The Protran Technology Shove and Coupling Warning System gives a warning to the locomotive operator when the locomotive has reached the stopping location needed for the rail cars to be coupled and uncoupled and allows the track workers to get the attention of the locomotive operator when they are in a dangerous location such as in between rail cars.
• Hand shake failsafe warning
• User firendly - seconds to install
• Light weight - less than 5 lbs (2kgs)
• LED display to locomotive engine
• Audible and visual warning
Shove and Coupling Warning System
The Shove and Coupling Warning system serves two vital functions. First, the system gives a warning to the locomotive operator when the locomotive has reached the stopping location needed for the rail cars to be coupled or uncoupled. Second, the system allows the track engineer or track worker to get the attention of the locomotive operator when they are in a dangerous location where they have begun to move in between the rail cars to couple and uncouple them. This gives a secondary warning to the locomotive operator to know when it is unsafe and safe for the train to begin moving.
The Collision Avoidance unit is installed inside the cab of the locomotive in view for the operator. This unit will alert the locomotive operator when a signal is received from one of the Portable Train Detector units or Flagger Devices. When the Collision Avoidance unit is activated, the track number will be displayed on the left side of the screen.
The Flagger Device is used by the track engineers / workers who move in between the rail cars for coupling and uncoupling. When the “Alert” button is pressed, this device transmits a signal to the Collision Avoidance unit. When the Collision Avoidance unit receives the signal from the Flagger Device, it provides an audible alarm and visual indication of which Flagger Device has been activated.
Portable Train Detector
These units are magnetically mounted on the web of the rail at the location where the rail car needs to stop in order to begin uncoupling the cars. When the locomotive reaches this location the Collision Avoidance unit will transmit an alert signal to the operator.