AWS 3

Automatic Warning System

Description

The Automatic Warning System (AWS) is a safety system consisting of 3 different magnet types (AWS 1, 2 and 3) and a locomotive-mounted detector (MagSense), designed to aid drivers in observing the fixed signals, particularly under adverse weather conditions, and is supplementary to the fixed signals which the driver must observe.

The equipment in the track consists of a protective ramp preceding a Permanent Inductor (AWS3) and an Electro Inductor (AWS1). The Permanent Inductor has its North Pole uppermost and this magnetic field by itself gives a “caution” indication to the driver.

AWS 3

Ordering Part Numbers

Product Name

AWS 3

P/N

Part Number

AWS3