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
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.
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.
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
Spectrum is proud to announce the inclusion of our president, Danielle Ross, in Progressive Railroading’s Rising Stars Awards program. Read more
Join Spectrum for ASLRRA 2017 Connections. This is the annual convention of American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association.
April 22-25, 2017
Join Spectrum for the 121st Annual Meeting of the American Association of Railroad Superintendents.
July 23-25, 2017
Chase Park Plaza
St. Louis, Missouri
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