Monitoring Railcars Wirelessly

In grain stations and ports, railcar axle movers push railway cars so that train engines are not needed.

A railcar wheel monitoring system detects the railcar wheels and triggers an axle pushing arm to activate, pushing the railcar to the next loading or unloading station.


  • Increased accuracy and efficiency.
  • Eliminates the need to run cables  where they would be impractical or not possible.

  • Monitoring Railcars Wirelessly

Banner Engineering's SureCross FlexPower Node connected to a limit switch makes operating this system more reliable because it eliminates the need for wiring runs. The system also resists vibration, dirty and high-temperature environments.

The railcar wheel triggers a trip arm, activating the limit switch connected to the FlexPower Node. The pusher arm rises and pushes the railcar to the next loading or unloading station.

Banner's enhanced Gateways and Nodes offer increased range in the 900 MHz frequency band. The system density I/O capacity provides up to 12 discrete inputs or outputs or a mix of discrete and analog I/O. 

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