Rail Welding Equipment

Alpha Grinder

Pandrol’s Alpha Grinder extends the life of the track by grinding the complete profile in one operation, delivering the ergonomic design and precision efficiencies that Pandrol are renowned for.

The Alpha Grinder supports all standards of rail heads/profiles, using standard grinding stones. Ergonomically built, the light weight unit enables easy raising and lowering of the carrying handles and includes an electric motor for auto-setting the height of the grindstone.

The Alpha Grinder is a robust product that’s safe and secure for rolling on track. Built with the operator in mind, the unit incorporates essential and smart safety features. The unit can handle all three sides of the rail head and with automatic adjustment of the grinding height, speed and accuracy are synonymous.

Technical Features

  • Automatic adjustment of grinding height
  • Easy raising and lowering of the carrying handles
  • Lightweight
  • Quiet engine
  • Automatic shut-down
  • Integrated lights
  • Integrated stable parking system


  • Faster correction of track abnormalities due to advanced ergonomic features and grinding speed, leading to cost savings
  • Superior longevity of track through enhanced precision in carrying out repairs, increasing efficiency
  • Fuel-efficient 4-stroke engine delivers environmental efficiency
  • At 97 kg, the unit is light weight with smooth operation, enabling remarkable accuracy
  • Robust safety features contribute to an overall reduction in manpower costs

Key Facts

Weight 97 kg (213 lbs)
Height 91 cm (35.8”)
Width 67 cm (26.3”)
Length 162 cm (63.7”)
Engine Honda GX 270
Engine Speed 3600 rpm
Grindstone Rotation Speed 5.1 kW (6.8 HP) 4000 rpm


Grinding Stone 6” x 3” x 5/8”

Rail Welding Equipment

Alpha Grinder