Railway Measurement Systems
High-precision and high quality Sensors & Measurement systems for the Railway industry
We offer a variety measurement solutions for the Railway industry; from sensors that can be embedded in trains, to measurement instruments for maintenance departments. Also structural health monitoring solutions are part of our scope.
Where previously lots of time and labor was needed to make accurate measurements, our high-tech tools complete measurements within seconds.
Please contact us for advice, information or a tailor made solution. Fill in our contact form or contact us directly: you can find the phone numbers and e-mail addresses of your nearest location on our locations page.
How to weigh a moving train?
Our Weighing in Motion System is a dynamic weighing scale for Trains, Metros, LightRail and Trams and can be used for Weighing in Motion, Wheel Flat Detection, Train Detection and much more! The Weighing in Motion System (AWIM) is very accurate and remains accurate at high speeds! Read more
How to measure the Wheel Load & Balance of a Tram?
Dutch Tram Specialist HTM uses our Wireless Load Management System to weigh and balance their trams. The systems helps HTM to increase the efficiency in maintaining the tram fleet.
Laser sensors for the Hyperloop
Since 2015 SpaceX, a company of Tesla´s CEO Elon Musk, organizes the Hyperloop Pod Competition to accelerate the development of the Hyperloop concept: a high-speed transportation system using near-vacuum tubes in which pressurized vehicles travel.Read more
Smart railway sleepers with multi-sensor solution
The Dutch company ProRail (responsible for all railway tracks in the Netherlands) is testing new types of durable sleepers in a testing ground on a stretch of track. The test takes two years, and trains continue to run during the test. Read how we participated in this project with an integrated multi-sensor solution.Read more
Contactless Measurement of Railway Wheels
The 3D Wheel Measurement System of Althen Sensors & Controls is used for automated contactless analysis of railway wheels. The system collects reliable and accurate data to improve railway maintenance activities and to prevent damage on rail infrastructure.
Railway & Hyperloop Brochure
Innovative sensor solutions for transportation systems of the future. Download our brochure with our high quality Railway Measurement Systems. Download Railway Brochure
Wheel Maintenance Measurement Tools
Using the Wheel Maintenance Measurement Tools of Althen is the easiest and fastest way to get reliable and accurate wheel parameters. Our wheel measurement tools are based on laser technology and developed to be used in railway maintenance locations to measure the diameter, scan the profile and measure the back-2-back distance in a modern and innovative way.
The software collects all the measurements via Bluetooth an stores the data into the software. All measurements and wheel parameters can then be easily uploaded into other systems.
Please contact us for advice, information or a tailor made solution.
Railway Measurement Systems
We offer high-precision and high quality railway measurement systems. These systems contain multiple unique measurement tools related to the railway industry. Various dimensions and profiles of both rails and wheels can be measured based on state of art laser technology.
Where previously lots of time and labor was needed to make accurate measurements, today the Althen high-tech tools complete measurements within seconds. The railway systems can be custom made. Please contact us, we look forward to provide you with a tailor made solution. Our systems are mobile and very easy to use.