Unlike many other manufacturers voestalpine Schienen GmbH does not use ready-made heat treatment units delivered from plant suppliers. We solely deploy our self-developed technology known and introduced worldwide under its brand name HSH® (Head Special Hardened).
Thus we are able to heat-treat practically any, even the most complex rail profile, in ultra-long rolling length. We also offer a specific solution for each rail traffic mode.
Several generations of LCC-optimizing HSH® rail concepts were already most successfully rolled out on the basis of metallurgical progress as well as the experience gained from application in hundred thousands of track kilometers. No doubt a unique feature in comparison with other manufacturers.
Today, our updated and patented technology allows us to produce heat treated rails of consistently topmost quality in sync with the rolling cycle. More than this, our current heat treatment facility (newly invested in 2009) which is controlled by more than 100 different parameters is capable to mass-produce also entirely new rail steels which are presently in development.