RailComm says its wireless remote control derail system at Hammond, Ind.-based Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad’s RIP track facility is fully functional. A customized Local Control Panel, located within the shop, provides wireless remote control to the derails. The panel includes a keypad for advanced security and logging.
The user is required to input a unique passcode (PIN #) to operate the derail machines. All control panel operations are recorded and stored on a wirelessly linked PC workstation.
The data entries contain the name and trade of the operator, the nature of the operation, and the date and time. Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm says the workstation allows supervisors, managers, and other authorized personnel to review the operation logs and manage the system security.