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Rails Co. introduces wireless controls and monitoring systems for hot air blower and electric switch heaters

Rails Co.'s wireless 900 MHz radio control system provides a wireless communication network that allows wireless control and monitoring of the company's HAB Hot Air Blower Switch Heaters, Tubular Electric Switch Heaters and Snow Detectors — and railway switch heating devices from any manufacturer.

The wireless control system eliminates the need for control wires buried in the ground for existing or new installations. Customers may start and stop switch heaters and monitor system running status from a local bungalow, a local control room or remote locations.

When the HAB Hot Air Blower system is initiated, it performs a systems check to assure that the system is working properly. When the Tubular Electric Switch Heaters are turned on, the system monitors the heat indication circuit to assure that all heaters are turned on.

For remote control and monitoring, the system can be integrated with a controller and VPN secure router to provide secure remote control and monitoring via the internet. The secure network can be connected and accessed with a personal computer, cell phone or tablet.

For more information, visit Rails Co. at Booth #1621 at Railway Interchange 2017, which will be held Sept. 17-20, 2017, in Indianapolis.