DataTraks to manage Transportation Technology Center's track flaw detection system

By: InnovatioNews Monday June 9, 2014 0 comments Tags: DataTraks, James Bilodeau, Loveland, Pueblo


DataTraks logoLOVELAND - DataTraks, which provides engineering and software solutions for companies in the global railroad industry, announced it has contracted with the Transportation Technology Center Inc. (TTCI) to manage the application of TTCI's Trackside Acoustic Detection System (TADS) in North America.

Pueblo-based TTCI is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Association of American Railroads.

TADS was designed to detect and monitor flaws in tapered roller bearings at normal track speeds, DataTaks said. The system's bearing detection algorithms are designed to flag certain known features associated with internal bearing defects.

There are currently 18 TADS sites in the U.S. and Canada.

"The years of work we've done in partnership with TTCI on TADS has been a  key part of our growth and success, and we're excited to have this expanded opportunity to manage this important system for them," said James Bilodeau, DataTraks' president and CEO.

DataTraks was founded in 1998 to help railroad operators make critical decisions about development and maintenance of safe and effective rail systems.

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