A linear-motorized car retarder-booster (L4) which can control the speed of wagons with stability to external disturbances, utilizing the features of a linear induction motor has been developed. A yard automation system based on this device which is available for both retardation and boosting of wagons and is itself automatic will contribute to a safe, efficient yard work at small cost. The present paper purports to describe the development of L4 and its tentative application for automation of Toyama freightyard.

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    Ken-yusha, Incorporated

    1-45-6 Hikari-cho, Kokubunji-shi
    Tokyo,   Japan 
  • Authors:
    • Usami, Y
    • Fujie, J
    • Nakashima, H
  • Publication Date: 1973

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  • Accession Number: 00053740
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Railway Technical Research Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Quart Rpt
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1974 12:00AM