Our R&D department conducts research in the following areas
- Testing technology
- Process and equipment development
- Welding technology.
By studying rails in the old rail processing, we get a good overview of the requirements of the rails in the track and gain insight into RCF damage and its development in railway operations. With this knowledge, new testing techniques for non-destructive testing of rails can be developed. This development is taking place in close cooperation with rail manufacturers and test equipment suppliers.
In order to ensure state-of-the-art processing and welding technology, it is necessary to continuously develop the production steps and systems for rail processing with regard to welding technology, old and new rail profiling and to adapt them to the best techniques. This requires own tests and developments, which are carried out in cooperation with the supplier industry.
Especially in the field of welding technology, it is necessary to follow the development of steel grades by the rail manufacturers in order to ensure the weldability and the necessary parameters for the welding of new materials. To this end, appropriate test programs are agreed with the manufacturers and carried out on our equipment.
Our affiliation with the world leader in rail and turnout technology ensures that the latest findings are implemented in a customer-oriented manner.