HEROS Helvetic Rolling Stock GmbH

Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) in Cooperation with AREVA

The aim of the testing is both to monitor manufacturing or operational faults (e.g. wear), and to detect otherwise not visible defects or to investigate possible causes of a more complex fault or serial damage.

HEROS offers non-destructive testing for the rail sector together with a reliable partner. The aim of the testing is both to monitor manufacturing or operational faults (e.g. wear), and to detect otherwise not visible defects or to investigate possible causes of a more complex fault or serial damage.
 We offer the following services:

  •  Service for mobile ultrasonic testing on wheel-set axles with longitudinal drill
  •  Customized and confidential consultation, analysis tailored to the case of damage in the event of serial damage, warranty queries, and general root cause analysis and solution finding in the event of material failure.

The testing of wheel-set axles is often still done by hand. Only experienced inspectors are in a position to reliably detect all defects before it’s too late. This is also only possible if testing can be carried out without any disruption from parallel work, because the inspector must have a constantly high level of concentration throughout the entire test duration. Standardization of defect detection and reliable traceability makes the process more reliable. 

HEROS provides a mobile service to test wheel-set axles. A mobile semi-automated test facility is brought to the vehicle and this test facility tests a wheel-set in about 20 minutes. The data from the testing is recorded, thus enabling a reliable analysis which can be retrieved at any time. This enables a reliable analysis and can be done online or offline. Traceability is guaranteed and the inspection documentation is generated automatically.

This service is of great benefit to small and medium-sized operators especially, because they do not need to invest in purchasing testing systems and they don’t have to initially and regularly train their own inspectors. The testing systems guarantee maximum reliability in keeping to inspection dates. 
  • Non-destructive testing services
Address
  • Swissrail Industry Association
  • Taubenstrasse 32
  • CH-3011 Bern

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