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Controlling an Air Table Used for Refurbishing Locomotive Diesel Engines

APPLICATION NOTES

 

COMPANY

A company specializing in locomotive diesel engine refurbishing.

CHALLENGE

The company uses Air Tables to move 12-cylinder diesel engines throughout their plant during the refurbish process. The Air Table has a pendant and cable that continually broke and an unreliable competitive wireless remote control system.

SOLUTION

The Air Table is tethered to the air lines mounted on the walls of the factory. The Air Table uses compressed air to pick up the heavy diesel engine and move it across the floor.

Functions being controlled by wireless remote controls are:

 

Steer

Right/Left

Drive

Forward/Reverse

Warning Device

 

Drive Mode

Down/Up

Casters

On/Off

Speed

Low/High

 

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