We provide you with reliable and perfectly coordinated rail services for the maintenance and repair of railways, and, ultimately, a modern railway network. In addition to welding and grinding work and the weld tempering of new rails the services also include measuring services and ballast stabilization. Our extensive range of services therefore makes a considerable contribution towards improving travel comfort, reducing lifecycle costs and secure the performance of your railway network.
With our various welding processes nearly all rails and switches of various profiles as well as grades worldwide can be continuously welded. This guarantees the safe joining of rails while at the same time increasing travel comfort and the lifetime of the rails. As an end-to-end supplier we develop, manufacture and supply all components for our different welding processes.
Goldschmidt Thermit Railservice is an authorized welding specialist according to the certificate of suitability of class 1 following Ril. 826.1020 of the Federal German railways (Deutsche Bahn). Our welding teams, consisting of experienced welders holding certifications of class 1, carry out THERMIT® welding as well as electric repair and joint welding to the highest standards of quality. Additionally we provide the necessary accredited construction supervisors to conduct the stress equalization in order to manufacture the continuously welded track following DB Ril. 826.130.
Professional maintenance is an important preventive measure against wear caused by heavy rail traffic and serves to sustainably lengthen the service life of rails and switches in subway systems, tramways, light rail and mainline networks. This means you work more efficiently and your network runs according to schedule – safely, reliably and with a long life. Thanks to our highly mobile equipment, our teams are particularly flexible. They are quickly and efficiently able to manage the required welding and grinding work on rails, switches and track where access can be difficult.
We use the following welding processes to carry out the work on your tracks:
Our grinding processes for your individual requirements:
Highly wear-resistant materials are used to weld-temper new rails. The result is you receive a cost-efficient, comfortable and long-lasting product suitable for all new rail projects and renovation work. The reduced surface roughness of the used materials reduces wheel tire wear by up to 94 %. We offer running surface welding for use on tight bends in dense residential areas which substantially reduces noise emissions.
Weld tempering involves work on the gauge corner, gauge face and/or the rail groove. First of all the rail is milled before new, wear-resistant weld material is applied.
A solid foundation for secure rail operations: our ballast bonding process holds ballast substrate together in many areas wherever this is required. This enables you to reduce maintenance costs, simplify the cleaning of train stations and stopping places, and lower noise emissions in town areas.