This article describes a number of new rail-welding products and innovations, and also discusses the nuances of their application. For example, a new slot weld vehicle can replace flawed railhead as quickly as 30 minutes and provides a higher quality gas-metal arc for better wear characteristics. Another innovation described is a computerized system for flash butt welders that analyzes the stages of pre-heating, flashing, boosting, upsetting, forging, and cooling and verifies the quality of the weld in accordance with its findings. A third product described is a three-piece multi-use rail modifier that minimizes flashing in the web and base areas. The article also discusses the successful market introduction of a DC-powered in-track welder.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    345 Hudson Street
    New York, NY  United States  10014
  • Authors:
    • Judge, T
  • Publication Date: 2005-7


  • English

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 23-26
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  • Accession Number: 01005469
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 19 2005 12:45PM