MiniProf Switch & Crossing is a high precision and portable tool for fast, reliable and extremely accurate cross-sectional profile measurements of switches and crossings for monitoring and analyzing the wear of the rails. It is equipped with Bluetooth, has an option for cable connection and is available for most types of switches and crossings.
The instrument extends to the opposite rail through a fixed rod, offering stability, gauge and track relative measurements. It can easily be adjusted to match various measuring scenarios and each measurement is performed conveniently in one single measurement in less than 5 seconds per profile.
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Depths, widths, angles and precise information on the physical placement of the switch is provided instantly in real time view and is stored by the accompanying Envision software for onsite and post measurement analysis. This allows for evaluation of not only the profile of the individual rails, but also the geometry data of the entire cross-section.
Switch analysis & calculations
The MiniProf Envision software visualizes and calculates residuals and areas automatically.
Measurements can be compared in multiple ways and are easily exported to various formats.
The MiniProf Envision software can log GPS locations for each measurement taken and attach onsite photographs to the particular measurement. This is very useful to identify special points of interest along the railroad track.
Super elevation and grade
A tilt sensor measures super elevation and grade automatically depending on system configuration. The values are stored with the measurement and can be displayed at any time. The range of the measured inclination is ± 30 deg.
|Profile accuracy||Better than: ± 11 µm
Repeatability: ± 2.5 µm
Gauge: ≤ 200 μm
|Measuring speed||Less than 5 seconds per profile|
|Horizontal movement range:||295 mm (155 mm towards gauge side, 140 mm towards field side)
Displacement: ≤ 100 μm
|Weight & dimensions||S&C unit: 6,5 kg (1769 x 184 x 171 mm)
Transport case: 10,0 kg (740 x 300 x 270 mm)
|Battery life||~ 900 measurements
or 9 hours of work
|Operating temperature||-15˚C to +50˚C|
Scope of delivery
A MiniProf Rail system is delivered with the full Envision software package, Bluetooth and cable connection, video tutorial guides, software support and a customized and lightweight, rugged transport case with room for the measuring system and accessories for safe storage and transportation.