Cyclonaire is a recognized leader in railroad sanding equipment and systems—and we are trusted by many of the top names in the railroad industry.
Our top-quality systems are specially engineered, designed and manufactured to improve sand handling for safe and efficient operation. For light-rail passenger trams, remote branch lines, in-yard service tracks, or high-speed mainlines, our equipment and system designs bring the industry’s best together to handle the most challenging problems.
We offer the latest in sanding technology systems that are ideal for all types of rail applications. With complete understanding of the importance of maintaining sand quality, Cyclonaire has made developing rail sanding systems a top priority. From sanding towers to distributed sanding systems, we provide state-of-the-art equipment for any type of rail class.
Mainliner™ Sanding System
Cyclonaire’s Mainliner™ Sanding System is a high-performance system that delivers sand on-demand.
The Mainliner simultaneously services the fore and aft sandboxes of up to five locomotives on one track, and five locomotives on a parallel track.
A Cyclonaire DPG-B Dense Phase pneumatic conveyor delivers traction sand from the bulk silo to any of the sanding stations on the platform. Locomotives only need to stop once.
Our QuickSander™ Systems are compact units with the ability to provide fast, clean, and convenient sand dispensing for light rail and commuter train operations.
This product’s compact design is sized specifically to match the space limitations of light rail depots. The slender QuickSander tower measures 18 inches in diameter to fit on depot platforms, but can feed up to four delivery wands and service trams on both sides of a platform simultaneously.
Gravity Sanding Towers
Cyclonaire Gravity Sanding Towers provide traditional and economical gravity-fed operations for conventional replacement.
The SandMaster™ System is a self-cotained, single-position sanding station that delivers traction sand directly to the locomotive sandbox. The equipment delivers sand through a single or optional dual sanding wand.
With two wands, the fore and aft boxes can be serviced without moving the unit. This product also contains automatic shutoff features to ensure filling accuracy and spill prevention.
Cyclonaire’s SandBagger system offers easy installation and is simple to relocate as operations change. It is ideally suited for low-volume sanding needs.
Our SandAide product is a self-contained, self-propelled pneumatic sanding unit. The SandAide relieves yard congestion and shuffling power by delivering sand to your motive power.
The SandAlong is a self-sufficient and rugged trailer-mounted unit, with the ability to get you to that remote locomotive. All your sanding needs follow along.