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Strato Inc.: Reduced Slack Couplers

Strato Inc.

Strato manufactures AAR reduced slack E and E/F type couplers, available as coupler bodies or coupler assemblies.  Coupler assemblies include Strato’s AAR M-216 certified E-Knuckle which, exceeds the AAR M-216 specification of 600,000 fatigue life cycles, and coupler operating parts.  Optimum design and manufacturing process ensures consistent dimensions for maximum interchangeability with industry components, longer fatigue life, and improved surface finish which, reduces the amount of stress risers and minimizes crack initiation.  Average fatigue life exceeds 1.5 million cycles in laboratory tests.