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 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.
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 offers:
· Higher overall fuel savings of up to 15 percent
· Emissions reduction up to 15 percent
· Improved train handling to reduce the risk of break-in-two and/or derailment
· PTC integrated for our US customers.
We support two products for energy management:
· TALOS® Train Automation System developed by Progress Rail.
· LEADER® developed by New York Air Brake.
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.