Case Studies

Companies all over the world know they can rely on the Laird team to develop smart technology from product conception through to manufacture. Learn how we work closely with customers as design, test and manufacturing partners to solve their critical product and technology challenges.

Maximize the value of remote control assets

As one of North America’s largest Class 1 rail companies, Norfolk Southern utilizes a complex network of rail yards to help support its thriving operations. Each of these yards has its own fleet of remote control locomotives to control and manage the flow of cargo on its main rail lines. Keeping track of these assets and monitoring their usage is critical to maintaining safe and efficient operations. With Laird’s Tasverii™ for Rail monitoring and analytics software, Norfolk Southern has discovered numerous opportunities to improve productivity:

Quick-Turn Tooling From Model Solution

With acquisition of South Korea-based Model Solution, Laird is committed to providing the highest quality products while delivering all aspects of innovation, reliable fulfillment and speed to give customers reliability in manufacturing, leading designs with superior service and speed of delivery.  
Being located near key customers and having the ability to turn around prototypes within hours, Model Solution’s rapid prototyping capabilities enhances existing design innovation and manufacturing proficiencies within Laird to deliver a wider portfolio of capabilities to customers. 

California Highway Patrol Radio Communications System Wideband, Lowband Rugged Antenna Solution

The California Highway Patrol’s (CHP) mission is to provide the highest level of safety, service and security to the people of California. As the largest state police agency in the United States, the CHP serves a large geographic area.

MtronPTI uses ECCOSTOCK FFP for Staking Toroidal Inductors in Place

MtronPTI (, a full service manufacturer of frequency control devices sought to encapsulate several toroidal inductors in one of their 250 MHz High Power RF Filters. These inductors (shown after potting below) undergo extreme vibration throughout its lifespan and without being properly staked in place, they would eventually vibrate loose causing the equipment to malfunction.

Cattron-Theimeg MP 96 keeps locomotives switching for AK Steel

AK Steel, a leading producer of flat-rolled carbon, electrical and stainless steel, is upgrading remote control of 18 locomotives with Laird's Cattron-Theimeg MP 96 Portable Remote Controllers (PRCs).

MP 96 controllers are undergoing installation for locomotive switching operations at four AK Steel facilities in Middletown, Ohio, Ashland, Ky., Rockport, Ind. and Butler, Pa.

“We chose Cattron-Theimeg because of the quality of the product, reasonable price and our positive experiences with previous Cattron products” said Michael Thompson, shift manager at Middletown.