Leading Technology In Automatic Speed Control
Cattron-Theimeg continues to be the
recognized technology leader in the design and implementation of
LRC (Locomotive Remote Control) systems with more than 57 years
of radio frequency experience and nearly 10,000 locomotive and rail
related installations worldwide. The ACCUSPEED™ system uses
the latest technology to provide the features necessary for safe,
efficient and accurate operation of remote controlled locomotives.
Time Sharing™ (STS) - U.S. Patent Pending
STS provides both a system and method for remotely controlling
a number of locomotives on a single simplex (or half duplex) wireless
channel within a given location. STS utilizes a GPS timing device
on-board the locomotive, in conjunction with two-way digital data
radios, to form a system that maximizes radio spectrum efficiency
to near 100%.The key aspects of STS are:
- The ability to add multiple radio
repeaters that extend the operating range of the LRC systems.
- Pathfinder™ automatic selection
between the repeater and the direct transmission path that is
totally transparent to the operator.
- Robust 2-way data radio communication
for the time critical operation to and from multiple locomotives
operating in the rail yard.
- Fast response time of commands
sent from a Radio Controlled Locomotive (RCL) operator to the
- Display of critical return data
and warnings from the locomotive to the RCL operator. Illuminating
indicators on the OCU verify RCL operator commands (speed select,
direction etc.,) have occurred at the locomotive.
- Commands sent by the primary Operator
Control Unit (OCU) are monitored by the secondary OCU maximizing
safe and efficient team operation.
- Text message display on the OCU
completes the information link by providing speed, air pressure
and other selected data.
- Immediate warning that data communication
is lost with the locomotive provides critical seconds of warning
to an OCU operator to prepare for an eventual stopping.
- Safe dismissal of secondary operator
when conditions and rules allow for single operator control.
Electronic Position Detection™
Electronic Position Detection (Patent
Pending) is the most advanced technology available for providing
Pullback protection and other zone sensitive operational backup
control. Combining position sensing information from track transponders
with verification by Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) technology,
EPD provides a positive means of initiating pre-programmed position-specific
train operation commands such as speed override and stop.
EPD can be programmed for many applications.
When a locomotive is at a certain track position, EPD can automatically
initiate a variety of commands that will ensure certain functions
that are supposed to occur activate as needed, and functions that
are not supposed to take place are disabled. This additional protection
from human error can dramatically increase the safety and security
of your yard operation.
Digital Talkback™ with
“InfoLink” - True two-way
digital communication between the Operator Control Unit (OCU) and
the Locomotive Control Unit (LCU) through text display and function
LED’s on the OCU.
Slow Speed Control -
Allows locomotive to run at +/- 0.1 MPH over the entire load out.
Digital Event Recorder- over 200 channels,
with 96 hours of RCL data collection and storage, including all
standard WABTEC locomotive functions.
Available RF Repeater -
Extends operating range.
- One system can be MU’d with other locomotives.
Compact LCU - All
equipment and enclosures designed for quick removal and replacement.
Radio Channel Selectability,
externally, on board.
Specifications are subject to change
without notice. Check with factory for confirmation.