Transportation and Rail

Reliable, high-quality lifting and motion control products that keep transportation moving.

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Whether repairing and maintaining rail cars, controlling locomotive equipment or securing loads for transport, Columbus McKinnon products are there to keep things moving. 

When it comes to maintenance and repair, our extensive line of actuators, hoists and crane components help lift, move and precisely position transportation vehicles and components, allowing technicians to get their job done efficiently and safely. 

When vehicles are out on the job, Columbus McKinnon products are used for everything from controlling doors to entire trains. Bus drivers rely on our Duff-Norton-brand actuators to open and control bus while operators use our Magnetek-brand radio remote controls to easily maneuver train cars in the railyard. 

Columbus McKinnon is also a premier manufacturer of American-made chain and forged attachments for the heavy-duty trucking industry, including load binders, binder chain assemblies, and hooks. Our extensive line of load securement equipment provides strength and reliability along with a low total cost of ownership. 

Pfaff Verkehrstechnik - roof working platform for buses

See here our new height adjustable roof working platform for buses.

Nowadays we have a big change in public bus transport to sustainable mobility. We delivered our first height adjustable roof working platform to Sweden. This will cover the maintenance requirements for your entire fleet and ensure safty and efficient work on the roof top.

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Commissioning by remote of a hybrid lifting system for Kangy Angy in Australia

The system has a load capacity of 336 tons (56 tons per wagon) and is installed in 500mm deep foundation pits.

In terms of functionality, the system corresponds to an Underfloor Lifting System, i.e. individual bogies can be pushed & removed under the lifted vehicle.

The special feature are the all-round adjustable body support elements which can be adjusted electrically in all directions (up/down, left/right, forwards/backwards).

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Pfaff Verkehrstechnik - roofworking platform as a turnkey solution

Most of modern trains are low floor types.

Due to special maintenance requirements on the roof top, we will supply you a #roofworking platform as a turnkey solution. This will keep your work #safe and #efficient.

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STAHL CraneSystems Supplies Technology for Railway Car Repair

The Russian/Belarusian joint venture, Osipovichi Wagon Works, was building a new factory for manufacturing and overhauling tank and freight wagons and needed a complete lifting system for the facility. Specifically, Osipovichi needed 36 double girder overhead traveling cranes, including 71 wire rope hoists, 88 end carriages and necessary controls. That's where STAHL CraneSystems' products came in.

STAHL CraneSystems Hoist for Rail Car Repair

Transportation and Rail Case Studies

Browse all of our Transportation and Rail case studies from helping keep airport trams running and heavy-duty vehicle lifts for maintenance shops to specialized wire rope hoists helping construct a tunnel through the Alps.


Brands Serving the Transportation and Rail Industries

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People mover trams play a critical role in large airport operations, and in some cases can operate up to 7 days a week, 365 days a year. At the Minneapolis-St.Paul International Airport, the challenge was finding a U.S.-based single-source supplier for the actuators required to maintain tram operations in both a timely and cost-effective manner.

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Magnetek-brand products have helped railyards increase productivity, enhance safety, and reduce labor costs. The smallest modular locomotive control system in the industry, Magnetek Railyard Radio Remote Control Systems technology combines a lightweight, comfortably contoured portable XLTX radio remote Operator Control Unit (OCU) with a Flex M fixed base receiver with all electronics and pneumatics in one cabinet.

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Load Securement: Know your Transport Binder Chain Assemblies and Load Binders

Do you know the origin of your Transport Binder Chain Assemblies and Load Binders? Choosing the best product for your load securement job can be a difficult task, with so many options to choose from on the market. If you’re comparing costs and quality, or trying to meet domestic-only product requirements for a project, it’s important that you know where your product is coming from.

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We are technology leaders in components and system solutions for mechanical motion and lifting technology.

Our product portfolio includes #screwjacks, #linearmotion, #liftingcolumns, #liftingtables, #electric and #manuel #wireropewinches, #screws, #nuts, #bevelgear boxes and #accessories.


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