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On-Board Brake Piston Monitoring System

The brake piston is either body-mounted (1 per car) or truck mounted (2 per car) for braking service.  Remote monitoring from the side of one car or the locomotive cab is envisioned.

 

ACT Charts 



ACT Hopper

Goals: 

  • Improve rail safety
  • Decrease maintenance costs
  • Provide status of brake system

Features: 

  • Real-time measurement of cylinder displacement
  • Defect detection 
  • ProvWeatherproof
  • Electronic monitoring box

For more information please contact: 

Monique.Stewart@dot.gov - 202-493-6358
John.Punwani@dot.gov - 202-493-6369 

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