No impact on track maintenance
ARGOS® Instant is a system for monitoring the loading condition of wagons and for the detection of high dynamic forces (for example, because of flat wheels) on running trains. Loading condition monitoring (WIM) detects overloads, loading errors or load displacements in wagons. With the measurement of the dynamic wheel forces, irregularities are detected, which follow, for example, wheel shape errors and flat wheels (WILD).
Ideal for operational safety monitoring at checkpoints.
Monitoring systems – for simple tasks
Instant WIM/WILD HP
Monitoring system to monitor the loading state (WIM) and dynamic wheel forces (WILD)
Cost-efficient solution for monitoring weight (WIM), axle loads and dynamic wheel forces (WILD)
Instant WIM OL
Mobile recording of load spectrums on the infrastructure
Instant RBM Curve
Monitoring of horizontal forces in curves
Instant RBM Straight
Detection of vehicle hunting
ARGOS® Clamp on Operational Safety (checkpoints)
The ARGOS® Instant is a standardized Weighing in Motion (WIM) and force measurement system. The principle of the system is that special clamp-on sensors are mounted in the sleeper spaces.
These clamp-on sensors are mounted on the rails over a length of approximately 9.6 m.
There is no mechanical modification of the rail. There is no modification or alteration of rail fastenings, sleeper (cross-tie), sleeper geometry, permanent way profile, ballast or formation in any way. Basically, measurements of vertical forces are carried out. The running behaviour of vehicles is not influenced.
The standard metrological environments −30°C to +65°C, fine and coarse dust particles, rain, snow, ice protected, humidity from dry to 95%, flying ballast stone protected. The system is also protected with stainless steel protectors against most chemicals such as lime, sulphur, petroleum products and phosphates, which may spill from wagons.
Electromagnetic interferences and lightning do not disturb the system.
Designed to integrate
Values and alarms (overloads, etc.) are reported in the operating control centres. The modern and flexible interfacing allows easy and safe integration into existing or new operating control centres.
ARGOS®, a system from HBK developed in cooperation with specialized partners
ADES – Echtzeitdatenverarbeitungssysteme-Gesellschaft m.b.H.
The adaptation and extension of HBK standard solutions is a central task. ADES provides future-proof and well-established modules that allow the integration of ARGOS® products into traditionally oriented IT infrastructure provided by the customer. We use concepts of traditional client/server operation as well as cloud, edge and fog computing. Numerous implementations in the fields of critical infrastructure and system integration enable ADES to provide a broad portfolio of products and frameworks. Enterprise application integration is our daily business.
BAMM – Dr. Mittermayr Scientific GmbH & Co KG
This partner’s strengths lie in research and development in the domain of natural sciences, in particular mechanics and mathematics. This includes the theoretical modelling of practical questions and their implementation into efficient algorithms and computer programs for numerical simulations. Furthermore, huge amounts of measured data are analyzed and verified.