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LCS-III

Locomotive Control System

LCS-III is a comprehensive locomotive control system that enables operators to safely control the locomotive via a wireless remote control system. The system continually applies the right amount of throttle or brake to maintain the selected speed regardless of track grade or train mass while the operator focuses on train movements, track conditions and personal safety.  Designed for FRA-regulated railroad operations in the Americas. 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Latest generation locomotive control system that builds upon the proven features of Accuspeed™ and Beltpack™ systems
  • Technology stack supports the future possibilities of remote control and automation in the railyard
  • Consistently maintains the speed selected by the operator
  • Two-way RF communication
  • Used by FRA-regulated railroad operations
  • OCU-III operator control unit offers a wide variety of options
  • Compliant to 49 CFR § 229.15
  • Designed for railroads throughout the Americas
  • Compatible with Cattron's OCU-III
  • Designed for the future

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Datasheet

OCU-III

Feature-rich operator control unit that includes an embedded GNSS location, a patented method for pushing OCU positional data to the RCL system, Bluetooth link to the internal archive record and a Wi-Fi port to accommodate future expansion

Maintenance Terminal PC Tool

Provides monitoring, configuration, Archive Record access and maintenance information either directly between a PC and the RCL system or through Tasverii™

RF Protocols

RF protocols support operation in 450 – 470 MHz Currently compatible with Beltpack RF infrastructure

Dynamic Speed Control

Cattron's patented speed control system streamlines operation by handling the complexities of throttle and brake manipulation to maintain the selected speed regardless of track grade or train mass

RF Communication

Duplex RF Communication augmented by Talker functionality

Compliance

Compliant to 49 CFR § 229.15 and compatible with CCB-26 electronic brake system

ISO Certification

Manufactured in an ISO 9001:2015 certified operation

Two-way RF communication

The OCU has digital feedback in the form of LEDs and text messages

GPS Positioning

Patented method for pushing OCU positional data to the RCL system

Warranty

Standard one-year product warranty with extended warranty options available

Tasverii™

All current Tasverii functions of reporting, alerting and RCL tracking, with the latest addition of OCU-III location tracking when the OCU is communicating to the RCL system.  

Train Brake Cycle Braking Protection

Train Brake Cycle Braking Protection – protects against operator misuse of the train brake

Remote Operating Parameter Programming Station

Remote Operating Parameter Programming Station – installs in locomotive cab for user interface to save cab space when implementing remote control

Remote 4G Connectivity

New architecture will push data to the server as opposed to waiting to be polled. This will provide a major improvement in the update rate of data at the server and permit near real-time alerts

Electric Handbrake Interface

Electric Handbrake Interface permits the operator to set or release the electronic handbrake from the OCU

Pullback and Stopping Protection

Pullback and Stopping Protection (PSP) – enforces a stopping trajectory to permit automatic point protection. PSP can also optionally automate grade crossing rules

Americas FRA Regulated

Switching and Railyard Car Movement, Maintenance of Way

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