Welding and Track Maintenance Equipment

A-Frame Rail Aligner CR57 and CR61

The A-Frame Rail Aligner ensures the precise alignment of rails before aluminothermic welding and holds them in position throughout the welding operation. In doing so, it increases the operator’s safety, as well as ensuring perfect weld geometry.

Modification of the Rail Aligner’s jaws enable it to be used for all rail types, including vignole, crane rails and grooved rails. Two models are available: the CR57 is ideal for use in Fast Clip set-ups, while the CR61 can be used with any types of sleepers and fastening systems.

Technical Features

  • The A-frame is made from aluminium alloy, which combines light weight with high mechanical resistance.
  • The A-Frame Rail Aligner is equipped with a height and inclination tool, which allows the user to set the rail with ease before aluminothermic welding.
  • The device is compact, making it easy to transport, set up and use.
  • Adjustment screws enable the user to carry out accurate rail adjustment, including lateral alignment and twist.
  • The CR57 model is ideal for use in Fast Clip set-ups, while the CR61 can be used with any types of sleepers and fastening systems.
  • The A-Frame Rail Aligner is suitable for use with all kinds of rails: vignole, crane rails, MRS and grooved rails.

Advantages

  • The A-Frame Rail Aligner’s robust, heavy duty construction ensures maximum reliability and reduces maintenance costs.
  • Adjustment screws enable precise alignment and adjustment of the A-frame and result in accurate welding geometry.
  • The A-frame stays precisely in position throughout use, enhancing the welder’s safety.
  • The device’s height and inclination tool makes preparing for welding fast, effi cient and easy.
  • The compact size and lightweight design of the A-Frame Rail Aligner make it easy to transport and set up.
  • The equipment is extremely versatile, suitable for use with all kinds of rails and both wooden and concrete sleepers.

Key Facts

CR61 Universal
Item number 11 111 002
Rail type Vignol rails
Spread 570 mm
Width 180 mm
Height 600 mm
Weight 20 kg
CR57 Grooved rail
Item number 11 111 003
Rail type Grooved and Tramway rails
Spread 570 mm
Width 180 mm
Height 600 mm
Weight 19.5 kg
CR57 Crane rail
Item number 11 111 004
Rail type Crane rails
Spread 570 mm
Width 180 mm
Height 600 mm
Weight 18 kg
CR57 Fastclip®
Item number 11 111 006
Rail type Vignol rails
Spread 570 mm
Width 180 mm
Height 600 mm
Weight 18 kg
  • Machinery directive 2006/42/CE
  • European norm NF EN 13977
Welding and Track Maintenance Equipment

A-Frame Rail Aligner CR57 and CR61