Why choose SmartStart?

SmartStart®, an industry leading Automatic Engine Shutdown/Start up (AESS) system that helps reduce and manage locomotive idling, also delivers outstanding fuel savings and has been doing so for more than 30 years across the globe. But did you know it can also provide remote reporting of fuel and emissions reductions?

SmartStart IIe can be applied to just about any locomotive—from relay logic to microprocessor—regardless of manufacturer, model, age, or usage. SmartStart IIe is a compact system designed to mount easily. 

  • Reduced emissions and exhaust smoke
  • Consistent fuel management and verification of fuel savings
  • Meets EPA locomotive emission requirements
  • Reduced fuel and lube oil consumption

SmartStart® has been helping to reduce locomotive idling and delivering outstanding fuel savings, on a global scale, for over 30 years, but it can also provide remote reporting of fuel and emissions reductions.

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Operational Improvements:

EPA AESS Certificate: Conform to 40 CFR 1033.115g by re-qualifying your SmartStart system for rebuild and repower applications.

Battery Saver: Used to reduce unnecessary drain on the locomotive batteries when being left shutdown and unattended for long periods of time. This option works electronically and disconnects all non-essential loads after a predetermined period of time (…much like a knife switch)

Trainline Diode: Protects a SmartStart equipped locomotive, MU’d to other locomotives, from drawing cranking power through the trainline.

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Save fuel and reduce emissions with SmartStart IIe.

SmartStart IIe uses microprocessor technology that lets you expand the capability of the system by selecting from a variety of the optional features. Some of these extra features pay for themselves in the additional fuel savings they offer. For example the Extended Fuel Saver option, only allows you to save more fuel because of its refined shutdown logic, by incorporating a load shedding feature. The load shedding feature automatically sheds the lighting circuits and auxiliary loads based on specific parameters to reduce unnecessary restarts due to locomotive battery discharge.

SmartStart IIe can be applied to just about any locomotive—from relay logic to microprocessor—regardless of manufacturer, model, age, or usage. SmartStart IIe is a compact system designed to mount easily. On Dash 2 locomotives, SmartStart IIe can be mounted directly into the module rack, occupying two module slots.

ZTR has been helping reduce the impact on the environment for over 20 years, and now with the fully-backward-compatible SmartStart IIe, the NEW Emissions Report provides documentation and verification of reduction. SmartStart IIe continues to record actual savings (millions of gallons/liters of fuel) while it’s working—usually paying for itself in less than 12 months. SmartStart IIe is also compatible with ZTR Virtual Technician™ diagnostic software.

Extended Fuel Saver: Includes load shedding of the locomotive lighting circuits, auxiliary load shedding and shutdown time delay override.
APU Interface: Interface SmartStart® with an APU system for increased fuel savings.
Ditch Light Load Shedding: Works with auxiliary load shedding and turns off locomotive ditch lights at the same time as the headlights.
Anti-Tampering Device: Reduces the likelihood of a SmartStart system being disabled by unauthorized personnel while the locomotive is in service.
InteLevel® Fuel Measurement Sensor: With +/- 3% accuracy, this fuel sensor ensures precise fuel measurement and reporting on fuel in the toughest railroad conditions.
 

GPS Location and Geofencing: 24/7/365 map of the latest GPS information and locomotive movement alerts.
Fleet Reports: Find all your SAVER equipped locomotives at a glance • Export of SmartStart Reports - analyze data for continuous improvement.
Automated Alarm Notification: Automated notifications via text message or e-mail. Having up-to-date information allows you to make better decisions that can save an organization time and money.
NOTE: SAVER available in select countries only; contact ZTR for an up-to-date list

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