Welding and Track Maintenance Equipment

Flash Butt Welding

To complement our aluminothermic welding solutions in India, Pandrol offers a complete mobile flash butt welding plant hire service for rail companies. The service involves providing access to a flash butt welding machine, along with a trained team of operators to carry out the welding process to a high standard. There are four machines available for hire:

  • Two Paton International machines (K-920 and K-900) – both designed for welding using continuous or pulsed flashing, with burr removal immediately after welding.
  • A Holland H-1000 – a 100 tonne machine with capacity for handling the longest rail strings.
  • A Contrail CR-80 – a compact, versatile machine, with the welding of grooved rails a standard feature.

The mobile machines can travel on rail and road, so can be moved easily between job sites. All have been approved by the Research Designs and Standards Organisation (RDSO), Ministry of Railways, Government of India.