Automatic Inspection of Railcar Wheels Using Laser and Image Sensor

Takeshi Emoto, Ankit A. Ravankar, Abhijeet Ravankar, Takanori Emaru, Yukinori Kobayashi

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Abstract

Periodic condition monitoring of railcar wheels is crucial for smooth operation and passenger or goods safety. Currently, most periodic inspections are conducted by skilled field technicians. Manual measurements can have errors; therefore, to reduce the maintenance cost and improve the accuracy of measurement, developing an automatic inspection system is essential. In this study, we propose an automatic inspection system of railcar wheel condition monitoring using laser sensors and image data. The system is developed to replace the existing manual monitoring process for accurate measurements and monitoring. Experiments were performed using a 20% scaled model of the wheel to simulate the actual wheel condition.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2021 60th Annual Conference of the Society of Instrument and Control Engineers of Japan, SICE 2021
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1282-1287
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9784907764739
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Sept 8
Event60th Annual Conference of the Society of Instrument and Control Engineers of Japan, SICE 2021 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 2021 Sept 82021 Sept 10

Publication series

Name2021 60th Annual Conference of the Society of Instrument and Control Engineers of Japan, SICE 2021

Conference

Conference60th Annual Conference of the Society of Instrument and Control Engineers of Japan, SICE 2021
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityTokyo
Period21/9/821/9/10

Keywords

  • Automatic inspection
  • Computer vision
  • Condition monitoring
  • Railway wheel surface defect

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