ZTR Offers a System Designed to Extend the Life of a Locomotive Battery
ZTR Control Systems
8050 County Road 101 E.
Minneapolis, MN, 55379
Press release date: June 6, 2012
MINNEAPOLIS - When a locomotive is shut down manually, non-essential circuits can drain the locomotive batteries and result in dead batteries or reduced battery life. This can cause delays in shipping schedules to replace the battery or bring up a new locomotive.
The Locomotive Battery Saver System(TM) from ZTR Control Systems has a contactor simulating the main battery disconnect switch, which will open automatically after a preset time delay. "Our battery saver solution is seeing wide-spread acceptance as battery and starting issues are quite common. The focus is to improve the starting reliability of locomotives and save on operational expenses and the Locomotive Battery Saver System is one of our new intelligent technologies that provide these benefits," says Matthew Scott, General Manager, ZTR Railway Division.
This rugged, easy-to-mount system includes the following benefits:
o Disconnects non-essential circuits during manual shut down
o Extends battery life
o Reduces dead battery occurrences
o Compact in size
o Easily mounts to electrical cabinet
The Locomotive Battery Saver System is part of ZTR Control Systems' Intelligent Starting Technology(TM) family. This family of products are designed for locomotive utilization improvement-easier starts, fuel savings, and emission reductions. ZTR Intelligent Starting Technology helps railroads operate more efficiently and the typical ROI is very quick.
For more information on the Locomotive Battery Saver System, visit www.ztr.com/locomotive-battery-saver-system, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 1-952-233-4340.
About ZTR Control Systems
Since 1987, ZTR Control Systems has been designing, manufacturing, and delivering intelligent equipment management systems for railway and industrial applications. Our integrated Locomotive Control System Solutions improve the performance of your existing locomotive fleet at only a fraction of the cost of buying new locomotives. Our Intelligent Starting Technology saves you fuel, reduce emissions, and reduce starting problems.