ZTR Modernizes Locomotive Axle Generators for Timken Bearings

Locomotive axle generators enter the 21st century.

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ZTR Axle Generator on a Locomotive

New low profile

The encapsulated electronics and low profile make this device more reliable than what is currently available.

Minneapolis (PRWEB) October 31, 2013

The new ZTR Locomotive Axle Generator is designed for the rigors of the railroad and features a modern, low-profile design. It is field-configurable, easy-to-install, and fits on all Timken bearings. It mounts on the locomotive journal box by a versatile ring bracket design and uses an easy-to-route flexible cable. It also affixes to axles without splines.

The pulse per revolution (PPR) signal is programmable so it can replace virtually any older unit. The low profile of the Axle Generator means it is less likely to get damaged from impact. The IP69K rating prevents water and oil from getting inside and freezing, increasing reliability.

“The encapsulated electronics and low profile make this device more reliable than what is currently available,” said Dave Brooks, ZTR Product Development Manager. “In addition, the ZTR Locomotive Axle Generator is universal and easy to install.”

Learn more about the ZTR Locomotive Axle Generator at http://www.ztr.com/axle, or by e-mailing railinfo(at)ztr(dot)com, or calling 1-952-233-4340.

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