Compiled by Pat Foran, Editor
Omnicom Balfour Beatty (OBB) produces specialist systems for infrastructure measurement, automated inspection and surveying.
OBB supplies the systems used by Network Rail in the U.K. for track geometry measurement and automated visual inspection, and “there is an increasing move toward autonomous infrastructure measurement to free up train paths and allow more frequent measurement,” Balfour Beatty officials said in an email. Many new fleets have required autonomous measurement systems, which OBB has supplied through the vehicle OEMs. The company also supplies the systems to rail companies in other countries, including a U.S. Class I and “several Japanese operators,” company officials said.
Meanwhile, Balfour Beatty’s new TrueTrak™ track geometry system is designed for “easy body or truck fitment, and includes a data processing system that provides measurement