Pandrol’s newest aluminothermic welding innovation that streamlines the welding process. The world's first self-sealing solution, AutoSeal® Moulds meet the needs of short possession times and high safety standards.
Pandrol offers market-leading solutions for the aluminothermic welding of vignole rail. This flat-bottomed, slim-webbed rail is commonly used on mainline, high speed, and heavy haul tracks around the world. Our vignole rail welding processes equip the user to perform new welds as well as wide-gap and head-wash repairs.
The process involves casting molten steel (produced through the reaction of iron oxide and aluminium) at a temperature exceeding 3,500˚F (1,950 °C) into refractory moulds designed to the rail specification. We offer processes, portions, moulds, and crucibles designed to suit various global welding approaches.
Pandrol Connect is a mobile app designed to support aluminothermic welders through the weld process, capture live data about the weld, save time and improve the traceability of welds for contractors and rail network operators.
New developments in the rail’s mechanical proprieties, reduction of track maintenance costs, and safety improvements are all major factors to address when developing dedicated welding products in alignment with railroad requirements.