Solaris® improves the productivity and safety of your existing ballast cars by converting their gates to remote operation. The conversion uses a reliable and rugged 24-volt electric hydraulic pump and hydraulic cylinders to produce the force needed to open and close the gates. Solar panels recharge the system when not in operation, creating a low-maintenance system with no need for auxiliary airlines. Solaris converted ballast cars can be unloaded by either operating joysticks on the sides of the cars or by using a handheld radio remote control that has a range of up to 300 feet.
Solaris is particularly beneficial when combined with GateSync® technology to automate ballast delivery. If you currently have cars that are manually operated, Solaris provides a quick and easy upgrade to make them GateSync compatible.