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May 2007

Rail News: Supplier Spotlight

RSSI Product Preview (May 2007 special advertising section)

Ground Fault Detectors & Locators

Bender Inc. offers the latest and most reliable ground fault monitoring and locating equipment on the market today. The new Ground Fault Detector IRDH275 continuously monitors an ungrounded (floating) AC or DC system, like a floating battery supply used for railroad signaling and communications systems, and alarms when a ground fault occurs. It features a LCD display showing alarm setpoints and current status of the system being monitored. Also available is our portable ground fault location device — the EDS3365 — which can locate ground faults in ungrounded AC and DC systems without interrupting the power supply. Ground fault current monitors are also available for monitoring grounded AC and DC systems. 

Bender Inc.
800-356-4266; Fax: 610-383-7100 • e-mail
RSSI Booth #201

Remanufactured Electronic C&S Modules

RDG’s Electronics Repair Facility provides remanufacturing services for all major OEM electronic equipment, such as grade crossings, track circuits, interlockings, etc. Each item is updated to the latest Rev. level of performance and returned reliably and quickly. RDG provides units “off the shelf” as well.....Let us be your “One Stop Shop” for all your electronic needs vs. trying to manage multiple OEM’s.

Rail Development Group
877-734-7245 • e-mail
RSSI Booth #312

Warning and Wayside Signal Systems

RailWorks offers a full range of grade crossing warning devices and train control systems to Class I, transit, regional, short-line and industrial railroads. We provide these turnkey solutions throughout the United States and Canada:

  • Comprehensive design
  • Procurement
  • Installation
  • Maintenance
  • FRA inspection services
  • New crossings and upgrades

RailWorks Corp.
U.S. - 866-905-7245 • Canada (PNR RailWorks) - 519-763-2960
RSSI Booth #125

More Than 125 years of Helping Customers Increase Their Safety, Capacity, Reliability & Efficiency

For more than 125 years, Union Switch & Signal’s advanced signaling and control systems, wayside equipment, and relay solutions have helped freight, passenger, and metropolitan rail transit customers increase their safety, capacity, reliability, and efficiency. Stop by booth #501 to learn how we can do the same for you.

Union Switch & Signal Inc.
Contact: Jack Wilson, Director Component Sales • 800-351-1520
RSSI Booth #501

The StopGate™ Barrier Arm

The StopGateTM Barrier Arm can help to prevent vehicle intrusion onto the railroad grade crossings by vehicles up to 4,410 lb. (2,000 kg) traveling at speeds up to 43 mph (70 km/h). When interconnected to standard railroad signal circuitry, the StopGate Barrier Arm closes the crossing when needed to provide for safe train pass-through.

Energy Absorption Systems Inc.

312-467-9650; Fax: 312-467-1356

Standards Guardian

Signal systems are complex. Keeping them safe and operating efficiently is challenging. The Standards Guardian enables proactive management of every asset on your entire railroad throughout its entire life cycle. It maintains constant watch to ensure hardware and software configurations remain safe and viable, company standards remain in full effect, and service bulletin and campaign remediations can be managed

10East Corp.
Contact: Mike Wilson • 904-220-3627
RSSI Booth #400

Partnering. Solving. Evolving.

Rail systems looking for solutions to help their operations evolve for the future, find the answers they need when they partner with
GE - Transportation.

Our solutions include:

  • Crossing control
  • Train inspection systems
  • Signaling and train control
  • Yard systems
  • Traffic management

To learn more, visit or RSSI booth #223.

RSSI Booth #223

Sicas S7 — Intelligent and Reliable

To build the new Sicas S7, we took the industrial Simatic platform — which for 25 years has set the standard for reliability throughout Asia and Europe — and outfitted it with intelligent rail automation technology. Designed and fortified to operate dependably in the harshest of North American environments, the low-maintenance Sicas S7 is a wayside control system you can truly count on. Keep your trains moving. Sicas S7... Wayside without limits.

Siemens Transportation Systems Inc.

RSSI Booth #825

Safetran Introduces the Argus Event Recorder

Argus is a cost-effective, stand-alone, recorder. Use Argus to expand your C&S system monitoring capability and to replace no-longer-supported, legacy recorders. Event retrieval and configuration functions can be accomplished using a USB memory stick — no laptop required. Local access is through the built-in keypad and display. Use the Ethernet port to connect to a wireless IP network. Internal flash memory storage eliminates internal batteries. Argus: a cost-effective monitoring system for cost-effective railroading.

Safetran Systems Corp.
Contact: Paige Glover, Product Line Manager • 800-626-2710
RSSI Booth #801

Power Solutions for C&S

Transportation Products Sales Company (TPSC) is a manufacturers’ sales representative organization serving the railroad and rail transit industry across North America. Our sales engineers and staff at TPSC are uniquely qualified to present complex technical products to this highly specialized market. We pride ourselves in thoroughly understanding the products we represent, and in our ability to utilize the best and most current communication methods to convey product information to potential customers.

Transportation Products Sales Company
866-211-1754; Fax: 636-532-1482
RSSI Booth #408, 405, 403, 401

Synthetic Switch Lubricant

GLIDEX® is a synthetic switch lubricant that resists washing off, doesn’t harden, pack up, or collect dirt. It’s easily applied by spraying, pouring or brushing and is non-conductive, bio-degradable and doesn’t stain. GLIDEX® can be used year-round and is proven to last longer and is more economical than traditional lubricants.

Midwest Industrial Supply Inc.
Contact: Shannon Noble, Director-Rail Products • 800-321-0699

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