The bulk material handling industry relies heavily on locomotives to help transport and load essential materials across the United States. Adding an indexing positioner can further expedite the unloading process and provide a wide range of benefits that save both time and money. Here are just a few of the benefits companies can expect when using an indexing positioner:
#1 Ability to position railcars without the locomotive
Traditionally, the locomotive has been used to position railcars into the dumper. However, it can take time to perfectly position the car. A railcar positioner has the ability to quickly and accurately place the railcar for faster and more efficient unloading.
#2 An increase in throughput
More accurate positioning will also translate to more throughput. More material can be processed faster without any spillage, which is a simple way to protect profits.
#3 Automated functions that reduce labor costs
Across industries, new technology is focused on automating processes. This is especially true in bulk material handling where large machines can now be pre-programmed with automated functions. Ultimately, this technology increases efficiency and requires less time and attention from personnel.
#4 Solutions that are specially designed to fit the needs of each company
A rail car positioner can be designed and installed according to any specifications for maximum accuracy and performance.
#5 Less fuel usage
Since the locomotive doesn’t have to be used to move the rail car in place, a rail car positioner actually provides a more fuel-efficient solution.
#6 A decrease in unnecessary demurrage charges
Problems with using the locomotive to position the railcar in the dumper can cause delays that ultimately result in demurrage charges and eat away at profits. One way to stay on schedule and avoid having to pay extra fees is to rely on an indexing positioner.
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