FR209E AAR APPROVED HIGH PERFORMANCE ROTARY COUPLER SYSTEM
Rotary couplers are equipped with the F-head design with an innovative rotary shank and connection. The rotary shank design allows the coupler to revolve a full 360 degress within the specially designed rotary yoke, which along with all of its interior components, is also available from M&T. The rotary system has several innovative features to add value and longevity to your car.
- Coupler and yoke assembly will fit in a standard car pocket and use a standard Type F striker and carrier. There is no need for specialty car construction with these parts, so they can be interchanged with standard F couplers and yokes as needed depending on the usage of the car.
- Coupler butt ends are flame-hardened to reduce wear and extend coupler life.
- Type F coupler head is standard and takes standard parts. The same knuckles and pins can be used in each end of the car.
- Anti-gravity lock keeps coupler from becoming unlocked during rotary operation.
- The rotary follower block uses a centering design which works with the butt end design of the coupler to keep the coupler butt correctly aligned in the pocket.
- The rotary shank has a cross section designed to provide smooth rotary action and eliminate binding during operation.
- The rotary shank has a larger cross-sectional area than a standard F-type coupler, increasing life of the coupler.
All Rotary couplers have the standard No. 10-A contour at coupler mating lines. This contour includes all external vertical faces of the knuckle and coupler front faces and guard arm faces that meet and engage with an opposing coupler to coupler adjoining cars. Rotary couplers will couple with all other couplers in Interchange service.
Due to the necessity of the anti-gravity lock, Rotary Couplers cannot be fitted as Top Operating couplers. All Rotary Couplers will be supplied as Bottom Operating. With the exception of the anti-gravity lock, all other standard operating parts are interchangeable with standard F-type couplers.
ROTARY COUPLER PARTS LIST
MCCONWAY & TORLEY HIGH PERFORMANCE ROTARY COUPLER SYSTEM
- FR209E01 Coupler Complete Flame hardened butt and pin area
- RY60267 "F" Type Rotary Yoke
- RCP30136 3 3/4" Connector Pin
- RF50496 "F" Type Rotary Follower
- RC50455 Rotary Connector
- RCPR01 Pin Retainer Assembly
MCCONWAY & TORLEY STRIKER ASSEMBLY
- MT-2 Striker
- C1A Carrier
- S6 Carrier Springs (3)