ZTR wins SmartStart® contract in Germany

DB Schenker Rail, Germany, has awarded ZTR Control Systems a contract for more than 300 SmartStart® AESS (Automatic Engine Start-Stop) systems.

From ZTR, a locomotive schematic outsourcing resource

Positive Train Control retrofits and complex locomotive upgrade programs are among the factors that “have put tremendous pressure on railroad drafting departments,” says ZTR Rail Division General Manager Matthew Scott. ZTR’s new Locomotive Schematic Update Service “is helping to take some of that load off.”

ZTR introduces low-profile axle generator

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.

ZTR BOA™-WS has no constrictions

ZTR Control Systems’ new BOA™-WS (Bolt-on Adhesion™-Excitation/Wheel Slip Control System) is designed to boost tractive effort on EMD Dash-2 locomotives without replacing the entire Dash-2 control system.

Load controllers: Out with the old, in with the new

ZTR has introduced its Locomotive ELC (Electronic Load Controller), which the company describes as “a low cost way for switcher locomotives to improve reliability and adhesion.”