Magway, a UK company dedicated to reducing congestion and pollution by removing significant numbers of online delivery vehicles from the road, has chosen to use a MSO58 mixed signal oscilloscope from Tektronix to solve noise issues with components on its magnetic rail delivery system.
Based in Wembley, London, Magway is developing a system that would allow parcels and goods to be delivered through a network of underground pipes across the UK, using a series of small carriages running on rails.
The system uses technologies such as conventional HDPE pipe and linear synchronous motors. Installed in the track, these motors interact with permanent magnets on the carriages, propelling them forward at average speeds of 15 meters per second.
With ever increasing road traffic due to rapidly growing home deliveries and online shopping, pollution and environmental damage is becoming a serious problem. Magway envisages that its pipeline-based delivery systems could revolutionize the delivery of parcels and goods between distribution centres, potentially taking up to 90% of online delivery vehicles off the roads.