Chicago, IL (PRWEB) December 12, 2013
NxGen Rail Services, a subsidiary of Sasser Family Holdings, Inc. (SFH) recently announced the launch of NxTrack, the first fully integrated, line speed, rail track inspection system.
“In the railroad industry, accurate information on track condition has become increasingly important yet data collection has suffered from speed-restricted vehicles and multiple technologies. NxTrack integrates multiple technologies into a single platform to create the first inspection system of its kind on the market,” said Kelly Pronek, Director of Corporate Communications and Marketing at SFH. “NxTrack offers customers a 360-degree view of the rail to easily and accurately assess the condition of their track infrastructure, integrity, geometry, and ballast.”
The NxTrack system includes full Geometry, Optical, and Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR). The inspection module railcar rides along at line speed while collecting essential, real-time data with the on-board, proprietary analysis and management software. The software interprets the track condition using Federal Railroad Authority-based rules and delivers results to the customer.
“NxGen Rail represents Sasser Family Holding’s continued commitment to the industries we serve. The decision to expand our business into rail track inspection was one we spent a great deal of time and research on,” said Shad Peterson, President of SFH. “We now have a seasoned team committed to developing unique solutions for our customers. I’m looking forward to seeing the positive contributions that NxGen and the NxTrack product line will make in the industry.”
NxTrack allows customers to inspect miles of track from a single system utilizing various methods. For detected problems, the system employs machine intelligence to analyze and report the probable root cause. Engineers can then make better maintenance decisions.
NxTrack is available from NxGen Rail in two ways: with full-service operation on customer rail lines; or under long or short-term lease to the customer.
About NxGen and Sasser Family Holdings, Inc.: NxGen Rail Services is an integrated rail technology engineering and development company with operations in the US and Europe. NxGen Rail is a subsidiary of Sasser Family Holdings, Inc., a 4th generation, family-held transportation asset services and management company with roots dating back to 1928. Other SFH subsidiary business units include Union Leasing, Chicago Freight Car Leasing Co., CF Rail Services LLC, and CF Asia Pacific Group PTY Ltd. The subsidiaries are leaders in providing commercial and industrial-focused rail and vehicle transportation equipment solutions including asset leasing, fleet administration management, asset repair and maintenance, and innovative technology services throughout North America, Australia, and Europe.