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Wheel Diameter Measurement

Wheel Diameter Measurement

Wheel Diameter Measurement is used within the rail industry to measure the size of wheels on rail vehicles. A Wheel Diameter Measurement Gauge is the tools used to take this measurement.

The Wheel Diameter Gauges we can offer are electronic and are designed for measuring the wheel rolling circle diameter (or amount of wear) using a numeric display to show the value of the diameter in less than 1 second.

Why Measure Wheel Diameter

Wheel Diameter Measurement is a standard aspect of servicing railway, metro and tram vehicles. Measuring the wheel diameter will take place during a checkup, examination or repair and formation of wheel sets. Ensuring that the diameter of the wheel is where it should be will ensure the safety of the railway vehicle and helps to prevent derailment of the vehicles.  

A wheel diameter measurement gauge is often used to ensure that the measurement is accurate, they eliminate the factor of human error when measuring the wheel diameter.

Wheel Diameter Measurement from Ixthus

The Wheel Diameter Gauges we can offer come from our supplier Ixthus. Riftek products are easy to use and deliver fast results.

The IDK series Wheel Diameter Measurement Gauge has two ball supports to place the gauge onto the roll surface and two side supports to base the gauge to the wheel. There is also a measuring top. It is powered by two AAA batteries which are easy to change.

The principle the IDK series uses to measure the diameter of the wheel is a “three-point” technique without the complete wheel coverage.

Wheel Diameter Measurement Procedure

The measurement procedure using the IDK series Wheel Measurement Gauge is very simple

  1. Clean wheel parts which will be in contact with the gauge and the measuring tip and the gauge itself
  2. Turn the power “on” - red button
  3. Place the gauge onto the wheel, making sure that the ball supports are tight side supports are adjacent to the wheel
  4. Press the green button - results will show in 1 second.

There is also an IDK-BT series which has a handheld Bluetooth screen to help with the operation.  

For more information on the IDK series take a look at the product page on our website. Please contact us for more information on any of our products in this range; or 01237 353437.

For more information please contact: Ixthus Instrumentation Email: Tel:+44 (0) 1327  353437 Fax: +44 (0) 1327 353564

Article date: Thu, 27 Jun 2019 10:44:14 +0100 GMT

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