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CCI Thermal Technologies: Fastrax FEB switch heater

CCI Thermal Technologies Inc. has expanded the Fastrax® track and switch heater product line with the new Fastrax® FEB electric hot-air blower switch heater.

Fastrax FEB units are available in three standard configurations; 20 kW, 40 kW and 60 kW. Custom configurations and wattages are available to suit specific applications.

The Fastrax FEB is assembled with a heavy-duty fully enclosed housing and easily accessible high-performance internal components, CCI Thermal Technologies officials said in a press release. It features a high velocity blower, rugged heating module and advanced electronic controls with a user-friendly interface. Controls are preconfigured for optimal snow melting operation with minimum user input.

Advanced diagnostics, troubleshooting and timing/mode adjustment also are included. The Fastrax FEB comes standard with the Fastrax® FEDP Duct Package, pressure-treated wood stand, and Fastrax® automatic aerial and ground snow-sensing equipment. Optional high-profile air intakes and adjustable leveling legs are also available.

"The electric hot-air blower provides an integrated solution for clearing snow and ice from any railroad switch layout or configuration," said CCI Thermal Technologies President and Chief Executive Officer Bernie Moore. "[Our] industrial heating expertise and rail heating knowledge have been integrated into this new product, making it the most advanced blower switch heater on the market."

Fastrax manufactures engineered electric rail heating packages for freight railroads and transit systems. The company provides heat transfer products for rail track and switch equipment.