The GateSync® software solution independently operates the remote controlled gates on your existing ballast cars to automate ballast delivery. It takes the labor out of the ballast placement process, minimizes the amount of ballast you need to place, and cuts down on the amount of track time you need to devote to the process.
GateSync relies on pre-dump survey from our BallastSaver® ballast assessment system. Data from BallastSaver scans are loaded into GateSync, which synchronize the opening and closing of gates on your ballast cars to place ballast exactly where it’s needed while avoiding crossings, switches and other “no dump” zones. From 2 cars to 50, GateSync provides continuous ballast unloading at up to 10 miles per hour, making light work of even the longest stretches of ballast unloading.