Seaboard Coast Line is using Ampex Corp, FB-500 bin-loop reproducers at 27 hotbox detector locations to provide recorded messages to passing train crews. As the train passes a detector location, components of the system are automatically activated. Simultaneously, a counter begins counting the axles of the train; the infrared detection sensors search the train's axles and bearings for higher-than-normal temperatures; the bin-loop reproducer begins playing prerecorded information which will identify the exact location of any overheated areas; and the computer-switcher receives information which enables it to retrieve the proper data from the reproducer which is transmitted by radio to the train crew.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    P.O. Box 350
    Bristol, CT  United States  06010
  • Publication Date: 1970-7

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  • Pagination: p. 23
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00046932
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1976 12:00AM