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Whiting Railway & Transit Maintenance

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Whiting has always been heavily committed to the Design & Manufacture of Equipment & Systems used throughout the Transportation Industry to increase the efficiency and lower the cost of Locomotive & Railcar Maintenance.

Whiting is the best recognized brand of all Locomotive & Car Shop Material Handling Equipment in North & South America and as far as Australia, with 75% – 90% of all installed infrastructure since 1884.

Current capabilities cover the “total” requirement… each unit and system reflecting the most advanced design concept and highest levels of quality and performance. Designs are conservative – utilizing generic, readily available materials and components. Advanced microprocessor controls have been added to enable warranties of up to 10 years.

System Engineering

 

 

Whiting provides System Engineering:

Transportation Equipment Listings

Body Hoists

Body Hoists

Body Hoists utilize lifting pads that contact the transit car at predetermined jacking points. The hoist capacity can be designed to handle cars with or without trucks attached. Body hoists, when used in pairs at both ends of card, can be used in conjunction with a car hoist. Once a car is in position, the body hoists are elevated into contact with the jack pads on the car. The car hoist is then lowered bringing any or all trucks to track level for removal to a work centre. The body hoists are then supporting the car weight. Body hoists may raise or lower the car to a more convenient height for accessibility. Standard capacities range from 7 to 15 tons.
Body Stands

Body Stands

The Body Stands operate and are similar to a Body Hoist for support of the car body when trucks are being removed. They do not, however, have the motive power capability to raise or lower the car, but merely provide support. Car Hoists are required to be used with Body Stands. Their standard capacities are 4 to 12½ tons. There are 96 Body Stands of 6-ton capacity used at the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority Shop.
 

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Car Progression System

Car Progression System

Remote control devices operating in a partially enclosed buried track are used to progress one or many cars. It avoids many of the obvious hazards associated with the usual exposed tag line car pullers. At the same time, it allows for the design of partially or fully automated systems.The load advancing robot arm can contact the car axle, coupler, car end frame, journal box or other point consistent to the cars being progressed. It can also be used to move trucks only to and from a truck repair area.

Unique designs are available to remotely raise or lower the robot arm. Also available are styles that “capture” the truck assembly to maintain control throughout its travel.

Hopper Car Washing

Hopper Car Washing

At the washing station, an underhung crane lowers into the car and a washing wand equipped with a roto jet nozzle that sprays 140 gallons (630 litres) of water per minute through four jet outlets at 400 psi (27 bar) of pressure. Below, Whiting underhung cranes are lowered into the first car on the left track. The 48-car cut on the right track is being advanced in two-car increments by Whiting ROBOTS. Trolleys will traverse to wash cars on the right track while the cut on the left is being advanced.
Locomotive Sanding

Locomotive Sanding

Sand bridges – one man can service five locomotives with four sand boxes in 18 minutes. Sanding gantry rides on parallel tracks straddling two rail spurs. Pushbutton controls move platform vertically and horizontally. Hoses of various lengths from the hopper enable the operator to fill sand boxes in any location.
Multiple Car Hoists

Multiple Car Hoists

Car hoists raise the entire transit car to a convenient height for worker access to underbody components. Utilizing a rugged, proven, mechanical screw/nut design, two or four screw designs are standard in capacity ranges to 50 tons. Cars can be raised individually, articulated, or in married pairs with electrically synchronized car hoists positioned under each truck location. An important feature of the electro-mechanical screw/nut design requires motor power to the car hoist to both raise and lower, this minimizing the possibility of inadvertent lowering of the hoist with personnel under the car(s). Spinning posts, capable of assuming the carload at the truck frame may be incorporated into the car hoist to allow the wheels to be rotated for various audio/visual inspections.
Portable Electric Jacks

Portable Electric Jacks

Whiting portable electric jacks consist of a steel base containing a worm and worm gear. Welded to the base is a massive structural steel column assembly housing an alloy steel jackscrew and aluminum bronze jack nut. The jack nut travels on the screw and support the lifting bracket. A single operator manning a portable electric jack station can control simultaneous operation of any number of jacks. Each jack may also be operated individually.

Whiting portable jacks can be equipped with a variety of specialized brackets to meet the requirements of dozens of unique lifting operation. Jack capacities range from 10 to 60 tons.

Railcar Repair Systems

Railcar Repair Systems

One Spot car repair system – expedites riptrack work, slashes labour costs, reduces bad order delays, all but eliminates switch engine hours. Design and layout, variety of equipment availible to suit specific requirements.Dependable, service tested Whiting maintenance equipment is available in a variety of arrangements to speed maintenance and reduce costs and downtime. Electric motor powered multi-hoist units can be arranged to lift single or coupled cars. All units are synchronized and interlocked to maintain minimum elevation variations. Use of the mechanical screw and nut principle allows hoisting and holding at any position within the complete range of the hoist. Whiting Systems Engineering offers design and layout services to suit your requirements. In addition to hoisting and holding, all equipment for car and train moving, as well as overhead crane systems are all available from a single source. We invite you to take advantage of our experience in planning intercity and transit shops. A conference at your convenience can easily be arranged.
Transfer Tables

Transfer Tables

The transfer table is an invaluable tool for maintaining traffic flow between tracks in a car repair or maintenance shop. While transfer tables normally require a pit up to several feet deep, Whiting can supply a table not requiring any pit. This design is most unique in that it still permits normal traffic flow on a track even when the transfer table is busy on another track. A transfer table consists of a single length of track that can be moved from side to side, in a direction perpendicular to the track. There are often multiple tracks on one side of the table and a single or multiple track(s) on the other.

Train Washing

Train Washing

Train washers designed to meet specific requirements, with a variety of brush arrangements to handle all types of equipment including the new lightweight trains, dome cars, and diesel-electric locomotives with car contour.Whiting delivers outstanding train washing solutions no matter the size. Our automatic washing systems are built of the highest quality materials and we use only the finest cleaning detergents. Each unit contains sensors that follow the shape of the vehicle so that the water jet sprayers and optional rotary brushes completely and safely remove all dirt and grime leaving a bright, clean finish.

Truck Hoists

Truck Hoists

Truck repair hoists are similar to car hoists. A truck repair hoist’s primary purpose is to increase shop safety and efficiency by providing maintenance personnel with a convenient access height for the inspection, maintenance and repair of the truck. Truck repair hoists are placed adjacent to the car hoist track, with a capacity equivalent to the truck weight.Using a rugged and proven electro-mechanical steel-alloy screw and bronze-alloy nut design, the two-screw Truck Repair hoists offers self-locking nuts along with steel safety nuts as backup for added failsafe protection.  Added features like over travel limit switches help make the Truck Repair Hoists one of the safest pieces of equipment in your maintenance shop.

Whiting’s truck repair hoists range in size from 9-22 Tons, and are an integral part of the car hoist maintenance system in many modern transit and freight maintenance shops.

With minimal needed routine maintenance, Whiting Truck Hoists are known for their long-term reliability, open design for easy truck servicing and safety in maintenance shops across North America.

Turntables

Turntables

Turntables are available in different sizes based upon the application. Large diameter car turntables equalize wheel wear due to prevailing track system curves by rotating the entire car 180°.Turntables are also available to rotate a single truck in 90° increments. These can be either manual or motorized in their rotation. Both ball bearing and caster designs have been in use for many years.

Recently designed car shops utilize a truck turntable on each service track between car hoists. This arrangement allows selective change out of any truck regardless of its position. Whiting turntables are extremely rugged and balanced, and are especially suitable for metro service.

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