Amsted Rail has long been recognized as the premier manufacturer of fatigue-resistant couplers. Our standard and specialty couplers are engineered to do more than meet AAR-approved standards but push beyond them. We also provide a broad array of high-performance coupler yokes, all rigorously tested to ensure forces applied to the coupler head are dampened by the gear.
Heavy haul impacts call for high-performance protection.
Stand up to a world of hard knocks
The ends of your heavy haul railcars take a beating from high-impact contact. To withstand the relentless pounding – from railcar coupling to push and pull on the go – you need the toughest protection available. You need the kind of innovative energy management systems that have set the standard worldwide for performance and reliability that only Amsted Rail can provide.
Performance driven by design
With our engineering expertise and advanced custom modeling system, Amsted Rail precisely analyzes the impact energy of in-train forces to assure you that our energy management solutions will stand up to the most extreme operating conditions. And for total assurance, we prove all of our energy management systems on our impact test track with the most demanding railcars in service.
Backed by our unparalleled level of commitment, we engineer integrated end-of-car systems for effectively reducing impact stress.Our innovative solutions positively impact your bottom line by lowering maintenance costs, reducing unplanned downtime and increasing the service life of your cars.
Your single-source solution
Our comprehensive product line enables you to customize and coordinate all your end-of-car system needs with a single supplier. From the market’s toughest integral cast draft sills and draft gear, to a complete line of AAR-approved cushioning units, drawbars and couplers, Amsted Rail can deliver whatever you need, whenever you need it.
Our global manufacturing capacity assures you of our unsurpassed responsiveness wherever your railcars run. When the entire cushioning system is designed by the industry leader, you can leave your car and cargo worries behind.
Cushioning solutions for any railcar, any cargo, anywhere
There’s no stopping the humps and hits your cars will take, but our end-of-car systems can protect your investment. Today, Amsted Rail has expanded its leadership well beyond couplers to include customized cast draft sill configurations complemented by a full range of advanced draft gear systems and cushioning devices.