Gökhan CEYLAN- Onur Can KANKAL/ANKARA, (DHA) | Tuesday, June 22, 2021 – 12:12 | Last Updated : 22 06 2021 – 12:12
Turkish engineers developed a more advanced Ukraine-made device that detects damage to the tracks. R & D work and development Republic of Turkey State Railways (TCDD) Teknik A.Ş. The ultrasonic robot ‘Iron Eye’, made by With the ultrasonic robot, which can travel on the railway at 40 kilometers per hour, even the thinnest cracks that occur on or inside the rails can be detected.
’40 KILOMETER SPEED MEASUREMENT CAN MEASURE’
‘WE DETECT THE CAPITAL CRACKS’
Pointing out that there are two measurement systems in the vehicle, Özal said, “One is the ultrasound measurement system and the other is the Eddy-current measurement system. We detect the cracks in the rail with the ultrasound measurement system. We determine the maintenance to be made according to the size of the crack in the rail. In the Eddy-current measurement system, the capillary on the surface of the rail. “We detect the cracks. We also grind the rails according to the size and depth of these detected cracks. Thus, we ensure the safety and security of the railways by detecting and maintaining the breakage, deterioration and wear of the rails,” he said.
‘WE ARE WORKING FOR TOTALLY DOMESTIC PRODUCTION’
Noting that ultrasonic measurements are made every 3 months on high-speed train lines, every 4 months on high-speed train lines, and every 6 months on conventional lines, Sedat Özal stated that currently approximately 150 kilometers are measured daily. Özal stated that the vehicle was produced at a cost of 6 percent compared to its counterparts and in a short time like 8 months, and said that their work continues for completely domestic production.
On the other hand, it was stated that necessary steps have been taken and initiatives have been taken to increase the line capacity and use effective capacity in railways, to implement preventive maintenance to reduce maintenance costs, to reduce energy and logistics costs, to use domestic and national technology in construction and maintenance.