Beltpack Remote Control System​

Beltpack system is a sophisticated speed control system that enables operators to control driverless locomotives from a safe vantage point. Used by Class 1 rail in North America, Beltpack continually applies the right amount of throttle or brake to maintain the selected speed regardless of track grade or train mass. With Beltpack, the operator is not required to constantly judge speed, give throttle or apply brakes, giving them the ability to focus on train movements and track conditions.  ​

Beltpack Features​

Speed Control ​

Our patent-protected speed control feature streamlines locomotive operation by handling the complexities of throttle and brake manipulation to maintain the speed selected by the operator.​

Speed

OCU-III​

OCU-III supports an impressive feature set including an embedded GNSS location, Bluetooth link to the internal archive record, and a WIFI port to accommodate future functionality.  ​

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Internal Archive Record​

Beltpack has an internal archive record that logs hundreds of system events, remote control data points and manual mode data. The archive record is the primary source for system monitoring and troubleshooting. ​

Monitoring and Diagnostics

Heads Up Operation Through Talker ​

Beltpack reduces the need for the operator to look down at the OCU while operating. The talker system conveys feedback information through the standard portable voice radio channel on a need-to-know basis. ​

Communication

Extended Range through RF Repeaters​

All available RF protocols support repeaters for extending the RF range from 1 mile line-of-site to much farther. ​

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Self-Monitoring    ​

The system constantly monitors the state of the outputs for proper operation. In the event of a conflict of intended output vs. monitored input, the system will take evasive action to safely stop the movement. ​

Protection

Beltpack Options​

Locomotive Brake System Compatibility ​

Pneumatic Systems (26-L, etc.), CCB-26.​

brake

RF Protocol Options​

450 MHz Beltpack Protocol ​

800 MHz Beltpack Protocol​

Communication

Hump Control​

Excitation control for slow speed operation as well as options for interfacing to hump process controllers will increase the efficiency of your hump operation. ​

Feature

Pullback​

Beltpack is compatible with PSP for pullback protection, crossing protection and other automation features. ​

Feature

Train Brake Cycle Braking Protection​

Train Brake Cycle Braking Protection provides configurable system protection from improper train handling. ​

brake

Electric Handbrake Interface​

The electric handbrake interface makes it possible for the RCL system to control various brands of electric handbrake systems through the OCU.​

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4G Remote Access

Enables users to log into the RCL system through an internet connection and collect system data. ​

Communication

Snow Brake

A feature that conditionally adds a constant small amount of pressure to the brake cylinders in order to prevent snow and ice buildup. ​

brake

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