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Why Electric Infrared Is The Future Of Die Heating In The Forging Industry

There are many factors to consider during a forging process, but one that is too often overlooked is die temperature. Unfortunately, die heating is often performed ineffectively or skipped altogether. A die that is not properly heated will crack and wear prematurely and could produce inferior forged parts. In addition to compromising the quality of work, dies that are not heated properly can have a detrimental impact on direct costs and productivity. Read more

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Broken Rail and Rail Heaters

The post below is from a white paper by Spectrum’s mechanical engineer, Carmelo Franchina Jr., exploring the challenges of broken rail and rail heaters. Click here to download the report in full.

Safety is an important concern within the rail industry. High voltage electricity, uneven terrain, sharp objects and large moving trains all pose a potential risk to the worker trying to perform his/her job. Broken rail is also a problem that is commonly faced.

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Railway Interchange 2017

Join Spectrum for Railway Interchange 2017. Attended by nearly 10,000 industry professionals from around the globe, this event is the largest combined railway exhibition and technical conference in North America.

RWI logo 2017 with sponsorsEvent Info:
September 17-20, 2017
Indiana Convention Center
Indianapolis, Indiana
Booth: 1037

Spectrum RRSH hot/cold air blower (5hp)

After 40 Years, Spectrum’s Original Line Of Hot Air Blowers Still Going Strong

Spectrum’s RRSH Hot Air Blower has a long history of keeping track switches clear of ice and snow. This economical and durable product was first launched in 1978.  Read more

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5 Ways Winter Attacks Your Railroad And How To Fight Back

Delays, derailment, personal injury – extreme weather can have devastating impacts on trains, railroads and the people who work on them. However, there is a secret weapon you can use to fight back: a winter action plan. Read more

Progressive Railroading Rising Stars

Spectrum president to be honored by Progressive Railroading

From: Progressive Railroading names 2017 Rising Stars Award honorees, Progressive Railroading

Spectrum is proud to announce the inclusion of our president, Danielle Ross, in Progressive Railroading’s Rising Stars Awards program. Read more

Forge Fair 2017

Forge Fair 2017

Join Spectrum at booth 918 for Forge Fair 2017 and add us to your show planner. Forge Fair is North America’s largest event dedicated exclusively to the forging industry.

Forge Fair 2017

Event Info:
April 4-6, 2017
Cleveland Convention Center
Cleveland, Ohio
Booth: 918

ASLRRA 2017 Logo with dates

ASLRRA 2017 Connections

Join Spectrum for ASLRRA 2017 Connections. This is the annual convention of American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association.

ASLRRA 2017 Logo with dates

Event Info:
April 22-25, 2017
Gaylord Texan
Grapevine, Texas
Booth: 223

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AARS 121st Annual Meeting

Join Spectrum for the 121st Annual Meeting of the American Association of Railroad Superintendents.

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Event Info:
July 23-25, 2017
Chase Park Plaza
St. Louis, Missouri
Booth: TBD

Spectrum Track Switch Heaters to be used by Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad

Spectrum Infrared, a division of Advanced Detection Systems, Inc. (Cleveland, Ohio) announced that Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad has procured 70+ SPECTRUM RRSH Track Switch Heater to be installed at the Blue Island and Riverdale Yards. Read more