Fully Calibrated, 10-Channel
Rail Inspection Systems
Robust yet portable, Sperry’s Walking Sticks include many features of larger hi-rail or
railbound systems. The Walking Sticks utilize Sperry’s Roller Search Unit (RSU) probe
technology and can be operated in A-Scan, B-Scan, Vertical Split Head or Rolling Contact
Fatigue (RCF) modes. Movement and defect reports are recorded digitally and made
available through the Sperry Data Management System (SDMS).
Intuitive touch screen controls simplify configuration and operation.
Lightweight and Portable
Lightweight and portable, Sperry’s Walking Sticks are designed for a single operator to easily transport and use.
An integrated keypad permits the operator to select operating modes, carry out calibrations, and select individual probes during analysis.
Eddy current is deployed by Sperry’s intelligent surface crack roller search units (RSUs)
with built-in digital processing. RSU probes maintain constant contact with the rail,
even through turnouts – locations already at risk for rolling crack fatigue (RCF). Full
head coverage allows for the detection of high and low rail RCF and other surface
damage. Other features include an IP65-rated laptop, all-in-one carrying case, and a total weight of only 35 pounds/16 kg.
Sperry’s B-Scan Walking Sticks feature the latest advances in rail flaw detection
technology combined with a complete audit record and user-friendly features. Touch
screen controls simplify configuration and operation. Multiple display options allow the
operator to generate different ultrasonic views of the rail. Plus, a screen capture
function allows critical location images to be saved. Comprehensive position tracking via
GPS supplies information during testing and for post-test reporting
Sperry’s A-Scan Walking Sticks inspect the entire rail head and web in one pass for
improved testing efficiency and accuracy. It is specially designed to ensure uniform and
constant contact with the rail, even in less than perfect rail conditions. An integrated
keypad permits the operator to select operating modes, carry out calibrations, and
select individual probes during analysis. Plus, an LCD screen provides continuous status