By using the Flip-Rite® powered sling turnover device, the advantages of being able to rotate and turn the cars upside down are many – optimum worker welding position for highest weld quality, ease of car assembly/disassembly, quicker project turn around time (no pun intended). After looking at other turnover systems, East Railcar settled on Flip-Rite’s flexibility. Because it hangs on the existing overhead crane system, Flip-Rite® can be utilized anywhere in the shop serviced by the crane. And it takes up very little floor space when not in use. East particularly liked the cost savings, about l/4 that of floor mounted type positioners!
Easy to use, Flip-Rite’s® rotation fixtures are mounted to the coupler on each end of the car. After a pair of Twin-Path™ heavy duty lifting slings are placed around the fixtures, the Flip-Rite® system is lifted to the proper height for the car to be rotated. With a push-button to start and stop at any time, the operator has full control of the system. The entire operation takes only 10-15 minutes.
The Twin-Path™ slings used on the Flip-Rite® system contributes greatly to East’s improved handling capabilities. Being lightweight and small in actual size, compared to standard synthetic flat slings, chain slings or even wire rope, the Twin Path™ sling reduces handling and rigging time significantly. Made of Kevlar™ and Spectra™, pound for pound it is the strongest lifting sling available.
Specializing in repair, rebodying and new aluminum and steel railcar construction (AAR and M-1003 certified), East Railcar Corp. has brought its over-the-road experience and expertise to the railroad industry. With 71,000 square feet of factory floor space under one roof, they have equipped themselves to become a major player in the railcar industry with the ability to repair 5 or 500 cars with maximum quality and minimum downtime.