Rail Insider – Keeping the Train Wheels Rolling. Information For Rail Career Professionals From Progressive Railroading Magazine

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A. Stucki Co. has supplied highly engineered parts and services to the rail industry for more than a century. The company has grown and diversified in recent years to supply dynamic control products, brake system components, springs, bearings, track infrastructure and other products, as well as provide remanufacturing, repair, direct-to-locomotive refueling and additional services.

Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Stucki operates 20 facilities throughout the United States, Mexico and Brazil. Through its four manufacturing divisions, the company provides advanced engineering, manufacturing, fueling and maintenance services to the rail industry.

Some of Stucki’s recent developments include:

  • expanded and modernized axle lathe equipment for precision machining of freight-car, transit-car and locomotive axles;
  • wheel shop improvements designed to increase efficiencies and output for all sizes of freight-car wheel sets;
  • expanded product lines of freight-car brake components and production capacity, including brake beams, hand brakes, brake levers, brake beam liners and brake shoe keys; and
  • modernized equipment process improvements for reconditioned freight-car roller bearings and locomotive Hyatt journal bearings.

Shown: Axles ready to ship to a customer from A. Stucki Co.’s subsidiary Seco Machine in North Canton, Ohio.

“The market for high-quality and readily available rail-car parts has been growing,” said Scott Driggers, Stucki’s president of reconditioning and repair services, in an email. “That growth is being driven in part by investment in rail networks and infrastructures in the United States and around the world.”

Improvements in rail-car technologies are not only enhancing the reliability and tracking of goods transportation, but often are doing so in an environmentally friendly way that’s also become a major factor in rail and rail-car parts manufacturing and maintenance, he said.

Article Courtesy of Progressive Railroading

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