R&D Highlights

All Amsted Rail Divisions invest continuously in research and development.

ASF® Test Engineering Center Highlights:

  • 900 lb. Drop testing machine
  • Side Frame Fatigue testing machine
  • Multiple Coil Spring Testing Machine
  • Engineered a strong, robust lightweight truck assembly that reduces the weight of the rail car by more than 800 pounds

BRENCO® Performance Engineering Center Highlights:

  • Multiple types of test rigs including Tandem, Durability, Vibration, Cold Box, and Water Spray
  • Roller bearing Cold Box testing to -60°C
  • Seal test rigs capable of complete testing to AAR M-959 Specification
  • BRENCO® Service Engineers perform numerous in-service tests
  • Utilizes powerful computer programs to assist in new bearing component design

Griffin® Wheel Engineering Highlights:

  • Conducts finite element analyses
  • Pioneered a patented process to produce Micro Alloy™ wheels that provide up to a 72% longer service life in even the most severe environments