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Component testing in the railroad industry

Component testing in the railroad industry

Component testing in the railroad industry

Our services include damping systems, ties, rail fastening systems, wheel and machine components, overhead lines and the connections and guy wires they require, as well as rails and rail joints.

Our services:

  • Testing and approval of welding processes
  • Component testing for:
    - Rail fastening systems in accordance with EN 13481 and EN 13146
    - Track ties and switch ties in accordance with EN 13230
    - Cavity-wall ties, track ties and switch ties in accordance with EN 16431
    - Aluminothermically welded rails in accordance with EN 14730
    - Flash-butt welded rails in accordance with EN 14587
    - Insulated rail joints and clamping elements according to technical delivery conditions
  • Tensile strength tests of fastening components in accordance with EN 13481
  • Intermediate plates and sub-ballast mats (spring characteristics) according to technical delivery conditions
  • Catenary components (catenary wire, guy wires, connecting elements) according to technical delivery conditions
  • Load tests up to 2500kN, vibration fatigue tests, spring characteristics
  • Residual stress analyses (cut-out method and hole-drilling method)
  • Monitoring and on-site measurements for vehicles and tracks in operation
  • Corrosion testing, salt spray tests in accordance with relevant standards
  • Damage analyses of components in accordance with VDI 3822
  • Chemical analyses and metallography
  • Supervision and guidance for production development processes
  • Special applications on request
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