The goal of Matzan Reliability Solutions is not to detect equipment failure, but to eliminate the causes.
We study how equipment fails and determine the causes. In railroad car wheel and bearing failure, it is predominantly HEAT. By the time a typical hotbox detector finds a problem, it's too late -- irreversible damage has been done to the wheel and bearing.
Our Ultra-Sonic Axle Check enables you to prevent catastrophic damage by detecting wheel problems early. Our analytic and statistical tools eliminate the causes.
Our current product identifies the following wheel-related issues:
- Dragging brakes
- Brake failures
- Wheel flats
- Wheel bearing failures
- Wheel spalling
- Compressed air leaks
Ultra-Sonic Axle Check provides real-time data, including defect information and axle count, to remote sites. When a car arrives at the next yard or repair facility, you can be prepared to address each specific issue before it becomes a serious problem. The intent of the system is to identify these defects before they are at a catastrophic level.