Miner hopper outlet gate a popular pick

Written by Railway Age Staff
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Miner Enterprises said that industry adoption of the company's Double Groove pneumatic outlet gate for plastics continues to accelerate, and has been specified on more than 2,400 new railcars in recent months.

Recent orders include hopper cars for CAI Rail, CIT Rail, Greenbrier, Wells Fargo Rail and others.

“We are proud to see that industry demand for our pneumatic outlet gate for plastics continues to grow,” said Bill O’Donnell, Miner’s Executive Director of Global Sales. “I believe these orders are evidence that the Double Groove has become the pneumatic outlet gate of choice for plastics customers in North America.”

The Double Groove design protects hopper car contents from the elements while preventing product leakage during storage or transit. The gate’s obstruction-free valve and single-handle operation eliminate confusion during operation, making it easy to sample or unload product.

Miner, a provider of railcar components for more than 100 years, designs and manufactures a wide range of high-performance products in addition to outlet gates, including hatch covers, constant contact side bearings, draft gears, brake beams and unloading mechanisms for aggregates or other bulk commodities.