Diesel Injector Sleeve Tool

Diesel Injector Sleeve Tool

Locomotive Engine Service Tools

Have you ever used your shoe as a vice? You know, using your foot to hold something in place while twisting a wrench or using a hammer? How about while 5 feet high, on a running board that is only 24″ wide, with oily shoes, in a snowstorm, okay, I got carried away.

The point is with some thoughtful planning, we were able to remove three slip fall hazards and several motions for a safer and more efficient process in the shop with this new tool.

Blue Steelco, Inc. Injector Sleeve Tool
Handrail Mount Injector Sleeve Tool

Steel Shop Carts

Industrial Grade Steel Shop Carts

We all have had the “cheap junk” thought about something we have purchased, maybe you’ve had that thought this week?  All the talk about the “throw-away” society has been around for decades, nothing new to see here.

My experience this week was a little different, I was visiting a customer facility for a new project when I ran into this product.   It sure looks used, and it should, it has survived over 8 years of use at a locomotive repair shop.  Do you know any railroaders?  If you do you know, it is a harsh environment, no not the people, the work is hard and everything is heavy.  Photo from November 2019

Steel Machinist Cart
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Now here is the photo from August 2011, the same casters, same paint job, a lot shinier.  This is a great example of the value of a product.  Anything that survives 8 years in a locomotive repair shop is doing pretty good.  Blue Steel had strived for many years to provide an “Industrial Grade” product for our customers.

It sounds silly but when I saw that beat-up old cart, I just smiled.

Andy

Collapsible Handrails

Collapsible Handrails for Industrial Shop Safety

 

Workers needing access to a pit can quickly raise the collapsible handrails and enter the pit safely.
Do your pits comply with OSHA and local standards for stairwell safety.
Falls are one of the most common workplace injuries, and stairs present one of the biggest fall and injury risks on the job, so having a handrail for all stairwells is key to reducing injuries.  You can install our Collapsible Handrails on most existing pit stairwells.

Very is easy to operate with included handle for pulling into place.

Blue Steel has developed a Collapsible handrail set up that is a first in work pit safety. The handrails easily lock in to place and release with our heavy-duty latching system.

Durable Construction with over a decade of installations being used every day.

The durable and corrosion-resistant stainless steel locking mechanism can withstand oil, chemicals, and other harsh workplace environment conditions. The rolling parts are UHMW, so they move smoothly into position; the handrails and wall channels have a durable powder-coated surface.

Many of our installations have been in service for over a decade without a failure. Our collapsible handrails are custom-built to install in your service pit correctly.

Make sure your company is OSHA Compliant and check your local code requirements also.

OSHA Link

https://www.osha.gov/laws-regs/standardinterpretations/standardnumber/1910

For more information please contact Blue Steel

 

 

GE FDL Engine Locomotive Tool Dolly

GE FDL Engine Locomotive Tool Dolly – EFI Engines- Cam segment and Journal Bushing replacement.

GE FDL Engine Locomotive Tool Dolly
Cam Lifter and Journal Bushing Dolly
Cam Lifter and Journal Bushing Dolly 
GE FDL Engine Locomotive Tool Dolly
Blue Steel Locomotive Shop Dolly

Roll the tools up next to the GE FDL Locomotive. This will reduce Tool Room trips and heavy lifting.

The Tesco Tools (T55961 & T55991) fit securely on cart including the cables and hoses.

All steel construction and Zinc Rich Powder coating for heavy duty work environments.

Solid 1 piece Molded wheels are oil and chemical resistant.

These wheels will not go flat or suffer tread peel off.

GE FDL  EFI Engine Locomotive Tool Dolly / Catalog # FDL10100M

For more information please call us 800-377-2109 or email sales@bluesteelco.net

Elevated Rail Locomotive Work Platform

Elevated Rail Locomotive Work Platform

Aluminum work platforms

Here are some concepts to finished product shipping photos. This is an elevated rail work platform for safe and easy access to the locomotive running board.  It increases access options to the locomotives on tracks without fixed ramps.

For more info check out this page.

 

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Aluminum Work Ramp
Locomotive Access Platform
Safety Platform
Aluminum Work Platform

For more information call us at 800-377-2109 or sales@bluesteelco.net

Shop Forklift Barriers

Shop Forklift Barriers

High Pressure Line and Electrical Protection

 

One of our shops needed custom floor plates and barriers for a new equipment installation.  With heavy equipment traffic in this area we needed to use some 3/4″ Steel Floor plate.  With exposed plumbing it was necessary to build heavy plate protectors to avoid damage from passing forklifts or other heavy machinery.

Steel Floor Plates

3/4" Steel Floor Plate

Contact Blue Steel for more information on custom fabrication.

800-377-2109   sales@bluesteelco.net

Inrail Aluminum Crossover Bridge

Aluminum Crossover Bridge

Catalog# SH10150

Inrail Aluminum Crossover Bridge, eliminates slip-fall hazard when walking across rails.

Sturdy design sits on top of the steel rail base and provides a solid surface for foot traffic.

Designed to remain in place when moving locomotives in and out of the work area.

Hand cutouts for easy removal, and track cleaning.

Aluminum Safety Grip Grating,  for walking and working surfaces where mud, ice, snow, grease, and oil can create a slip hazard.

Removable posts and chains are to alert workers about a Blue Flag Protection condition.  Federal Regulation 49 CFR 218.37

For more information Click Here.

Aluminum In rail crossover bridge for railyards
In rail crossover bridge for the safe transition over in rails.

 

 

Inrail Aluminum Crossover Bridge

For more information email sales@bluesteelco.net

 

 

 

 

 

Pegboard Tool Management

Pegboard Tool Management

Finally, The Heavy Duty pegboard tool hanger you need has been built.

All of our pegboard hangers attach to the board with a steel tab and set screw, and do not fall off when retrieving your tools.

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Heavy Duty Custom pegboard socket holders.

 

This is not the pressboard they sell at the homeowner hardware store or cheap stuff you can buy online that arrives dented.  This is 12 Ga. Galvanized tool board that you will buy once and be done.

Blue Steel has produced custom tool hangers you need to manage your collection of BIG HEAVY TOOLS on your pegboard and for our 5S Tool Cabinets.

Pegboard Tool Management from Blue Steel Co., Inc.

We have designed and manufactured these to stand up to the toughest conditions.

Stay tuned for part numbers, Available NOW.

3/8" Drive Pegboard socket holders

3/8″ Drive Pegboard socket holders

Socket holders

Pegboard Hangers
Pegboard Tool Holder
Socket Holders
Steel Pegboard Holders
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Round Pegboard Socket Holders
Pegboard
Socket Wrench Holder

 

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Pegboard Cylinder Hangers

 

Call Blue Steel to order Pegboard tool holders

800-377-2109  sales@bluesteelco.net

 

Hydraulic Aluminum Crossover Bridge

Installation of a crossover bridge

A Crossover Bridge will be a huge timesaver in your shop. With a push of a button, your workers can safely move across shop locations and not waste that time or risking injury walking up and down ramps and stairs.

This installation shows how the bridge we installed 10 years earlier was salvaged from a location that was shut down and modified for its new home.

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The Original Bridge Installation was about 1999- Photo shows taken 2003
The pump was mounted under the concrete ramp.
After we refurbished the hydraulics and pins and a new paint job
We had to design an anchor stand for the bridge since this metal grating deck was not suitable for mounting the bridge
The stand also served as our pump mounting location under the bridge.