Rail Fault Prediction and Logging

CCS Teamed up with the University of Birmingham to investigate methods of fault prediction using network based data acquisition. The result was a high speed 2 wire system which dramatically cuts down installation and wiring. Using the WorldFipTM fieldbus network...

Load & Torque Testing – On a Grand Scale

Figure 1: Rig Design The Challenge When it comes to efficiency in crossing the oceans, bigger is always better. Container ships today are exceeding 400m in length and weighing approx. 200,000 tonnes! Moving these giants requires a power plant the size of a medium 3...

Future Railway Pantograph Rig

Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education (BCRRE) is a Nationally Recognised Research Centre based in the University of Birmingham Engineering and Physical Sciences Department. They specialise in training engineers and developing world-leading technologies,...