Laird: compact solution for remote, wireless control movement of a locomotive

Laird is launching the Transport Locomotive Control Unit (LCU), a space-saving solution for industrial rail applications. The new Transport LCU, which is now available for supply, is installed inside the locomotive and serves as the controlling system for remote, wireless control movement of a locomotive through a railyard and is designed as a small space, easy-install solution. The Transport LCU pairs with either the wearable Paddle or Toggle Operator Control Unit (OCU) regardless of the operator’s location in the yard.

There are several safety and productivity benefits associated with having remote control operation. To put it simply, remote control operation enables an operator to make safer decisions based on situational awareness that cannot be achieved from inside the cab of the locomotive.

The Transport LCU is noted for its compact, single-cabinet design that requires less space inside the locomotive; easy installation that reduces maintenance and downtime; is designed to allow fast troubleshooting; and, fewer maintenance and repair components for a lower total cost of ownership.

The new Transport LCU delivers the quality and performance that Laird is known for in rail and other markets around the globe. An industry leader in the design, manufacturing, installation and service of wireless automation and control solutions worldwide, Laird delivers a full range of cost-effective, reliable and robust communication and remote control components and products that enhance worker safety and operational efficiencies, and bolsters productivity in industrial and other sectors.


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