Locomotive Remote Control offers wireless operation.
April 7, 2006 -
Providing real time control and tracking, Train Chief® II locomotive remote control system consists of transmitter worn by operator and receiver mounted on equipment. Weighing less than 6 lb, transmitter is designed to mimic controls located in cab and provides secure, coded radio communications at more than 3,500 ft without repeaters. Receiver control cabinet measures 30 x 20 in. and is designed around Allen-Bradley SLC 500 PLC technology.
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Control Chief Corp.
P.O. Box 141-T
Bradford, PA, 16701 0141
Wireless Remote Control for the Railroad Industry
Train Chief® II puts all the controls into one small cabinet delivering outstanding performance and flexibility.
Bradford, PA - Control Chiefs Train Chief® II locomotive remote control system provides the most sophisticated, reliable wireless remote control system ever developed. This system incorporates our Communicator® module for real time control and tracking. Recent advancements to the system accommodate for easy installation, upgrades and maintenance.
The Train Chief® II remote control system consists of a transmitter, worn by the operator, and a receiver, mounted on the equipment. The Train Chief® II transmitter weighs less than six (6) pounds, including the battery. The transmitter includes a breakaway support harness that is adjustable to fit the person comfortably and can be used with either hand. The transmitter is designed to mimic the controls located in the cab of the locomotive. It provides reliable, secure, and coded radio communications at distances in excess of 3,500 feet without the use of radio repeaters.
The receiver is a single control cabinet approximately 30" x 20" mounted inside the locomotive cab, which includes a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC). The base platform for Train Chief® II is designed around the Allen-Bradley SLC 500 PLC technology, thus incorporating our Communicator® module.
For ease of maintenance, the receiver and transmitter have built in diagnostics to aid in troubleshooting of the remote control system.
As with all Control Chief products, our Train Chief® II remote control system is proven in various industrial applications utilizing tightly integrated RF techniques with reliability and safety levels appropriate for control of critical operations.