Choosing the Proper Equipment
Our knowledgeable team works alongside you to understand your needs and identify the challenges in your environment. When your operators face damaged hopper gates, jams resulting from packed railcars, or unsafe unloading conditions, we offer the proper solution that allows them to safely and efficiently open and close hopper gates.
In order to equip you with the ideal fit for your needs or even custom design certain aspects of your hopper gate opener, we evaluate the following criteria:
- What commodity is unloaded and where it is discharged to
- Frequency and number of railcars received
- Capstan type
- Possible space limitations at the unloading site
- Available power sources: compressed air, electricity, etc.
These units provide a combination of usability and mobility for every environment.
Beam Mounted Units
This line of units features a heavy duty “trolley” which mounts to a standard 6″ beam and easily slides back and forth.
Device Mounted Units
These units mount to devices like a forklift or skid-steer for ease of use within your working environment.
Manually Operated Units
Low-cost alternative for lower volume operations or as a backup unit, this manual unit allows the operator to get out from under the railcar, while putting the operator in a better position to open difficult gates.