Aurora Tie Marking


Aurora Tie Marking

Leveraging the patented Aurora Xi® inspection data and a patent pending guidance system, Aurora Tie Marking automates the process of marking crossties that have been designated for replacement in advance of crosstie renewal projects. The guidance technology, using the Aurora collection software, works in near-real time to identify the appropriate tie and activates the marking system as it passes directly over the tie.

Safe Tie Marking

This hyrail-truck based platform is equipped with a paint spraying system mounted at the rear of the truck. Aurora Tie Marking is capable of marking ties at speeds up to 8 mph and can paint up to four marks per tie, which allows for jobs to be completed faster, more efficiently and safely.

  • Automated navigation system that uses Aurora 3D scans to identify which ties need to be marked (patent pending)
  • Speed – Tie marking is performed from a hyrail truck rather than a person walking track
  • Speed – Tie marking is performed at up to 8mph, maximizing track window efficiency
  • Automated tie marking ensures that the railroad’s tie marking place in executed as expected
  • Paint marks are visible so that the lead machine in a tie replacement team can easily identify which ties are marked for replacement
  • Uses four paint sprayer with multiple color and configuration options to fit each railroad’s marking need
  • Digital receipt of the tie marking is collected for audit purposes