This article first appeared in the Railway-News magazine, Issue 3 2022.
Ask Michael Clayton, CEO, what it is that contributes to Derby Rubber’s success, and he’ll tell you it’s about helping its customers succeed.
Critical to this is a reliable product, excellent two-way customer communication and, something that’s not been easy during the pandemic – a dependable supply chain.
Derby Rubber manufactures industry-leading ballast regulator rubber broom elements and is well known for its flagship Ballastick® suite of products. The single-piece Ballastick® rubber broom elements have carved out an enviable reputation, renowned for their durability and reliability.
The unique compound design delivers superior durability and performance, which means more uptime for ballast regulating equipment and long-term cost savings as components are replaced less often. The unique shape of the Ballastick® shaft enhances delivery with a more effective sweep, making it quicker and easier – often requiring only a single pass-through.
The clamp used to swiftly and smoothly attach the broom elements was designed by Derby Rubber and is highly valued in the market because it reduces down-time, increases functional efficiency, and cost-effectiveness.
After speaking with its customers, Derby Rubber found that they appreciated the overall value the Ballastick® delivered. The superior performance and the design make it more durable, resulting in as much as a three to four times longer life span.
Ultimately, the Derby Rubber design surpasses cheaper alternatives and delivers undeniable value. When
it comes to engineered design Derby Rubber has a highly skilled and knowledgeable team whose members spend time collaborating with customers across the globe to ensure they exceed expectations, not just with product design, but in the durability their products deliver.
The team encompasses sales and customer support personnel right through to product developers, technical chemical engineers, a logistics department and manufacturing facilities in both Australia and Europe.
Derby Rubber manufactures two flagship, one-piece broom elements, in both hollow and solid form for railway operators across the world.
New Sorema Ferroviaria Spa found the ballast regulator solutions it was looking for in Derby Rubber's Solid and Hollow Ballastick®.
Derby Rubber manufactures industry-leading ballast regulator rubber broom elements, as well as its flagship Ballastick® suite of products.
Derby Rubber's ballast regulator broom elements are made from a superior rubber compound that lasts up to three times as long as others.
Ultraviolet (UV) radiation can have a drastic effect on rubber without intervention and synthetic additives.
Rubber extrusion is the process of turning rubber materials into a specifically shaped product. To do this, we use a rubber extruder machine.
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