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Goldschmidt offers a comprehensive range of products and services worldwide for the joining of rails, modern construction of railway track, and inspection of your track infrastructure and its maintenance. Our unique global network of experts gives you access to the international range of products and services of Goldschmidt – at your location, with your local contact person and the power of the whole group.
detailed inspection of the track condition is essential to enable predictive maintenance, which will assure the long-term efficiency and reliability of your railway network and rolling stock. Goldschmidt’s measurement and inspection technology provides the assurance your operation requires. In addition, our extensive catalog of measuring and testing devices is capable of detecting and analyzing the contributing factors to rail defects. Our precision equipment can be deployed in all rail environments, which empowers you to complete inspections with the assurance of accurate defect analysis.
Goldschmidt offers you measuring and testing solutions together with documentation for the geometry and failure analysis of railway tracks. These solutions enable you to identify deviations and derive preventative maintenance measures to ensure a longer service life for rails, switches and wheels. In the long term, this ensures an optimal condition, lower maintenance costs, higher safety and punctuality.
Aerial view of the derailment. Image: UK Government
ORIGINAL THERMIT®- THE BEST CHOICE FOR YOUR RAILWAYS
Around the world high speed trains, freight trains, heavy haul trains, trams and subways glide smoothly over continuously welded track. As the inventor and global market and technological leader in the field of Thermit® welding, for over 125 years, Goldschmidt has set standards for continuously welded track. The Original Thermit® welding process enables continuously welded rails of different profiles and grades. Goldschmidt develops, produces and supplies all associated equipment, machines and materials. In addition to the Original Thermit® portion, the portfolio includes, for example, refractory moulds, crucibles and devices with a digital interface. You also benefit from the on-site services at the track construction site thanks to well-trained and efficient welding teams.
LED safety lights have been used on railway vehicles across Australia, Norway, India and the US.
INSULATED RAIL JOINTS - FOR MAXIMUM SECURITY, RELIABILITY AND DURABILITY
Goldschmidt offers a wide portfolio of insulated rail joints that meet the requirements of local railways in all countries. These high-quality products contribute to the safety and reliability of rail networks around the world. Insulated rail joints are required to determine the position of the train for the purpose of safe signal control. We produce and market various types of insulated joints with different properties according to the type of force application, installation, and manufacture. Their common advantages are: they offer the highest safety, reliability and durability – in all climates. All our insulated rail joints are manufactured from steel or polymer composites.
The extent of the flooding and the scale of the damage is something I have never witnessed before
INSPECTION SOLUTIONS - SMART INSPECTION FOR MORE SAFETY AND QUALITY OF YOUR RAILS
A detailed diagnosis of the track condition is the basis for predictive maintenance, which guarantees the long-term economy and reliability of your track infrastructure. Measuring and testing technology on inspection trains, trolleys and hand-held devices from Goldschmidt enables you to carry out detailed evaluations to identify deviations and take preventive maintenance measures.
ROAD-RAIL VEHICLES - UNBEATABLE MOBILITY ON THE TRACKS
Goldschmidt offers road-rail vehicles up to a weight of 32 tons, e.g. overhead line installation vehicles, inspection and track cleaning vehicles for public transport companies, measurement and welding vehicles, heavy recovery vehicles and bridge inspection vehicles for main lines. Our road-rail vehicles can be used both on rail and on the road and are custom made to meet your needs and requirements thanks to different attachments and superstructures.
GRINDING SOLUTIONS – FOR A LONGER RAIL SERVICE LIFE
Using grinding, reprofiling and deburring machines, semi-automatic large grinding machines and road-rail grinding vehicles Goldschmidt maintains the quality of your railway tracks – quickly, efficiently and with precision. Well-trained, experienced grinding teams offer you flexibility in managing your grinding maintenance program.
WELDING SOLUTIONS - FOR SAFE AND HIGH-QUALITY RAILWAYS
All over the world rails are welded using Goldschmidt expertise and new rails are weld tempered: for a longer service life and to ensure that all types of trains and trams run quietly, safely, and environmentally friendly. With our various welding processes nearly all rails and switches of various profiles as well as grades worldwide can be continuously welded by our well-trained welding teams. 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.