Knightronix, Inc.
2212 Silver Lake Road NW New Brighton, MN 55112 USA
phone (651) 636-1008


Electro-Pneumatic Braking system for Freight Trains: DIRCO/ New York Air Brake.

Knightronix designed and developed the control and communications electronics and software for an Electronically-Controlled Pneumatic (ECP) Brake system (EP-60) for freight trains.  Initially developed by Knightronix and Duluth & Iron Range Company (DIRCO), the technology is now owned by New York Air Brake Corporation. Benefits of an ECP brake system include a 70% reduction in stopping distance, improved train handling, graduated release, train instrumentation and reduced fuel costs.

To learn more about New York Air Brake Corporation and the EP-60 Electronically Controlled Pneumatic Brake system, click on the following link.
New York Air Brake Corporation - EP-60 Brake System