SCCS recently hosted two rail demonstration days which were well attended by esteemed members of the rail surveying industry throughout UK including representatives from both London Underground and Network Rail.
This year’s rail days where specifically focused upon the release of the Amberg IMS (Inertial measurement system) which has been recently added to the Amberg survey trolley portfolio. Following a great deal of interest at the Railtex 2015 and Geo Business 2015 exhibitions the two rail days gave invited parties the opportunity to see this equipment in action and join the discussion surrounding its place within the UK survey market.
Jim Bushell, Track Survey manager, London Underground
"With the limited time and accessibility during track renewals on London Underground the Amberg IMS system has great potential to improve the efficiency of the pre and post work surveys thanks to its single trolley long chord survey methodology. The results from initial trials look very promising and we have further testing planned over the summer and hope to implement the system in the autumn."
Dan Liddle, LNWS On Track Machine Engineer, Network Rail
"On LNWS we have been utilising the Amberg VMS system for the past 18months for pre tamping surveys of our absolute track geometry route. This has proven to deliver a substantial cost and efficiency saving on previous survey methods without compromising on the quality of the surveys.
The new IMS system looks to have the potential to greatly increase efficiency compared with the VMS system. We have tests planned at the end of June to enable us to fully understand what this looks like."