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Vibration sensors for rail car wheel and locomotive health monitoring

For safe and efficient railway operations, critical components must function correctly. Continuous maintenance and monitoring of rail car wheels and essential moving elements is vital. Wilcoxon vibration monitoring sensors have a long history in the rail industry. Engineers rely on our sensors to detect failed wheel bearings, identify wheel problems, mechanical faults, or component wear. Reliability engineers use sensing technologies to schedule repairs cost-effectively, maintain uptime, prevent unexpected failure of components. analyze/sustain rail equipment life, avoid expensive damage, and keep operations running at peak performance.

Typical vibration monitoring solutions for railway applications

  • Cab
  • Wheel bearings
  • Main engine
  • Diesel engine
  • Gearboxes
  • Generators
  • Wheel drive motors
  • Head-end power unit
  • Roller elements
  • Trucks

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Wilcoxon vibration monitoring sensors include built-in safeguards for reliable monitoring
and consistent, long-term performance in rail environments

With an MTBF greater than 25 years, our vibration monitoring sensors include the following features:

  • IP68 rated
  • Miswiring protection
  • ESD protection to ensure survivability
  • CE certification
  • Hermetic sealing

Our sensors are also:

  • Easy to install and maintain
  • Conveniently sized for walkaround programs
  • Available for permanent mount applications

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Wilcoxon Sensing Technologies products are known for reliability, backed by our responsive customer support team. Together, we help keep the industrial world working. At this time, online purchasing is available only to United States customers taking delivery in the United States. For more information, please contact our sales team.

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