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Railcar gate openers are available in many different styles but all serve the same function: to increase the speed and safety of unloading material from hopper cars. By allowing a single operator to open and close the hoppers, railcar gate openers allow even the most densely packed material to be unloaded more quickly. Available with pneumatic, electric, or manual power, AIRMATIC has a railcar gate opener that is a perfect fit for any application.
Hopper Car Gate Openers (our GOs) allow a single operator to open or close hopper car gates in a fraction of the time required with makeshift tools. With the right railcar gate opener, even solidly jammed railcar gates, the kind that put several workers into overtime, or cause railcars to be shunted to alternate tracks, are easily and quickly opened. The torque output of WORKMASTER® Gate Openers vary from 400 ft-lbs to a whopping 13,000 ft-lbs and operate at speeds from 8-RPM to 1,400-RPM for easy, fast, and safe opening of any traveling gate. With productivity gains like these, it's no wonder every company that has ever tried a WORKMASTER® Hopper Car Gate Opener has purchased -- at least -- one. WORKMASTER® Hopper Car Gate Openers (GOs) are engineered and manufactured to provide dependable, long-term service. Construction materials are chosen for their strength and durability. All Gate Openers are made from either high quality low carbon steel or high tensile aluminum alloys. Drive fittings and extensions are made from 4140 tool steel. Steel components are laser cut, and welded by AWS certified welders to meet AWS and ANSI Standards. Finishing operations include precision machining, Grade 8 fastened joints, and protective coatings such as powder coat, plating, black oxidizing or acrylic enamel paint. As you'll see, every one of our Gate Openers can make the job safer and easier.