Available for all locomotive makes and models, our energy management system incorporates track topology, train consist information, route data, operating constraints and goals.
The system helps train operators to run in the most energy and fuel-efficient manner over a given route by automatically controlling throttle and dynamic brakes.
Our Energy Management solutions adjust to train behavior and offer:
Progress Rail offers a fully integrated AESS™, reducing idle fuel consumption by over 50%, SmartConsist™, setting each locomotive to its optimal throttle position, and LEADER®, which determines the optimal control settings. All of these combine for a potential 15% in fuel savings.
On top of this, Progress Rail developed SmartConsist™ to provide an additional 1 to 3 percent fuel savings, for total reductions up to 18 percent. SmartConsist™ sets each locomotive to its individual, prime throttle position within the consist, to improve overall fuel economy and reduce emissions, while achieving required power and tractive effort.
Additionally, our Automatic Engine Start/Stop solution – or AESS™ – monitors critical operating parameters during locomotive idle operation, safely and effectively shutting down the engine once all factors are satisfied. EMD® AESS™ provides superior fuel and lube oil savings, reducing emissions and wayside noise, while ensuring the locomotive remains ready for use. EMD® AESS™ reduces unnecessary idle time by more than 50 percent and improves locomotive fuel efficiency up to 29 gallons per day for switcher use and 18 gallons per day for line haul operation.
When it comes to energy management solutions that work seamlessly together, look no further than Progress Rail. We deliver the most comprehensive fuel savings suite of products available (SmartConsist™, AESS™ & LEADER®) on the market today for locomotives, with the highest rate of return on investment. Available for all locomotive makes and models, our energy management system incorporates track topology, train consist information, route data, operating constraints and goals.Learn More
We are excited to announce our Locomotive Lithium-Ion Battery. This technology allows for a single, 64V drop-in replacement of the traditional 2 lead acid batteries. This allows space for an auxiliary battery that can power the HVAC, cab electronics, and air compressor.Learn More
PR Uptime™ combines our Locomotive Monitoring Center (LMC) experts, Uptime Cloud for secure data distribution and storage, Uptime Connect for data collection and transmission and Uptime Analytics to create measurable value in the shop, in the yard and on the track. How can Progress Rail help your company today?Learn More
The Progress Rail PowerView Locomotive Event Recorder is built on our legacy of railroad event recorders and innovative data acquisition products and solutions. PowerView directly integrates into the EMD® FIRE display as well as other locomotive systems, and contains an integrated, internal, field-replaceable crash-hardened memory module. The recorder has a full industrial switch and multiple Ethernet ports for flexible network connectivity, as well as digital inputs with the capability to add additional inputs for various requirements.Learn More
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