IEM’s low speed Flat Spot Detection System is ruggedized, simple to maintain, and easily installed. It finds wheel faults before they become bigger problems. As each train car passes over a series of 12 tread plates, FSDS measures the circumference of each wheel and reports any detected flat spots or out of round wheels directly to the rail yard reporting system.

Key Features and Benefits:

  • Low Speed Detection: Works in rail yards with trains moving at slow speeds.
  • Automatic Process: Measures wheels automatically for flat spots or out of roundness and reports it to maintenance in real time for quick repair.
  • Ruggedized Components: A ruggedized mechanical system designed to survive harsh rail yard environments.
  • Reduced Noise and Improve Ride Quality: Automatic detection of flat spots followed by efficient repair means a smoother and quieter ride.
  • Integrates Easily Into Yard Operations: Requires no specialized foundations or rails and can integrate into any existing rail yard reporting system.

Automatic inspection, analysis, and reporting of flat spots and out of round wheels to maintenance improves the overall efficiency and safety of operations while reducing unnecessary labor and equipment costs. IEM’s Flat Spot Detection System will allow you to quickly and efficiently improve the life and ride of your cars. It integrates seamlessly as a module in our patented WISE™ Wheel Inspection System Environment.