Railcar Unloader Upgrades
Heyl & Patterson’s mechanical upgrades increase Railcar Dumper reliability where it matters most. With machinery made tougher to withstand the rigor of processing heavier cars, Heyl & Patterson is a step ahead with the only built-in-scale earning NTEP certification. Our full line of upgrades includes:
Platen – Weigh scale that’s National Testing and Evaluation Program (NTEP) certified.
Spill Girder – Provides a more even weight dispersal to protect cars and prevent damage.
Equalized Trunnions – Offer less stress, reduced wear and increased life expectancy.
Dust Collection/Suppression – We offer a variety of systems to accommodate your individual needs.
Bottom Dump Conversion – When required, it provides a modified platen for bottom-dumping flexibility.
Dumper Over-Travel Bumpers – Cushion impact in over-travel situations.
Autolube Systems – Insures constant lubrication.
Wheel Chock – Redesigned to fit your needs.
Anti-Rotation Lock Outs – Positively secures dumper against rotation during maintenance.
Drive Upgrades – Advanced, single-reducer design that’s simplified with fewer moving parts for greater reliability.
Redesigned Hydraulic Clamps – Increased reliability.
Chain – More robust chain, chain anchors and sprockets.
Split-Sheave – Easier to replace, less down time.
Chain Anchor – Redesigned for better performance and increased chain life.
Spring – Revamped to handle heavier cars.
Re-Engineered Positioner Head – Incorporates simpler head design that is inexpensive to replace.
Equalized Positioner Wheels – Extends life of positioner runway.
Disc Brakes – Ultramodern design allows for predictable and steadfast execution.
Hydraulics – Leading-edge technology and functionality.
Heyl & Patterson’s electrical upgrades are wired for peak Railcar Dumper performance. Providing improved multiple components for heightened throughout, smoother operation and reduced wear, with added safety features, our available components include:
Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) – Increases the life-span of electrical/mechanical components to dramatically extend motor operation.
Programmable Controllers – Offers optimum precision and safety at every command phase.
Tagline Sensor – Intuitively senses integrity of Railcar Clamping
Tag Reader – Creates a computerized manifest documenting all car
SKU specifics – Instantly detects wrong-way cars to prevent coupling breakage.
Platen Weigh Scale retrofit – Model dependent.
Closed-Circuit Monitoring/Historian – Problem tracking/performance evaluation profoundly enhanced through cameras/applications that document operating adequacy and efficiency.