Marybeth Luczak, editor-in-chief
The Belt Railway Firm of Chicago (BRC) will equip its fleet of locomotives with gas financial system monitoring and idle discount, incident investigation and mechanical well being, and excessive coupling energy warning applied sciences from Wi-Tronix.
These features are a part of the Violet Edge IoT system from the Bollingbrook, Illinois-based supplier and allow “a fast and environment friendly response to emergency conditions or incident investigations.”
The system will assist BRC, an intermediate observe, “enhance our gas financial system, our environmental footprint and the general effectivity of our locomotives,” mentioned President Mike Grace. “At BRC, we’re excited a few networked resolution that gives actionable data and insights into the efficiency of our rail networks in actual time.”
BRC has over 780 acres of amenities, greater than 300 miles of yard observe and a 28 mile multi-lane mainline. The clearing yard classifies and dispatches greater than three,000 railcars each day.
“As a closed-loop brokerage operation, the Chicago Belt Railway has some distinctive operational necessities and the pliability of the Wi-Tronix resolution allows us to realize enterprise worth,” mentioned Larry Jordan, CEO and CTO of Wi-Tronix.