Rail

Vibration sensors improve rail equipment efficiency, so you can enhance safety and optimize operations

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 Research® 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 to prevent equipment failure and optimize operations.

Wilcoxon Research products have set the industry standard since 1960. We supply sensors for all types of rotating machines.
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Vibration analysis – key predictor of rail car wheel and locomotive health

  • Preventative maintenance:
    schedule repairs cost-effectively, maintain uptime, prevent unexpected failure of components
  • Condition based monitoring:
    analyze/sustain rail equipment life, avoid expensive damage, 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

Wilcoxon Research 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

Recommended Wilcoxon vibration monitoring solutions and accessories for rail equipment and railway environments:

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Rail car vibration monitoring

Wilcoxon Research 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.