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  • How to operate Miner's SaniLOK Gravity Pneumatic Outlet Gate

    Miner's SaniLOK Gravity Pneumatic Outlet Gate has been designed to better discharge dry bulk for both gravity and vacuum unloading. With a wide-variety of gate models available, versatility in dry bulk materials, and simple operation, it’s no wonder SaniLOK has become preferred by many major shippers. Simple to operate. Reliable performance. Proven Design.

    Outlet Gates

  • Miner Double Groove Pneumatic Gate for Plastics

    Miner's Double Groove pneumatic gate continues to be a simple, reliable, and proven solution for securely shipping plastics or similar commodities. One handle is all it takes to operate the Miner Double Groove. Easily move positions from closed to sample, unload or cleanout. Simple to operate. Reliable performance. Proven Design.

    Outlet Gates

  • How Does A Draft Gear Absorb Railcar Energy?

    The draft gear’s job is to manage the forces by absorbing and cushioning the energy associated with pushing, pulling, starting, stopping, and coupling rail cars. The TF-880 Draft Gear is the most widely specified draft gear in the industry, with a 35-year track record and over 1.4 million gears in service.

    Draft Gears

  • Miner's AutoLOK™ II Outlet Gate for Railcars

    Miner’s heavy-duty outlets are simple to operate and offer reliable, trouble-free discharging of commodities such as grain, sugar, dry bulk chemicals, sand, cement, and other commodities.

    Outlet Gates

  • TecsPak® Springs

    TecsPak technology continues to innovate, and lies at the heart of Miner’s industry-leading TF-880TM draft gear, our constant contact side bearings, and in buffers and drawgear springs worldwide.

  • Miner Enterprises at a glance

    Perfecting Railcar Performance

  • Technical Services Report

    May 2010

  • How to Inspect, Adjust and Install Miner Constant Contact Side Bearings for Railcars

    Miner TecsPak Constant Contact Side Bearings help minimize railcar life cycle costs by providing exceptional, proven control over a variety of railcar truck conditions. Proper setup height measurement is key to proper side bearing performance.

    Constant Contact Side Bearings

  • Miner TF-880 Draft Gear Milestone

    Miner One Millionth TF 880 Draft Gear

    Draft Gear

  • Freight Railcar Curve Negotiation

    How does side bearing control truck hunting. Watch how Miner TecsPak Constant Contact side bearings help railcars negotiate curves.

    Constant Contact Side Bearings

  • Better Railcar Cleanout from Unloading Sugar

    With our close collaboration with Domino Sugar, Miner has improved upon their industry standard SaniLOK pneumatic outlet gate.

    Outlet Gates

  • Freight Railcar Rock and Roll - Constant Contact Side Bearings

    Watch how Miner constant contact side bearings protect railcars from rock and roll.

    Constant Contact Side Bearings

  • Freight Railcar Truck Hunting - Constant Contact Side Bearings

    Watch how Miner constant contact side bearings help control truck hunting.

    Constant Contact Side Bearings

  • Ore Car Air Driven Rapid Discharge System

    Miner's rapid discharge systems for ore cars provide the largest opening possible on through-sill railcars. With the air driven version, two sets of connecting rods allow the timing between doors to be adjusted for simultaneous opening. The patented lost-motion secondary lock ensures that doors will not open unless the cylinder is activated. And the connecting links are fully adjustable allowing the doors to be adjusted easily as car body sags over time.

    Rapid Discharge Systems

  • Miner VersaFlow for Dry Bulk Commodities

    The fully automated VersaFlow™ Rapid Discharge system for covered hoppers is designed to keep up with the industry's demand for unloading bulk commodities such as soda ash, metallic silica, gypsum pellets, etc., quickly and reliably into pits. This VersaFlow™ system enables a 100-ton car to be emptied in less than 40 seconds at speeds up to three mph. The VersaFlow installs easily on center sill cars and fits most standard or custom designs for covered hoppers.

    Rapid Discharge Systems

  • Miner AutoMEC Automated Rapid Discharge System

    The fully automated AutoMEC® bottom discharge system is designed to unload coal or other bulk material at speeds ranging from one-half to three miles per hour, over trestles or into pits.

    Rapid Discharge Systems

  • Miner Type G Automated Single Door in Action

    The Type G rapid discharge system, which is designed for retrofitting to existing cars with locks on each door and an under center sill brake rod, allows a single person to operate two doors from either side of a car. The system can be furnished with single or double linkages to allow use in handling coal or other heavier commodities.

    Rapid Discharge Systems

  • Miner Type D Rapid Discharge Single Door System in Action

    The Type D rapid discharge system, which can be applied to new or existing cars, allows a single person to operate two doors from either side of a hopper car to reliably discharge coal or other bulk material.

    Rapid Discharge Systems

  • Miner Type G Rapid Discharge System for Unloading of Heavy Commodities

    The Type G rapid discharge system, which is designed for retrofitting to existing cars with locks on each door and an under center sill brake rod, allows a single person to operate two doors from either side of a car. The system can be furnished with single or double linkages to allow use in handling coal or other heavier commodities. The double link door operating mechanism is specifically designed to provide safer, faster, more trouble-free unloading of dense materials such as coal, rock, limestone, aggregate and ore from open top hopper rail cars.

    Rapid Discharge Systems

  • Miner AutoMEC Rapid Discharge System for Coal Trains in Motion

    Miner's fully automated bottom discharge system is designed to unload coal or other bulk material at speeds ranging from one-half to three miles per hour, over trestles or into pits. The AutoMEC is an air-operated, single-link door linkage system that maximizes reliability, minimizes door adjustments and reduces maintenance costs over the life of the car.

    Rapid Discharge Systems

  • Miner AutoMEC Double Link Rapid Discharge System for Ore and Rock

    Miner's fully automated bottom discharge system is designed to unload coal or other bulk material at speeds ranging from one-half to three miles per hour, over trestles or into pits. The AutoMEC is an air-operated, double-link door linkage system that maximizes reliability, minimizes door adjustments and reduces maintenance costs over the life of the car.

    Rapid Discharge Systems

  • Miner Ore Car Quick Drop Rapid Discharge System

    Miner's rapid discharge systems for ore cars provide the largest opening possible on through-sill railcars. With the Quick Drop version, the opening doors are disassociated with each other allowing them to swing freely once unlocked. In addition to the primary and secondary lock systems, a safety catch has also been employed which ensures doors are fully closed and locked prior to the train moving.

    Rapid Discharge Systems

  • AAR Removal of Reconditioned Draft Gears

    In 2004, AAR M-901B was substantially revised to include a rigorous set of standards that each model of draft gear must meet when reconditioned. Learn what is involved in testing reconditioned gears and its importance in controlling train forces and reducing wear.

    Draft Gears