Quick Connect

  • Quick Connect

Overview: Quick Connect

Quick Connect is a standardized interchangeable portable control system designed to interface with locomotives equipped with American Association of Railroads (AAR) standard Multiple Unit (MU) connections. This makes the QC a cost effective solution when the need arises to control more than one locomotive at your operating facility. The QC Locomotive Radio Remote Control System offers the Dependability and Safety required for operating locomotives in harsh industrial locomotive and railroad environments.

A typical QC comprises:

(1) Portable radio remote Operator Control Unit (OCU) with optional Paddle-type or Lightweight Ergonomic

(2) Portable locomotive mounted NEMA 4 (IP66) watertight enclosure containing the Locomotive Computer Unit (LCU)

(3) Portable locomotive mounted NEMA 4 (IP66) watertight enclosure containing an Electro-pneumatic interface.

  • Enclosures are easily transferable from locomotive to locomotive
  • STS (Synchronized Time Sharing) with GPS timing
  • Available Infrared OCU Identification and Linking
  • Pitch & Catch
  • Digital Talkback with "InfoLink"
  • Available PC compatible diagnostic software
  • STS (Synchronized Time Sharing) enables up to 10 systems to operate on one radio frequency: Optional with Ergonomic OCU
  • Simple installation by attaching portable enclosures and plug-in connections for MU sockets
  • Infrared identification verifies link between LCU and OCU (Lightweight Ergonomic-type only)
  • Digital Talkback: true two-way digital communication between OCU and LCU through text display and function LEDs on the OCU
  • Engine alarm monitoring using single alarm input from MU connector
  • Electrically controlled throttle and electrical direction control (reversing) via MU connector
  • Independent braking, independent brake bail, and drag brake functions
  • Numeric display of brakepipe, independent and train brake via Digital Talkback on OCU
  • Visible status text display on LCU
  • Sanding function, Wheel Slip Sensing via MU connector
  • Historical monitoring, external event monitoring, and logging of machine data
  • Horn and Bell function provided on the LCU
  • Solid State Proportional/ analog and Electromechanical/ pneumatic interfacing capabilities
  • Extensive EMI/ RFI protection
  • Complete system diagnostic test on power up
  • Operating range of 1 mile (1600 meters) nominal, dependent on power, frequency and antenna. Longer operating ranges available on request.
  • Operating environments from approximately -40F to +140F (-20C to +60C); RH 0 to 95%, non-condensing.
  • Special low temperature (-40F & -20C) units available on request
  • Verification of output commands through external monitoring
  • Two-stage Automatic Safety Override (ASO) disables only the faulty portion of the locomotive control
  • High digital message data security with error checking (BCH)
  • Simultaneous & independent data signal processing of all incoming commands by two separate micro-processors
  • OCU Push-to Operate (PTO) bar requires enabling before activating any motion causing command (typically throttle advance, brake release, etc.) Paddle-type OCU only:
  • OCU "Vigilance" function: standard on Lightweight Ergonomic-type, optional in lieu of PTO bar on Paddle-type
  • OCU tilt "man down" sensing returns locomotive throttle to idle, disconnects the generator field, and applies independent brakes
  • Additional Description
    The QUICK CONNECT solution is comprised of the Operator Control Unit, Locomotive Control Unit and Electro Pneumatic Interface (EPI)

    OCU Specifications:
    Reference AccuSpeed OCU Controllers

    LCU Specifications:
    Enclosure: 20"L x 20"H x 8"W (50.80cm x 50.80cm x 20.32cm), NEMA 4 (IP66) Steel.
    Weight: Approximately 70 lbs (31.75 kg)
    Environment: Outdoors, -22ºF to 140ºF (-30ºC to 60ºC), RH 0 to 95% non-condensing (-40ºF units available – contact factory for details)
    Electrical: Input/Output connections: Qty 4, quick connect/disconnect plugs and sockets Qty 5, circular disconnect plugs and sockets
    Solid State Digital Outputs: Total of 96 rated at 100VDC with individual fusing at 5A
    Solid State Digital Inputs: Total of 48 rated at 74VDC with individual fusing at 5A
    Electro-mechanical Outputs: 100VDC @ 10A
    Output Termination: 2 screw terminals per I/O position
    Receiver/Decoder Power Source: DC-DC converter; 24-78 VDC Input/13.8 VDC output @ 0.8 A with Under/Over Voltage protection
    Minimum Locomotive Battery voltage: 62VDC
    Micro-controllers: Qty 2 Coldfire MCF 5482 microprocessors
    Microprocessor Speed: 80 MHz
    Fequency Range: VHF 220-222 MHz (FCC), 217-219 MHz (Industry Canada) or UHF 447-473 MHz
    Channel Spacing: UHF 12.5 kHz, VHF 12.5 kHz & 15 kHz
    Emission/Modulation: UHF 9K80F1D +/-2.5 kHz deviation, VHF 8K50F1D +/-1.85kHz deviation (12.5 kHz channel spacing), VHF 10K1F1D +/-2.66kHz deviation (15 kHz channel spacing)
    RF Transmit Power: UHF 1.6W, VHF 2.5W (both options factory set)
    Range: 1-mile line of site
    Duty Cycle: 2.5875%
    Antennas: Qty 1, mounted vertically for receive and transmit. Gain: UHF 5dB, VHF 3dB
    Approvals: US FCC (Part 90) Industry Canada (RSS119)
    Receiver Sensitivity: 0.5?V (20 dB quieting) typical
    Frequency Stability: +/-0.0002% of reference frequency
    Axle Generator: 120 PPR Dual Phase
    Serial Communication Ports: RS232 and RS485 ports that interface with the following:
    • Processor Monitor
    • Radio Communication Module (STS-450)
    • Infrared Transceiver Module
    • Maintenance Terminal
    • GPS
    • Track Transponder Reader
    • Event Recorder
    • DGH Modules (Independent Brake Pressure Transducer, Train Brake Pressure Transducer, Brake Pipe Flow Meter, Axle Generator)
    • Cellular Phone-Modem

    EPI Specifications
    Enclosure: 30"L x 24"H x 10"W (76.2cm x 61cm x 25.4cm), NEMA 4 (IP66) Steel.
    Weight: Approximately 120 lbs (54.43 kg)
    Environment: Outdoors, -22ºF to 140ºF (-30ºC to 60ºC), RH 0 to 95% non-condensing
    -mechanical Relay
    Outputs: Qty 1, 100VDC @ 10A
    connections: Qty 1, quick connect/disconnect plug and socket
    connections: 1/2" & 1" NPT connectors
  • Applications
    Locomotive Remote Control
  • Dimensions (L x W x H)
    508.00 x 203.20 x 508.00 mm (20.00 x 8.00 x 20.00 in)
  • Frequency
    VHF 220-222 MHz (FCC), 217-219 MHz (Industry Canada)
  • Industries
  • Product Benefits
    Interchangeable portable control system designed to interface with locomotives
  • Product Line
    Quick Connect
  • Weight
    Approximately 70 lbs (31.75 kg)
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