RF System Lab Returns from First Railway show: the Canadian Rail Summit

Borescope Uses
RF System Lab Returns from First Railway show: the Canadian Rail Summit

RF System Lab Director of Sales and Marketing, Duncan White, had an excellent experience at our first-ever Railway Maintenance trade show, the RSI/CMA 2014 Canadian Rail Summit. The show took place at the Palais Des Congres in Montreal, Quebec from September 21-23, 2014.

Canadian Rail Summit Logo

RSI/CMA 2014 Canadian Rail Summit

Duncan was able to gain a lot of knowledge about the Railcar maintenance industry and chat with many industry professionals about the best ways that video borescopes, such as the groundbreaking VJ-Advance, could be utilized when working with Railcars. One of our current contacts, WATCO, informed us that video borescopes are extremely useful in tank car weld inspections, which are completed by drilling through tank car jackets and inserting the video borescope to complete the inspection. Without a non-destructive testing tool, maintenance professionals have to remove the entire outer jacket, which can be extremely time-consuming and costly.

Other VJ-Advance video borescope uses that sparked interest in attendees included the potential for looking at the backside of railcar wheels for manufacturer number and checking castings in the manufacturing process. These applications are made easy with the VJ-Advance’s joystick-controlled, four-way articulation and variable LED lighting.

All in all, The Canadian Railway Summit was a great show. The location was perfect; there was a good flow of attendees in the exhibit hall, and Duncan was able to learn a great deal more about the Railcar industry.

If you could not make it to the RSI/CMA 2014 Canadian Railway Summit and missed a chance to test out the VJ-ADV, you can still try one out at your own facility! RF System Lab offers a no cost, no demo program, which you can sign up for right here. To find out more about the free borescope demo or to chat with a borescope expert, you can call the RF System Lab office at (231) 943-1171 or visit the RF System Lab website.

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