Research and Development
At Arnold Company, we truly understand the needs and challenges involved with opening railcars as well as truck/trailer hopper gates; safety and productivity solutions are our focus. We have the broadest line of products, the ability engineer and customize when necessary, and the willingness to do so. Our wide array of products is one of the ways we distinguish ourselves in the market. Below is a simple representation of our research and development process, detailing some of the innovations over the years.
IDEA: Conceptual Engineering Drawing
Wheel Mounted Manual Plug Door Opener
PROTOTYPING: Putting the Idea Together
Door Demon® Side-Shift Option
Finished Product: Empowering YOU, our Customer
Loaded Door Demon® Hopper Gate Door Opener
This “Dragon” pneumatic (air) powered features both available options for our two-wheel hopper gate railcar openers: hydraulic vertical lift and side shifting wheels.