Hexagon has acquired InfraMeasure, the rail measurement specialist known for helping Class I and other railroads achieve significant improvements in safety, accuracy, efficiency, reporting and measurement.
InfraMeasure designed and developed the patent-pending SafeLoad system, the first portable, high-accuracy, laser-based measurement and documentation solution for the dimensional transport industry. Implemented by four of the seven Class I railroads in North America, the SafeLoad solution eliminates risk to employees while drastically improving accuracy and streamlining load documentation and clearance approvals.
The system is proven to reduce high-wide measurement time and labour by at least 50%. For rail operators that have access to point clouds of their entire network or route, SafeLoad works in conjunction with Hexagon’s Leica SiRail Suite to identify potential clearance problems, further increasing safety. InfraMeasure also provides high-accuracy railway clearance analysis, state-of-the-art monitoring and strategic consulting services to clients throughout the rail industry.
Ken Mooyman, executive vice president of Hexagon Geosystems, said the acquisition sends a positive signal to the rail industry.
“Like many industries, rail is going through a digital transformation that needs geospatial information as a basis to transform; Positive Train Control, which links passenger and safety information, is just one example,” says Mooyman. “Acquiring new resources to serve the industry’s digital measurement and mapping needs demonstrates [Hexagon’s] commitment to providing technology solutions … We are excited to be able to strengthen our role in moving the industry forward.”