IEM’s Brake Pad Measurement System (BPMS) gives railroads the ideal world; every single brake, on every single car that passes the BPMS installation, is automatically inspected.

Key Features and Benefits:

  • Multiple Measurements: Measures both upper and lower portions of brake pad.
  • Enhanced immunity to mud, dirt, snow, etc., eliminating false positives.
  • Pad estimation: Enables BPMS to make measurements of pads with limited visibility
  • Dynamic lighting adjustment: Intelligent image enhancement software & state of the art machine vision cameras, allow BPMS to operate in all lighting conditions.
  • Long-life Infrared illuminators: IEM’s LED-based illuminators cause no interference with any light-based signaling system.
  • Advanced machine vision cameras: Provides the most accurate image possible for each passing brake pad.

With state-of-the-art machine vision technology BPMS automatically locates and measures the thickness of brake pads and shoes on each wheel. Automatic inspection, analysis, and reporting of car and wheel to maintenance improves the overall efficiency and safety of operations while reducing the unnecessary labor expense of manual inspections.