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ZTR KickStart™: Longer Battery Life, More Reliable Starts

The coldest months of the year, typically November through March, may be a few months away, but as any experienced railroader will tell you, mid- to late-summer is the time to solidify winter preparedness measures—well before ice, snow and extreme low temperatures literally start freezing equipment. One of the most critical steps is assessing locomotive availability, in particular, one of the most vulnerable items: batteries.

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Ready for the cold?

Extreme cold doesn’t have to have an extreme effect on railroad operations and maintenance. As published in the August 2018 issue of Railway Age, following are several examples of how the supply industry has warmed up to the task.

ZTR turns 30

On Dec. 4, ZTR Control Systems marked its 30th anniversary. The company was founded in 1987 by five coworkers who “suggested an idea for a new product that was ultimately rejected by the company they worked for at the time.”

ZTR Control Systems transforms the axle generator

During the lifetime of a locomotive, an axle generator can be replaced time and time again. Debris that chips away at, and eventually shakes the unit loose, can cause unplanned downtime and replacement costs. ZTR Control Systems, LLC says its Axle Gen not only has a new slim line but allows for eight individual outputs in one small but robust unit. These outputs feature selectable voltage levels and provide enhanced precision.

  • C&S

ZTR’s Soora honored with LMOA MVP award

ZTR Control Systems, a London, Ontario-based global provider of control and monitoring systems for the railway market, announced Oct. 27, 2015 that its Manager of Engineering, Amarjit Soora, has been honored by the Locomotive Maintenance Officers Association (LMOA) Executive Board with the 2015 Most Valuable Person (MVP) award “in recognition and appreciation of the meritorious service and significant contributions made to the LMOA Diesel Electrical Committee.”

New control module from ZTR

ZTR Control Systems has introduced the NEXSYS™III-i MD Module, a new version of its NEXSYS™ locomotive control system designed for “mother-daughter” (traditionally known as “cow-calf” or “mother-slug”) locomotive applications.