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More on my job... 10/26/20

Monday, October 26, 2020

I work for Advanced Rail Management (ARM) in Indialantic, FL.

I work 1 day a week, usually Thursdays. I generally average 4
hours a week, although with the pandemic it has been less, and
that is ok.

In non-technical terms what they do: For trains, commercial and
passenger and machines that run on RailRoad tracks, they check
to see if the wheel meets the track with as little friction as possible.
If the 2 don't meet correctly, they wear out sooner and cost a lot
of money to operate when having to replace. They use sofisticated
modern technology to:

Control of surface defects, including:
Removal of microcracks/contact fatigue
Removal of rail corrugation
Improve the wheel/rail interaction
Reduction in contact stress
Improvement of wheelset steering
Reduction in lateral forces & gauge wear
Improvement of ride quality
Reduction in noise levels
Reduction in fuel consumption

We analyze and do all the work ourselves.

ARM has experience with milling machines and lathes having supported transit agencies across North America with reprofiling.

Purpose
Correct flats, spalls, & shells
Improve ride quality
Extend wheel life

My boss and her husband started this company 25 yrs ago and have done
very well and made a name for themselves in the industry.

They have 17 employees all over the US.

I love my job! My boss is Awesome!

There you have it.

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