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Transit / Rail Vehicles

Hydraulic Components and Assembly for Transit/Rail Vehicles

More than ever before, rail operators are facing significant challenges. While the cost and complexity of managing transportation continues to increase, the need to provide safe, secure and reliable transportation remains crucial. With the safety of the communities you serve and transport riding on your shoulders, finding the right partner is key.

“Transportation helps shape a nation’s economic health and quality of life. Not only does the transportation system provide for the mobility of people and goods, it also influences patterns of growth and economic activity by providing access to land. The performance of the system affects public policy concerns like air quality, environmental resource consumption, social equity, land use, urban growth, economic development, safety, and security.” http://www.asean.org/

With over 60 years of experience, Hardy Machine is the trusted manufacturer for transit/rail OEM’s that require hydraulic parts for their vehicles. We produce precision-machined components that can stand up to the high and low pressure of liquids and gases. Hardy Machine can manufacture all of your critical components for measuring and monitoring your hydraulic systems such as:

  • Brake parts / assembly components
  • Hydraulic fittings
  • Auto-leveling valves
  • Door actuator devices
  • Suspensions
  • Flow meters
  • Regulators
  • Much more

Additionally, because of our history, we even have expertise with door parts for older trains that open and close their doors using air pressure.

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Our Capabilities

Assembly Services

Our assembly services can help you save time and money by reducing the number of parts and lowering shipping costs. We offer full assembly, sub-assembly and kit assembly as well as pressure testing to ensure a tight seal for liquid and gas parts. We can also provide fully finished parts. Our facility has a clean assembly area for medical and electronics parts and a separate area for soldering, gluing, brazing or any other processes that create waste.

Swiss Turning Centers

From 5 – 10,000 pieces or more, our state-of-the-art multi-axis equipment allows your parts to come off the line complete and fully functioning at tolerances of +/- 0.0002. Our magazine bar feeders allow for lights-out production. We manufacture parts from 1/16” to 1-¼” diameter in plastic, brass, aluminum and stainless steel.

Multi-Axis Turn/Mill Centers

We can run 24×7 (unattended lights-out) with our top-of-the-line robotics and magazine bar loader equipment. With a +/- 0.0002 tolerance and a 1/4″ – 8” diameter our multi-axis machine offers tapping, turning, milling and drilling so that your plastic, brass, aluminum and stainless-steel parts come off complete.

Milling Centers

Hardy Machine offers high-precision vertical and horizontal (6 and 8 pallet) milling machines and high-speed drilling and tapping. This equipment can run lights-out which provides our customers speed, repeatability, accuracy and cost savings.

Turning Centers

With a 1/4″ – 2-5/8” bar capacity and 8 – 12 station turrets, we have the right fit for all of your turned parts.

Quality Control

You can’t gain a reputation for exceptional parts that hold up under high and low pressure liquid and gas without superior quality control. We can provide bubble drawings, full inspection reports, material certifications and any other documentation required.

You don’t stay in business for over 60 years without generations-unparalleled expertise and a commitment to your customers.

We pride ourselves in the fact that every single member of our team sees themselves as an extension of our OEM customers’ logistics program. We know that many manufacturers offer the same equipment, tolerances and materials. What makes customers choose us and stay with us is our quality, expertise and service. We go out of our way to put a smile on our customers’ faces—by getting the job done right the first time or going above and beyond to help them complete a demanding project. Find out why so many customers have chosen Hardy Machine for over 60 years.

We offer an uncompromising commitment to customer-focused reliability and innovation. That’s what makes Hardy Machine the leading supplier of precision-machined components for transit/rail vehicles.