Control System & Propulsion Upgrades

NFORCE Control Module

  • Manufactured for the locomotive industrial environment using the latest technology.
  • Includes one Digital Signal Processor board, one Power Supply board, and up to five digital Input/Output boards depending on application needs. This allows for a scalable system with inter-changeable modules.
  • All boards are multi-layer utilizing EMI shielding.
  • NFORCE operating firmware is in-system programmable, allowing for easy field upgrades and maintenance.

Standard Features

  • Main Generator Management
  • Output Current & Voltage Monitoring & Indication
  • Main Generator Excitation Control
  • Protection & Alarm Indication

Traction Motor Management

  • Current Monitoring & Indication (up to 8 traction motors)
  • Over Current Indication & Protection
  • Over-Temperature Indication & Protection
  • Slipped Pinion Indication & Protection
  • Open Circuit Indication & Protection

Adhesion Control for Wheel Slip Indication & Control

  • Wheel Creep Control
  • Wheel Over Speed Protection & Indication
  • 10T Train Line & Indicator Light Control
  • Sanding Control

Diesel Engine Management

  • Throttle Rate Loading Control
  • Engine Over Loading Protection
  • Throttle & HP Indication

Transition & Field Shunting Control

Dynamic Braking & Extended Range Control

Load Meter Control

VR Control

  • Battery Charging Voltage Regulation
  • Battery Charging Voltage Monitoring & Indication

Operator-Initiated Self Test Modes

  • Relay & Contactor Test Mode
  • Load Meter Test Mode

Fault & Diagnostic Package

  • All records are time stamped
  • All measurements will be displayed in Metric or Imperial
  • Includes trip & Kilowatt logs
  • Includes 120 second diagnostic log (0.1 second resolution)
  • Includes continuous diagnostic data stream log (0.1 second resolution, used in conjunction with NALYSIS ™ Software Package)
  • Includes 100 faults with 3 seconds of data before & 1second after event (0.1 second resolution)

Optional Features

  • Radiator Shutter & Cooling Fan Control
  • Slow Speed Control Ø Air Compressor Control
  • Engine Governor Throttle Control
  • Reverser Control
  • Automatic Ground Fault Detection & Smart Reset
  • Traction Motor Cutout from display eliminating MCO switch
  • Idle Limiting Control Ø NVISION Operator Interface Panel

NLIMIT Control Module

  • Manufactured for the locomotive industrial environment using the latest technology.
  • Includes a two slot box and one multifunction board.
  • A second Input/Output board can be installed depending on application needs. This allows for a scalable system with inter-changeable modules.
  • All boards are multi-layer utilizing EMI shielding.
  • NLIMIT operating firmware is in-system programmable, allowing for easy field upgrades and maintenance.

Standard Features

  • Reduced engine fuel consumption - resulting in significant fuel savings, by shutting down and restarting the locomotive engine during appropriate idle periods.
  • Integrated recording function - records certain locomotive statistics, events, and alarm logs.
  • System indicator lights & Sirens - indicates the status of the system.
  • Operator-Initiated Self Test Mode - allows verification of system operation.
  • Alarm & diagnostic package – monitors the health of system.
  • Automatic ground relay reset – monitors and resets main generator ground relays automatically.
  • Load shedding - automatically turns off the locomotive headlights after a preset period elapses. Load Shedding eliminates repeated, and unnecessary, locomotive restarts.
  • Low/high idle - monitors water and ambient temperatures, reduces idling costs in above freezing temperatures, and maintains engine operating temperature during colder periods.

Optional Features

  • Fan control - monitors water temperature and activates the cooling fans at specified temperatures, while cycling through the fans to share fan operation.
  • Locomotive kilowatt-hour logs/records - These statistics are then used to compare locomotive maintenance costs against locomotive working time.
  • Locomotive speed and distance - provides travel statistics.
  • Hot traction motor protection - protection from running traction motors in excessive short term ratings causing traction motor reliability issues.
  • crew alert vigilance - promotes safer train operations by monitoring the activity of the train controls while the locomotive is being operated.

NLIGHT

  • LED Lights for Conventional GP38 and SD40 Locomotives

Features

  • Reduces the need for changing light bulbs on bi-annual basis thus decreasing maintenance and service issues.
  • Life expectancy of solution is approximately 10 years producing a cost savings over the life of the product compared to current methods

S5506 Fuel Tanks

S580 Crash Worthy Locomotive Frames & Cabs 

Electronics Catalog  NFORCE Locomotive Control System