ZTR Control Systems, LLC Responds to Soaring Freight Volumes and Locomotive Shortages

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Rail companies turn to ZTR to improve locomotive reliability.

BOA-WS, NCM, and KickStart, Picture of the three products mentioned in press release

BOA-WS, NCM, and KickStart

ZTR has introduced flexible upgrade solutions for older locomotives to improve tractive effort, reliability and locomotive health information, allowing our customers to quickly upgrade their fleet performance.”

Increasing demand for consumer and industrial goods, coupled with rising rail shipments of crude oil and agricultural products, is placing significant pressure on locomotives across North America. Add into this, aging fleets and a shortage of new locomotives from manufacturers, and rail companies are trying hard to keep pace.

With an overwhelming need to quickly overhaul older locomotives, rail companies are increasingly turning to ZTR™, a leader in control systems for locomotive modernization and equipment monitoring.

ZTR has responded to market demand by releasing new, innovative locomotive modernization solutions that improve locomotive performance while reducing installation and shop maintenance times.

According to Matthew Scott, General Manager at ZTR, “ZTR has introduced flexible upgrade solutions for older locomotives to improve tractive effort, reliability and locomotive health information, allowing our customers to quickly upgrade their fleet performance.”

ZTR is keeping locomotives on the track with new products like:

  • BOA™ (improves wheel slip control, tractive effort and locomotive reliability)
  • KickStart™ (technology that improves starting reliability and battery health)
  • [NCM™ (a locomotive communication and diagnostic solution)

Amidst soaring freight volumes, ZTR continues to create new technologies that improve the reliability of existing locomotives at a fraction of the cost of purchasing new.

Interested in learning more? Visit http://www.ztr.com/rail, e-mail railinfo(at)ztr(dot)com, or call 1-952-233-4340.

About ZTR

ZTR provides innovative locomotive modernization solutions that improve performance, reliability, and efficiency. As locomotive modernization experts, ZTR helps rail companies gain an additional 15-20 service years out of locomotives. This is accomplished with industry-leading products like NEXSYS™ III-I and SmartStart®, and new products like KickStart™ and the Locomotive Axle Generator. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/ZTR_Solutions).

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Andrea Reaume
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