AVENTICS railroad heritage dates to our founding company (Westinghouse Air Brake Company) in the 1800’s with the invention of pneumatic components for the air brake. AVENTICS has been the leading pneumatic component manufacturer since the 1960‘s for rapid discharge rail hopper cars. Most often the cars are hauling coal or aggregate, but can include commodities such as grain or ore. Sometimes these are manually controlled with our directional control valves, and other times our solenoid version of the valves are used for remote control. Our large bore double-acting pneumatic cylinders with cast heads and caps, and choice of steel or fiberglass bodies provide the force to open the hopper gates. Our success can be attributed to high quality pre-lubricated components, reliable and innovative products, along with an unsurpassed customer satisfaction record.
Globally, AVENTICS offers many other pneumatic solutions for railway, including components for:
AVENTICS pneumatic railcar cylinders operate hopper gates for automatic bottom dumping. Generally these are used on hopper cars hauling coal, aggregate, sand, gravel, ore or other commodities. Customers can choose between steel tubing with chrome plated I.D. or lightweight and corrosion resistant fiberglass.
AVENTICS pneumatic directional control valves for bottom dump rail hopper have rugged, heavy-duty designs and years of proven reliability. Valves with manual, air pilot or solenoid operation (single or double), with subplate or tapped body mounting are available.
Railway Technology : Pneumatic Components in use
In the demanding Railway Technology industry sector some pneumatic components are used.
You find for example pneumatic products from AVENTICS in brake- and door control, toilet control systems, pantograph control – but also in freight cars door control and actuation.