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Culture of innovation drives nonstop performance

At Amsted Rail, next-generation technology isn’t just on the drawing board. It’s attached to your railcar. For over a century, we’ve been advancing heavy haul rail with innovative components and integrated systems that set the standard for performance and reliability.

Our Innovation Pillars

We have an ongoing commitment to creating a company-wide culture of innovation, using cutting edge technology to keep your railcars rolling today, and far into tomorrow.
Collaboration

Collaboration

Ongoing Education

Ongoing Education

Mentor Programs

Mentor Programs

Technology

Technology

Innovation Labs

Innovation Labs

Strong Investment in R&D

Through our state-of-the–art engineering and performance testing centers, we’re dedicated to finding new ways to shape the future of heavy haul rail.
 

Setting the standard for performance and reliability

Our rigorous testing process ensures that every product meets or exceeds the highest industry standards.
Bogie

Bogie Test Engineering Center Highlights:

  • Strong, robust lightweight truck assembly reduces the weight of the railcar by more than 800 pounds
  • Tested to insure optimal reliability through:
    • 900 lb. Drop testing machine
    • Side Frame Fatigue testing machine
    • Multiple Coil Spring testing machine
Bearing

Bearing Performance Engineering Center Highlights:

  • Provides fretting performance benefits over the competition:
    • Utilizes powerful computer programs to assist in new bearing component design
    • 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
    • Bearing Service Engineers perform numerous in-service tests
Wheel

Wheel Engineering Highlights:

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