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The AUTOMATER® Derailer combines a third party derail with a solar or AC powered electro-hydraulic drive to form a versatile and compact power operated derail suitable for local operation in yards.  For remote operation, the system can interface with third party controls.

In addition to driving the derail, the actuator rotates a blue target that provides a visible indication of the status of the derail. A flashing strobe light on top of the pole mounted control panel also activates when the derail is placed in the derailing position.

The base of the unit is a rigid weldment housing modular components. There is a heavy gauge cover tha can be opened for service by authorized personnel, and a lockable safety switch can disconnect power from the motor for servicing.

If a problem develops with the power drive, a separate lockable compartment allows access to a hand operated pump that can be used to move the derail to or from the derailing position.

The RACOR® AUTOMATER® Derailer will provide many years of trouble free service under the most severe operating conditions.


  • Electrical - 12 VDC battery power
  • Options - 110 VAC, Solar power source
  • Hydraulic Power - 12VDC motor/pump/reservoir (Heavy-duty hand pump back-up)
  • Hydraulic Operating Pressure - Max. 3000 psi (20.684 MPa)
  • Throw Cycle Time - Less than 1.5 seconds
  • Operating Temperature -20°F - 130°F (-29°C - 54°C)
  • Maximum Speed for Trailing - 20 mph
  • Dimensions - Length - 47"; Width - 35"; Height - 26"
  • Weight - 500 lbs