The Hand Brake Torque Indicator (BTI) is a direct replacement for traditional vertical railcar hand brake wheel and hub assemblies as defined in AAR S-475. The BTI eliminates the uncertainty of properly setting the hand brake by providing a visual indication of torque applied to the railcar hand brake.


The BTI has been subjected to rigorous in-house cycle testing as well as 3rd party cycle testing of both the handwheel and spring. The device has also been tested in the field for a period of three years and has been verified to be functional and decals still visible. In addition the BTI has been successfully tested during two golden shoe brake tests during new car production.


The BTI is produced using high quality AAR approved steel alloy materials. The decals are made from genuine 3M reflective material, with UV protection and a 7 year grantee from pealing or fading. The torsion spring is made of high strength spring steel and is manufactured in the USA by an ISO certified spring manufacturer.



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