Radio Remote Control of the locomotive is accomplished via a radio transmitter and receiver. The operator uses the transmitter to control the locomotive from a position other than the cab of the locomotive. Electric Vehicle Controllers Ltd. has designed several different styles of remote systems. These products range from complex controls mounted in very robust enclosures to very simple units that work in conjunction with a specifically designed interface. The decision as to which remote unit to employ will depend on many factors, and will require further discussion once the decision has been made to radio remote a locomotive.
Programmable Logic Controls (PLCs) form the base of our interface package which brings together the functions of the electronic controller, the radio remote package and the brake system. Models are available for single and dual motor locomotives that result in a practical and flexible system capable of accommodating the specific requirements of the individual end user. Wherever possible we employ "off the shelf technology" to keep down-