SIL Controls, Hughes Pump, Caterpillar C15 Engine

Taiwan Railways put into service a new rail cleaning system in 2012. SIL designed and manufactured the complete control system for engine, pump and rail cleaning control. The system includes a complex valve arrangement for selecting main rail, third rail and sleeper track cleaning. The pump package is on a train carriage running along rails while cleaning the track. Remote control from the train Cab is possible with digital communications simplifying installation wiring. Full electronic engine control and monitoring. Full status communication with the train cab is delivered using serial Modbus communications.