Railroad Freight and Passenger Transit
This extremely durable and high capacity elastomer technology was founded in the extremely harsh and wide ranging railroad industry. High Load capacity elastomer springs are needed to cushion the high load impacts that naturally occur in both Freight and Passenger Transit Coupling Systems. The technology’s Wide Operating Temperature range and extreme Durability are a perfect fit for the railroad industry were temperatures,in service, can range from -60o F to 120o F and railroad systems span thousands of miles demanding both durability and reliability.
A clear example of the High Load Capacity capability of the TEMAX technology can be found in the variety of Coupling Systems developed for freight and passenger transit systems. Coupling systems are complex assemblies designed for automatic or semi-automatic coupling and decoupling of individual rail cars and or vehicles. During train operation, these coupling system must be able to handle a wide range of Tractive (Draft) and Compressive (Buff) forces. Our multi segment Coupling Assembly Buff Elements have been custom designed to handle impact forces up to 800,000 Lbs (3,600 kN) and energy values of 117,500 ft-Lb (160 kJ).
The durability of the TEMAX elastomer technology is demonstrated by 100,000+ Constant Contact Side Bearing elements with over 400,000 miles of service without failure. These elastomer elements are used to control the stability of the railcar suspension when operating at high speeds.
Our extensive experience in product development and design combined with our proprieary design base allow our engineers to get the most out of the unique capabilities of the TEMAX technology. The Passenger Transit Secondary Suspension pad used this design experience to soften the ride and damp the rail noise on Passenger Transit Cars in India.