Heskins in the Railroad Industry

heskins-in-the-railcar-industryThe Railroad Industry is very particular about its regulations and requirements for rail car manuf­ac­turers. Keeping this in mind, Heskins would like to help with all the hard work that is going into these amazing transpor­ta­tion devices by assisting with corrosion protection, as well as anti-slip solutions.

We understand that the rules and regulations of the industry are ever changing and evolving. However, we have products that would be able to help with any need on your railcar, regardless of new added laws. Please continue reading to see what products we offer, for different uses.

X- Coarse Anti Slip Tape – can be applied in many locations of your rail car such as; stairs, cabs, walkways and loading stations. X-coarse anti-slip tape is perfect for application in areas exposed to extreme weather and mud, as the large grit grains on the surface prevent clogging from ice, snow and dirt. Due to its durability, areas prone to lots of foot traffic will also benefit from extra coarse anti-slip tape application.

Gravel Guard – great for providing protection against any debris that may be encountered in transit. Applications could be the outside cylinders, above the driving wheels, connection rods and many other locations. This material is a PVC based material that has an embossed surface texture that will do the trick when it comes to protecting the merchandise you have worked so hard to create.­ 

Corrosion Protection Tape – perfect for areas where two different types of metals meet to prevent galvanic corrosion. Thin enough to get the job done, without creating a swell effect. Can be used in areas like doors, compressors, traction motors and buffers.

FRA 224 Reflective Tape – Available in 4” x 150ft rolls. Increases visibility of railcars in virtually all lighting conditions. Proven to improve safety, and reduce accident severity. High-Tack Adhesive ensures security in a long term application. Single layer construction ensures durability against the natural elements, as well as rail car maintenance.

*** All products mentioned can be supplied in rolls, sheets, and die cuts. ***

Uses for our Materials

Keep in mind that these are just ideas for uses of our materials. The possi­bili­ties are endless and companies can use them however they prefer! It’s time to get creative and think about the longevity of your products. Don’t allow debris, gravel or rust ruin all the hard work put into manuf­ac­turing railcars, when all you need to do is apply a few strips of tape to help prolong the life of your products.

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