Available in Autonomous and Manned OperationsENSCO’s Track Component Imaging System (TCIS) is the premier method to capture high resolution imagery of the whole tie (sleeper) and fasteners. The TCIS features linescan cameras sampling at high frequency to produce detailed images where ENSCO’s industry leading machine vision algorithms can automatically identify defective conditions.

Tie Inspection (Sleeper Inspection)

ENSCO’s TCIS produces the high-resolution imagery required for inspecting concrete and wood ties (sleepers) to the detail to identify small cracks in the concrete. Automated algorithms and human review using Virtual Track Walk® (VTW) enable an automated methodology to perform tie inspections from the office.

Fastener Inspection

Missing, broken, or misaligned fasteners are detected by the TCIS. But more importantly, the TCIS has configurable business logic to identify groups of fastener defects associated to railway’s internal standards. This fastener defect grouping logic provides an invaluable method of narrowing the railway’s focus on locations of high risk.

Ballast Inspection

In addition to the tie inspection, the TCIS also automatically inspects the ballast condition to look for characteristics associated to fouling. This ballast assessment from the TCIS is paired well with other systems such as Track Geometry Measurement System (TGMS) and Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) to provide a full assessment of the ballast.

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ENSCO Rail, Inc., ENSCO Rail Australia Pty Ltd, ENSCO Technologies of Brazil LTDA/ENSCO Tecnologias do Brasil LTDA, and KLD Labs, Inc. are wholly owned subsidiaries of ENSCO, Inc. The ENSCO Rail subsidiaries provide the products and services to commercial customers.