The rear entrance of TMV head office, accessed via Samuelson Street.
13,000 sq.ft. facility for production, shipping, and engineering.
Man removing a module of the TECU control system to illustrate easy removal and installation. main electrical cabinet in background.
Control System design allows for ease in replacement of CPU, I/O,
and SCR modules in your locomotive, train, light rail, or marine vehicle.

Established in 2005, TMV Control Systems Inc. formed from a vision to design and manufacture the next generation of locomotive control systems.  Basing the platform on 22 years of experience in designing locomotive control systems, Mr. Derick Vander Klippe’s pursuit was to offer the rail industry an advanced, robust control system with long-term performance.  The result was the Traction Engine Control Unit (TECU), an intuitive system that is easy to navigate and operate so that you can get the most out of your vehicle.

Electrical Engineering: Installed inside your high voltage electrical cabinet, the TECU I/O modules receive input from contactors, relays, current sensors, fuel level, pressure, and oil sensors, control stand operations such as throttle direction, notch, and brake, and many other locomotive operations. This data is viewable on a display screen located nearby, so you can see exactly what your powerhouse of a vehicle is doing, from the inside out.

Modular Design for Easy Servicing

TECU is the banner product of TMV with a population in excess of 500 systems in locomotives, trains, light rail vehicles, streetcars and marine vessels.  A customer-friendly product that is compact and innovative, TECU is modular by design for hardware commonality and ease in servicing.  Yet, software is specifically “tuned” to meet individual applications and requirements.

An ample amount of inputs and outputs (with provisions for expandability) allow TECU to monitor and control a myriad of functions.

TECU features:

Wheelslip Control; Cooling Fan, Engine, Air Compressor, and Generator Control; 32 bit processor with SD Card Memory and USB connection; Small Size (12H x 14W x 10D); and CAN databus to communicate with new engines.  Please see the TECU page for more information, and the Products page for information on TMV’s other products.

Thank you

The TMV Control Systems Team thanks you for visiting the website; we anticipate you will find the experience beneficial.  Being customer driven, we are pleased at the opportunity to personally discuss your specific needs to find out how we can best accommodate you.

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Locomotive Models with TMV Products:

  • SW8
  • SW800
  • SW900
  • SW1500
  • SW1200
  • MP15DC
  • MP15AC
  • GP11
  • GP15
  • GP35
  • GP38
  • GP39
  • GP40
  • SD10
  • SD20
  • SD35
  • SD40
  • SD50
  • SD90
  • E8
  • F7
  • F59PH
  • GT26
  • PSC.LSL-1400
  • Dash 8
  • Dash 9
  • BL36PH
  • Re-powers w/MTU Engines
  • Re-powers w/Cummins Engines
  • Various Mother-Slugs
  • Battery Locomotive
  • Various Gen-Sets