ZTR Control Systems Responds to Soaring Freight Volumes and Locomotive Shortages

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - 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-WS™ (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 www.ztr.com/rail, e-mail railinfo [at] ztr [dot] com, or call 1-952-233-4340

 

 

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