Tuesday, October 17, 2017

L&W offers crossing conversion bracket

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One of three new L&W Heavy Duty Conversion brackets. One of three new L&W Heavy Duty Conversion brackets.

L&W Industries, based in Springfield, Mo., has developed a patent-pending Heavy Duty Conversion Bracket that improves safety and reduces the maintenance costs of railway crossings.

The new bracket reduces railroad crossing maintenance expenses by countering the effects of leverage, twisting and deflection caused by the weight of longer gate arms. This eliminates the eventual component failure and replacement expense that is characteristic of the current design.

By upgrading to a round cross brace, maximizing the weld surface, and using teardrop shaped angles to add extra support to the cast breakaway attachment, L&W's new Heavy Duty Conversion Bracket provides a long-lasting and cost-effective solution for around the same price as current designs.

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