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Automatic Remote Control Coupler for Mine Cars.

Authors
Atkinson-DT; Aponick-AA Jr.; Lane-AJ; Lombardi-JA
Source
NTIS: PB/265-558 Available for Reference At Bureau Libraries :139 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10001170
Abstract
This report describes a new coupler that gives the motorman the capability to selectively couple and uncouple mine cars from the locomotive, to transmit braking intelligence to the coupled cars, and to determine if the trip is intact. Hazards caused by derailment and runaway cars will be reduced a s the brakes are automatically applied in any uncoupled car. Laboratory tests described herein have been completed on the coupler set. Applications include, but are not limited to, the unit train system.
Publication Date
19760101
Document Type
CP; Final Contract Report;
Fiscal Year
1976
NTIS Accession No.
PB-265558
NTIS Price
A08
Identifying No.
OFR 67-77
NIOSH Division
PRC;
Source Name
NTIS: PB/265-558 Available for Reference At Bureau Libraries
Performing Organization
Foster-Miller Associates, Inc.
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