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Turnout converter

05 Oct 2011

UK: The Points Converter launched by Zonegreen enables hand-operated turnouts to be converted to powered and remote control, helping to streamline the operation of depots, reducing the need for stop-start operations and also reducing the risk of staff accidents.

‘The system is made up of two parts’, explains Technical Director Christian Fletcher. ‘A points converter device and an intuitive handset that allows the operator to remotely control the points system. The device attaches to an existing manually-operated switch without compromising the integrity of the existing mechanism and, crucially, it requires no civil works or changes in the operating procedures for its installation.’

Remote control is from hand-held or in-cab devices, or alternatively a PC-based centralised system is available.