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We've scheduled 16 top companies in the industry who will demonstrate their products/services to Progressive Railroading's audience of rail professionals. Each day will have a specific topic to ensure the features and benefits of the products align with your interests! Don't worry about investing your entire day/week to attend Demo Week. DemoCasts are live, 15-minute product/service demonstration webcasts, so learning about new products and services will take approximately one hour per day.
At the conclusion of each daily Demo Week event, an attendee of that day's event will be randomly selected to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card*. The prize drawing will be posted daily on ProgressiveRailroading.com.
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Product: AutoSeal® Moulds
Summary:This demo will show Pandrol's newest aluminothermic welding innovation that streamlines the welding process - AutoSeal® Moulds. The built-in felt expands during the preheating phase of welding, creating a tight seal between the mould and rail. This completely removes the need for luting with paste or sand, whilst preventing welding leaks. Viewers will see a weld cast using this new technology, and will learn how it reduces waste and time spent per weld, significantly reducing track downtime.
Manager of ATW
Product: Fuel Management App
Summary:This demo will show how to improve fuel efficiency with real-time visibility, reporting, alerts, and benchmarking. You will see how the Wabtec FuelAPP can help you prevent waste with early detection, and how you can optimize performance by tracking performance across trains, crews, and regions.
Principal IOT Platforms and Applications
Product: Asset Configuration Management
Summary:This demo will show how Trapeze Asset Configuration Management (ACM) can help your rail maintenance team ensure your critical rail infrastructure is continuously updated to the approved configuration and version, helping you manage complex rail assets while lightening your regulatory burden under Positive Train Control (PTC).
You will learn how to:
Product Director – EAM
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Product: B-RAD Select Torque Wrench, Torque extension tool, RAD reaction arms for torque tools
Summary:This demo will show innovative torque wrench solutions created by RAD Torque Systems. You
will see how the battery-operated torque wrench, the B-RAD Select, is the ideal torque tool for
rail due to its light weight and portability. The RAD expert will also demonstrate custom
extension tool help keep workers standing while they work -- ultimately preventing workplace injuries.
And you will learn how RAD can customize torque solutions for a more efficient workflow.
This demonstration is important for all rail facility managers who want to improve the
challenges that come with torqueing bolts because there is a faster and better way to get the
Benefits/features that will be shown include:
Product: GURU PC®
Summary:This demo will show the operation of ThermOmegaTech®'s GURU PC® Passenger Car freeze protection valve and explain how it protects rolling stock with potable water-bearing systems from freezing during the winter months. When the Car's heat is turned off for switching locomotives, during layovers or a power outage, the temperature inside of the cabin can quickly fall towards freezing. If the water in the system is not heated or drained it could freeze and potentially cause extensive damage such as burst pipes that can disrupt kitchen galleys and sanitary systems. To mitigate the risk of freezing pipelines, passenger train cars should have a freeze protection plan for winter weather. That's where the Guru PC comes in.
The goal of this demo is to educate train operators of these potential risks, and to provide a solution that will keep their fleet running efficiently and on-time all winter long. The GURU PC® is 100% mechanically operated requiring no external power source to operate making it the ideal solution in case of winter storms and power outages. During the demo, you will see the valves modulating effect in action as it opens and closes based on temperature — opening to drain water as temperatures drop, and gradually closes as temperatures rise.
Tune in to learn how this simple valve can potentially save you from tens of thousands of dollars in expensive and lengthy repairs.
Sr. Design Engineer
Product: ZoneGuard Roadway Worker Protection System
Summary:This demo will show how Miller Ingenuity's patent pending ZoneGuard yard protection system warns and protects workers within a rail yard from any incoming track vehicles or cars being pushed into the facility. The ZoneGuard yard protection system is a new extension within the ZoneGuard electronic RWP product line. The system uses Miller's unique patented train detection technologies to provide workers with a secondary layer of protection that will help prevent near misses and tragic accidents as well as give workers a safe and efficient working environment.
This DemoCast will show you:
Director of Technical Sales
Technical Sales Manager
Product: Protran Roadway Worker Protection Systems and Protran Track Intrusion Detection & Warning System
Summary:This demo will show some of the Roadway Worker Protection (RWP) Systems that Protran Technology has to offer. Protran helps keep employees safe by providing an advanced warning of the approaching train to the workers. The demo will describe the types of RWP we offer, how they differ from each other, and what safety benefit each one has to offer. We will also present the Protran Track Intrusion Detection & Warning System designed to provide greater public safety by sounding an alarm and notifying the control center when someone is detected entering the right of way. The Track Intrusion Detection System is designed to provide various types of alerts with the detection device is triggered.
We will also touch on Protran's customization, offering various safety systems that provide multiple alert modes so that the end-user can customize the solution that best fits their unique operational needs.
Product: Amberg Trolley Rail Survey Solution
Summary: This demo will show you how the Amberg Trolley survey solution supports critical rail measuring tasks for track optimization, including direct fixation construction, as-built geometry surveys, tamping and clearance surveys. First, we'll briefly cover how to set-up and operate the hardware. Then we'll focus on how Amberg Rail software helps to manage survey data and create deliverables, such as track surveys, geometry reports and Tamper Machine files.
Business Development Manager, Rail Segment
Product: EnduraPlug Tie Plugging Compound
Our presentation/video will demonstrate the application of Encore's EnduraPlugTM Tie Plugging Compound. We will show how to apply the compound and give an overview of the many different types of application equipment Encore provides.
