OTSO-robot shunters and OTSO shunting locomotives
OTSO-robot is a versatile multi-purpose shunting robot. It moves wagons on loading and unloading sites, in maintenance or bogie changing depots, harbour areas, factories, shunting yards, on inclines, and in many other places requiring the repeated moving of wagons, even over longer distances.
The OTSO-robot can be controlled either by a portable radio unit or a control devices on the robot itself. Its movements can be automated, making it possible to link shunting to the production process. A radio-controlled or an automated robot reduces work and allows personnel and cost savings.
The OTSO shunting locomotive is in many ways like the OTSO-robot, but the locomotive is equipped with a cabing with one or two driving places. Naturally the locomotives can be radio-controlled as well.
Compared with a conventional manned locomotive, the OTSO-robots and OTSO shunting locomotives are significantly less expensive to purchase and use, and their maintenance costs, engine power and maximum speed are lower.