MERMEC delivered to Chilean rail operator, Grupo EFE, a new comprehensive measurement vehicle a customized ROGER 600 self-propelled car, that will be used to continuously assess the condition of the national railway infrastructure, helping engineers to optimize maintenance and renewal works while improving safety and availability of the lines.
The vehicle, MRV – Maquina Registradora de Vía, it’s a 18 m long steel-bodied diesel-propelled recording car that is equipped with a bundle of systems including those for the measurement and inspection of: track geometry, overhead-line geometry, contact wire wear, rail internal flaws, running dynamics.
The recording car supply is part of a wider commercial agreement including the provisioning of long-term professional services aiming to proactively train local Chilean team on the best-practices will assure the highest quality in the measurement and analysis process. The new recording car introduction is expected to drastically reduce inspection time. The seamless integration and perfect interoperability of the opto-electronic systems installed onboard MRV, will allow to complete in just one hour, activities previously requiring more than two-week.