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Rail News: Railroading Supplier Spotlight

Rail supplier news from Luminator, Strato, Arrows Up, Goldschmidt Thermit and IPS Cranes (May 24)


Luminator Technology Group has acquired Apollo Video Technology, a supplier of bus and passenger-rail mobile video surveillance equipment. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed in a press release. Apollo Video's flagship product, the RoadRunner™ video system, is used at more than 400 transit agencies worldwide. Luminator offers passenger information solutions for the mass transit and aerospace market segments.

Strato Inc. announced that its F-style knuckle has received approval from the Association of American Railroads' Coupling System and Truck Castings Committee. The letter "V" will be added to the AAR catalog number designating that the knuckle has met the M-216 test requirement of 600,000 fatigue cycles, Strato officials said in a press release. The StratoMAX product line includes E-knuckles, F-knuckles, couplers and coupler components.

OmniTRAX Inc. affiliate Arrows Up LLC was issued a U.S. patent for the design, construction and usage of its Jumbo Bin bulk material shipping container. The bin was designed for shippers of frac sand and other bulk commodities to store and transport product. The Arrows Up Jumbo Bin, which holds up to 25 tons of material, eliminates the need for dust suppression equipment and decreases product shrinkage by reducing the number of product transfers needed, OmniTRAX officials said in a press release.

The Goldschmidt Thermit Group has acquired measurement technology specialist P.U.T. GRAW Sp. z o.o. The move fits into Goldschmidt Thermit's plan to expand its digital and measurement strategy. "Particularly in view of the increasing digitalization of the railways, GRAW is an important addition to the group and a further important step towards the digital construction site," said Hans-Jurgen Mundinger, chief executive officer of Goldschmidt Thermit Group, in a press release.

IPS Cranes Inc. on Monday appeared on the "World's Greatest!" television show, which features "unique companies, products, people and travel destinations" around the world, company officials said in a press release. A U.S.-based custom crane manufacturer, IPS Cranes offers repair and rebuild services, as well as crane rentals.

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