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Åkerströms Björbo AB is an international company that develops, produces, markets, and services products for radio remote control of industrial cranes, mobile applications, door-opening systems, and locomotives. It is a Nordic market leader, and its remote control solutions cover everything from simple to sophisticated control systems for complex applications.
Åkerströms Björbo AB was founded in 1918. It offers the market more than 50 years of experience within development of high-quality industrial and mobile adapted products for wireless communication. The company faces an international expansion and has an extensive network of partners that provide local service and support.
Locomote is a special product line designed to meet specific safety needs for remote control of locomotives.
Switching freight cars in a shunting yard is risky, and misunderstandings can occur between switchers, shunting inspectors, and locomotive drivers. Remote control significantly increases safety because the same person driving the locomotive does the switching. If the shunting yard has a switching tower, remote control can also be done from there.
Remote control streamlines work in the shunting yards and makes the operators’ workplace much safer. One of Locomote’s unique functions is the tilt switch on the transmitter, which automatically stops the locomotive if the operator happens to stumble.
Transmitters and receivers are automatically linked using a special coding procedure. This means that the operator easily can take command of the locomotive. And managing transmitters in several shunting yards becomes more flexible—without sacrificing safety.
We applied extra stringent safety standards when we designed Locomote for public locomotive remote control. Locomote 100 is approved according to the European standard Cenelec EN 50239. For radio transmission, we comply at the SIL 3 level.