Always on the look-out for new, innovative solutions and areas of application, ROSEN’s Industrial Diagnostics division develops non-destructive testing systems not only for the oil and gas industry, but also for the steel industry, and in particular the railway industry.
Highlighting the significance of our work, ROSEN was now invited to present at a workshop of the German Society for Non-Destructive Testing DGZfP, who coordinates all NDT activities in Germany. The presentation was entitled "RAWIS —
A New Generation of Automated Ultrasonic Testing Systems for Railway Wheels" and addressed mainly the supervisory personnel of German companies in the railway industry.
RAWIS has been developed in collaboration with the Fraunhofer Institute for Nondestructive Testing IZFP. It is an innovative and modular inspection system for railway wheels with standard components for rim, hub and web. The system provides high-resolution images at a very fast scan speed. The automated feature detection, the evaluation algorithm with feature clustering, and the automated re-evaluation of wheels with indications all guarantee results of the highest accuracy. RAWIS can be integrated into the wheel inspection line and, therefore, allows automated ultrasonic inspection of railway wheels during the manufacturing process – independent of batch sizes and without any loss of productivity.
With DGZFP, a reputable institution has acknowledged ROSEN’s outstanding R&D qualities. Dedicated to the advancement of research, development, application and distribution, DGZfP provides information on equipment, methods and test results, as well as on quality assurance and regulations. Among the society’s corporate members are all major German companies involved in NDT, as well as research institutions, universities and public authorities.