We will also walk through the importance of using chemical tie plugging compounds, such as EnduraPlug, and how it will benefit the integrity of their track.
MOW professionals will learn how:
In addition, we will discuss the three pillars of Encore: Compounds, Equipment, Service.
Director of Sales and Marketing
Product: GRM3000T/ 09-2X DYNACAT
Summary: This demo will show the influence of different tamping parameters on the resulting work quality and finally on the occurring maintenance costs. Wrong tamping parameters lead to suboptimal or uneven ballast bed compaction, shortens the maintenance interval and increase the costs. The presentation will explain the basic working steps of the tamping action and the impact of frequency and amplitude. The correct tamping parameter affect the ballast consolidation and tamping quality but also the service life of other track components. This presentation will give completely new insights into the complex tamping tool and ballast interaction created throughout a global research project.
Scientific Advisor for Railroad Engineering
Product: RemoteIQ™ and Messenger
Workplace theft can amount to as much as $50 billion per year in the US alone1. Whether it is misplaced electronic devices or theft of high-value mobile equipment, most assets are never recovered. These losses will quickly impact bottom line revenue and productivity.
This demo will show how Cattron's Asset Management and Monitoring solutions provide discrete asset tracking to help locate equipment, whether mobile equipment or RCL operator control units. Through easy to integrate hardware and software technology, you can improve performance and productivity while reducing costs associated with lost or stolen equipment.
1 Wiser Systems. Why You Can't Afford to Lose Assets: A Deep Dive into the Costs. https://www.wisersystems.com/blog/lost-asset-costs
Product Manager for Rail
Product: Shift5 for Rail
This demo will show you what the grand designs of modern rail never intended for you to see. Cybersecurity data cascades over every part of your fleet, and Shift5 will reveal how to dip into this massive array of information and learn what's working well, and better prepare you for what isn't. We're going to discuss the cyber vulnerabilities of locomotive systems and paint a real-world picture of how easily an attack can derail business, and we're going to show you how the power of data improves efficiencies, decreases operational costs, and secures your fleet. Perhaps modern rail never intended for you to see the unseen, but Shift5 can.
Chief Product Officer
Chief Growth Officer
Product: Argus Track Measurement Technology Suite
This demo will show how railroads can adapt to changing track inspection needs by utilizing the various configurations of the Argus Track Measurement Technology Suite. The flexibility of the suite gives users a range of options, from using their own hi-rail vehicle with a hitch mounted portable system, to locomotive mounted UGMS. The audience will see the installation and output of the lightweight and foldable Gauge Inspector and Track Inspector portable systems, as well as learn more about how Argus can be used to ensure track safety in other attended and unattended configurations.
Director of Product Development, Rail Measurement Systems and Services
Product: Airlink Wireless Radio System
Global Head of Onboard and Communication Products
Product: AssetWise Rail Condition Analytics
Digital transformation can be overwhelming, especially for smaller owners/operators such as short lines or metros, which need to ensure the continued safe and reliable running of their networks.
With track maintenance often the biggest expense, transforming permanent way (PWAY) operations and maintenance using the latest innovations in linear analytics offers the greatest potential and opportunity to drive efficiency and increase reliability through more targeted and timely decisions.
This demo will show how going digital with AssetWise Rail Condition Analytics enables small to medium-sized agencies to improve rail and transit asset performance. Discover how you can accelerate your organization's return on investment in technology by leveraging rapidly deployed analytical and decision support tools that reduce risk and improve service, safety, and reliability.
What will the audience learn?
Why is it important?
Benefits and features of AssetWise Rail Condition Analytics
Rail owners/operators can benefit from optimized rail maintenance strategies that improve renewal decisions with minimal time and cost, helping to achieve greater efficiency, easier regulatory compliance, and enhanced operational performance. By harnessing the power of linear analytics, and predictive technology, your organization can realize additional value from track measurement condition data you already own, and with the insight gained, optimize and future-proof maintenance decisions to ensure your network remains in a State of Good Repair.
Rail and Transit Consultant Asset Performance
Product: Rail-Inspector® Automated Track Inspection Software
Summary:Railroad owners face many challenges when it comes to monitoring the condition of their track infrastructure: Identifying problems and areas of concern before they cause derailments, establishing consistency and objectivity of track inspection results, maintaining worker safety when conducting track inspections, minimizing the impact to revenue-generating commerce and meeting FRA requirements in a timely manner.
The future of track inspection is drone-based aerial surveys combined with automated defect detection. Together, these technologies alleviate the challenges above and provide a comprehensive, objective and quantifiable digital dataset of track conditions, thereby enhancing safety, operational efficiency, and capital planning activities.
This demo will show how aerial imagery captured through drone surveys can be processed using Ardenna's Rail-Inspector® cloud-based software to provide track owners with more insight into their track inspection and maintenance activities.
Participants will see how Rail-Inspector uses advanced machine-learning algorithms to automatically and accurately process and analyze visual data, identifying and measuring railway features, classifying anomalies and assessing the health of track and railbed infrastructure.
What will the audience will see and learn in the demo?
Why this demo is important for rail professionals
Benefits and features that will be shown during the demo
David M. Patterson
Director, Business Development
Select dates you wish to attend:
Monday, Sept. 13 - Innovative Products/Services
Tuesday, Sept. 14 - Technology Products/Services
Wednesday, Sept. 15 - MOW Products/Services
Thursday, Sept. 16 - New Products/Services
Friday, Sept. 17 - Innovative Products/Services (Day 2)
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