2019 RSSI C & S EXHIBITION

RSSI 2019 is scheduled for September 21-24th in Minneapolis, MN.  Spectrum will have their exhibit at Booth #4529.
Stop by to visit us for the largest railroad exhibition being held in North America.

New Face at Spectrum’s Shipping Department

Spectrum welcomes another addition to our team.  Jeff Kazimer comes to us with extensive experience and knowledge in shipping and receiving .  Jeff’s role is to maintain efficient operations in those departments.  He is a great asset to Spectrum.

Spectrum 2018 Company Picnic

Spectrum employees get together for an annual company picnic.  We had a fantastic time with great food and good company.  We are truly lucky to work with a great group of colleagues.

New to Spectrum’s Engineering team

Spectrum would like to welcome the latest addition to its Engineering team. Chris Kulbago, our well experienced Electrical Engineer, has recently joined Spectrum’s team. Chris’ innovative qualities and ingenuity are sure to benefit Spectrum’s principles of excellence and reliability.

Welcome to our new intern

Spectrum Inc. is very excited to announce a new addition this summer to our Engineering team.
Rachel Smith, an Electrical Engineering honor’s program student from Cleveland State University, has been hired by Spectrum as an intern this summer. Read more

Spectrum Inc. at RSSI 2018

Thanks to all who came to visit us at the RSSI 2018 trade show.  Sam, Christine, and Brandon appreciated the opportunity to see all our visitors.

forging sparks

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

Broken Rail Photo

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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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

Redland railway station

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