Rail Handling & Track Tools
IPS Tools encompass a broad range of both generalized and task specific products. Of particular note is our range of "Dawg" Rail Threading Tongs combining rugged durability with speed and versatility in the field.
Maintenance of Way
IPS supplies parts and services for a wide range of MOW tasks, ranging from our unique "Uni-Gage" track measuring tool to rail clamp assemblies, and ballast equipment to replacement parts for most OEM field equipment. With a vast library of parts drawings not only can we duplicate otherwise obsolete equipment but we can often improve on it.
Safety is one of our core values, so not only do we rigorously test all our products to the highest industry standards, but we also provide and develop safety aids for the field. Check out our visual warning guards such as our versatile line of Flagging systems or our mechanical interdicts such as Lock-Blocks and our patented "Loc-It" Locomotive restraint.
Locomotive, Car & Passenger
From freight to passenger work, we perform locomotive and car component repairs, passenger car diaphragm repairs, as well as manufacturing our own proprietary line of engineer and crew seating for a wide range of locomotives. With our extensive inventory of tools and parts, combined with our database of drawings, we are well positioned to respond and manufacture locomotive and car parts quickly to minimize your equipment downtime.
IPS designs and manufactures customized rail carts complete with checker plate decking, wheel assemblies, oscillating axles, pintle hitches, D Rings, braking systems with glad hands, and safety yellow paint finish. Check out some examples of our work, and if you don't see what you need – Call Us! We love to work out how to create the perfect fabrications for unusual tasks.
Wheels & Wheel Rebuilding
IPS offers cast wheels and machined custom wheels for a wide range of applications and in a wide range of sizes. We also rebuild worn wheels from 4" to 28" diameter to original manufacturer's standards. Our process includes initial magnetic particle and hardness testing, annealing if required, application of alloy steel, machining to precise tolerances, re-inspection and painting.
IPS Collector Pans are a system of standardized steel pans and cross drains which are easily installed on new or existing tracks to collect pollutants such as spilled diesel fuel, greases, chemicals and toxic liquids. This system provides full pan protection between and outside the rails to carry wastes and rainwater to underground drains and tanks, while gratings are supplied and installed at regular intervals for safe access across tracks.
For further information please see our entry under our Innovative Parts and Solutions "Services" page.
Specialty Equipment & Fabrications
Using manual machines and CNC technology, IPS bends, drills and custom machines rail for bridges, staircases, switches, carts, hydraulics, specialty applications, and the list goes on. Our highly skilled team of welders, machinists, fabricators and designers can work out what you need, how to make it, and get it to you in as short a window as possible.