Miner Double Groove III Pneumatic Gate for Plastics Selected for 440 New Railcars

Miner Enterprises, Inc. announced today that CAI Rail Inc. has selected Miner’s Double Groove III pneumatic gates for 440 plastic pellet railcars to be built by National Steel Car. One of the most frequently specified pellet gates in the industry, the Double Groove III has a reputation for exceptional durability, product security, and ease of operation.

“We’re thrilled to be a part of this very significant build,” said Bill O’Donnell, Miner’s Executive Director of Global Sales. “I am certain that our reliable, easy-to-use pellet gates will reward the confidence the customer has shown in Miner and in our products.”

Pneumatic gates are a critical component in plastic pellet railcars, providing an outlet through which product can be sampled or unloaded. Miner’s innovative Double Groove III gate features a single-piece, obstruction-free valve that allows for optimal product flow and easy cleaning. The Double Groove III also provides a watertight seal, preventing product leakage and protecting the car’s contents from flood waters, rainwater, and humidity.

A leading manufacturer of railcar components, Miner expects to see continued high demand for the Double Groove III and its other plastic pellet railcar components, as the plastics manufacturing industry experiences growth driven by low natural gas costs and expanding international markets.

In addition to its Double Groove III plastic pellet gates, Miner was also selected to provide draft gears, brake beams, and constant contact side bearings for the 440 railcars in the build. The cars are currently being manufactured at National Steel Car’s Canadian facility.

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