Over the past 30 years, average freight car weight has increased over 50%, from 70 tons to 110 tons. That’s a dramatic jump in capacity and it’s taking place in both in North America and globally. All that extra weight puts extra stress on today’s freight car axles – making reliability and performance an even greater priority.
Precision engineering. Exacting tolerances. Demanding processes. That’s how Amsted Rail sets the bar higher for axle performance. From cast ingot to finished product, we manufacture every axle for the heavy haul market with no margin for error. Our manufacturing processes, testing and technology are as demanding and rigorous as the railcar environments axles have to withstand every day.