras are suited for this type of application, as the images can be recorded line-for-line, allowing vehicles to be recorded during peak densities and in some cases rapid passing.

Typical areas of application include:

  • Street surface and markings inspection
  • Tunnel inspection
  • Rail inspection
  • Carriage, train and whole wheel inspection
  • Pantograph inspection
  • Train driver assistance systems
  • Vehicle undercarriage inspection

Camera series suitable for use in Rail & Road applications

Basler ace 2

Basler ace 2: Tailored to different vision needs

  • The next ace generation: State-of-the-art CMOS sensors, optimized hardware design and improved image quality
  • Two product lines, tailored to different vision needs - ace 2 Basic and ace 2 Pro
  • ace 2 Basic: proven Basler reliability with extensive computer vision feature set for standard machine vision applications
  • ace 2 Pro: including unique features such as Pixel Beyond, Compression Beyond and PGI for maximum performance

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Basler ace

Basler ace: Compact and flexible

  • High-sensitivity sensors with various resolutions
  • Monochrome, color or NIR variants with global shutter
  • Multiple AOIs (Areas of Interest)
  • Different image settings through Sequencer Acquisition Mode

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Basler blaze

Basler blaze: High precision for cost-efficient 3D imaging in real time

  • Outstanding 3D imaging with the latest Sony DepthSense™ IMX556PLR sensor technology
  • Precise, almost millimeter-accurate optical measurement with the time-of-flight method
  • Large measuring range, covering approximately two Euro pallets or a small car
  • Real-time streaming of pre-processed 3D point clouds and 2D intensity images
  • Daylight capability and IP67 protection for stable results under difficult conditions 
  • Light and contrast independent
  • Easy system integration thanks to compact design and Gigabit Ethernet 
  • User-friendly and platform-independent programming interface with sample programs
  • Reliable operation in multi-camera systems without mutual interference

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Basler boost: CXP-12 for high frame rates & resolutions

Basler boost: CXP-12 for high frame rates & resolutions

  • Very high bandwidth: At up to 12.5 Gbps per cable, it is currently one of the fastest interfaces on the market
  • Generous cable lengths: Up to 40 m with a max. bandwidth of 12.5 Gbps with data transmission and power supply via just one coaxial cable
  • Accurate synchronization: Precise camera synchronization even in multi-camera systems with very low latency periods

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Basler racer

Basler racer: Line scan camera with exceptional performance and low space requirement

  • Resolutions: 2k, 4k, 6k, 8k and 12k
  • Max. line rate of 80 kHz via Camera Link
  • Max. line rate of 51 kHz via GigE
  • Low energy consumption and heat generation

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