Unattended Geometry Measurement System
UGMS redefines the economics of track testing by capitalizing on the superior measurement technologies of the Argus system and mounting it to the underside of a rail car. This combination takes advantage of the train route, providing continuous testing back and forth along a specific corridor(s) of the railroad and eliminating the need for track time.
The system communicates the type, severity and location of track geometry defects back to an analysis center via cellular signal. At the analysis center the defects are verified, edited if necessary, formatted and reported to the host railroad. This information is critical for the railroad to dispatch maintenance orders to its repair crews.