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Cattron
MP96 RCL
 

The MP96 RCL is our non-speed control top of the line locomotive radio remote control system with many ACCUSPEED™ features and all of the quality and reliability. Offering the safety and dependability required for operating machinery in harsh, industrial environments the MP96 enables one operator on the ground to effectively control switching operations and train movements. The system provides the all-important extra margin of safety by enabling the operator to input all commands out of harm's way while having greater visibility along the length of the train.

The MP96 maintains the highest level of signal integrity for the safest possible operation. Multiple Processors provide simultaneous and independent data signal processing of all incoming commands. Multiple "Watch Dog" timers ensure no motion is carried out without a command from the operator. Cattron-Theimeg continues to be the recognized technology leader in the design and implementation of LRC (Locomotive Remote Control) systems with more than 56 years of radio frequency experience and nearly 10,000 locomotive and rail related installations worldwide.

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Features

  • Multiple systems can operate on one frequency
  • Up to 48 inputs and 96 outputs allow for complete customization
  • Long " ride through" time during power supply interruptions
  • Responds rapidly to operator commands
  • Extensive data logging, hardcopy printout with time and date stamp
  • Extensive EMI/RFI protection
  • Complete diagnostics on power-up
  • Individually fused and isolated outputs
  • Single-point status display shows normal and fault conditions in plain English
  • Accessible components allow for ease of maintenance
  • Can be configured with different controller (transmitter) styles

Architecture

Specifications

Outputs........................................ 1-96 independent and/or simultaneous, plus Mainline On/Off
Enclosure..................................... NEMA 12 (IP65) standard dust, oil & water tight; NEMA 4 and 4X (IP66) optional
Environmental............................. Approx. -4°F to +140°F ( -20°C to +60°C); RH 0 to 95%, non condensing; special temperature units available
Sub Chassis................................. Receiver/decoder and power supply each have their own magnetic compliant (EMC) shielded compartment; entire sub chassis mounts on inside door of NEMA 12 (IP65) enclosure; no relays in sub chassis
Control Voltage Range................ 30 VDC or 12-250 VAC fused @ 5 amps (higher voltages with derated current); Stepless: 0-80V BiPolar Maximum
Power Requirements.................... 32/48/110/220 VAC 50-60 Hz or 13.7 VDC +/- 10% @ less than 1 amp; Optional 12 to 250 VDC power supplies available
Receiver Frequency..................... (Crystal & Synthesized): UHF/VHF
Microcomputer Speed................. 12 MHz
Memory Size............................... Two E Proms each with 64K bytes memory (programmed by Cattron-Theimeg)
Datalog Memory Size.................. 64K bytes
Optional Diagnostic Port.............. RS232C (DB25 Connector) or RS422 (MIA Connector)

 

Specifications are subject to change or revision without notice. Consult the factory for verification.

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