Lara wayside detection systems

This equipment on the standard gauge line is used to measure the load on the rails by wagons, and alert the train crew if something is wrong. Initially a Teknis Wheel Condition Monitoring system was installed, with a trial Wheel Impact Load Detector (WILD) being added by the Institute of Railway Technology, Monash University. The WILD has since been removed, replaced by a VIPAC RailBAM Acoustic Bearing Monitor.

Closeup of the equipment enclosure

January 13, 2007
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Overview from the south

January 13, 2007
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Again from the south

January 13, 2007
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Closeup of the equipment enclosure

January 13, 2007
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Sensors in both tracks for the Wheel Condition Monitoring system

Pole in the foreground has a reader for RF tags on wagons

January 13, 2007
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Another angle of the sensors for the Wheel Condition Monitoring system

January 13, 2007
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Overview of the Wheel Impact Load Detector

Damaged cables mean this instrument is probably out of use

January 13, 2007
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Wheel sensors in just one of the rails, for the Wheel Impact Load Detector

January 13, 2007
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One of two train detectors, for the Wheel Impact Load Detector

January 13, 2007
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Closeup of the train detector for the Wheel Impact Load Detector

'IRT' is a railway technology research institute at Monash University

January 13, 2007
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Laser receiver for a detector on the RailBAM

December 30, 2011
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Overview of the new RailBAM Acoustic Bearing Monitor

December 30, 2011
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Equipment hut and the RailBAM Acoustic Bearing Monitor

December 30, 2011
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