BELAS data | software for stress test rigs for bogies

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The BELAS data software was developed and refined through to commercial viability in amicable collaboration with well-known German and international manufacturers and operators of rail vehicles. Procedures and verification processes were subject to strict compliance with the international regulations.

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Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). Measurements screen showing forces and heights 🔍

The standard version of BELAS data is capable of recording up to four supporting forces and up to six wheel forces. Up to six measuring points are generated as standard for the spring heights. Further measuring points with the respective tolerances can be added.

The test rig display unit can be adapted to the actual test rig installation situation on site as an orientation aid for the operating personnel. All the data are held in a life-cycle logbook for the bogie in its document history.

A standard log record is supplied with the installation version. The log record can be edited and extended at will by the customer in Excel® therefore no specialist knowledge is required.

The integration of Excel® means that it is also possible for users to work with logs for their own standardisation systems or for other standards.

The Excel® format also offers the facility for users to run the logs through their own data processing systems after the measurements. This might take the form of an import into the company's own database, for example, or into a statistical evaluation function.

The software can work with existing measuring systems, subject to open access to the relevant interfaces. This opens up the option of retrofitting older test rigs which might still work in kilogrammes or with software limited to certain models, for example, or which do not support more recent operating systems. The test rig display unit can be adapted to the actual test rig installation situation on site.

The program is, of course, designed for LAN (Local Area Network) and WAN (Wide Area Network) operation. A remote access facility is also provided for rapid customer support which can be activated by the user in case of need.

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  BELAS data features

  • User definition of all measuring points

  • Remote access for rapid user support

  • User account control for guaranteed data security

  • Intuitive operation and short familiarisation time

  • Configuration of measuring steps in relation to specific models and vehicles

  • All calculations integrated in the program

  • Set of customer-configurable forms which can be adapted by the user in Excel®

  • Life-cycle logbook for each bogie

  • Set of forms can easily be customised by the user to other standards using Excel®

  • Simple transfer of the test reports (universal Excel® format) to customers' data processing systems

  • Facility for integration of third-party measuring systems

  • Operating systems supported: Windows® XP, Windows® 7, Windows® 8.1, Windows® 10 (32/64 bit) 
  • Office versions supported: Microsoft® Office 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016