Wednesday, August 13, 2014

ZTR introduces low-profile axle generator

Written by  William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief
ZTR introduces low-profile axle generator ZTR
ZTR now offers its Locomotive Axle Generator™ in a PCD (pitch circle diameter, also known as BCD, or bolt circle diameter) 6 X 4.5 bolt pattern. The new device is designed for non-Timken bearings, and complements ZTR’s Locomotive Axle Generator™ for Timken bearings, launched in late 2013.

“Like the Timken version, the non-Timken version of our Locomotive Axle Generator™ is field-configurable, easy-to-install, and replaces most existing axle generators,” said ZTR Product Development Manager Dave Brooks. “It mounts with a typical 6 x 4.5 PCD bolt pattern. The pulse per revolution (PPR) signal is programmable so it can replace virtually any older unit. Its low-profile design means it is less likely to get damaged from impact. The IP69K rating prevents water and oil from getting inside and freezing, increasing reliability.”

For more information, visit www.ztr.com/axle. ZTR will be exhibiting at RSI/CMA in Montreal, Canada, September 21-23, booth #401, and at InnoTrans in Berlin, Germany, September 23-26, Hall 6.2, Stand 509.

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