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ZTR Now Offers the Modern Locomotive Axle Generator in a PCD 6x4.5 Bolt Pattern Version
[August 13, 2014]

ZTR Now Offers the Modern Locomotive Axle Generator in a PCD 6x4.5 Bolt Pattern Version

MINNEAPOLIS --(Business Wire)--

ZTR launched a modern version of the locomotive axle generator for Timken bearings last fall. The new ZTR Locomotive Axle Generator™ featured a modern, low-profile design.

"The interest in this product was immediate and generated a number of requests for a non-Timken version," said Dave Brooks, ZTR Product Development Manager. "Given the demand we have developed a Locomotive Axle Generator for non-Timken bearings."

Like the Timken version, the non-Timken version of the Locomotive Axle Generator is field-configurable, easy-to-install, and replaces most existing axle generators. It mounts with a typical 6 x 4.5 PCD bolt pattern. The pulse per revolution (PPR) signal is programmable so it can replace virtually any older unit. The low profile of the Axle Generator means it is less likely to get damaged from impact. The IP69K rating prevents water and oil from getting inside and freezing, increasing reliability.

Interested in learning more? Visit or drop by one of our booths this fall. ZTR will be exhibiting at RSI/CMA in Montreal, Canada, September 21-23, booth #401 and at InnoTrans in Berlin, Germany, September 23-26, Hall 6.2, Stand 509. You may also e-mail, or call 1-952-233-4340.

About ZTR

ZTR provides innovative locomotive modernization solutions that improve performance, reliability, and efficiency. As locomotive modernization experts, ZTR Control Systems helps railroads gain an additional 15-20 service years out of locomotives with the NEXSYS™ III-i system, an industry leading fuel and emissions reduction system SmartStart®, and new products like KickStart™ and the Locomotive Axle Generator. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter (News - Alert) (

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