Axle Inspection System

If you work within the rail freight sector, you know as well as anyone that the safety and integrity of a freight wagon axles is critical. Wagon axle failures can lead to unimaginable consequences, not to mention significant financial loss.


  • Full axle inspection in only two minutes thanks to a semi-automated system
  • Can be used by train technicians with no prior inspection experience
  • Simple pass/fail results provide an effective screening tool
  • Automated data interpretation and defect detection


Axis™ is the solution to these issues and includes a number of other time-saving and operational advantages. The system uses Alternating Current Field Measurement (ACFM®) technology to inspect the center section of plain freight axles for fatigue cracks in the surface. The ease of deployment enables Axis to be used in rail depots as a front-line tool in screening for defects in axles before they threaten the integrity of vehicles.



Inspection area (covered)
  • 340 mm (13.4 in) (centered on axle)
Weight (scanner only)
  • 7.8 kg (17.2 lb)
Operating temperature range
  • 0–50°C (32–122°F)
Inspection time
  • 2 minutes
Power requirements
  • 110–240 V AC