Trimble GEDO Vorsys20th October 2016
Fast, accurate measurement of track conditions is a key component of productive tamping operations. Trimble GEDO in combination with the software Trimble GEDO Vorsys provides adjustment data to tamping machines quickly and efficiently, and avoids costly idle time for ballast tamping machines and work crews.
Fast, accurate measurement of track conditions is a key component of productive tamping operations. Trimble GEDO in combination with the software Trimble GEDO Vorsys provides adjustment data to tamping machines quickly and efficiently, and avoids costly idle time for ballast tamping machines and work crews. Precision measurement systems make Trimble GEDO an ideal tool in conventional and high-speed rail tamping.
In the UK the Trimble® GEDO Vorsys system has just been recently approved for use by Network Rail. This follows the Network Rail approval of the Trimble GEDO Track Measuring Device (TMD) in 2010.
- Reduce tamping time and costs with rapid delivery of data to the tamping machine
- Reduce track downtime for construction and maintenance
- Capture track 3D track position, gauge and cant in a single operation
- Verify track geometry with accuracy and confidence. Precise optical positioning and a simple, self-contained trolley provide flexibility and reliable results
- Import alignment design from digital or paper plans. Alignment editor lets you check design information before it goes to the job site
- Post-tamping measurement reduces rework and provides immediate quality control
- Support for industry-standard formats and protocols
- Tamping machine can increase its work rate by 30 to 40 per cent
MOST PRODUCTIVE GEODETIC PRE-MEASURING SYSTEM AVAILABLE
Pre-measuring in front of a tamper allows the difference between the design alignment and its current position to be measured and recorded from which a digital tamper file can be created in the field, all with the tamper on-site. You can opt for either the Trimble GEDO CE TMD or the recently released Trimble GEDO CE 2.0.
Based on a digital Hallade or Versine method, the principles will be instantly familiar to P-Way professionals and recently two Vorsys teams of two men each undertook 35km of pre-measuring in a single 10-hour shift. With survey control over much of the network the Trimble GEDO Vorsys will become an integral part of the tamping process and allow the maximum potential of these expensive machines to be reached.