Wood Sleeper Grading
Wood sleeper fails are often due to decay and deterioration that isn’t visible from the surface. Aurora Xi combines both surface and internal images to find hollow or damaged areas in the sleeper that inspectors might miss. It then assigns a grade to each sleeper so you can forecast a sleepers remaining life accordingly.
Aurora Xi provides easy-to-understand reports tailored to your railway’s specific needs. Sleeper grade reports make it easy to forecast the life of your sleepers and plan replacement programs accordingly. Detailed compliance reports allow you to confirm that you have at least the minimum number of effective wood sleepers in a segment, uncover rail joints with defective crossties.
Optimised Tie Set Out (TSO)
Utilising Aurora inspection data as well as the railroad’s sleeper replacement logic to identify exactly which sleepers need to be replaced, the TSO system can then optimise the plan for sleeper distribution, allowing you to know exactly where to set out sleepers and eliminate the need for someone to walk the track and physically mark where to set out sleepers ahead of the sleeper distribution team.
The software allows the user to know where to set out sleepers and how many are required for each drop as they travel along the track. The result is sleepers that are much closer to where they will be installed, allowing for increased productivity for sleeper replacement teams as they will spend less time moving sleepers around to the appropriate install location.