ZTR Control Systems Transforms the Axle Generator

ZTR Control Systems Transforms the Axle Generator

Published on April 7, 2016

March 29, 2016 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN & LONDON, ON—During the lifetime of a locomotive, an axle generator can be replaced time and time again. Debris that chips away at, and eventually shakes the unit loose, can cause unplanned downtime and replacement costs. The ZTR Axle Gen not only has a new slim line but it allows for EIGHT individual outputs in one small but robust unit. These outputs feature selectable voltage levels and provide enhanced precision.

 

 

 

“This Interface Module of this device not only provides power for the axle generator itself, but also takes the information the generator is communicating and produces the various speed signals for speedometers, control systems, event recorders or any other devices requiring speed information.”~ Rich Colwell, Rail Sales Director at ZTR Control Systems.

 

 

 

The ZTR Axle Gen low profile design reduces the likelihood of damage by debris and its internal design protects it from water and oil that can get inside and freeze. This makes the ZTR Axle Gen maintenance free, while increasing the overall reliability of your locomotive.

 

 

 

You can count on ZTR Control Systems as the Locomotive Modernization Experts to ensure your fleet is ready for the new technology developments of the future. 

 

 

 

Benefits:

 

  • Low profile design – ultra compact design and sloped sides for debris deflection reduces the likelihood of damage from impact.
  • Easy to install – direct replacement for older axle generators and uses your existing driveshaft.
  • Multiple outputs - Up to 8 available outputs to support modern locomotive requirements, including PTC systems.
  • Field-configurable options – universally programmable PPR up to 512 and other options configurable in the field, with no software downloads needed.
  • Low maintenance – oil free with no maintenance required.
  • Active, self-powered technology – with a built-in power source no movement is required for activation and better accuracy results.

 

 

 

E-mail railinfo@ztr.com, or call 1-952-233-4340 for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

About ZTR Since 1987, ZTR Control Systems LLC, has been an industry leader in intelligent equipment management solutions for locomotive modernization and equipment monitoring. As locomotive modernization experts, ZTR helps railroads gain an additional 15-20 service years out of their locomotives. With thousands of installations worldwide, the ZTR innovative locomotive modernization solutions in intelligent starting technologies, control systems, remote monitoring, and enhanced diagnostics, help improve the performance, reliability and efficiency of aging locomotives.

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