The TagMaster RFID system will play a key role in the
automation of power switching on locomotives on
Chinese railways. The first volume order for an RFID
system to be installed on 100 locomotives in China
has been placed by the Guangdong Railway Bureau
through TagMaster’s local partner, FTRD Industry in Shenzhen.

Chinese railways are to be improved and modernised
in order to allow higher speed and improved safety. The
TagMaster RFID system will be a central part in a new
automatic power switching system on locomotives. The
system will ensure that the locomotive automatically
switches between different feeder stations in each sector
of the track, allowing the driver to focus on driving the
train in a more relaxed and secure manner.

Today the transition between zones is handled manually
several times along the track. This is regarded as a
critical moment, where a mistake can cause such fatal
damage to the engines that the train has to stop along
the track. This can lead to safety risks, costly repairs
and loss of time.
“This is an important milestone for TagMaster. Selling
our equipment to the railway industry will have a
positive impact on all ongoing business projects in China.
TagMaster now strengthens its general market position
in China and especially within the railway sector”, says
Anders Holmlund of TagMaster.